Saturday, February 26, 2011

TASKalfa 255C and TASKalfa 205C "Spec Review"

Kyocera (aka Kyota Ceramic Company) launched two new A3 color laser MFPs, called the TASKalfa 255C and TASKalfa 205C featuring:

o Are part of “SMARTtech” series or “Simple Management and Replacement Technology”

 Claims that a PM can be performed in under 10 minutes due to cartridge based, tool-free design

 PM cycle is 300,000

o advertised as offering benefits of A3 paper size, at the price of competitive A4 units

o Base MSRPs of $8259 and $7149

o Top speeds of 25ppm and 20ppm respectively

o Max duty cycles of 40K/month

o Very small 4.3” color LCD touchscreen

o Amorphous silicon (ASi ceramic) drum with expected life of 200,000 pages

o Black toner yield of 12,000 pages based on 5% coverage per page

 Color toners yield 6,000 page each

 Waste toner receptacle with yield of 7,500 pages (unit apparently does NOT recycle toner)

o 45 second warmup time, 13.6 second first copy out time

o 600x600dpi actual print resolution

o Auto duplex standard

o Maximum paper supply of 1,600 sheets

 Comes standard with 550 sheet drawer and 50 sheet bypass

 Drawers hold up to 64gsm

 Max paper size of 11”x17”

 Bypass can hold up to 140lb. index

o 50 sheet document feeder standard (top scan speed of 20opm)

o Shipped with no Styrofoam packing in the box

o Shipped on pallet entirely made of cardboard instead of wood

o Optional 400dpi fax board

o Optional 50 sheet stapling finisher

o Built-in print controller

 Made by Peerless (now a division of Kyocera)

 800MHz IBM PowerPC processor

 USB port on control panel

 10/100/1000BaseT ports

 PCL, XPS and PostScript print drivers

 1GB RAM standard (can upgrade to 2GB)

 No hard drive available

 IPv6 support

 Integration with MS Windows Active Directory standard

 Optional HID card reader

 Scan to email with LDAP/SMB/SMTP/FTP/TWAIN

-=Good Selling=-

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