Konica Minolta Launches bizhub 361

Newest bizhub B&W MFP Boosts Productivity in Mid- to High-Volume Environments

Newest bizhub B&W MFP Boosts Productivity in Mid- to High-Volume Environments

Ramsey, N.J. - September 3, 2008 - 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 the introduction of the  bizhub 361  multifunctional product (MFP - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system).  With high print/copy speeds of 36 pages per minute, the versatile bizhubTM 361 has been designed to provide workgroups and businesses with an affordable document resource that speeds workflow and boosts productivity.

Ideal for mid- to high-volume office environments that require a reliable black-and-white MFP with network capabilities, the bizhub 361 features monthly duty cycles up to 150,000 impressions, high toner yields,  PageScope network management tools  and bizhub OP technology.  It brings a new level of performance and reliability to mid- to large-sized offices by delivering a common user experience, increased manageability, superior print performance, improved scanning functionality, modular finishing, fax, connectivity and software options that serves the needs of today's workgroup or small business.

"This system is a great addition to our robust black and white MFP line and continues to show our strong commitment to providing complete printing, copying and scanning solutions," said Kevin P. Kern, vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S. A., Inc.  "With superb image quality and enhanced security, the bizhub 361 is an affordable and powerful document resource for all small- and medium-sized workgroups."

The bizhub 361, along with the previously released bizhub 501 and bizhub 421, is the new workflow fleet of black and white MFPs from Konica Minolta.  Functional highlights include: Konica Minolta's exclusive EmperonTM Print System; high output speeds; fast, flexible scanning up to 70 originals per minute (opm); an all-new look and feel similar to that of color bizhub systems, featuring the white InfoLine providing users with at a glance machine status; 8.5" color touch-screen control panel interface that tilts and rotates for easy accessibility; User Box and User Authentication functionality; Konica Minolta's proprietary  SimitriĀ® Polymerized Toner ; and production-quality finishing options.

Pricing and Availability
The bizhub 361 is available now through Konica Minolta's North American direct sales, authorized dealer and value-added reseller channels.  The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the bizhub 361 is $9,200.00.

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.  In 2008, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  For more information, please visit  www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000

Konica Minolta Media Contact
Frank Tutalo
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5761

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Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.  bizhub, PageScope, and Emperon are trademarks of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. Simitri is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Solutions.  All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.