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Buffalo Technology and Kyocera Mita to Offer Businesses the Ultimate in Wireless Networking

The Combination of Next Generation Wi-Fi Technology With State-of-the-Art Printers and Multi-Functional Products Provides the “Office Anywhere” Mobile Enterprise Solution.

Austin, TX - April 23, 2003 – Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc., a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wireless networking solutions, and Kyocera Mita, one of the world’s leading document imaging companies, announced today that they will partner to offer the complete “office anywhere” mobile enterprise solution. Buffalo will provide its market leading wireless solutions for Kyocera Mita’s robust multi-functional printing and scanning devices. Kyocera Mita will recommend Buffalo’s wireless solutions to its network of dealers and resellers in North America.

“The mobile workforce is quickly becoming a sign of the times,” stated Morikazu Sano, vice president of Buffalo Technology. “With Buffalo’s ‘office anywhere’ wireless solution, Kyocera Mita dealers can offer enterprise and SME users the ultimate network device allowing connectivity anytime from anywhere.”

“Kyocera Mita is the first company in the digital imaging industry to offer complete wireless connectivity for printers and multi-functional products,” said Mike Pietrunti, vice president, marketing, Kyocera Mita. “This partnership with Buffalo Technology will provide dealers with a vast array of reliable and cost-effective wireless products. Including an Ethernet Media Converter for wireless scanning and an AirStation Bridge Access Point for a flexible wireless network design.”

Buffalo will provide a full suite of their high-performance wireless products for Kyocera’s sophisticated fleet of multi-functional devices. Kyocera Mita’s industry-leading launch of the IB-22 embedded IEEE802.11b wireless network interface offers customers the ability to integrate into new or current networks, remain mobile and flexible while allowing their network to expand and/or move without additional costs. Because Buffalo offers both 802.11b and pre-standard 802.11g, interoperability is seamless between the companies’ respective products.

Buffalo’s “office anywhere” solutions are available to Kyocera Mita dealers and resellers through Tech Data. All of Kyocera Mita’s multi-functional and printer products are available through certified dealers and resellers.

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About Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc.
Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc., manufactures and provides wireless, broadband, and LAN networking solutions for the SMB, SOHO, and home and is one of the largest wireless networking hardware vendors in the world. Buffalo’s strong international industry alliances with companies including Intel, Texas Instruments, Agere, and Microsoft have allowed the company to continue to lead the industry in the development of the latest technologies into practical, easy-to-use tools for business and the home. Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based MELCO INC. For additional information on Buffalo’s products, contact Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc. 4030 W. Braker Lane, Suite 120, Austin, TX 78759-5315. Phone: (800) 456-9799. Web site:

Kyocera Mita 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, multi-functional, wide format imaging devices and Kyocera Mita-developed and third-party software/network solutions. Kyocera Mita 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 $9.0 billion during the year ended March 31, 2002. Kyocera Mita's headquarters for the Americas are in Fairfield, New Jersey.

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