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KYOCERA MITA America’s KM-1650 Multifunctional Product (MFP) Wins Editor’s Choice Award From Better Buys for Business

KM-1650 Recommended for Reliability and Value

FAIRFIELD, N.J. — September 14, 2005 — Kyocera Mita America, one of the world’s leading document imaging companies, today announced that its KM-1650 multifunctional digital imaging system received the Editor’s Choice Award from Better Buys for Business.

The award was published in the July 2005 Low-Volume Copiers and Multifunctional product guide. Better Buys for Business, the nation’s leading independent authority on document imaging equipment, issues ten product guides annually. In each guide the Editor’s Choice award honors the products that offer the best performance and value in various categories.

As part of the selection process for the Editor’s Choice awards, the Better Buys for Business editorial staff independently tested each of the low-volume copier and multifunctional models currently available from all major manufacturers. The products were evaluated in terms of how they performed versus their competitors along with the strength of their features. The Editor’s Choice awards were given to product models in a specific price range that the editorial staff believes will offer the best performance and the greatest value.

“The KM-1650 is very compelling – its base price, accessories and multifunctional upgrades are all at reasonable levels,” said Jonathon Bees, editor of Better Buys for Business. “It’s one of the few machines in the low-volume market to offer a finisher, which has 30-sheet single-position stapling and a 500-sheet output capacity. I recommend the KM-1650 to anyone who places a premium on reliability.”

Kyocera’s KM-1650 is a 16 page per minute MFP that includes an extensive list of technical and standard features designed to increase the productivity of all office environments. It provides the quality and cost-effective attributes of higher-end imaging systems to workgroups of any size looking to streamline digital operations and increase workflow productivity. Key features include a 300-sheet paper drawer, a 50 sheet multipurpose tray, 64 MB of standard print and copy memory (upgradeable to 256 MB for copy, 320 MB for print), electronic sort, scan to email, scan to PCL file and TWAIN scanning.

“We are honored to receive an Editor’s Choice award for the KM-1650,” said Danielle Jurasek, product marketing manager for monochrome MFPs at Kyocera Mita America. “By offering our customers a high-quality, feature rich monochrome MFP at a competitive price, we continue to provide the award-winning reliability and value for which Kyocera has long been known.”

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 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 Mita America, the only document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. In 2005 alone, Kyocera Mita America earned the Industry Analyst award for the most reliable copiers and multifunctional printers (MFPs), BERTL’s Best Award for the most cost-efficient digital imaging product line, and BERTL’s Best Award in the category of Best Workflow Management Application for KYOcapture. Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated net revenues totaled $11 billion during the year ending on March 31, 2005.

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).