Kyocera Mita KM-5050 Review
The Kyocera Mita KM-5050 is the most advanced among the multifunction systems offered in Kyocera Mita series that include the 3050 and 4050 models. Boasting improved speeds and extended durability to handle extreme document production environments, the Kyocera Mita KM-5050 is a perfect multifunction machine for the busiest work places with a high demand for work sustainability and high performance.
The Kyocera Mita KM-5050 features improved engine speeds for producing print and copy outputs. For A4 paper types, it registers a speed of up to 50 pages per minute (ppm) and for A3 paper, up to 26 ppm. Resolutions have also improved, with up to 1,200 dots per inch on print and up to 1,800 x 600 dpi on copy and photo modes. Standard copy resolution is at 600 x 600 dpi. First time copy outputs are still impressive at less than 3.5 seconds, while warm up time for the Kyocera Mita KM-5050 is set at less than 30 seconds, quite fast in its class. For its power consumption, this multifunction machine has a maximum of 1,010 watts when printing and a power-saving mode (ECOpower) at 17 watts, making it an a power-efficient office companion.
The Kyocera Mita KM-5050 is supported by an improved PowerPC 750FL processor with a 600 MHz processing power, for increased stability in handling complicated tasks. Memory is also upgraded when compared to its earlier counterparts, with a standard 512 MB memory that can be upgraded to a maximum of 1 GB. The Kyocera Mita KM-5050 also features an 80 GB hard disk drive that can be shared within its system. Supported emulations include PCL6, PJL, KPDL 3, PDF direct printing and line printer among others.Font support on the other hand feature 80 outline fonts and 136 PostScript fonts, extending the Kyocera Mita KM-5050's flexibility in handling applications. Featured downloadable fonts are Kyocera, PCL + TrueType and Type 1 + 3 formats.
Connectivity features for the Kyocera Mita KM-5050 are the standard high speed bi-directional parallel port (IEEE 1284), high speed USB 2.0, plus a USB host interface that is dedicated for USB flash memory devices and a fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-TX. It also has a CompactFlash (CF) card slot for support. The Kyocera Mita KM-5050 has the Multiple Interface Connection (MIC) that allows simultaneous data transfer via interfaces (up to 4).
Copy function for the Kyocera Mita KM-5050 has a maximum acceptable size of A3 paper types and a continuous copying feature of up to 999 copies. Zoom range is from 25-400% that can be moved in increments of 1%. Preset magnification ratios are 5 for reduction and the same for enlargement. Image adjustments and automatic/manual exposure are included, as well as digital copy features such as electronic sort, rotate copy, split copy, cover mode and border erase among others.
The scan function is no longer an optional feature with the Kyocera Mita KM-5050, with up to 50 originals per minute for its output speed. Maximum resolution is set at 600 dpi, with 256 greyscale and color levels. Accepted file types for monochrome are PDF and TIFF, while color scan outputs have PDF, JPEG and TIFF. Scan functionality include scan-to-SMB/FTP, scan-to-email, scan-to-BOX and TWAIN, both network and box. The fax function remains an optional feature for the Kyocera Mita KM-5050, with a 33.6 Kbps Super G3 modem that delivers transmission speed as fast as 3 seconds or less.
Paper handling features two input paper feeders with a 500-sheet capacity each, plus a multipurpose tray (200-sheet capacity) for special media types. Output capacity is at 250 sheets, while maximum input capacity through optional feeders and finishers can reach up to 4,200-sheet capacity.
With its improvements over its already impressive counterparts, the Kyocera Mita KM-5050 is a wuite desirable office machine that boasts versatility and durability that few can match. Some users might find its lack of color component lacking, which is a valid concern, as a number of multifunction devices in the market have color output capabilities.
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