Review of Kyocera ECOSYS FS-C8520MFP

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The Kyocera ECOSYS FS-C8520MFP offers top notch functionality and vivid colors. Thanks to Kyocera’s ECOSYS technology, this machine comes with a straightforward, stress free user experience, a low cost of ownership, and high level of reliability. You are guaranteed to meet your document imaging demands with ease and at an affordable price.

What Kind Of Business Could Benefit From The Kyocera ECOSYS FS-C8520MFP?

The FS-C8520MFP is ideal for a smaller office environment. Kyocera has worked hard to design a machine that offers such a high level of reliability without compromising image quality while still decreasing environmental impact, reducing printing expenses, and increasing operating life. If you work in a cost-conscious, eco-friendly work setting, the FS-C8520MFP is for you.

Kyocera’s powerful software development platform, Hybrid Platform for Advanced Solutions (HyPAS), is compatible with the FS-C8520MFP. It offers a selection of one-of-a-kind, scalable business applications, all of which Kyocera or one of their third-party solution partners developed themselves. The well-designed, compact package boasts a user-friendly touchscreen and a wide selection of paper-handling options.

These applications are applicable for a wide range of organizations. They enable companies to maximize the “out-of-the-box” performance potential for MFPs. Instead of simply having a multifunctional printer, you now have a comprehensive resource that meets your current business needs and has the flexibility to meet your future needs as well.

What Does The Kyocera ECOSYS FS-C8520MFP Offer?

The FS-C8520MFP offers network printing, copying and scanning with optional faxing or network faxing. For faxing, there is a modem speed of 33.6, a three second transmission speed, maximum A3 original size, and MMR, JBIG, MH, and MR compression.

The printer is equipped with standard double-sided capacity. It has a maximum output speed of 20 A4 ppm and 10 A3 ppm for both mono and color copies. The first time that the machine makes a copy, it takes 11 seconds or less for mono and 14 seconds or less for color. It has a maximum monthly duty cycle of 100,000 pages.

The scanner has a maximum speed of 40 ipm for 300 dpi, A4, and mono and 20 ipm for 300 dpi, A4, and color. The machine can scan to email, FTP, PC, and USB host. It also has the capacity for TWAIN and WSD scans. The scanning features include integrated address book, multiple simultaneous sending (i.e. email and fax), and encrypted data transfer.

This machine has a maximum paper weight of 43 bond multipurpose tray (MPT) and a 140 lb index. The maximum paper size is 11” x 17”, which is sufficient for the vast majority of printing, copying, and scanning needs of any small organization. It has a maximum paper handling input of 1,600 sheets (with an optional PF-471) with a 500 sheet paper cassette and 100 sheet MPT. The paper handling output is a maximum of 280 sheets with 250 sheets face down in the main tray and 30 sheets in the job separator tray.

The processor is a PowerPC 464 / 800HMz. The resolution is 600 x 600 dpi or 8-bit color depth. The standard memory is 1,536MB RAM while the maximum memory is 2,048MB RAM. The network connectivity is 10/100/1,000Base TX. It has two high speed USB 2.0 hosts. You can add another 10/100/1,00Base TX available for multiple network interfaces. It has Perl Data Language (PDL) PRESCRIBE, PCL6 (PCL XL and 5e), KPDL (PS3), and XPS software.

While the Kyocera ECOSYS FS-C8520MFP is not sufficient for large corporations and organizations with high daily print demands, it is perfect for small companies with average printing, copying, and scanning needs. If you’re in the market for a highly reliable, eco-friendly, and affordable machine, get in touch with UCI about the FS-C8520MFP.