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Konica Minolta Receives 6 Buyers Lab 2014 Summer Picks

Awards for 5 Monochrome MFPs and 1 Mobile Application

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - July 24, 2014) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has awarded Konica Minolta six 2014 Summer Picks for its bizhub series of multifunctional peripherals (MFP) and its PageScope mobile application.

The Company has been awarded three Summer Picks in the A3 monochrome category, two Summer Picks in the A4 monochrome category, and one pick in the mobile print application category.

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

According to BLI, all three models were easy to use, "featuring an extremely well-designed control panel that gives users a choice of three easily accessible interfaces and supports dragging and dropping, pinch-to-zoom and the ability to rotate pages in a scan preview using multi-touch controls. Also contributing to ease of use is the MyTab feature in the print drivers, which allows users to configure a tab with their own frequently used features." The models were further praised by BLI for their print quality, with all three earning excellent or very good ratings in all categories evaluated.

According to BLI, both bizhub models deliver an outstanding value because of "flawless reliability, intuitive design, simple maintenance and integration with time- and money-saving solutions, combined with their low cost of ownership. Additionally, both models demonstrated impressive print quality, scoring very good to excellent ratings in nearly every category evaluated."

According to BLI, "for the increasingly prevalent use of mobile devices in the office, PageScope Mobile offers a robust feature set, including a wide range of settings for printing and scanning and other useful functions, and security is outstanding."

PageScope Mobile is a downloadable application that connects a bizhub MFP with mobile devices, allowing users to browse, read, scan and print select documents and images. The free app offers a plethora of print settings and includes a range of security features that help protect company data, such as secure print release and user authentication.

"These six Summer Picks continue the string of awards Konica Minolta has received this year," says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. "In January, we received BLI's 2014 A3 MFP Line of the Year award for an unprecedented fourth time in a row. These Summer Picks are proof of the success of our continued commitment to deliver superior solutions featuring advanced, user-friendly technology to our customers."

                                                                            
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Award Category                                              Award-Winning   
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Outstanding 41- to 50-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP                 bizhub 454e     
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Outstanding 61- to 70-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP                 bizhub 654e     
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Outstanding 71- to 80-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP                 bizhub 754e     
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Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Small to Mid-Size         bizhub 4050     
 Workgroups                                                                 
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Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Mid-Size to Large         bizhub 4750     
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Outstanding Mobile Print App                                PageScope Mobile
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BLI is an independent company that evaluates office document equipment and solution products. Twice a year, it gives special recognition via Pick awards to the hardware and software products that gave the best performances in BLI's comprehensive suite of laboratory tests in the previous six months.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our solutions help organizations improve their speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Clients trust Konica Minolta to help them envision how they can achieve their goals and deliver innovative solutions to give shape to their ideas.  Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six consecutive years, and "A3 MFP Line of the Year" award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC for an unprecedented four consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year" recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two years in a row. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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