Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs Recognized for "Best Image Quality" by Office Products Analyst

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Konica Minolta MFPs Also Top the List for Printer and Scanning Capabilities.

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Surveys were completed via extensive telephone interviews with hundreds of customers. After a thorough validation process, we were left with 207 locations representing a device population of 237 MFPs.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies, today announced that its bizhubTM product line of multifunctional products (MFPs - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system) has received the top award for Best Image Quality in the recent annual End User MFP study conducted by Office Products Analyst, the longest running, continuously published publication that focuses exclusively on the office automation industry. Konica Minolta was named for the coveted award ahead of all its major direct competitors.

The award, based on end users' sentiment, also recognizes Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs for their comprehensive printing and scanning capabilities, which combine to make products such as the bizhub C550 the central hub for a wide variety of document management and workflow needs in offices.

"Each year we conduct a study in which we ask Enterprise and SMB (Small and Medium Business) across the continental United States to rate the multifunctional equipment that they use on a daily basis," said Andy Slawetsky, president, Industry Analysts, Inc., publisher of Office Products Analyst. "Surveys were completed via extensive telephone interviews with hundreds of customers. After a thorough validation process, we were left with 207 locations representing a device population of 237 MFPs."

"This year Konica Minolta MFPs were ranked the highest overall with respect to Image Quality, beating out rivals such as Canon, HP, Ricoh, Xerox and others," added Slawetsky. "Konica Minolta also was rated highest in Printer Capability, Scanning Capability and more. Based on feedback from end users, anyone with stringent image quality requirements should strongly consider MFPs from Konica Minolta."

"We are grateful that our customers ranked Konica Minolta MFPs as Best in Image Quality in this recent OPA study," said Kevin Kern, vice president, product planning and development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "To also receive high grades in printing and scanning capability is a testimony to the strength of our Simitri HD polymerized toner and image processing technology, which are key elements of our pledge to provide a high value customer experience."

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (http://www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us), a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhubTM multifunctional products (MFPs); bizhub PROTM production printing systems; magicolor® desktop color laser printers and all-in-ones; and pageproTM monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones. Konica Minolta also offers advanced software solutions, wide-format printers, microform digital imaging systems, and scanning systems for specialized applications.

Headquartered in Ramsey, NJ, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and client support through an extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

About Industry Analysts, Inc.
Industry Analysts, Inc. (http://www.industryanalysts.com) is a market research and product testing firm specializing in the imaging industry. Founded in 1974, IA, Inc. provides "real-world" third party testing and evaluations, market research and focus groups from offices in Rochester NY and Fairfield NJ.

Konica Minolta Media Contact
Rachel Reed
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5785

Industry Analysts Contact
Andy Slawetsky
Industry Analysts, Inc.
+1 585.232.5320

Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub and bizhub PRO are trademarks of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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