BrightQ Pro v2.0 makes printing from Unix and Linux more powerful and seamless than ever

CULVER CITY, CA - September 21, 2004 — Codehost Inc., the leading provider of Linux and Unix printing solutions for the multi-function print (MFP) industry, today announced the availability of the BrightQ Pro v2.0. The latest version of BrightQ includes new and enhanced feature functionality, and increased Linux distribution support that combine to make this the most powerful Unix and Linux printing suite available.

BrightQ Pro abstracts ands simplifies the processes required to configure and manage today’s Unix and Linux printing systems. OEM printer support personnel, system admins and end-users save time and resources with the ability to conduct a network scan for printers; access to BrightQ Pro’s printer installation wizard; the ability to monitor network device status; and the ability to establish printer classes to manage load balancing.

“BrightQ Pro brings the most sophisticated aspects of printing, with an easy and intuitive package, to the Unix and Linux industry,” said Eric Levy, GM of Printing at Codehost, Inc. “BrightQ Pro is not simply a print driver, it is a complete Unix and Linux printing solution.”

BrightQ Pro supports many flavors of Unix and distributions of Linux while working in conjunction with all commonly utilized print systems (i.e. Berkeley, System V, and CUPS). Newly supported distributions of Linux include Fedora, Xandros and the Sun Microsystems Java Desktop.

This is the third major BrightQ release since the product first became available in April of 2003. Since that time, Codehost’s BrightQ has helped MFP partners tap into this growing market, increasing unit sales and network connectivity while dramatically reducing the Unix and Linux support costs associated with these powerful imaging devices.

Canon USA, an industry leader in MFP segments, offers BrightQ for free for the Canon imageRUNNER and other Canon multifunction devices. The Canon version of BrightQ Pro is a tightly integrated solution offering functionality that is specific to Canon devices. BrightQ Pro v2.0 for Canon can be downloaded for free at

BrightQ Pro v2.0 will be available for additional OEMs in the near future.

About Codehost Inc.

Codehost is the leader in Linux and Unix software development for manufacturers of printers and multi-function devices. With industry leaders such as Canon USA, Ricoh, EFI, Samsung and Kyocera Mita adopting Codehost’s printing solution, BrightQ has become the “standard” for Unix and Linux printing according to sever multifunction copier industry trade publications.

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