Konica Minolta to Distribute eCopy Products with its Award-Winning bizhub MFP Line

Konica Minolta's dealers and direct branches will be able to offer eCopy's award-winning products to customers in the third calendar quarter of 2006

Konica Minolta to Distribute eCopy Products
with its Award-Winning
bizhub MFP Line

eCopy Paper Connection Forum, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 3, 2006 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) and eCopyTM, Inc. announced today that Konica Minolta will distribute eCopy products through its North American sales channels. As a result of this agreement, Konica Minolta's dealers and direct branches will be able to offer eCopy's award-winning products to customers in the third calendar quarter of 2006.

eCopy products, including eCopy ScanStation OPTM, eCopy DesktopTM, and eCopy Connectors, will be available to all Konica Minolta dealers and direct branches. In addition, the agreement enables Konica Minolta to provide training and marketing support for its dealers and direct branches by incorporating eCopy information into its education programs.

"Konica Minolta customers will be able to use a combined bizhub™ and eCopy solution to incorporate paper-based information into virtually any software application, providing them with another means to connect with their important documents and data, safely and securely," said Kevin P. Kern, vice president, product planning and development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. "eCopy is an important addition to our portfolio of solutions that enable our bizhub products to address the evolving communication needs of our office/workgroup user base. This new solution enables our customers to improve control of their workflow and seamlessly incorporate information into enterprise applications."

Engineering teams from both organizations have been working together to certify Konica Minolta bizhub multifunction products (MFPs) as eCopy Ready. The process certifies that Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs work with eCopy ScanStation OP, which was awarded "Best Network Scanning Solution" by the industry research firm BERTL and "Outstanding Scan Routing Solution" by office equipment test lab Buyers Laboratory.

ScanStation OP helps extend the capabilities of the Konica Minolta bizhub product line to leverage the customers' application software to improve business processes and the security of paper-based information. This makes it effortless for any office worker to use Konica Minolta's bizhub MFPs to scan documents into enterprise applications such as content management, enterprise email, and fax server software. More than 45 application Connectors will be available to Konica Minolta users including FileNet, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Exchange.

eCopy augments Konica Minolta's key product features, including printing, copying, scanning, and faxing. ScanStation OP consists of eCopy ShareScan OP software and an ergonomic, integrated touch screen, keyboard, and PC, which is used to operate the software and make it easy for the user to capture document-specific data. Using eCopy solutions with Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs, organizations can extend the benefits of their computer infrastructure to provide faster transfer, improved security, and better protection of information to paper documents.

According to Vickie Malis, vice president of marketing, eCopy, "The need to seamlessly incorporate paper documents into electronic workflows is becoming increasingly important as office workers can no longer wait for documents to be sent through interoffice mail or courier. At the same time, IT management is becoming increasingly involved in office MFP buying decisions as these devices become full-function network citizens. eCopy can provide the critical products and expertise to help Konica Minolta dealers and direct branches address this changing landscape."

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., offers a broad range of multifunctional digital imaging solutions inspired by its bizhub™ brand of powerful solutions that serve as the central resource for document scanning, in-house printing, copying, faxing and electronic archiving and distribution.  From high-quality color and monochrome bizhub systems for workgroups and small offices, to advanced high-volume bizhub PRO™ production printing systems for large corporations and print-for-pay services, Konica Minolta is leading the industry toward integrated, networked hardware/software solutions that are more simple, reliable, and cost-effective.  Complementing its bizhub solutions, Konica Minolta also offers desktop laser printers, microform digital imaging systems, wide-format printers and scanning systems for specialized applications.

Headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and experienced, responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.  For more information, please visit Konica Minolta at www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us.

About eCopy, Inc.
eCopy, Inc. is an innovative provider of open and flexible solutions that rapidly integrate paper-based information into existing business processes and applications. Numerous industries, including legal, healthcare, and financial services, use eCopy to easily access, modify, distribute, and share information to add value to their business. eCopy customers include General Motors, Clifford Chance, Siemens, Cisco Systems, SAAB, and Sony Corporation. eCopy, Inc. is a global company headquartered in the United States, with a subsidiary in Japan, offices in England, Germany, France, Scandinavia, and Australia as well as sales operations in Mexico, Canada, Latin America, Singapore, and New Zealand. For more information, visit http://www.ecopy.com
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eCopy, eCopy ShareScan OP, eCopy ScanStation OP and eCopy Desktop are trademarks of eCopy, Inc. All other referenced product names are trademarks of their respective owners.


 

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