Konica Minolta Wins Multiple 2011 BERTL's Best Awards
Production Print Systems and Office MFPs Recognized For Outstanding Achievement in 16th Annual Industry Awards
Ramsey, NJ - June 29, 2011 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that BERTL® Inc (BERTL) has awarded multiple 2011 BERTL's Best Awards to Konica Minolta, including the following:
• Best Color Production System - bizhub PRESS C8000
• Best Color Light Production System - bizhub PRESS C7000
• Best Monochrome Production System - bizhub PRO 1200
• Best Departmental Monochrome A3 MFP Range - bizhub 423
Since 1995, the "BERTL's Best" Award recognizes the best device, software and product lines in the digital imaging marketplace that were launched during the year. The categories are based on desktop, workgroup, departmental and production work environments. BERTL's analysts review them to identify the select group of devices and software that stand apart from the others. Keeping with the times and the demands of its end users BERTL left behind the simple speed and feed productivity, artificial reliability tests and theoretical SRP pricing lists and focused on the user and the business dynamics when putting together the "Best of the Best."
"BERTL's analysts were extremely impressed with the bizhub PRESS series as it is evident that Konica Minolta has placed a clear focus on delivering image quality, durability, flexibility and high volume capability with the introduction of the bizhub PRESS C8000 and C7000", said Art Wynne, President, BERTL Inc. "The series is modular and can be customized in a variety of ways making it adaptable to the needs of a variety of businesses in matching their space and volume requirements. Our thorough testing demonstrated that both the bizhub PRESS C8000 and C7000 have the ability to handle a large variety of stocks and the capacity to deliver remarkable, exuberant colors."
This is the third time this year that Konica Minolta has received accolades from BERTL on behalf of the bizhub PRESS product lineup. The bizhub PRESS C8000 Color Digital Presses received BERTL's "Exceptional 5-Star Rating" helping to position the system as the must-have color digital press for the production print marketplace.
"The BERTL's Best awards further showcase the depth of Konica Minolta's award-winning technology across our entire product line from production print to office systems," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Our customers and prospects can count on Konica Minolta to continue providing them with innovative solutions that meet all of their demanding digital printing requirements."
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. Konica Minolta has been named Supplier of the Year by both the Allegra Network and the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP), as well as received the Sales Support Award from Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. For the fourth consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. BLI has named Konica Minolta 2011 "Line of the Year" award winner for the company's award-winning line of bizhub Color and Monochrome Multifunctional Products. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
The Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories Inc., (BERTL) is an independent testing laboratory whose purpose is to provide objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on imaging devices and software solutions. BERTL prohibits any manufacturer-control over its product evaluations, and bases its opinions, ratings and awards on a combination of rigorous analysis and worldwide customer satisfaction research.
At all times, BERTL's primary focus is the end user. BERTL's evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL's expense for the benefit of its worldwide subscriber base. Covering all major digital imaging manufacturers, BERTL publishes the world's most extensive Web site of evaluation reports, comparisons data, vertical market research, news and more on copiers, printers, MFPs, production and workgroup scanners, fax machines, color and production equipment and wide format devices. BERTL reports, research and other industry informative services are available in a range of specialized subscription services. To learn more about BERTL, visit www.BERTL.com or telephone 1.973.882.0200.
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