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KYOCERA Mita America High-Volume MFP Achieves 2.5-Million-Page Record in Third-Party Durability Test

Buyers Laboratory Inc. Certification Demonstrates KYOCERA’s Dedication to Industry’s Most Reliable Line of MFPs

KM-8030

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 17, 2007 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, is proud to announce that its KM-8030, a high-speed, 80-page-per-minute multifunctional product (MFP), was awarded a Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) certification for its ability to flawlessly complete 2.5 million impressions in an Extended-Term Reliability Test. The evaluation was administered by BLI, a leading source for unbiased and reliable intelligence for the imaging industry.

Kyocera's 80 page minute MFP was tested during the course of a 125, ‘real-world’ business day simulated environment. BLI’s rigorous test included a mix of simplex and duplex modes and a mix of short, moderate, and long run lengths, with on/off cycles throughout each day to replicate actual office usage. Additionally, the reliability test included document feeding/scanning, and print jobs performed on varying stock and size print materials. Only 20 misfeeds were noted over the entire course of the 2,500,000-page test.

"We are very pleased with the performance of the KM-8030 during its extended term evaluation," said Peter Hendrick, vice president, marketing at Kyocera Mita America. "Kyocera continues to emphasize its strengths in the MFP arena by focusing on high reliability and high performance. Our goal is to continually challenge the market by offering the best possible products to our Dealers and end-users."

"The virtually flawless performance of the Kyocera KM-8030 in BLI's 2.5-million-reliability test is a truly stunning accomplishment," said Daria Hoffman, managing editor for BLI. "The length of this test is unprecedented in our history. The fact that the Kyocera KM-8030 completed it with a better misfeed rate than most other Segment 5 models tested, and without requiring any service other than regularly scheduled preventive maintenance at 500,000-impression intervals, is an impressive testament to its outstanding reliability."

This is the third time this year Kyocera has reached a milestone of this nature. Kyocera intially reached a 1,000,000 impressions goal in February and continued with 2,000,000 impressions in May.

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: www.kyoceramita.com/us.

ABOUT BLI
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.

ABOUT KYOCERA MITA AMERICA
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.com/us), 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 earned ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management system in May 2007. Additionally, Kyocera Mita America 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 its fiscal year ending on March 31, 2007.


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