The latest version of Codehost’s UNIX and Linux printing suite includes advanced features and support for additional UNIX operating systems

CULVER CITY, CA — Codehost Inc. announced today the availability of the 1.6.4 version of the BrightQ printing suite. The latest release of this cohesive printer driver package for the UNIX and Linux operating systems includes additional feature functionality and support for two additional versions of UNIX running on the x86 platform; Solaris 8 and FreeBSD (version 4.6 and above).

“We feel that providing support for these popular versions of UNIX gives our printer OEM partners a greater market reach for their devices, while addressing the growing need for robust UNIX printing solutions,” said Codehost CEO, Sam Bizri.

The BrightQ printing suite provides an easy-to-use printing interface driving multi-function devices and high-end workgroup printers. BrightQ gives users access to all available printer finishing features for a number of versions of UNIX and distributions of Linux.

New features of the product are highlighted by an advanced license activation manager and full command line interface support. Codehost’s proprietary license activation manager gives users of BrightQ the capacity to upgrade feature functionality and add support for additional devices without having to replace the core software.

Additionally, all of BrightQ’s advanced features can now be accessed through the command line interface within UNIX and Linux environments. This includes command line access to BrightInstall (Codehost’s UNIX and Linux installation tool), the BrightQ configuration tool for setting up printers and print queues, and the product registration module. Having full command line access to BrightQ provides support to those environments not running X windows and an alternative to users who prefer printing without an interface.

At Linux World in August, Codehost announced the availability of BrightQ for Codehost’s most recent multi-function and workgroup printer partner, Kyocera Mita. BrightQ (Linux and UNIX printer driver) downloads for Kyocera Mita can be found at

Additional OEM downloads of BrightQ downloads and documentation, as well as information on Linux and UNIX printing can be found at

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 OEMs to support and grow their market share, while helping them enter emerging market segments.

BrightQ™ was chosen as a finalist for the Best Desktop Office Solution award during the Linux World 2002 in San Francisco. You can learn more about Codehost’s UNIX and Linux printing products and services at

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