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Kyocera Mita Enters Pharmacy Market With Introduction of PDX-NHIN Certified RX Series Monochrome Printers

The FS-1800+ RX and FS-3800 RX provide a solid choice for pharmacies by offering a fast output speed, small footprint, low total cost of ownership and comprehensive label printing capabilities

Fairfield, New Jersey – December 6, 2002 - Kyocera Mita, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, today entered the pharmacy printer market with the introduction of the PDX-NHIN (National Health Information Network) certified RX series monochrome laser printers, the FS-1800+ RX and the FS-3800 RX. Specifically designed for the complex printing needs of the pharmacy market, these printers can reliably print dual web pharmacy labels, warning label barcodes and fonts from the most widely used applications in the pharmaceutical industry; all at a competitive price. This collaboration provides the end-user with a combination of leading-edge printer hardware and integrated pharmacy-specific software for a complete printing solution.

“The Kyocera Mita FS-1800+ RX and FS-3800 RX printers have met or exceeded all requirements for onboard features, print performance and paper handling that are necessary to be certified for use with the PDX Pharmacy and Host applications,” stated Ben Loy, Sr. VP for Industry Relations at PDX-NHIN. “Customers wanting to use these Kyocera Mita printers can receive assistance from the PDX Support staff under the customer’s standard support maintenance, a service that is not provided for uncertified printers.”

“Kyocera Mita is finding that many in the pharmacy market are actively seeking another choice when it comes to exact printing of pharmaceutical prescription labels and other collateral,” said Mike Pietrunti, vice president of marketing at Kyocera Mita. “Through our certification with PDX, Kyocera Mita is able to satisfy customers looking to combine superior print hardware technology with software solutions necessary to compete in this market.”

The FS-1800+ RX provides 19 pages per minute (ppm) output and standard print memory of 8MB (upgradeable to 264MB). The FS-3800 RX has a fast output speed of 25 ppm and standard print memory of 16MB (upgradeable to 272MB). The FS-1800+ RX has a duty cycle of 65,000 pages while the FS-3800 RX has a duty cycle of 100,000 pages. Both devices have a standard paper supply of 500 sheets, plus a 100 sheet multi-purpose tray and fast 1200 dpi print resolution. Kyocera Mita also offers networkable versions of the RX series printers, including the FS-1800N+ RX with standard print memory of 24MB (upgradeable to 264MB) and the FS-3800N RX with 32MB standard print memory (upgradeable to 272MB).

The FS-1800+ RX and the FS-3800 RX also support Kyocera Mita’s commitment to the environment through its line of ECOSYS printers. The ECOSYS printer includes an amorphous silicon (a-Si) drum, which lasts approximately thirty times longer than conventional cartridge drums. This cartridge-free technology eliminates the need to replace all-in-one drum and toner cartridges and decreases any pharmacy’s cost of ownership significantly.

FS-1800 Plus RX and the FS-3800RX Pricing and Availability:
The FS-1800+ RX is available today and pricing starts at $1,049 (MSRP). The FS-3800RX is also available and is priced at $1,364 (MSRP).

Network ready (10BaseT/100BaseTX) models are also available. The FS-1800N+ RX is priced at $1,259 (MSRP) and the FS-3800N RX is priced at $1,679 (MSRP).

For more information call Kyocera Mita’s printer division at (800) 2 ECOSYS (326797)

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 and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita is part 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 $7.78 billion during the year ended March 31, 2002. Kyocera Mita’s headquarters for the Americas are in Fairfield, New Jersey.

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Located in Fort Worth, Texas, PDX-NHIN has provided chain and independent pharmacies with innovation, technology, and the means to fulfill their patients’ needs for almost 20 years. PDX-NHIN’s integrated, single-source strategy—which combines workflow technologies, centralized fulfillment with home delivery, e-prescription connectivity, Central Fill, Internet, and disease management—allows pharmacies to compete and succeed in the ever-changing pharmacy industry. Accounts receivable services and complete drug files and third party plan files enhance the PDX-NHIN strategy. For more information about PDX-NHIN, please visit their website at or correspond via email to