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Konica Minolta’s Five MFPs Won China Red Star Design Award 2014

Tokyo (December 19, 2014) -- Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that its five A3 color multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) in the bizhub series, the bizhub C554e/C454e/C364e/C284e/C224e, have won Excellent Prize of 2014 China Red Star Design Award. The award-winning MFPs are primary products in the company’s Business Technologies business.

China Red Star Design Award was established in 2006 by Beijing Industrial Design Center to commend a broad range of outstanding industrial design in China and abroad. The award winners are selected by the jury board of domestic and international design experts, based on six criteria of innovation, utility, economic benefit, environmental-friendliness, craft and aesthetic.

Giving Shape to Ideas at Eco-Products 2014 in Tokyo

Tokyo (December 4, 2014) -- Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) will be exhibiting at Eco-Products 2014 (December 11-13, 2014), one of the largest environmental exhibitions in Japan, held at Tokyo Big Sight.

The theme for the sixteenth Eco-Products is “Discover Ideas to Change the Future!” The annual exhibition has drawn a lot of attentions, as diverse stakeholders visit and exhibit at the show and share initiatives or solutions that address environmental issues on a global scale.

This year, under the brand proposition “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta will showcase its eco-considerate multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) and various products and services, developed from the mind and ideas with environmental impact reduction and the company’s advanced technologies. The values and benefits these products and services bring will be presented from the viewpoint of people in everyday life and work.

Konica Minolta Receives BLI’s Production Printer 2015 PRO Awards Three Models of bizhub PRESS Series Awarded This Year

Tokyo (November 18, 2014) – Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI*1), a U.S.-based independent test lab with the focus on Imaging Hardware and Software products evaluation, has awarded Konica Minolta three Production Printer 2015 Awards*2 for its bizhub PRESS series, the digital printing system for production print market, that gave the best performance in BLI’s comprehensive suite of laboratory tests.

The award-winning products and the reasons for their selection are:

  • bizhub PRESS C1100 - Outstanding Color Mid-Volume Production Device
  • bizhub PRESS 2250P - Outstanding Monochrome Mid- to High-Volume Production Device
  • bizhub PRESS 1052 - Outstanding Monochrome Light- to Mid-Volume Production Device

Mobile Printing Integration with Konica Minolta Secure Print User Boxes

Challenge – Securely Direct PrinterOn Mobile Printing Jobs to Konica Minolta MFPs

Although PrinterOn’s hosted mobile printing service can print virtually anywhere, it could not take advantage of the special “Secure Print User Box” feature of the Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs.

Solution – PrinterOn Integration with Konica Minolta Secure Print User Box

PrinterOn extended the PrinterOn services to collect the necessary user information to be compatible with the Konica Minolta bizhub MFP Secure Print User Box.

How It Works

When the PJL Username and Password authentication feature is enabled, a user who navigates to the PrinterOn site to upload a print job will be prompted to enter a unique username and password. PrinterOn injects this authentication information into the print data stream directly leveraging Konica Minolta’s PJL command set.

When the user gets to the printer, they type in the same username and password they used in the submission process to access their secure personal box on the MFP. Their queued print job(s) will be displayed and they select the job to be printed.

Konica Minolta Acquires Verga in Italy Establishing Sales Subsidiary in Italy, the Growth Driver Country of Inkjet Textile Printing, and Accelerating Global Business Development

Tokyo (October 14, 2014) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Verga IT S.r.l., an Italian inkjet textile printer sales company (Verga), under which Konica Minolta acquires Verga. Through the acquisition, Konica Minolta has established Konica Minolta IJ Textile Europe S.r.l. (Headquarters: Bregnano, Como, Italy), its first overseas sales subsidiary for industrial inkjet business, aiming to enhance the sales and services organization in the inkjet textile printer markets in Europe and within its proximity, with a great growth potential.

The worldwide textile printing market has been going digital rapidly, as digital inkjet technology has better responded to market requirements of the apparel industry. The current requirements include printing highly detailed and precise designs which was difficult to produce through traditional analog printing, and also printing with excellent quality through production of small quantities of many different designs. Inkjet technology has realized them all. In addition, as inkjet textile printing uses significantly less water than analog printing, more and more factories have become interested in adopting digital technology to transform themselves into more environmentally-considerate businesses.

