Konica Minolta Receives Multiple 2010 BERTL's Best Awards

Products and Solutions Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in 15th Annual Industry Awards


Products and Solutions Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in 15th Annual Industry Awards

Ramsey, NJ - December 20, 2010 - 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 BERTL® Inc (BERTL) has awarded multiple 2010 BERTL's Best Awards to Konica Minolta, including the following:

•  Best Feature Rich A4 Color MFP - bizhub® C35 Color A4 MFP
•  Best Universal Print Driver Functionality - bizhub C35
•  Most Innovative Software Utility - MyTab Printer Driver

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."

"Congratulations to Konica Minolta for again winning multiple BERTL's BEST Awards and delivering innovative products and solutions in 2010 that respond to customer demand," said Art Wynne III, President, BERTL, Inc.  "The BERTL analyst team witnessed exceptional performance across all of Konica Minolta's product lines, with market-leading competitive products and solutions available to users of all sizes."

Receiving two BERTL's Best Awards, the award-winning bizhub C35 demonstrated exceptional ease of use, advanced functionality and overall impressive performance.  Konica Minolta's MyTab Printer Driver, receiving the Most Innovative Software Utility Award, was recognized for an impressive common interface that simplifies and streamlines printing across a network.

"Showcasing the true depth of Konica Minolta's award-winning technology, we are again honored to receive BERTL's Best Awards in product and solution categories as a testament to our commitment to ongoing innovation," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "These prestigious industry awards provide further evidence as to why customers can count on Konica Minolta for all their printing needs

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.  For the third consecutive year, 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.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on FacebookYouTube, and Twitter.

About BERTL
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.

Konica Minolta Contact
Rachel Reed
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Rachel.Reed@kmbs.konicaminolta.us 

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