Fairfield, New Jersey and Culver City, California Ã¢â¬â August 6, 2003 - Kyocera Mita, one of the worldÃ¢â¬Ës leading document imaging companies, and Codehost, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for manufacturers within the printing and imaging markets, today announced the availability of CodehostÃ¢â¬â¢s BrightQÃ¢âÂ¢ suite of Linux and Unix-based printing tools for use with Kyocera MitaÃ¢â¬â¢s ECOSYS printers and multi-functional products (MFPs).
Ã¢â¬ÅThrough the Kyocera Mita version of BrightQ, users will be able to easily install and configure their Kyocera Mita printers and MFPs, which is critical to todayÃ¢â¬â¢s Linux and UNIX users,Ã¢â¬? said Michael Pietrunti, vice president, marketing for Kyocera Mita America. Ã¢â¬ÅAlong with BrightQ, our strong product line and a low total cost of ownership, we believe that weÃ¢â¬â¢ll be better able to service and support the growing Linux and UNIX market.Ã¢â¬?
Developed for UNIX and Linux operating systems, BrightQÃ¢âÂ¢ gives administrators and users an easy-to-use printing environment, allowing users to take advantage of the full functionality of their high-end printers. BrightQÃ¢âÂ¢ is geared specifically to provide original equipment manufacturers and value added resellers with a solution that provides their UNIX and Linux customers with a highly intuitive and robust printing solution. This dynamic printing suite is customizable for nearly any line of consumer, industrial or back-office printer.
Ã¢â¬ÅCodehost is excited to launch BrightQ into the Kyocera Mita channel,Ã¢â¬? said Codehost CEO Sam Bizri. Ã¢â¬ÅWith our expertise and ability to support the Linux and UNIX printing environment, we feel we are offering Kyocera Mita customers the most complete solution available for users of multi-function devices and printers in these environments.Ã¢â¬?
BrightQ supports all commonly used versions of UNIX and distributions of Linux. Codehost will be exhibiting BrightQ from August 5-7 at Linux World 2003 in San Francisco (Booth 774). Kyocera Mita dealers and customers can view a complete list of supported devices and download demos of BrightQ at http://kyoceramita.codehost.com.
ABOUT CODEHOST, INC.
Founded in 1999, Codehost has emerged as the leader in Linux and UNIX software development for leading manufacturers of printers and multi-function devices. With an expertise in a number of operating system platforms, hardware architectures, embedded technologies and peripheral devices, Codehost strives to establish long-term relationships with OEM Ã¢â¬Ës to support and grow their market share, while helping them enter emerging market segments. BrightQÃ¢âÂ¢ was chosen as a finalist for the Best Desktop Office Solution award during the LinuxWorld 2002 in San Francisco. You can learn more about CodehostÃ¢â¬Ës UNIX and Linux printing products and services at http://www.codehost.com
ABOUT KYOCERA MITA
Kyocera Mita is one of the worldÃ¢â¬Ës largest manufacturers and leading providers of computer-connectable peripherals, including network-ready digital copiers/printers, laser printers, color copiers/printers, digital laser facsimiles, multi-functional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita is a group company of Kyocera Corporation, the worldÃ¢â¬Ës leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera CorporationÃ¢â¬Ës consolidated net revenues totaled $9.0 billion during the year ended March 31, 2002. Kyocera MitaÃ¢â¬Ës headquarters for the Americas are in Fairfield, New Jersey.
For more information, visit www.kyoceramita.com
Dan Butler, Public Relations Manager
Kyocera Mita America, Inc.
Kurt Rossler, Senior Account Executive
M Booth & Associates for Kyocera Mita America