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Kyocera Mita America Achieves Buyers Lab 2010 Summer

Kyocera's FS-1128MFP Acknowledged for Robust Design, High Reliability and Low Cost Per Page

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 16, 2010 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., image
one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI), a leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate, has recognized Kyocera’s FS-1128MFP black and white multifunctional printer, with a 2010 Summer Pick Award for “Outstanding Personal Monochrome Multifunction Printer.” The FS-1128MFP was recognized for its class-leading durability, ease-of-use and a low cost per page.

“After rigorously evaluating the performance, features and value proposition of a broad range of models, we’re pleased to recognize Kyocera’s FS-1128MFP as BLI’s 2010 Pick of the Year for outstanding personal monochrome MFP,” said David Sweetnam, European Laboratory and Research Manager at BLI. “With above average standard and maximum memory, paper handling and security features, Kyocera’s FS-1128MFP is a powerhouse personal MFP that stands up to competitive printers in this market sector.”

Buyers Laboratory noted the robust design of Kyocera’s FS-1128MFP, which includes standard print, copy, scan and fax functionality and a reversing automatic document feeder for multi-page scanning. BLI researchers were also impressed with the FS-1128MFP’s ability to print-from and scan-to from the front- loading USB host interface, as well as per-page supplies costs that are among the lowest of competitive printers in this market sector.

"Kyocera aims to offer its customers the highest standards of quality, functionality and performance with exceptional ease-of-use and unbeatable value for their investment,” said Michele McDonald, product and solutions marketing manager for Kyocera Mita America. “We’re delighted to have received BLI’s Summer Pick for our FS-1128MFP, as it is a valuable independent confirmation that we are delivering best-in-class products with the durability, print quality and low total cost of ownership that today’s business require."

For its 2010 Summer Pick Awards, BLI researchers completed a two-month evaluation process, including extensive durability testing, during which each unit is run at half the monthly duty cycle over a 15-day period. BLI’s comprehensive testing includes an assessment of copy and print quality, productivity, ease-of-use and economy, as well as connectivity issues such as feedback to workstations, administrative utilities, print drivers, multitasking and scanning solutions. Each product that successfully passes BLI’s lab test earns BLI’s “Recommended” or “Highly-Recommended” seal and a BLI “Certificate of Reliability” and qualifies as a “Pick” award contender. “Pick” award winners are those products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests.

For 49 years, Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI) has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry's most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI's US and UK laboratories, the company has been the leading source of competitive intelligence for industry professionals on copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners, duplicators, wide-format devices and multifunctional products. The company's databases cover over 13,000 products globally and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry's most trustworthy and complete source for specifications and side-by-side comparisons, all of which are available as part of bliQ, BLI’s web-based encyclopedic resource. Subscribers also have access to BLI's renowned Lab Test Reports, First Look Reports, Solutions Reports, Environmental Reports, news articles and a complete library of manufacturer’s product literature, as well as valuable tools including a Product Configurator and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator.

Buyers Lab also provides business consumers with How-To-Guides, a Needs Assessment Wizard and Free Vendor Quotes via its Buyers Lab Advisor website, as well as independent purchasing advice and consulting from its Buyers Alliance procurement experts. Business consumers and manufacturers can also select from a vast array of confidential for-hire private testing services that include document imaging device beta and pre-launch testing, performance certification testing, consumables testing (such as toner, ink and photoconductors) and software solutions and print media testing (including virgin and recycled papers).

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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, 2010.