Kyocera Document Solutions released two new print, copy and scan-capable A3 color MFPs with optional fax functionality. The 20-ppm ECOSYS FS-8520MFP and 25-ppm FS-C8525MFP have a resolution of 600-by-600 dpi and feature standard duplex printing, a 50-sheet reversing document processor (RADF) and a 4.3-inch color touch screen.

 

     

Product Overview

Device type A3 color MFPs
Functions Print, copy, scan, optional fax/network fax
Introductory list price (USD) FS-C8520MFP: $7,149
FS-C8525MFP: $8,259
Release date October 2012
Print speed (b&w / color) FS-C8520MFP: 20 ppm
FS-C8525MFP: 25 ppm
Monthly duty cycle FS-C8520MFP: 100,000 pages
FS-C8525MFP: 80,000 pages
Cost per page (b&w, toner only) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing.
Cost per page (b&w) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing.
Cost per page (color, toner only) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing.
Cost per page (color) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing.
     

Summary

Kyocera Document Solutions released two new print, copy and scan-capable A3 color MFPs with optional fax functionality. The 20 ppm ECOSYS FS-8520MFP and 25 ppm FS-C8525MFP have a resolution of 600-by-600 dpi and feature standard duplex printing, a 50-sheet reversing document processor (RADF), and a 4.3 inch color touch screen. In terms of paper handing, the new A3 MFPs ship with a standard paper capacity of 600 sheets, expandable to 1,600 sheets. With monthly duty cycles of 100,000 pages and 80,000 pages, respectively, the ECOSYS FS-8520MFP and FS-C8525MFP are much more robust than the TASKalfa-branded 205c and 255cSmartTech MFPs, which they likely replace. The older models featured 30,000-page and 40,000-page monthly duty cycles. Kyocera’s HyPAS software platform is another addition to the new machines. A number of business applications come standard on both the FS-8520MFP and FS-C8525MFP, including cloud-based printing, mobile-print technology and SharePoint Connector. An optional 500-sheet finisher with three-position stapling is available.

The new A3 devices employ the same consumables as their predecessors. The FS-8520MFP and FS-C8520MFP ship with a 3,000-page black toner cartridge and a color toner cartridge rated at 1,500 pages. Replacement cartridges are available through the OEM with yields of 12,000 pages in black and 6,000 pages in color (CMY). Other consumables include the long-life ECOSYS drum, a 7,500-page waste-toner box and a maintenance kit rated at 200,000 pages.

The A3 color MFP space is one of the bright spots in today's office equipment market, and the Kyocera’s new devices will face some stiff competition. The list of competitive machines includes the Canon Color imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2020 and C2030; the Konica Minolta bizhub C224, C284 and C364; the Ricoh Aficio MP C2051 and MP C2551; the Samsung CLX-9201NA, CLX-9251NA and CLX-9301NA; the Sharp MX-3111U, the Toshiba e-STUDIO 2051c and 2551; and the Xerox WorkCentre 7125. The new Kyocera machines are currently available now through authorized Kyocera dealers. The FS-8520MFP and FS-C8525MFP are priced at $7,149 and $8,259, respectively.

     

Software Utilities

Standard

Cloud connect, mobile print, DMS link, PinPoint scan, SharePoint connector, HyPAS hybrid platform. Kyocera Business Applications, KYOCERA Net Admin, KYOCERA Net Viewer, PDF Direct Print, Status Monitor

Optional

N/A

     

Consumables

Standard Yield

High Yield

Black yield
5% ceverage
3,000 pages 12,000-page replacement
Black cartridge price (USD) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
Color yield (CMY, per unit) 1,500 pages 6,000-page replacement
Color (CMY) cartridge price (USD, per unit) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
Photoconductor unit yield 200,000 pages N/A
Photoconductor unit price (USD) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
Waste toner container yield 7,500 pages N/A
Waste toner container price (USD) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
Maintenance kit fuser yield 200,000 pages N/A
Maintenance kit fuser price (USD) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
     

Additional Hardware Specifications

  Standard Optional
Print resolution 600 × 600 dpi N/A
Duplex Yes N/A
Scanner type Color and B&W Scanner N/A
Automatic document feeder 50-sheet Reversing Document Processor (RADF) N/A
Memory 1.5 GB RAM Upgradeable to 2 GB
Hard disk drive N/A N/A
Processor PowerPC 464 800MHz N/A
Connectivity USB Host (2) 10/100/1000Base TX (for Dual NIC)
Network protocols Appletalk, IPsec, LDAP over SSL, SMNPv3, Kerberos, NTLM, 802.ix, TCP/IP, NetBEUI, HTTPS, Supports IPv4 and IPv6 N/A
Watts – maximum N/A N/A
Watts – operating 557 W N/A
Watts – standby mode 121 W N/A
Watts – sleep mode .9 W N/A
Paper capacity 500-sheet drawer, 100-sheet multipurpose tray 500 × 2 sheet drawer, 500 sheet + cabinet drawer (1,600 sheets maximum)
Paper size (trays) 5.5 inches × 8.5 inches – 11 inches × 17 inches N/A
Paper weight 16 lb. bond – 140 lb. index N/A
Emulations PRESCRIBE, PCL6 (PCL XL and 5c), KPDL3 (PS3), XPS N/A
Operating systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7, OS 10.x, Novell NetWare 3.x/4.x/5.x/6.x, Sun OS 4.1.x: Solaris 2.x; AIX; HP-UX(LPR) N/A
Size (width x depth x height) 23.3 inches x 23.3 inches x 29.5 inches N/A
Finishing N/A 500-sheet finisher with three-position stapling
     

Warranty

3 year on-site warranty (up to 180,000 pages)

 

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