KONICA MINOLTA’S NEW BERTL AWARDS

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KONICA MINOLTA’S NEW BERTL AWARDS

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    10th Annual Awards Recognize the Best in Digital Imaging Technology
    and  Innovation

    RAMSEY, N.J.,
    May 05– Konica Minolta Business Solutions
    U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta)
    today announced that it is the recipient ofthree BERTL’s Best(R) 2005
    Awards.  The 10th Annual Awards were based on BERTLInc.’s (BERTL) extensive
    review of both newly launched and current-linedigital imaging and document
    management solutions, including:  monochrome andcolor office MFPs;
    monochrome and color production devices; wide-formattechnologies; digital
    duplicators; document scanners; and software andutilities.  Each product was
    judged on its feature set, functionality,performance and overall
    value.
     Konica Minolta was honored with awards in the following
    categories:
    “Best 30-39ppm Office Color MFP” — Konica Minolta’s
    bizhub C450 was
    acknowledged by BERTL for its rich feature set, extensive
    network managementcapabilities, powerful multi-tasking capabilities and
    general ease of use. “While there are a lot of color-capable MFPs on the
    market right now, the
    Konica Minolta bizhub C450 offers an enviable range of
    features and benefitsencompassing a wide range of front-office environments
    and workflow demandsthat set it apart from its rivals,” commented BERTL’s
    reviewers.The newly released bizhub C450 features the groundbreaking
    bizhub OP, acommon system software that drives all functions — copy, print,
    scan and fax.
    Unlike a number of products available on the market, the bizhub
    C450 is a trueMFP right out-of-the-box.  It comes standard with:  45ppm
    B&W and 35ppm colorcopying/printing; PCL5c/PCL6/PS3 emulation;
    networking; 38opm scanning; 40GBhard disk drive; Hard Disk and User Box
    functionality; 256 g/m2 from all paper
    trays with automatic duplexing;
    Reversing Automatic Document Feeder; UserAuthentication; and network
    management tools through the PageScope softwaresuite.  A Fax Kit option is
    also available for adding 33.6Kbps Super G3 FAXcapabilities.
    “Best Mid-Volume Color CRD/Commercial MFP” — Commanding a niche positionin
    the production color marketplace, Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRO C500
    washonored for vast productivity-enhancing features, extensive finishing
    options,good image quality and document production capabilities.
    In
    summary, BERTL stated, “The Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C500 is a
    centralproduction color resource that includes increased reliability,
    greaterversatility, lower operating costs and higher image quality over
    itspredecessor (the Konica Minolta 8050/CF5001), much to the dismay
    ofcompetitors, looking to catch up with this trend-setting product
    line.The bizhub PRO C500 is built on the core engine and capabilities
    of itsgroundbreaking predecessors — the Konica Minolta 8050 and the Konica
    MinoltaCF5001 — and features true 600 x 600 dpi resolution, 256 gradations
    per colorper pixel, easy color calibration, and an enhanced version of
    Konica Minolta’sSimitri(R) Color Polymerized Toner technology.  The enhanced
    version of
    Simitri enables the bizhub PRO C500 to deliver higher image
    qualitywith itswider color gamut and its greater range of substrates.  In
    addition with thisnew toner technology, users can now select matte or glossy
    output.  With theintroduction of the bizhub PRO C500, also came two new
    finishing options –
    the FS-513 Staple Finisher and the FS-606 Booklet
    Finisher — providing the ability to use a wider array of paper grades at
    higher print speeds.
    “Best Mid-Volume 100 to 120ppm Production
    Device” — Konica Minolta’sbizhub PRO 1050 was recognized for its
    reliability, unique market positioningand finishing versatility.
    “The
    Konica Minolta bizhub PRO 1050 is uniquely positioned as both a back-office,
    corporate copier MFP, as well as a commercial-class printer.  Itoffers
    reliability, finishing versatility, and integrates with KonicaMinolta’s rich
    suite of networking software,” said BERTL’s reviewers regardingtheir
    selection of the bizhub PRO 1050 as a BERTL’s Best 2005 Award winner.
    The
    105ppm bizhub PRO 1050 was built from the ground up to meet theproduction
    print market’s demand for faster products with expanded
    functionality at
    flexible price points.  The bizhub PRO 1050 is available in awide range of
    product configurations, making it an ideal device for users inproduction
    environments ranging from CRDs to quick printing to commercialprinting to
    datacenters.  More than 150 patent pending items were developedfor the
    bizhub PRO 1050, including innovations in the engine design, paperhandling
    features, finishing capabilities, imaging and the user interface.
    The
    device’s key features include:  a monthly duty cycle of 1.5
    million impressions; 1200 x 600 dpi print resolution; 9,000-sheet input paper
    capacitywith the ability to handle 244 gsm stock; 100-sheet stapling;
    200-page saddle-stitch booklet making; six-position folding; removable
    stackers; and a pre-flight front end.
    “For more than 15 years, BERTL
    has been closely examining the digital
    imaging marketplace and, for 10
    consecutive years running, only a select groupof devices and manufacturers
    have taken home the title of BERTL’s Best Awardwinners. Each year, the bar
    of excellence continues to rise,” said ElizabethMcNichol, vice president,
    corporate relations, BERTL, Inc.  “Konica Minolta
    has outshined the
    competition in three major market segments this year.  Thefunctionality and
    versatility of its office and mid-volume production devices continue to
    distinguish the company from the rest of the field.”"We are very pleased
    to be a recipient of the highly prestigious BERTL’s Best Awards,” said
    William H. Brewster Jr., vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business
    Solutions, U.S.A., Inc.  “These awards are a testament to the strength of our
    bizhub brand and the bizhub product lines.Winning awards in three major
    market segments recognizes our commitment to developing monochrome
    and color
    digital imaging devices that are the best value on the market from both the
    feature and cost perspectives.” For product pricing and availability,
    please visit Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.