CULVER CITY, CA December 4, 2003 — Codehost, Inc. announced today that it is making BrightQ, its marquee UNIX and Linux printing solution, available to users worldwide.

BrightQ is the standard Linux and UNIX printing solution for a number of OEMs, having received rave reviews from printing industry professionals and system administrators from major corporations. BrightQ provides the UNIX and Linux environment with a robust solution that supports the advanced functionality of today’s best of class multifunction printers. BrightQ is easy to install, maintain, and provides advanced print management through an intuitive graphical interface. BrightQ is available for all common versions of UNIX and Linux distributions while supporting a large number of printers including Codehost’s current customers: Canon, Savin, Lanier, Ricoh, Gestetner, Kyocera Mita and others.

Historically, Codehost has focused on the North American market. With this announcement the BrightQ printing suite will be available to MFP dealers and customers in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and other regions.

“We have decided to make BrightQ available internationally in order to meet the increasing global end-user and dealer demand we are seeing today,” said Codehost, Inc. President and CEO Sam Bizri. “Since our product launch in April of this year, we’ve been flooded by requests for BrightQ from the European, Asian Pacific and South American markets.”

Eric Levy, Codehost’s general manager of printing systems, added “BrightQ offers significant value to the ever growing global Linux community. This solution will strongly augment the value that Linux hosts gain by printing to shared resources such as the best of class output devices offered by our partners in markets outside of North America.”

Evaluation versions of BrightQ are available for download from the Codehost website (, or by specific manufacturer:

To purchase BrightQ or to request support for a manufacturer that is not listed, contact Codehost, Inc. at or at +1 (213) 254-2000.

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