KYOCERA Wins 4th Consecutive Good Design Award for Multifunctional Products: Two new A3 MFPs recognized for exceptional design, usability and ease of maintenance

Japan, November 1, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. (President: Norihiko Ina), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of document imaging solutions and document management systems, is pleased to announce that its new A3 multifunctional products (MFPs)¹, the ECOSYS M8130cidn and ECOSYS M4132idn have won the Good Design Award 2017 hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion (JDP), a public interest incorporated foundation.

2017 Good Design Award

Replete with excellent attention to detail, including not only the appearance but also the design of the inside of the machine, these MFPs feature easy maintenance. The products won the award in recognition of their ease of maintenance realized through the unitization of all maintenance related functional components, and also in recognition of their excellent maintenance support system in combination with a preventive maintenance system achieved through remote control using cloud computing.

The MFPs require no special tools for maintenance as the necessary parts can be removed and returned easily. Focusing on usability, the products demonstrate ingenuity in the shapes and colors of parts to be handled, and also boasts high visibility achieved through labeling and the allocation of symbols. In addition, the MFPs are compatible with Wi-Fi Direct and NFC² as a standard feature in order to ensure that cloud services and mobile devices, both of which are frequently used for business purposes today, can also be used conveniently. By reinforcing IT features, this product enhances the possibility of improving document workflow.

Furthermore, the products’ compact body (590 mm wide x 590 mm deep) has a design that makes the machine look sleek from any angle, even from the back. Consequently, the product can be installed not only against a wall, but also beside a desk or in the center of an office, expanding office layout possibilities.

Encouraged by receiving this award, KYOCERA will continue to develop products with close attention not only to performance, but also to design and usability, thereby helping to establish an environment in which customers can engage in document work even more comfortably.
¹Release dates vary according to the country.
²NFC (Near-Field Communication): Data communication is established between two electronic devices simply by bringing one of them within 10cm of the other.

About Good Design Award
The Good Design Award is a comprehensive design-promotion system that picks good design out of a variety of unfolding phenomena, and aims to enrich our lives, industries, and society as a whole by highlighting and celebrating these works. It is hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest incorporated foundation. Recipients of a Good Design Award are granted use of the G Mark symbol, which has been an emblem of good design for over half a century.