Fairfield, NJ (Oct. 21, 2021) — Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. (Kyocera) today announced that it will begin releasing new MFPs and printers that natively support Universal Print, a multi-tenant, cloud-based modern print service from Microsoft which allows organizations to manage their print infrastructure through Microsoft 365 cloud services. The company first launched devices with native support for Universal Print in Japan during the summer, and recently launched devices in the United States, including the new Evolutions Series of products with native support for Universal Print.
Digital transformation has taken place in recent years at a gradual pace, but with the global pandemic, it has quickly become an urgent reality for many organizations. With the various lockdowns around the globe, companies suddenly had to adjust their business processes and enable workers to work from home (WFH) while others are in the office. The market movement towards cloud has accelerated rapidly in order to support a hybrid workplace, including printing. IT professionals must ensure printing is still secure when employees are working from different locations.
Offered by Microsoft, Universal Print moves printing to the cloud by removing the need for the on-premises print servers that have been traditionally necessary for printing. Instead, Universal Print uses Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and enables IT administrators to share printers across their organization, regardless of where the end-users are located.
By integrating Kyocera MFPs and printers with Universal Print, organizations can address the printing needs of the hybrid workplace, providing workers with a secure way to submit print jobs regardless of their location. It is also a good answer for organizations that are limiting their dependency on on-premises servers (including print servers) and want a more centralized approach to print management. IT administrators can manage Kyocera devices directly through a centralized portal, which enables them to share the devices across their organization regardless of where the end-users are located. It also provides a comprehensive administrator experience such as security groups for printer access, location-based device discovery.
“We believe that Universal Print will play an integral role in transitioning to cloud-based printing and look forward to working together with Microsoft to unleash a new era of print,” stated Keisuke Koyama, senior general manager of the corporate marketing division at Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
As changes in the workplace continue to take place at a rapid pace, Kyocera will continually offer total document solutions which enhance business productivity. The company remains committed to its mission of supporting customers to turn their information into knowledge and put that information to work.
About KYOCERA Document Solutions America Inc.
Kyocera Document Solutions America Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organizations put knowledge to work to drive change.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, solar power generating systems and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2021, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.5 trillion yen (approx. US$13.8 billion). Kyocera is ranked #603 on Forbes magazine’s 2021 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and appears on the Wall Street Journal’s latest list of “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.”