Konica Minolta wins BLI Summer 2014 Pick Awards for
5 of its monochrome MFPs and its mobile application
Tokyo (July 22, 2014) - Konica Minolta, Inc. is pleased to announce that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) (*1), an independent company that evaluates office document equipment and solution products, has awarded Summer 2014 Pick Awards (*2) to Konica Minolta's “bizhub” series of multifunctional peripherals (MFP) as well as its mobile application.
The award-winning products and the reasons for their selection are as follows:
・A3 Monochrome MFP: bizuhub 754e, bizuhub 654e, bizhub 454e
“High level performance and durability, and a conveniently designed control panel featuring such functions as touch and swipe scrolling.”
“Print driver MyTab function enabling custom configuration of the user's most frequently used features, and exceptional print image quality.”
・A4 Monochrome MFP: bizuhub 4750, bizuhub 4050 (only available overseas)
“In addition to high reliability and image quality, the excellent control panel, now also available for A4, permits flexible and intuitive operation via the INFO-Palette Design (*3), scalability via the Open API and reduced TCO.”
・PageScope Mobile (*4) (iOS, Android mobile application)
“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.”
In January of this year, Konica Minolta received the 2014 A3 MFP Line of the Year award for an unprecedented 4 times in a row. This is proof of the success of Konica Minolta's ongoing quest to meet different customers'needs across diverse work environments, and its commitment to the development of a wide range of products featuring advanced, user-friendly technology.
|Award-Winning Product||Award Category|
|bizhub 454e||Outstanding 41- to 50-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP|
|bizhub 654e||Outstanding 61- to 70-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP|
|bizhub 754e||Outstanding 71- to 80-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP|
|bizhub 4050||Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Small to Mid-Size Workgroups|
|bizhub 4750||Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Mid-Size to Large Workgroups|
|PageScope Mobile||Outstanding Mobile Print App|
Konica Minolta, true to the spirit of its brand proposition, “Giving Shape to Ideas”, is enhancing the corporate value of its entire group by turning new ideas into solutions and products with high added value that meet diverse customer needs while raising the level of customer satisfaction.
- Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is a highly trusted independent evaluation organization which for over 50 years has been specializing in the field of office equipment and solutions. BLI conducts its own rigorous, practical tests over a period of several months and issues reports based on the results that are rated as the most comprehensive and accurate in the world. The data, which covers over 15,000 hardware and software items, is posted on the Web and is used throughout the world as a source of information for performance, pricing, and product evaluations.
- Pick Award: Twice yearly BLI, using its own standards, evaluates all equipment according to printing speeds for each product category and presents the prestigious Pick Award to the devices that it determines are the “best of the best”.
- An interface enabling the easy customization and development of related applications through the utilization of an integrated protocol and a standardized API.
- PageScope Mobile for iPhone/iPad and PageScope Mobile for Android can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Google Play respectively.