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KYOCERA MITA America Adds Two New Cost-Efficient and High Performing TASKalfa Black & White Multifunctional Products to Portfolio

The TASKalfa 221/181 offers an Industry Leading 150,000 Page Drum Yield; along with standard network print and copy, and optional network scan and fax

Fairfield, New Jersey – June 22, 2009 - Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, today announced the expansion of its award winning TASKalfa line of multifunctional products with the introduction of the TASKalfa 221 (22 pages per minute) and TASKalfa 181 (18 ppm) black and white MFPs, perfect for small to medium sized businesses and shared workgroup environments.

The TASKalfa 221/181 offer a comprehensive list of standard features designed to improve the productivity of any office environment. The TASKalfa 221 includes two 300 sheet paper drawers, a 100 sheet multi-purpose tray (MPT), while the TASKalfa 181 features a single 300 sheet paper drawer and 100 sheet MPT. Both models include standard network printing, and offer optional black & white scanning and fax capabilities, allowing businesses the flexibility to meet their workflow requirements.

“Our goal has always been to offer ultra-reliable, high-quality and dependable products that increase productivity and improve performance.” said William Cassidy, associate director, Product and Solutions Marketing, Kyocera Mita America. “The TASKalfa 221 and TASKalfa 181 exceed these objectives and deliver exceptional results. Whether printing, copying, scanning or faxing, the TASKalfa 221 and TASKalfa 181 are designed to improve the end-user experience with every task.”

The TASKalfa 221/181 series is built with Kyocera’s long-life consumable technology, including the company’s organic photoconductor (OPC) drum technology, delivering maximum business “uptime” through a class leading 150,000 page preventive maintenance (PM) schedule. This incredible PM cycle creates longer intervals of time between required service visits and helps minimize maintenance costs for end-users.

Standard network print includes a PowerPC440/500 MHz processor and 1200 dpi print resolution. The TASKalfa 221/181 both support multiple page description languages, including Kyocera’s PRESCRIBE, PCL 6 (XL, 5e) and KPDL3 (PS3), and can be connected in any Windows®, Mac or Linux environment.

The TASKalfa 221/181 offers an optional 50-sheet document processor rated at 22 images per minute, paper output options including a 30 sheet finisher, and additional 300 sheet paper drawer options.

Both devices support a variety of network and device management tools, including KMnet Admin, KMnet for Accounting, KMnet Viewer and Status Monitor. The TASKalfa 221/181 include PDF Direct Print capability; a software utility that allows users to save time and improve productivity and send PDF documents directly to the device without the need to open individual files in Adobe Acrobat.

Pricing and Availability
The TASKalfa 221 and TASKalfa 181 are available today through authorized Kyocera Mita dealers at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $2930 and $2565 respectively. To find the nearest dealer, or for more information, please visit Kyocera’s web site:

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 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 $11 billion for the year ending on March 31, 2009.