GNU Bash "Shellshock" Security Vulnerability Update

A critical security vulnerability has been reported in the GNU Bash "Shellshock", which is a common command line used in many Linux/UNIX operating systems. KYOCERA has investigated whether or not its products, software and services are affected. The results are as follows.


KYOCERA products use a special embedded version of the Linux Operating System. There is no access to the Bash prompt from the network, operation panel, USB, or any other interface, therefore, KYOCERA printers and MFPs are not susceptible to the “Shellshock” vulnerability.

Kyocera Mita Managed Print Services (MPS) Improve the Health of the Burnside War Memorial Hospital (BMWH)


A not-for-profit, community-based hospital with 76 beds, Burnside Hospital provides premier acute medical, surgical and obstetric health care for patients, clients and their families, and has a strong reputation for its maternity care.

The hospital employs 330 people working in shifts to cover its 24 hour-a-day, seven day-a-week operation. Of the 330 employees, approximately 120 have access to a PC and 180 operate a diverse range of document management devices including five Canon monochrome Multifunction Devices (MFDs), 23 Lexmark monochrome and colour printers, and various fax machines and scanners.

The Challenge

The Canon Multifunction Devices were facing end of life and Burnside’s service contract with Canon was due to expire. With increased service calls for the devices and more frequent episodes of downtime, the poor performance of the devices was impacting the efficiency of Burnside’s medical records department and their reception desks, both of which are critical to Burnside’s daily administration and require reliable printing and copying capabilities for maintaining patient records and addressing a range of other documentation needs.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces New Applications to Help Organizations Gain Control Over Data and Printing Costs While Helping Employees Work More Efficiently and Securely

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 21, 2014 KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of Kyocera CentraQ Pro and CentraQ. The new business applications, developed by Kyocera, offer a variety of job release features that allow users to print documents more securely. In addition to secure job release, CentraQ Pro has additional monitoring and reporting capabilities that IT administrators can use to track print, copy, scan and fax usage by individual, device, or job code, which is ideal for cost recovery.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Marketplace Sponsor at Annual Gartner IT Symposium

ORLANDO, FL – October 6, 2014 KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that it will take part in the IT Services and Sourcing Marketplace at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2014 as a Marketplace sponsor. Under the theme of ‘Resolution 360’, Kyocera is illustrating how its Total Document Solutions (TDS) approach helps corporate IT decision makers improve document workflow, control costs and increase security for their organization.

Inside Kyocera’s TDS Approach

Kyocera’s TDS approach is built on a proven five-step process called ADIMO - Assess, Design, Implement, Manage, and Optimize. This method uncovers critical business challenges and resolves them with a mix of reliable document imaging technology, customizable business applications, and personalized services. It’s a highly consultative, customer-focused business approach that looks beyond the initial implementation to ensure customers work smarter and more efficiently.

Measuring Ink Jet Print Resolution


As one of the key measures for ink jet print quality, it is important to understand how print resolution helps define the quality of the output in terms of dpi, effective dpi and greyscale. Over the past few years, digital ink jet has continued to push the boundaries of innovation with a steady stream of technological advances that has given ink jet in many cases better levels of performance, cost effectiveness and efficiency than other digital technologies. As a result, high speed piezo drop on demand ink jet has become the most significant front-runner in the digital print sector in recent years, with several companies launching digital ink jet presses offering highly efficient, high quality output.

Fundamentally, the basis of the print quality and productivity achieved from these new ink jet printers is largely determined by the type of print head that is integrated within the press and with that has emerged a new language to help define the quality of output. Typically, the most common methods of defining output quality relies on dots per inch (dpi), effective dpi and greyscale.

Dots Per Inch (DPI)

Print resolution, although not the only measure, remains one of the key methods of measuring print quality. For those more familiar with flexographic technology, this is commonly quoted in the form of lines per inch. In contrast, with ink jet technology, whether you are measuring print resolution for desktop devices or full scale commercial UV-curable presses, it tends to be quoted in Dots Per Inch or dpi. 

