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KYOCERA Mita America's High Volume MFP Achieves Buyer's Lab Certification in Two-Million Page Durability Test

Certification Offers Recognition to Kyocera’s Strategy and Development of Highly Reliable MFPs

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – May 17, 2007 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, is proud to announce that its KM-8030 segment-five multifunctional product (MFP) was awarded a Buyer’s Laboratory, Inc. (BLI) certification for its impressive results in an Extended-Term Reliability Test administered by BLI, a leading source for unbiased and reliable intelligence for the imaging industry. During the evaluation, the Kyocera KM-8030 completed an astounding 2,000,000 impressions; validating Kyocera’s ability to offer products that have outstanding reliability and exceptional performance for the most demanding business environments.

Kyocera achieved its BLI evaluation results over a 100 day testing period, with no additional service required other than its scheduled preventive maintenance intervals every 500,000-impressions. In addition, only 12 misfeeds occurred during the two million pages, for a rate of one misfeed every 166,666 pages. During the test, various print and copy jobs were run on the KM-8030, simulating the rigorous tasks of a busy workgroup or department. The MFP produced impressive results when tested for processing short and long runs for both one-sided and two-sided output, with various paper sizes used throughout the evaluation.

“We are extremely impressed with the results of the KM-8030 Extended Term Evaluation,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president, marketing at Kyocera Mita America. “Kyocera remains focused on proving their industry leadership and demonstrating to the market the reliability and value Kyocera MFPs and Printers afford businesses looking to invest in the best products our industry has to offer”

The Kyocera KM-8030 is available through authorized Kyocera Mita America dealers for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $28,000. To find an authorized dealer near you, log onto Kyocera Mita America's dealer locator, at:

For over 45 years, Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) has been the leading source for unbiased and reliable intelligence for the imaging industry. The late Arthur Kallet, the co-founder and 20-year head of the Consumers Union – publisher of the highly respected Consumer Reports magazine – founded BLI in 1961 (BLI is not affiliated with Consumers Union). In February 2004, BLI was acquired by publishing industry veterans Michael Danziger and Mark Lerch, the current Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of BLI, respectively. In 2005, BLI launched its international division with offices in Hong Kong and London.

Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America has earned ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management system. Additionally, Kyocera Mita America has achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status with a competency in Information Worker Solutions, recognizing Kyocera’s technological expertise and impact in the document imaging management marketplace. 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 first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues were in excess of $10 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2007.