Gestetner to Make the BrightQ™ Printing Solution for UNIX and Linux Available for Line of Networked Imaging Systems

STAMFORD, CT and CULVER CITY, CA - May 22, 2003 — Gestetner announced today that is has aligned with Unix and Linux software developer Codehost Inc. to offer

Gestetner customers and dealers BrightQ™, Codehost’s popular suite of Linux and Unix-based printing tools, for use with Savin networked output systems.

“Linux and Unix applications play an increasingly important role in enterprises, and ensuring that our imaging systems work seamlessly with them is important to many of our customers,” said Mark Pollack, vice president of marketing and marketing support. “BrightQ is a flexible and powerful solution that we will provide to our steadily increasing base of Linux and Unix users.”

BrightQ will be available for select models of Gestetner’s line of products, delivering customers within the Linux and UNIX environments a robust, easy-to-use solution that provides complete access to the advanced document finishing features found on many of Savin’s systems.

“Codehost is very pleased to be working with Gestetner. We feel BrightQ offers great value to their dealers and distributors, providing them with a solution that satisfies corporate printing needs generated by the growing use of Linux and high dependency on UNIX systems,” said Codehost CEO Sam Bizri. “They can support their customers’ technology platforms with minimal effort, and increase their value proposition by providing a full suite of solutions supporting UNIX and Linux alongside Windows.”

BrightQ is comprised of intuitive graphical interfaces that allow users to manage printers, complex print jobs and sophisticated print queues, while providing support for industry standard printing protocols. A key component of BrightQ is Codehost’s BrightInstall™, an installation tool that enables systems support personnel to easily install, configure, and support their Unix/Linux customer base. BrightQ supports most major UNIX operating systems and Linux distributions.

BrightQ was chosen as finalist for the Best Desktop Office Solution award during the LinuxWorld 2002 in San Francisco.

About Codehost Inc.

Founded in 1999, Codehost has emerged as the leader in Linux and UNIX software development and services for leading manufacturers of printers, multi-function and imaging 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 OEMs to support and grow their market share, while helping them enter emerging market segments. For more information on Codehost, Inc. products and services, please visit

BrightQ is currently a nominee for The 2003 LBT Readers Choice Awards under the category of “The Best Linux Productivity Tool.” You can cast your vote for the Best Linux Applications in 14 categories by visiting

About Gestetner

Gestetner’s broad line of award winning line of network-ready digital output systems including full color and black-and-white digital imaging systems, color and black-and-white network laser printers, and fax machines delivers document output solutions for businesses of all sizes, at speeds from 10 to 105 ppm. Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI) recognized four Gestetner systems with “Pick of the Year” awards in 2002, including the 1802, 3222, 3355, and 10502 Digital Imaging Systems. Gestetner document management systems are marketed by a nationwide network of dealers. Gestetner is a brand of Stamford, CT-based Savin Corp. For more information, visit