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KYOCERA Mita America Receives Two 2008 Editor's Choice Awards From Better Buys For Business

KM-5050 and FS-C8100DN Earn High Honors for Being Competitively Positioned; Offering Excellent Functionality and Low Total Cost of Ownership

FAIRFIELD, N.J. - December 18, 2007 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced today that Better Buys for Business, a leading independent authority on document imaging equipment, has acknowledged two Kyocera Mita America devices - the Kyocera KM-5050 monochrome multifunctional product (MFP); and the FS-C8100DN color printer - with prestigious 2008 Editor's Choice awards.

According to Better Buys for Business, each device earned the high-honor recognition, as follows:

  • KM-5050: Economically-friendly, this reliable 50-page per minute (PPM) Multifunctional Product delivers the full range of multifunctional features, by offering standard print/scan functionality and an optional fax capability. Just as important, the KM-5050 provides users with an exceptionally large color touchscreen control panel, comes equipped with 512MB of memory, which is upgradeable to 1GB and is Ethernet-ready. With great feature/functionality, Better Buys for Business believes the KM-5050 is primed for success in 2008.


  • FS-C8100DN: As Better Buys for Business points out, Kyocera's 32-PPM FS-C8100DN color and black-and-white printer shines in two key areas: operating costs and paper handling. In addition to offering excellent output options, this model delivers a low consumables cost and a total cost of ownership strategy that matches any end-users long-term investment initiatives. According to Better Buys for Business, the FS-C8100DN offers solid features, and is a viable choice in today's increasingly competitive market.

"At Better Buys for Business, our goal is to help organizations make procurement decisions that are right for their business structure and long-term requirements,” said Stephen Hannaford, editor, Better Buys for Business. "To ensure we are enabling organizations to make that ‘better buy,' we put today's document imaging machines through rigorous testing; Kyocera's two devices - the Kyocera KM-5050 and the FS-C8100DN - have proven to be competitive market offerings; yielding devices that are high-performing, reliable and economical."

William Cassidy, associate director, Product and Solutions Marketing, Kyocera Mita America added, "This is a great honor for Kyocera Mita America, as we believe the Better Buys for Business Editor's Choice awards highlights our commitment to the market; where we have directly addressed customer needs - by adding more standard features, functionality and innovation into our product portfolio."

In selecting the Editor's Choice Award models, Better Buys for Business solicits and incorporates feedback from users about equipment performance, ease of use and brand satisfaction to recommend models that operate outstandingly in a real-world environment. Products must pass a comprehensive 10-category evaluation, including: product area overview; features and technology overviews; vendor profiles; full specifications; pricing information, among other qualifications.

Availability and Pricing
Kyocera's KM-5050 and FS-C8100DN are available through authorized Kyocera Mita America dealers for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $11,495 and $7,624 respectively. For more information, or to find an authorized local dealer, please log on to Kyocera Mita America's Dealer Locator, at:

Better Buys for Business is the nation's leading independent authority on document imaging equipment (copiers, printers, faxes, and scanners). To assure its independence, Better Buys for Business accepts no advertising. Revenues are derived solely from the sales of its reports. For subscription information, call 800-24702185 or visit

Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, 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 Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is a core company of the 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 exceeded $10 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2007.