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Konica Minolta Recognized for Innovation, Diversity and Durability with Three Buyers Lab Awards for Winter 2016 Picks in A3 and Solutions

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 9, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that it has received three Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) 2016 Picks for its bizhub® series and its state-of-the-art bizhub MarketPlace. The award-winning products and the criteria for their selection are:

Outstanding Achievement in Innovation: Konica Minolta bizhub Marketplace Chameleon

Konica Minolta's bizhub MarketPlace Chameleon features, available as part of the bizhub MarketPlace MFP app store, provide customers with a simple, centralized way to personalize their MFP's User Interfaces (UIs) as well as install and manage their bizhub MarketPlace apps and customized UIs. An easy-to-use MFP control-panel customization tool enables users to build and share custom UIs that can be designed to reduce the amount of time spent at an MFP and best reflect and conform to the company's corporate standards.

  • Intuitive MFP User Interface customization via a graphical, drag-and-drop, web-based tool.
  • MFP can be customized to fit customers' organizational branding standards and business needs.
  • Administrators control what functions (scanning, copying, faxing, etc.) employees can access while at the MFP.
  • Efficient and centralized installation and management of bizhub MarketPlace apps and custom UIs.
  • Custom User Interfaces can run by default when the MFP is first powered on.

In today's fast-paced business environment, every wasted second comes with a cost. As a result, organizations are looking for ways to maximize productivity and efficiency. While the bizhub MarketPlace Chameleon is easy enough to be used by an end-user, it provides a reseller the opportunity to offer custom UIs to meet diverse customer needs as well as concrete benefits for customers.

"With bizhub MarketPlace Chameleon, organizations can leverage the UI customization, user restrictions, and enterprise management tools needed to create an efficient and productive shared printing environment," said Jamie Bsales, Director, Office Workflow Solutions Analysis at BLI. "Resellers, administrators and even end users can create custom screens for commonly used operations, allowing an employee to go right to the operation they need to accomplish, which should drastically reduce the time that knowledge workers spend at the MFP."

Outstanding 31- to 40-ppm A3 Colour MFP: bizhub C368
Outstanding 21- to 30-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP: bizhub 287

"The Konica Minolta bizhub C368 and 287 let users work the way they want to, with customizable drivers and a choice of three different control panel interfaces based on user preference," said BLI Editor George Mikolay. "The control panels can also be fully customized to allow users to easily access the MFP tools and workflows they use most via the BLI award-winning bizhub MarketPlace 2, and users can print to the MFPs from their mobile devices. When you also consider their excellent overall reliability, along with above average productivity when printing multiple file types, fast first-print times from daytime sleep and small colour scan file sizes, you're looking at devices with the flexibility to meet the needs of any work style that can easily stand up to the rigours experienced in busy office environments."

"We are excited to receive the Winter Picks Awards from BLI and pleased that the industry recognizes our efforts to deliver outstanding solutions for customers," says Norm Bussolaro, director, Product Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. "This award proves the high level of quality and well-executed, innovative work of Konica Minolta's design team."

Presented twice a year, "Pick" awards acknowledge the comprehensive offerings that measure up as the best in BLI's rigorous and comprehensive lab testing, which assess a wide range of factors most important to buyers. BLI is an independent company that evaluates office document equipment and solution products.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is one of the world's leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers' speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.KonicaMinolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn, Twitter @KonicaMinoltaCA, and YouTube.

bizhub is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Rebekah Fougere, Director, Marketing & Sales Support Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. +1 905.890.6600 rebekah.fougere@bt.konicaminolta.ca

Source:Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.