August 7, 2003

BrightQ printing suite available for Kyocera Mita Printers and Multi-Functional Products (MFPs)

Fairfield, New Jersey and Culver City, California ââ¬â August 6, 2003 - Kyocera Mita, one of the worldââ¬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 Codehostââ¬â¢s BrightQâ⢠suite of Linux and Unix-based printing tools for use with Kyocera Mitaââ¬â¢s ECOSYS printers and multi-functional products (MFPs).

ââ¬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 todayââ¬â¢s Linux and UNIX users,ââ¬? said Michael Pietrunti, vice president, marketing for Kyocera Mita America. ââ¬ÅAlong with BrightQ, our strong product line and a low total cost of ownership, we believe that weââ¬â¢ll be better able to service and support the growing Linux and UNIX market.ââ¬?

Developed for UNIX and Linux operating systems, BrightQâ⢠gives administrators and users an easy-to-use printing environment, allowing users to take advantage of the full functionality of their high-end printers. BrightQâ⢠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.

ââ¬ÅCodehost is excited to launch BrightQ into the Kyocera Mita channel,ââ¬? said Codehost CEO Sam Bizri. ââ¬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.ââ¬?

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 ââ¬Ës to support and grow their market share, while helping them enter emerging market segments. BrightQâ⢠was chosen as a finalist for the Best Desktop Office Solution award during the LinuxWorld 2002 in San Francisco. You can learn more about Codehostââ¬Ës UNIX and Linux printing products and services at http://www.codehost.com

ABOUT KYOCERA MITA
Kyocera Mita is one of the worldââ¬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 worldââ¬Ës leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Corporationââ¬Ës consolidated net revenues totaled $9.0 billion during the year ended March 31, 2002. Kyocera Mitaââ¬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.
Tel: 973-882-4480
E-mail: daniel_butler@kyoceramita.com

Kurt Rossler, Senior Account Executive
M Booth & Associates for Kyocera Mita America
Tel: 212-481-7000
E-mail: kurtr@mbooth.com

Link: http://www.codehost.com

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