Konica Minolta is Recognized by BLI with Multiple "Pick" Awards

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Office-Equipment Testing Lab Recognizes the bizhub 601, bizhub 751, magicolor 7450 II grafx, and MyTab Printer Driver for Overall Excellence

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Combined with an aggressive and highly competitive pricing structure and the continued strength of the Konica Minolta name, these winners are proven leaders in their respective categories.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) has awarded Konica Minolta three Spring 2009 ''Pick of the Year Awards'' for the bizhub® 751/601 Series and the magicolor® 7450 II grafx, as well as awarded an ''Outstanding Achievement Award'' for Konica Minolta's exclusive MyTab Printer Driver. BLI's semi-annual awards are given to the hardware and software offerings that measure up as the best in BLI's comprehensive evaluations, which assess a wide range of the most important features and performance factors for buyers.

BLI recognized Konica Minolta with the following awards:

  • bizhub 751 as ''Pick of the Year Award'' winner in the 70- to 90-ppm monochrome MFP segment
  • bizhub 601 as ''Pick of the Year Award'' winner in the 51- to 60-ppm monochrome MFP segment
  • magicolor 7450 II grafx as ''Pick of the Year Award'' winner in the mid-sized workgroup color printer segment
  • Konica Minolta's exclusive MyTab Printer Driver as an ''Outstanding Achievement Award'' winner

After subjecting a wide range of printers, MFPs, and document solutions to rigorous lab tests, BLI awarded winners based on their outstanding performance. The tests evaluate products for a variety of important performance aspects, including reliability, image quality, productivity, print drivers, feedback to workstations, administrative utilities, ease of use, network setup, toner yield and more.

"As the speed of doing business continues to accelerate and the need for greater productivity becomes more and more critical, BLI recognizes Konica Minolta for its innovative products and solutions, which can save customers valuable time and improve overall efficiency," said BLI Assignments Editor George Mikolay. "Combined with an aggressive and highly competitive pricing structure and the continued strength of the Konica Minolta name, these winners are proven leaders in their respective categories."

"These awards from BLI further support our company vision that customers can count on Konica Minolta for their entire gamut of imaging products and solutions needs," said Kevin P. Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Our award-winning lines of office systems, printers, production print systems, and application solutions continue to distinguish themselves from among the competition as the highest quality technology solutions in the marketplace."

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com .

About Buyers Laboratory Inc.
For 48 years, Buyers Lab (BLI) has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry's most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI's US and UK laboratories, the company has been the leading source of competitive intelligence for industry professionals on copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners, duplicators, wide-format devices and multifunctional products. The company's databases cover over 12,000 products globally and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry's most trustworthy and complete source for specifications and side-by-side comparisons, all of which are available as part of bliQ, BLI's Web-based encyclopedic resource. Subscribers also have access to BLI's renowned Lab Test Reports, First Look Reports, Solutions Reports, Environmental Reports, news articles and a complete library of manufacturer's product literature, as well as valuable tools including a Product Configurator and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator.

Buyers Lab also provides business consumers with How-To-Guides, a Needs Assessment Wizard and Free Vendor Quotes via its Buyers Lab Advisor Web site, as well as independent purchasing advice and consulting from its Buyers Alliance procurement experts. Business consumers and manufacturers can also select from a vast array of confidential for-hire private testing services that include document imaging device beta and pre-launch testing, performance certification testing, consumables testing (such as toner, ink and photoconductors) and software solutions and print media testing (including virgin and recycled papers).

For more information on Buyers Lab, please call (201) 488-0404, visit http://www.buyerslab.com , or e-mail info(at)buyerslab(dot)com.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
PR(at)kmbs(dot)konicaminolta(dot)us

Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub and magicolor are registered 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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