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KYOCERA MITA America Simplifies Device Management and Security with New Card Authentication Kit

Card Readers and HyPAS Applications Cost-Effectively Control Access and Reduce Waste for Kyocera’s TASKalfa MFPs

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 7, 2010 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, is helping companies increase security, manage resources and monitor usage at the device level with the launch of a Card Authentication Kit for select Kyocera multifunctional products (MFPs). The Card Authentication Kit includes administrative software from Kyocera and card reading technology from RF IDeas, a developer of proximity and contactless card reader solutions.

The Card Authentication Kit gives organizations – and their network administrators – greater control over their MFPs. Once installed and configured, the Card Authentication Kit quickly authenticates users onto the Kyocera MFP with a simple swipe of their proximity-enabled ID Badge. For organizations requiring enhanced security features, the Card Authentication Kit can seamlessly integrate with Kyocera’s advanced security solution such as AccessLock, which provides added functionality for advanced authentication, authorization, secure print release and usage tracking.

“Preventing unauthorized intrusion and confidential data loss is a serious matter for any organization, and Kyocera is committed to providing solutions that increase and simplify security at the device, while giving management the power they need to eliminate waste and control costs,” said Michele McDonald, product & solutions marketing manager, Black & White MFPs at Kyocera Mita America. “Card-reading technology from RF IDeas combined with Kyocera’s security features and HyPAS applications provide the most sophisticated features for enhancing data security and document and device management. It’s trusted and reliable solutions like the Card Authentication Kit that keep Kyocera at the forefront of document security.”

In an era when protecting information is as essential to business as is eliminating waste, controlling costs, and monitoring usage, Kyocera’s Card Authentication Kit is a quick, convenient and cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes. For organizations with existing identification card systems for workplace access, the same card can now be used to manage access to Kyocera MFPs, authorize users for features specific to their job function and improve document security.

“Managing access is a critical business function, and with the integration of RF IDeas’ proximity card readers with Kyocera MFPs, end users can now use their existing badges for authentication and authorization at the device,” said Rick Landuyt, president of RF IDeas. “Bringing together RF Ideas’ card readers and Kyocera MFPs will result in cost savings, increased security, and responsible printing. We are happy to be identified as a supported peripheral option and partner of Kyocera’s.”

Pricing and Availability

The Card Authentication Kit is compatible with Kyocera’s TASKalfa 552ci, 500ci, 400ci, 300ci and 250ci color MFPs, as well as the TASKalfa 300i, 420i and 520i black & white MFPs. Additional supported MFPs will be announced in the future. The Card Authentication Kit is available now through authorized Kyocera Mita dealers. To find the nearest Kyocera Mita America dealer, or for more information, please visit Kyocera Mita America’s website at:

Schaumburg, IL-based RF IDeas designs, develops, and manufactures card readers that support nearly every proximity, contactless smart card and magnetic stripe card technology worldwide. RF IDeas readers come in many different form factors and are used in hundreds of applications and OEM solutions including: multi-function printers, kiosks, building and door access, point-of-sale and computer logon. In addition to card readers, RF IDeas offers Wiegand converters and Software Developer’s Kits. For more information visit and follow us on Twitter at To view a variety of applications used with RF IDeas card readers, 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 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.