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

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

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

Dan Butler, Public Relations Manager
Kyocera Mita America, Inc.
Tel: 973-882-4480

Kurt Rossler, Senior Account Executive
M Booth & Associates for Kyocera Mita America
Tel: 212-481-7000


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