Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Introduces PageScope Router VI.5

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Introduces An Enhanced Scanning Distribution And Communication Application, PageScope Router VI.5

Newly added features to PageScope Router v1.5 include:

-  Expanded Windows OS support including: Windows 2000 server,    XP Pro, 2000 Professional and 2003 server. 
-  Ability to create and display log files with scan routing information. -  Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) support to easily search and find corporate e-mail addresses on centralized e-mail servers. 
-  MFP auto-detection to simplify IT administrative duties.

The ability to transform paper documents into electronic documents via scanning, which can then be shared and stored, is an office application that is gaining popularity among networked offices. With the new PageScope Router v1.5 from Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (KMBS), customers using Konica Minolta digital multifunctional products (MFPs - a hardware unit that has some combination of copy, print, scan, fax and e-mail capabilities) have access to a solution that is focused on moving scanned data quickly, efficiently and effectively for the customer, reducing time, steps and space in the office. 
 
PageScope Router streamlines the document distribution process in networked office environments - large or small. This optional Windows application automatically routes hard-copy scanned (multi-page) documents (i.e. photos, schematics, reports) to predetermined destinations (e-mail, FTP, document management systems) while adjusting image quality and file formats along the way.
 
"Hard copy documents can be delivered to hundreds of final destinations in one easy step and in a matter of moments, not days or hours," said Amy O'Hara, solutions marketing manager for KMBS. "With its one-step scan and distribute capabilities, PageScope Router eliminates the need for expensive overnight courier services, does away with poor quality faxed documents and quickly delivers documents to remote workers. Version 1.5 includes features that make it easier than ever to share documents and track their distribution; even program administration has been streamlined."

What is PageScope Router?

PageScope Router is a software application that resides on a Windows PC. There is both administrator software for public routing of documents and end-user software (called Document Manager/Viewer) for desktop PC viewing and annotating image files and private routing of documents.

The PageScope Router software supports up to 100 MFPs and will work with any MFP that supports scan to FTP and scan to e-mail capabilities. This means that an environment with MFPs from different manufacturers may use PageScope Router to enable scanning from all their MFPs, so long as the non-Konica Minolta MFPs support scan to FTP and scan to e-mail capabilities.

PageScope Router Benefits

Lower Distribution Costs: PageScope Router can lower document distribution costs by eliminating the costs associated with fax and courier services. Once scanned, documents may be stored electronically, which reduces paper and storage costs. In addition, scanning from an MFP eliminates the need for desktop scanners.

Increase Productivity: PageScope Router lets businesses scan and share mission-critical paper documents at network speeds helping to improve the flow of information throughout an organization. It can automate the distribution of documents helping to speed communication and improve decision-making.

PageScope Router Features

With PageScope Router, distributing paper documents in a networked environment is easy and effective. PageScope Router:

-  Uses the scanning functions of Konica Minolta digital MFPs to distribute documents to multiple groups of individuals on a network and via the Internet. 
-  Routes scanned documents to all network destinations including: client PCs, FTP locations, e-mail systems, network shared drives, and document management systems. 
-  Improves and enhances images automatically with de-speckle and de-skew capabilities 
-  Converts file formats: TIFF-f to TIFF, multi-page TIFF to single-page TIFF, JPEG to PEF and more. 
-  Integrates with enterprise systems such as Lotus Notes, MS Exchange and LDAP e-mail systems. 
-  Has an unlimited number of distribution routes. 
-  Stores scanned and electronic image files in a secure or public repository with Document Manager software.
-  Target Markets

PageScope Router can save distribution costs and leverage any company's investment in Konica Minolta's digital MFPs. It will be particularly useful in paper intensive environments, as well as for offices that work with time sensitive documents, companies with many remote employees or organizations that need to archive all paper documents. These types of needs are typically found in the banking & financial, health care, insurance, and professional services (i.e. law firms) industries, as well as, in government agencies.

Availability & Price

PageScope Router v1.5 is now available from authorized Konica Minolta dealers nationwide. The PageScope Router base package, which supports up to 100 MFPs and an unlimited number of document distribution routes, is $1,395 (SRP). The base package also includes 10 concurrent end-user software (Document Manager/Viewer) licenses for scan previewing and annotating before routing as well as a repository to store scanned data. Additional end-user software licenses are available in packs of five for $546 (SRP).

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, was formed on October 1, 2003 through the integration of Konica Minolta Corporation and Konica Business Technologies, Inc. The combined company offers a comprehensive line of color and black and white multifunction peripherals (MFPs), printers, facsimile machines and associated software that address the essentials of imaging for companies and organizations ranging from the small office/home office to large production operations. By bringing together the strengths of its two founding companies, Konica Minolta Business Solutions is able to offer its customers a wide range of state-of-the-art, cost effective office products and services.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is the wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., an operating company of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., and will service the office technology needs of companies in North America.  Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. was formed on August 2003 through the merger of Minolta Co., Ltd. and Konica Corporation.
 
While the operational details of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. evolve, products will continue to be marketed in the U.S. under both the Minolta and Konica brand name until April 1, 2004, when all products will carry the combined Konica Minolta brand identity.  Product and service information is available on line at http://konicaminolta.us.  Information on Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., including merger details, can be found at http://konicaminolta.us.