Konica Minolta Wins Prestigious Good Design Award for A3 Monochrome MFP bizhub® 287/227 and Mobile Application bizhub® Remote Access
Ramsey, NJ, October 8, 2015 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), is pleased to announce that the company has won the Good Design Award 2015 by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) for its A3 monochrome MFP (multi-functional peripheral) bizhub® 287/227, and its mobile application bizhub® Remote Access. Both hardware and software were recognized for overall excellence in thoughtful design.
Konica Minolta products were evaluated based on the following criteria for concept, design and product features:
Design Concepts of bizhub® 287/227 and bizhub® Remote Access:
bizhub® 287/227 and bizhub® Remote Access follow bizhub® series’ unified concept “INFO-Palette,” set the goal in achieving both overall design and robust brand for products, after-sales support and promotional materials.
bizhub® 287/227 all have an operation panel smaller than high-speed models. On the panel, text and multi-touch icons are enlarged, allowing for ease of use.
bizhub® Remote Access not only enables mobile control from almost anywhere in the office as it displays the MFP panel screen on the user’s preferred mobile device.
Comments from Screening Committee of JDP
“INFO-Palette” is the main feature to have been incorporated in the overall design concept for bizhub® series MFPs. As user contact points are concentrated to a symbolic white-plate motif on the MFPs’ front side, its contrast to the black body is intuitively recognized by users as an operation and control component. Operation from mobile devices for use on a daily basis is thoughtfully designed for all office environments.
Features of bizhub® 287/227 and bizhub® Remote Access
bizhub® 287/227 are monochrome MFPs that incorporate a Mobile Touch Area feature on the operation panel enhancing compatibility with a mobile device and offering maximum flexibility and convenience. When the application for mobile device bizhub® Remote Access is installed, users have the ability to display the MFP panel screen on the mobile device. The MFPs also achieve the top class 0.5 W power consumption ratio during sleep mode, and users can realize the environmental impact by viewing the power consumption and eco-level indicated on the panel.
About Good Design Award
The Good Design Award is a sole comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system in Japan since 1957. For more than 55 years, the Good Design Award has been given to outstanding designs for the creation of culture for the new era in the pursuit of prosperous lives and industrial development. Approximately 40,000 Good Design Awards have been given in continuing these efforts during 55 years so far, with around 1,000 awards annually. “G Mark,” the symbol of the award, has been recognized widely as a mark representing good design.
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 portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 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, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.
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Kristina Marchitto, Public Relations Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
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