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KYOCERA Mita America Launches Next Generation of High Performance Monochrome Multifunctional Products for General Office

KM-5050, KM-4050 and KM-3050 Series Offer Unmatched Performance, Ease of Use, Security and Award-Winning Reliability

Fairfield, New Jersey - October 16, 2006Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, today introduced three new monochrome multifunction products (MFPs), the KM-5050KM-4050 and KM-3050. The KM-5050, KM-4050 and KM-3050 combine standard network printing, advanced color scanning/sending and productive copying with long-life consumables to deliver exceptional performance and value.

Developed using Kyocera's unique drum technology, these MFPs allow users to reduce the amount of required preventative maintenance calls, which are exponentially more frequent on many competing models. Users can expect more uptime from their MFP, superior reliability and uninterrupted office efficiency. The KM-3050 is a 30 page per minute (ppm) device that features a maximum monthly volume of 100,000 pages and a drum life up to 400,000 impressions. The KM-4050 is a 40-ppm unit with a maximum monthly volume of 150,000 pages and a drum that lasts up to 500,000 impressions. Lastly, the KM-5050 provides users with a maximum monthly volume of 200,000 pages and a drum that yields 500,000 impressions.

"These devices offer some of the strongest multifunctional technology from Kyocera to date, and they are attractively priced," said Steve Hannaford, editor of Better Buys for Business. "Kyocera devices have a well-deserved reputation for reliability and low-cost operation; these models also add a color touch-screen, color scanning and two-sided document scanning, all very nice features."

The KM-5050, KM-4050, KM-3050 models offer a host of new features designed to enhance data, document and network security. These include network and local authentication; HDD overwriting and encryption; PDF encryption and compression; IP filtering and secure watermark. The network authentication option requires users to log in with a username and password each time a document is sent across the network. Local authentication, ideal for smaller workgroups or companies, requires users to enter a specific pin number that has been registered at the MFP.

"At Kyocera we are very proud of our document imaging technology, which has won multiple industry awards and has helped our products maintain their reputation for long life, consistent performance and low overall cost of ownership," said William Cassidy, associate director of product and solutions marketing, Kyocera Mita America. "Fundamentally, the KM-5050, KM-4050 and KM-3050 increase productivity by simplifying everyday tasks. The combination of simplicity and advanced technology is a winning proposition for businesses."

The new models also feature a USB Host Interface, which is designed to enhance performance, ease of use and security. It allows users to install a flash drive at the control panel and print their PDF documents directly from the touch screen interface.

An optional Data Security Kit (C) offers the ability to overwrite and encrypt data at the device level. This feature is particularly important for companies that must adhere to compliance regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley or HIPAA. IP filtering enables IT administrators to designate which IP segments are authorized to use the device, preventing unauthorized usage and ensuring network security. The secure watermark, which is available for the KX Driver, places a subtle watermark image in the background of a printed document.

In addition, all three MFPs are fully compatible with iTag, Kyocera's user-friendly document management solution. iTag, based on core technology from KYOcapture, allows users to capture, index, store, retrieve and share electronic documents at the touch of a button, eliminating the time-consuming and costly processes associated with filing, organizing and sharing a large number of documents. iTag integrates with select Kyocera multifunctional products (MFPs) and helps businesses effectively manage their workflow, leading to a more organized and streamlined work environment. The iTag solution ships with the iTag Validation Station, a powerful Dell? server preloaded with the iTag software, Microsoft Windows? SharePoint Services and one MFP device connection for out-of-the-box functionality.

The KM-5050, KM-4050, KM-3050 will be available at a cost of $11,495, $9,845 and $8,195 respectively through authorized Kyocera dealers. To find the nearest dealer, log onto Kyocera Mita America's dealer locator at

Kyocera: Awards and Recognition
Kyocera continues to earn numerous honors and distinctions for its products' high performance, reliability and cost efficiency, as well as for superior customer service. Kyocera's KM-4050 and 3050 have been named "Editor's Choice" by Better Buys for Business, a highly regarded testing organization of office imaging equipment. In addition, Buyers Laboratory Inc. awarded both a Fall "Pick of the Year" Award and "Highly Recommended" distinction to the KM-1820, KM-6030, and KM-8030. Kyocera printers and copiers/multifunctional products (MFPs) have also been recognized by Industry Analysts for outstanding reliability. Kyocera has also been honored with a BERTL's Best Award for the most cost-efficient digital imaging product line as well as a 4-star "Highly Recommended" Award for the KM-6030 and KM-8030.

About Kyocera Mita America, Inc.
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable peripherals, including network-ready digital copiers/printers, laser printers, color copiers/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 only 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.

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