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KYOCERA MITA Introduces 21 PPM ECOSYS Monochrome Laser Printer for Under $600

KYOCERA MITA's FS-1020D offers low total cost of ownership (TCO), small footprint and high-quality output

Fairfield, New Jersey, October 20, 2003 - Kyocera Mita, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, today announced the availability of its next generation monochrome laser ECOSYS printer, the FS-1020D. The printer has a fast 21 page per minute output yield (first print out in less than 10 seconds), standard duplex and produces crisp 600 dpi graphics and text. Utilizing ECOSYS technology, the FS-1020D can boast an ultra low $.012 (MSRP) per monochrome page cost.

“The FS-1020D further proves Kyocera Mita’s dedication to providing end-users with the highest quality printers at the lowest possible cost,” said Michael Pietrunti, vice president, marketing for Kyocera Mita America. “This device is perfect for any size company and can be easily positioned throughout an organization at a very low initial cost and TCO.”

The FS-1020D includes a standard paper capacity of 250 sheets, plus a multi-purpose tray that can accommodate 50 sheets (550 maximum paper supply). It can process letter and legal size paper up to 90 lb bond. The printer comes with 16MB of standard printer memory upgradeable to 272MB. The FS-1020D also is designed with a fast PowerPC405 266 MHz CPU – which processes documents quickly for maximum productivity and minimum wait time.

The printer can support most operating systems and print description languages, including PRESCRIBE, PCL6 (PCL XL PCL5e) and KPDL3 (Postscript 3 Emulation). Users can integrate the Kyocera Mita-developed IB-22 embedded wireless interface. This interface allows users to place the FS-1020D wherever they need maximum productivity without the cost of running additional network cabling.

The FS-1020D is backed with an industry-leading one-year warranty on parts and labor from the date of install. The unit measures 14.9" (W) x 14.8" (D) x 9.3" (H) and weighs approximately 23.2 lbs. The FS-1020D is Energy Star compliant.

About ECOSYS Technology
Kyocera Mita introduced ECOSYS for its printer line to symbolize its environmentally friendly properties. ECOSYS products allow the addition of toner to the existing unit without disposal of the drum, eliminating the unnecessary waste of cartridges. Unnecessary waste is eliminated because the only consumable is toner. ECOSYS printers also utilize long-life drums that significantly reduce the cost per page.

FS-1020D Availability and Pricing
Kyocera Mita’s FS-1020D printer is available through authorized Kyocera Mita dealers and printer resellers in North America at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $598. For a local dealer or printer reseller near you, logon to

IB-22 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 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, 2003. Kyocera Mita's headquarters for the Americas are in Fairfield, New Jersey.

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