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Kyocera Mita, First Manufacturer to Introduce Integrated Wireless Network for Printers and Multi-Functional Devices

Fairfield, New Jersey - September 23, 2002 - Kyocera Mita, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, today announced the availability of the IB-22 integrated (IEEE 802.11b) wireless enhanced network interface for Kyocera Mita manufactured printers and multi-functional devices. The highly functional IB-22 provides customers several advanced capabilities, including: the ability to implement into current/new networks without additional cabling, to move equipment without the cost of special networking assistance, mobile printing, multi-office printing flexibility and the cost benefit of paying virtually the same price as wired hardware.

Kyocera Mita customers now have the convenience of having a mobile fleet of multi-functional products that can be deployed from office to office depending upon workflow requirements. Kyocera Mita is the only manufacturer to offer a wireless local area network solution that allows the user to combine products all on a common platform/Kyocera Mita driver, wired or wireless. The IB-22 supplies customers with a true end-to-end wireless multi-functional network.

“The IB-22 provides customers with an embedded network solution that maintains full bi-directional communication and allows all Kyocera Mita utilities to operate exactly the same as when installed in a wired network,” said Michael Pietrunti, vice president of marketing at Kyocera Mita America. “This means that customers can now add multiple devices to their network without incurring the costs of running additional network cabling. They just have to install the IB-22 and they’re connected from anywhere.”

Additionally, the IB-22 offers customers network security peace of mind. The IB-22 includes a 128-bit encryption for Wireless-Equivalent Printing (WEP) security and two additional levels of encryption which further protect the security of the wireless network. The unit is also WiFi certified, which means that the product possesses a high level of quality and certified interoperability. This ensures interoperability among a wide variety of wireless systems as well as supporting continued development of WiFi technology.

Pricing and Availability: The IB-22 wireless enhanced network interface is available today and is priced at $419 (MSRP).

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 America, Inc. is headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey with worldwide headquarters in Osaka, Japan and additional offices throughout North America and Latin America.

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