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Named a "Major Player" in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Document Services

Osaka, Japan – September 24, 2014 –KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. , one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced it has been positioned as a "Major Player", according to IDC's MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Managed Document Services 2014 Vendor Assessment – Focus on Managed Workflow Services (September 2014, Source: #250631).

As the document management environment within the business world is currently undergoing vast change, KYOCERA has been expanding its provision of “total document solutions” by continuously supporting its customers through the combination of reliable document imaging technology, customizable business applications and by assessing and implementing the optimum document management environment.

Security White Paper for KYOCERA MFPs and Printers


KYOCERA MFPs/Printers are embedded with an OS as standard, Like a PC, installing a HDD or SSD are also available in the MFP/Printer. The MFPs/Printers for the office use handle various types of sensitive information. Whereas, the MFPs/Printers are exposed to recent advanced and diversified threats, such as unauthorized access to the devices via a network, tapping or alteration of information in transit over a network, and leakage of information from HDD. KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., (referred to as KYOCERA, hereafter) provides customers with a variety of security functions installed on its MFPs/Printers. We are always proactively taking security countermeasures against these threats so that our customers may rest assured to securely use KYOCERA MFPs/Printers. In addition, KYOCERA has obtained Common Criteria certification (known as IS015408) that objectively verifies if security functions are correctly performed at customers' hand by the third party. This verification also applies to rigorous process that includes appropriate product design, manufacturing and delivery. KYOCERA products have been designed to have the necessary security functions and capabilities and so will be certified within the next few months as they conform to an IEEE 2600.1, which is an international security standard for hard copy devices enacted in 2009. Additionally, Federal Information Processing Standard, FIPS 140-2 certified product, which complies with the security standard created by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, is installed on KYOCERA devices. KYOCERA will continuously drive further security enhancement as standards develop or new technologies evolve to protect the KYOCERA devices.

This document explains how security functions installed on our MFPs/Printers perform against the threats and enable us to maintain security management. We sincerely hope that this document will be fully utilized by our customers.

New Application Links Kyocera MFPs to Google Accounts

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 16, 2014 KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of its Google Connector. This new application, developed by Kyocera, enables Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP) users to directly access their Google email and calendar functions.

Kyocera Google Connector works seamlessly with any HyPAS-enabled KYOCERA MFP. Users simply access their Google accounts via the MFP’s touch screen control panel. They can then browse their emails and folders—including inbox, sent mail, and personalized folders—or print their email messages, attachments, or calendars.

KYOCERA Document Solutions Scoop Four 'Highly Recommended' and Two TWO 'Summer Pick' BLI Awards for their A4 MFP Color and Monochrome Devices

FAIRFIELD, NJ – August 15th, 2014 - KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that the BLI 'Summer Pick award' has been given to the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn 26ppm A4 color MFP for workgroups for the third time in this segment alongside the prestigious 'highly recommended award' for the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn, and the A4 Monochrome MFP models M2535dn/M2035dn. The criteria for the awards are extensive and the Kyocera devices outperformed the rest when it came to reliability, image quality and environmental features.

The Kyocera ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn earned the BLI’s Summer 2014 Pick for Outstanding Solutions-Enabled A4 Color MFP for Small Workgroups. These models offer seamless solutions integration which is typically only available on larger A3 devices, due to Kyocera’s HyPAS embedded platform. HyPAS business applications, developed by Kyocera or 3rd party software partners, allows organizations from the small workgroup to the enterprise the ability to share information, optimize resources, and streamline document flow, all from the intuitive control panel of the device, giving Kyocera true differentiation.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces a Scalable, Enterprise-Wide Fax Solution

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 17, 2013KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of Kyocera RightFax Connector. This Kyocera-developed business application connects a Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP) to a new or existing OpenText® RightFax server—thereby allowing users to fax documents directly from the MFP.

Using Kyocera RightFax Connector is intuitive. Users scan a hard copy (or select one from stored archives) and enter a fax destination via the Kyocera MFP’s control panel. The application will automatically put the job in the fax server’s outbound queue.


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