Konica Minolta launches Managed Content Services globally to change the game for our customers

Tokyo (October 3, 2014) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the launch of a global Managed Content Services (MCS) program. Konica Minolta’s MCS is tailored to individual digital workflow of customers aiming to increase their operating efficiency. Through this program, Konica Minolta targets revenues of 10 billion yen in three years.

BACKGROUND

Under its Medium Term Business Plan "TRANSFORM 2016," business expansion by increasing capabilities to provide services and solutions is one of Konica Minolta's major management policies. The capabilities Konica Minolta launches today is to manage and utilize exponentially growing business contents by combining software and MFPs (multi-functional peripherals) as the input/output devices. Through Konica Minolta's MCS, the MFPs become a part of customer’s day-to-day business process and consequently increase the number of the company’s MFPs as well as print volume.

Konica Minolta Launches FileAssist Premier Cloud Services to Enable Secure, Enterprise-Wide Sharing

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - September 23, 2014) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of FileAssist, a fully-managed file storage and collaborative solution developed exclusively for Konica Minolta and hosted by All Covered -- Konica Minolta's Managed IT services provider. The company's first cloud solution, FileAssist is ideal for businesses of all sizes looking to collaborate and share information in a secure environment, while also improving workflow efficiency.

FileAssist helps reduce risk, cost and complexity by uniting an organization on a single and easy-to-use cloud-based document management application. Completing Konica Minolta's Enterprise Content Management Services Portfolio, FileAssist delivers a fully scalable solution that processes the handling of documents in such a way that information can be created, shared, organized and stored efficiently in a secure cloud. FileAssist provides the flexibility for business owners to not only scale with their needs but also have seamless access between mobile devices, the multi-functional printer and the web client from anywhere and at any time.

Commercial Printers Speed Output, Expand Color Capabilities with New Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1100

Ramsey, NJ – August 28, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that four leading commercial printers have experienced faster turnaround times, improved reliability, enhanced color consistency, and improved overall print shop productivity with the new bizhub® PRESS C1100 color digital press. Ideal for commercial printers and in-plant print providers, the bizhub PRESS C1100 offers speeds of 100 pages per minute (ppm) regardless of substrate type or weight.

Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1100 color digital press customer success profiles include:

Cox Printers, a full-service printing house focusing on green initiatives, implemented the bizhub PRESS C1100 to support the company’s broad services portfolio, enabling it to continue providing high-quality solutions while also supporting further expansion and innovation. According to Cox Printers, the new bizhub PRESS aligns with company’s green initiatives by reducing power consumption per page by approximately 20 percent compared with the previous model and uses recycled resins of high-compound ratio and bio plastics.

Konica Minolta Launches Dispatcher Phoenix Worldox Connector, Release 2.0 - Improves Electronic Document Sharing for Legal Professionals

Ramsey, N.J. – August 20, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the availability of Dispatcher Phoenix Worldox® Connector, Release 2.0. This updated version further enhances the connector, allowing users to scan, index, process, and distribute documents to a Worldox repository directly from a Konica Minolta bizhub® MFP in order to organize and share electronic documents.

The easy-to-use connector is directly available from the Konica Minolta bizhub MFP control panel using Dispatcher Phoenix and can also be used in an automated workflow for a “hands-free” solution. Ideal for law firms and financial services companies, Worldox is part of Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT Legal solution offering and is also available through the company’s All Covered IT Services division.  The updated release of the connector includes advanced functionality to further streamline and simplify the overall user experience.

Konica Minolta Releases Automated Workflow Solution for Financial Documents

Ramsey, NJ – July 29, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces a new automated workflow solution to help financial providers securely capture, process, and distribute financial documents with ease while meeting regulatory demands. Part of Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT Finance solution portfolio, Dispatcher Phoenix Finance helps banks, financial institutions and accounting departments streamline paper-based document processes to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve access to information.

“Delivering solutions that become an extension to our customers business is key when introducing new products that are relevant today. The security around information is a top concern for all businesses – especially for those businesses that deal with financial statements or client information,” says Sam Errigo, senior vice president, Business Intelligence Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “With Dispatcher Phoenix Finance, our customers have an integrated document capture and distribution solution that automates financial document workflows and helps safeguard financial information.”

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