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New Kyocera MFPs Receive BERTL'S Most Prestigious Award

KM-5050, KM-4050 and KM-3050 Monochrome Multifunctional Products Honored with Exclusive “Five-Star, Exceptional” Rating for Design-Forward Innovation and Industry Leading Reliability

FAIRFIELD, N.J. - February 13, 2007 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that BERTL®, a premier source for objective, independent product-evaluation reports on digital imaging devices and software, has awarded Kyocera’s KM-5050, KM-4050 and KM-3050 monochrome multifunctional products (MFP) with its highest distinction; a ‘Five-Star, Exceptional’ rating.

The BERTL distinction certifies Kyocera’s commitment to provide its dealers and their customers with MFPs that offer design forward innovation and industry leading reliability. The five-star rating is reserved exclusively for well-crafted, user-friendly document imaging solutions that deliver an outstanding range of business-critical features and functionality.

“We reserve BERTL’s five-star rating for devices that exceed the expectations of the market by delivering exceptional value and performance,” said David Sweetnam, vice president, Research and Content Development, BERTL. “Never in our experience of testing and analyzing the MFP market has so great a leap been taken from one product generation to the next as we saw with Kyocera’s new 50, 40 and 30 page-per-minute (PPM) MFPs. Kyocera should be very proud of this engineering accomplishment.”

According to BERTL, one of the most impressive enhancements to the KM-5050, KM-4050 and KM-3050 was the addition of a single pass, double-sided, full-color scanner. With this feature, businesses can now increase workflow and easily share color documents over a network from a single centralized device.

“Our monochrome MFPs are an integral component to streamlining document imaging tasks by enhancing workforce productivity and information collaboration in today’s competitive business environment,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president, Marketing at Kyocera Mita America. “We’re proud to have received this distinction as it further underscores our dedication to delivering reliable, cost-effective and intuitive solutions that enable our customers to enhance their documents.”

This achievement comes on the heels of BERTL’s acknowledgement of Kyocera’s new color MFP line, which was recognized for its excellent value, reliability and ease of deployment.

The KM-5050, KM-4050, KM-3050 are available at a cost of $11,495, $9,845 and $8,195 respectively through authorized Kyocera dealers. To find an authorized dealer near you, please log onto Kyocera Mita America's dealer locator, at:

BERTL® is the premier source for objective, independent product-evaluation reports and comparative analyses on digital imaging devices and software. BERTL's evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL's expense for the benefit of its international subscriber base. At all times, BERTL's primary focus is the end user. BERTL publishes the world's largest library of evaluation reports on copiers, printers, MFPs, fax and color and production devices. The reports are available in a range of specialized subscription services: Color at Work®, LabCheck®, ITchat® and Imaging at Work®. Also available is the DataCheck® service, a database of over 4,000 products covering all major manufacturers. To learn more about BERTL, visit or telephone 1.732.761.2311.

Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable peripherals, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. 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 totaled $10 billion during the year ending on March 31, 2006.