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KYOCERA Mita America Honored With Two BERTL’s Best® Spring 2004 Awards

KYOCERA's FS-C5016N and KM-5035 recognized for their performance, high quality output and cost efficiency

Fairfield, New Jersey, June 16, 2004 -- Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, announced today that it has been honored with two BERTL’s Best® Spring 2004 Awards.

The BERTL’s Best Awards recognize the best in digital imaging technology and innovation. In evaluating the 2004 Best Awards, BERTL reviewed every major, new corporate-level printer, copier, color, production and multifunctional device introduced to the market as of January 1, 2004.

Kyocera Mita America has been awarded BERTL Best Awards in the following categories:


Best 41-50ppm Monochrome MFP
The BERTL’s Best Award for “Best 41-50ppm Monochrome MFP” is bestowed on the product that delivers the most extensive and useful functionality for workgroups and centralized departments. The award was given to the KM-5035 for its low entry-level price, flexible upgrade path and wide range of finishing and scanning options.


Best Cost-Efficient Desktop Color Printer
The BERTL’s Best Award for “Most Cost-Efficient Desktop Color Printer” is bestowed on the desktop product that delivers good quality color printing with the lowest potential running costs. The FS-C5016N was honored for its cost-efficient and environmentally friendly technology that reduces waste and can result in significant operating cost savings for a full-color office printer.


“Kyocera is very proud to be recognized by BERTL as offering the Best 41-50 mononchrome MFP and Best Cost-Efficient desktop color printer,” said Steven Pearl, director, product and solutions marketing. “It’s even more impressive that the FS-C5016N has received this award since the system is based on ECOSYS technology which BERTL recognized as one of its BERTL’s Best in 2003. These types of awards further reinforce our commitment to providing the end user with cost-effective document solutions that are designed to efficiently manage the output demands of fast-paced workgroups.”

“Kyocera’s ECOSYS technology is leading the way for cost-effective, environmentally friendly digital output solutions,” said Carmel Rowley, chief executive officer of BERTL. “BERTL is continually impressed with Kyocera’s ability to develop high performance, reliable products that offer the lowest total cost of ownership.”

BERTL’s Best Awards are given to companies that have delivered leading edge and technologically advanced products and solutions. Devices were analyzed across a wide range of parameters, including overall value for the money, competitive advantage, accessibility for those who are physically challenged or visually impaired, design and build quality, standard functions, functionality, value-added software, network management utilities, return on investment, and more.

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 or telephone 1.732.761.2311.

About Kyocera Mita America
Kyocera Mita America (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and leading providers of computer-connectable peripherals, including network-ready digital copiers/printers, laser printers, color copiers/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated net revenues totaled $9 billion during the year ended March 31, 2003.