“The Market Has Spoken”… Konica Minolta Product Line Wins Multiple 2010 BERTL Readers’ Choice Awards

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Output Quality, Product Reliability and Environment Sustainability among 10 Awards Received

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We are always pleased with the overwhelming response we get from the print and imaging community when we issue this survey each year and 2010 was certainly no exception

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 BERTL® Inc (BERTL) has named Konica Minolta a 2010 Readers' Choice Award winner. Earning awards in the Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division and Production Division, the bizhub®, bizhub PRO®, magicolor®, and pagepro® product lines were all recognized as part of the awards. Konica Minolta also received an award for overall excellence with the highest rating in Color Range.

Konica Minolta was awarded 2010 Readers' Choice recognition in the following key categories:

  • Color Range – Overall Winner
  • Output Quality – Laser MFP Color, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division
  • Product Reliability - Laser MFP Color, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division
  • Environment Sustainability – Laser MFP Monochrome, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division
  • Output Quality – Laser MFP Monochrome, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division
  • Workflow Integration – Laser MFP Monochrome, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division
  • Value for Cost – Laser Printer Monochrome, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division
  • Workflow Integration – Laser Printer Monochrome, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division
  • Environment Sustainability – Production Division
  • Value for Cost – Production Division

For the sixth consecutive year, BERTL conducted a global, industry-wide survey covering all major manufacturers' copier, printer and MFP performances by asking readers to relate their opinions on how different manufacturers handle key issues such as ease of use, reliability, image quality and training. BERTL allows buyers, end users and resellers to be the ultimate judges of digital imaging systems and provide an overall rating of manufacturer performance in key categories from both buying and selling perspectives. Responses were received from corporate executives, enterprise buyers, technical professionals, resellers and end users in more than 90 countries.

"We are always pleased with the overwhelming response we get from the print and imaging community when we issue this survey each year and 2010 was certainly no exception," said Margie Davis, BERTL Managing Director. "Konica Minolta received a number of awards this year across their entire color, monochrome and production print lines which is verification that this manufacturer is listening to their End-user and Reseller communities."

"Receiving this many 2010 BERTL Readers' Choice Awards is a key indicator of our success in ensuring that our customers can continue to count on Konica Minolta for all their print and imaging needs," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Our ongoing product innovation is driven by such user needs and demands, and we look forward to even further success in 2010 and beyond."

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 CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook and Twitter.

About BERTL:
The Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories Inc., (BERTL) is an independent testing laboratory whose purpose is to provide objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on imaging devices and software solutions. BERTL prohibits any manufacturer-control over its product evaluations, and bases its opinions, ratings and awards on a combination of rigorous analysis and worldwide customer satisfaction research.

At all times, BERTL’s primary focus is the end user. BERTL’s evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL’s expense for the benefit of its worldwide subscriber base. Covering all major digital imaging manufacturers, BERTL publishes the world’s most extensive Web site of evaluation reports, comparisons data, vertical market research, news and more on copiers, printers, MFPs, production and workgroup scanners, fax machines, color and production equipment and wide format devices. BERTL reports, research and other industry informative services are available in a range of specialized subscription services. To learn more about BERTL, visit http://www.BERTL.com or telephone 1.973.882.0200.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000

Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub, bizhub PRO, magicolor, and pagepro 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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