KYOCERA Mita America, Equitrac Bring Enhanced Print Management Solutions to KYOCERA's Channel
KYOCERA Offers Dealers in North America and Latin America Device-Embedded Print Management Solutions to Complement Award-Winning Line of Multifunctional Products
BOSTON (AIIM International Exposition and Conference, Booth #947) – March 5, 2008 – Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, and Equitrac Corporation, the leader in intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions worldwide, announced today a distribution agreement where Kyocera will resell Equitrac Embedded™ integrated solutions for Equitrac Office® and Equitrac Express® for its KM-5050, KM-4050 and KM-3050 multifunctional products (MFPs). This agreement provides Equitrac increased visibility for its trusted-brand of print management solutions for the general office and education markets, respectively, into Kyocera’s channel, and enables Kyocera to increase dealer opportunities by supporting a greater range of value-added solutions to complement its highly-recognized line of reliable MFPs.
Through this arrangement, Kyocera dealers have the opportunity to offer both Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express as device-embedded solutions for Kyocera’s MFP line; enabling end-users the opportunity to reduce total printing costs and optimize equipment deployment. This is achieved through greater MFP authorization, authentication and accounting via a customized Kyocera MFP touch screen interface.
A key component to both solutions is the Equitrac Follow-You Printing™ embedded application, which provides business assurance that all MFP activity and end-user data is properly authorized and automatically captured, further simplifying regulatory compliance and cost accounting.
Additionally, with the Follow-You Printing application, Kyocera dealers can offer enhanced document security as documents are printed through a centrally managed server, and then securely released from the print queue when the document is authenticated at the designated printer of choice.
“This agreement poses a win-win for both organizations, as Equitrac has the opportunity to further extend its reach into the market by working with Kyocera Mita America dealers and end-users,” said Michael Rich, CEO, Equitrac. “For Kyocera Mita America, end-users of its popular MFPs with the Equitrac Embedded solutions will gain a simplified print management approach with enhanced document security, as they gain greater control over the printing process.”
“Core to our channel strategy is to provide our dealer network with best-in-class solutions to ensure a value-added sales opportunity in every business lead they venture into,” said Michael Pietrunti, president and CEO, Kyocera Mita America. “By forming a relationship with Equitrac, we believe our dealers are better equipped for the solutions-oriented sale — offering highly-reliable MFPs from Kyocera, and quality print management solutions from Equitrac.”
The Kyocera MFPs compatible with the Equitrac Embedded solutions include select models from Kyocera’s line of monochrome MFPs: the KM-5050 (50 page-per-minute - ppm), KM-4050 (40 ppm) and KM-3050 (30 ppm). These user-friendly products, based on award-winning technology and reliability, are a strong complement to the Equitrac Embedded software offerings as they are designed to improve workplace performance and productivity, improve security and simplify day-to-day tasks.
The Equitrac Embedded software is designed for different markets. Equitrac Office meets the needs of today’s enterprise, government or small-to-medium businesses and Equitrac Embedded software for Equitrac Express has been designed specifically to meet the print, copy, scan and fax requirements for educational institutions or library facilities.
Equitrac Embedded solutions for Equitrac Office and Express for use on the Kyocera MFPs will be demonstrated at the AIIM International Exposition and Conference in Boston (March 3 – 6, 2008) at Equitrac Corporation’s booth #947. Both solutions for Kyocera’s MFPs will be sold through a license delivery model, and will be made generally available for the KM-3050, KM-4050 and KM-5050 MFP lines in North and Latin America, this June 2008.
For more information about Equitrac Office, Equitrac Express and Embedded for use with Kyocera Mita America MFPs, please visit Equitrac's Web site at www.equitrac.com. To find the nearest Kyocera Mita America dealer, please visit Kyocera's dealer locator, at: www.kyoceramita.com/us.
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ABOUT KYOCERA MITA AMERICA
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.com/us), 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.