Kyocera Receives Industry Accolades From Leading Research Authorities

Kyocera Mita America’s Color Multifunctional Product Line Earns High Honors for Delivering Top Features, Functionality and Low Total Cost of Ownership



FAIRFIELD, N.J. - February 11, 2008 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, starts out 2008 by announcing today that two leading, independent research companies – Better Buys for Business and BERTL® – have recognized select products from its color multifunctional product (MFP) line for offering end-users high-quality, reliable and cost-effective document imaging solutions.



Recognizing top quality in Kyocera’s product line, Better Buys for Business, a leading independent authority on document imaging equipment, acknowledged Kyocera’s KM-C3232E, KM-C3225E, and KM-C2525E with its 2008 Editor’s Choice Awards. In selecting these models, Better Buys for Business gathered feedback from users about equipment performance, ease of use and brand satisfaction. The devices that earned the prestigious Editor’s Choice honors, include:


  • KM-C3232E: Ideal for environments that demand an MFP that produces crisp monochrome output with superior color, the KM-C3232E offers 32 page-per-minute (PPM) color and monochrome speed, superior image quality at 600dpi, reliability and productivity.

  • KM-C3225E: With 32ppm black-and-white and 25ppm color output speed, the KM-C3225E is geared toward the workgroup environment offering a cost-effective document solution with improved finishing and paper handling options, and brilliant color output.

  • KM-C2525E: The KM-C2525E is a workgroup color MFP which boosts fast print / copy output speeds of 25ppm black-and-white and 25ppm for color, standard PDF Compression and Encryption and enhanced image quality.



Each product passed a comprehensive 10-category evaluation, including: product area overview; features and technology overviews; vendor profiles; full specifications; pricing information, among other qualifications.



Kyocera’s color MFP solutions were also recognized by BERTL, a premier source for objective, independent product-evaluation reports on digital imaging devices and software. BERTL awarded Kyocera’s KM-C4035E a ‘Highly Recommended’ four-star rating for the device’s high-quality and consistent color/monochrome document imaging capabilities and long-life consumable technology. For more about the KM-C4035E:


  • KM-C4035E: Designed for busy workgroups and mid-sized office environments interested in transitioning to fast, reliable, color-enabled devices with extremely low running costs, the KM-C4035E provides fast print speeds of 35 ppm in color and 40 ppm in black and white, standard PDF Compression and Encryption, enhanced image quality, and is Windows® Vista Premium Certified.



"Starting off the year by receiving top honors from Better Buys for Business and BERTL is a great accomplishment for Kyocera Mita America, as it validates our success in offering industry-proven, durable, and economically-friendly document imaging solutions," said Peter Hendrick, vice president, Marketing, Kyocera Mita America. "Our goal is to offer our dealers a robust catalogue of high performing, market-leading MFPs and printers that prove valuable to meeting the diverse needs of the end-user - from delivering ease-of-use technology and unparalleled reliability to lowest Total Cost of Ownership."



For more information about Kyocera Mita America’s color MFP line, or to find an authorized local dealer, please visit Kyocera Mita America’s Dealer Locator, at: www.kyoceramita.com/us



ABOUT BETTER BUYS FOR BUSINESS


Better Buys for Business is the nation’s leading independent authority on document imaging equipment (copiers, printers, faxes, and scanners). To assure its independence, Better Buys for Business accepts no advertising. Revenues are derived solely from the sales of its reports. For subscription information, call 800-24702185 or visit www.BetterBuys.com.



ABOUT BERTL


BERTL® is the premier source for objective, independent product-evaluation reports and comparative analyses on digital imaging devices and software. BERTL's evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL's expense for the benefit of its international subscriber base. At all times, BERTL's primary focus is the end user. BERTL publishes the world's largest library of evaluation reports on copiers, printers, MFPs, fax and color and production devices. The reports are available in a range of specialized subscription services: Color at Work®, LabCheck®, ITchat® and Imaging at Work®. Also available is the DataCheck® service, a database of over 4,000 products covering all major manufacturers. To learn more about BERTL, visit www.BERTL.com or telephone 1.732.761.2311.



ABOUT KYOCERA MITA AMERICA


Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.com/us), headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is a core company of the Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Mita America, the first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $10 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2007.