Konica Minolta to Market Extension for Captaris RightFax

Innovative New Extension Merges the Scanning and Printing Power of theKONICA MINOLTA MFP with the Network Fax Power of Captaris RightFax

KONICA MINOLTA TO MARKET EXTENSION FOR CAPTARIS RIGHTFAX

Innovative New Extension Merges the Scanning and Printing Power of the
KONICA MINOLTA MFP with the Network Fax Power of Captaris RightFax

RAMSEY, NJ and Bellevue, WA - December 1, 2006 - KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS U.S.A., INC. (KONICA MINOLTA) and Captaris, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAPA), a leading provider of software products that automate document-centric business processes, today announced the launch of the KONICA MINOLTA Extension for Captaris® RightFax®. This integration between RightFax and KONICA MINOLTA multifunction products (MFPs) harnesses the scanning and printing power of the KONICA MINOLTA MFP and the network fax power of RightFax. The KONICA MINOLTA Extension will provide significant cost reductions and productivity gains to businesses by enabling fast and easy integration of enterprise fax, document capture and delivery capabilities with the same MFP devices used daily for printing, scanning and copying.

Jointly developed by Captaris, Inc. and KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, the KONICA MINOLTA Extension for RightFax is an optional enhancement for the KONICA MINOLTA bizhub C250, C300, C351, C352, and C450 color MFPs.  Through tight integration with the RightFax MFP Module, it provides access to powerful RightFax server and electronic document delivery features directly from the KONICA MINOLTA MFP control panel. This solution provides customers with the ability to use the control panel of the MFP to send and receive network fax jobs managed by the RightFax Server.

"RightFax is the global market leader in fax servers because of its unique combination of technology, usability, reliability and scalability, all backed by a financially strong public company," said Kevin P. Kern, Vice President, Product Planning and Development, KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS U.S.A., INC.  "The KONICA MINOLTA Extension for RightFax integrates KONICA MINOLTA MFPs more tightly with RightFax, allowing KONICA MINOLTA to compete more effectively in the fax segment and will allow us to gain market penetration in important business segments."

"We are very pleased to have this strong connection to the outstanding KONICA MINOLTA product line," said Jurgen Stephan, vice president of global marketing for Captaris. "The KONICA MINOLTA Extension reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by making it easier to replace standalone fax machines, and it rapidly integrates RightFax with MFPs and other business applications to maximize investments."

KONICA MINOLTA Extension for RightFax Features

  • Co-developed by KONICA MINOLTA and Captaris specifically for the KONICA MINOLTA MFP control panel, it provides out of the box integration with a RightFax server through the RightFax MFP Module.
  • Use the control panel to send and receive network fax jobs managed by the RightFax Server. Control panel features include: Walkup Fax, RightFax User Account, Secure Document Faxing, and Certified Delivery.
  • Secure the delivery of sensitive documents by tightly integrating MFP faxing with RightFax Server security features that protect information, safeguard privacy and keep audit trails for regulatory compliance.

Availability
The KONICA MINOLTA Extension for RightFax and the RightFax MFP Module are available through KONICA MINOLTA's North American direct sales and authorized dealer channels. RightFax Server products are available through Captaris and Captaris authorized resellers.

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 Captaris, Inc.
Captaris, Inc. is a leading provider of software products that automate business processes, manage documents electronically and provide efficient information delivery. Our product suite of Captaris RightFax, Captaris Workflow and Captaris Alchemy Document Management is distributed through a global network of leading technology partners. We have customers in financial services, healthcare, government and many other industries, and our products are installed in all of the Fortune 100 and many Global 2000 companies. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, and with European headquarters in Vianen, the Netherlands, Captaris was founded in 1982 and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol CAPA. For more information, please visit www.Captaris.com
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KONICA MINOLTA, bizhub and bizhub PRO and The essentials of imaging are trademarks of KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, INC.  The following are registered trademarks and trademarks of Captaris: Captaris, Alchemy, RightFax, Captaris Document Management, Captaris Interchange and Captaris Workflow.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.