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KYOCERA Mita America Receives BERTL’s Best Award for Most Cost-Efficient Digital Imaging Product Line

Award-winning product line utilizes KYOCERA's patented, long-life amorphous silicon drum and ECOSYS technology

Fairfield, New Jersey, May 31, 2005 -- Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, today announced that it has been honored with the BERTL Best Award in the category of Most Cost-Efficient Digital Imaging Product Line. The award is the result of a worldwide end-user survey conducted by BERTL to determine the manufacturer who provides the most cost-effective technology.

“Kyocera has built up an enviable reputation for making cost-efficient digital imaging products without sacrificing features or benefits. Its focus on total cost of ownership and long-life drum technology will continue to attract buyers looking to get the best value for money, while at the same time also being good corporate environmental citizens,” said David Sweetnam, vice president, research and content development at BERTL.

Kyocera’s line of products delivers the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership by incorporating Kyocera’s mono-component ECOSYS printer technology, which allows toner to be replenished in the unit without disposal of the print drum. This not only cuts down the amount of waste, but also reduces toner replacement costs by two thirds compared to other printers. Kyocera also incorporates its patented, long life amorphous silicon (ASi) drum, a combination of ceramic and metal, into virtually the entire product line. These long life components result in larger intervals between service visits, which saves money and much more downtime.

“Kyocera is honored that dealers and end-users across the country consider our line of digital imaging products to be the most reliable products in this industry,” said Michael Pietrunti, senior vice president, marketing and technical services for Kyocera. “We strive to provide high performance, high quality copiers, printers and MFP’s that offer the lowest total cost of ownership. With our advanced technology and long-life consumables, both dealers and end-users can be confident Kyocera products are the most reliable and productive products available in today’s market.”

Kyocera also announced that it has been honored with 2 additional industry recognitions this month. For three of the past four yeas, Industry Analysts, Inc. has awarded Kyocera’s copiers and MFP’s the distinction of being most reliable as based on a recent copier dealer reliability survey. Kyocera’s KYOcapture received Bertl’s Best Award for Best Workflow Management Application. These awards confirm the company’s leadership in digital imaging and its commitment to the industry.

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, Inc.
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider 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, Inc. 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 $11 billion during the year ended March 31, 2004.