Konica Minolta Unveils New Color Digital Book Scanner

PS7000C MKII with Image DIVA Software Gives Users a Faster, More Efficient Way to Bring Documents into the Digital Era

PS7000C MKII with Image DIVA Software Gives Users a Faster, More Efficient Way to Bring Documents into the Digital Era

Ramsey, N.J. - November 18, 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 availability of the PS7000C MKII Digital Book Scanner with Image DIVA Software.  The color book scanner, backed by innovative software to support easy usage, offers information service professionals a superior, flexible easy-to-use system for scanning, sharing, saving and printing.

The PS7000C MKII is a comprehensive scanning solution for scanning books and magazines, legal and financial records, artwork, maps and 3D objects.  Tailored for the needs of a wide range of government departments, public record keepers, libraries and museums, the newest book scanner from Konica Minolta features an exceptionally large scan area from 5.5" x 8.5" to 18" x 24" with a color scan speed 9.9 seconds or less.  Additionally, it is capable of face-up scanning to protect bindings and eliminate the need to lift, rotate or readjust originals.  When equipped with Konica Minolta's exclusive Image DIVA software, users have touch-screen control over all features allowing them to select scan mode, preview the image, and print to a printer or multifunctional product (MFPs - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system) on their network.  The PS7000C MKII also supports third-party coin and card vending device solutions, allowing users to pay directly for scans and prints.

"Konica Minolta has tailored its book scanners to fit the demanding digital needs of those who require the ability to scan, save, share and print a myriad of media, including even 3D objects," said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc.  "The PS7000C MKII is equipped with many versatile functions and features to accommodate a variety of different users, whether it's used for legal records, deeds, personnel archives, manufacturing or medical records. "

Konica Minolta is an industry leader in digital book scanner/micrographics performance, and has a full range of models that deliver fast image display from multiple formats, high-quality viewing on standard and wide screen displays and fast, cost efficient network printing to satisfy workflow and customer demands.  With simple operation and special features like face-up scanning to protect fragile bindings, high-speed scanners from Konica Minolta bring oversized originals, bound volumes and archival documents into the digital era.

PS7000C MKII Features
•  Network printing capability with optional Image DIVA application software
•  Optional Scan vending device solution
•  Fast color scanning speed of 9.9 seconds or less
•  Output resolution up to 600 dpi
•  24-bit color, 8-bit grayscale, 1-bit BW
•  PS7000C MKII has a uniquely larger Scan area of 5.5" x 8.5" up to 18" x 24"
•  Support Book Mode, Sheet Mode and 3D Mode
•  Spread, Single Left, Single Right and Split modes
•  Book Curvature Correction, Finger and Frame Masking, Centering and Center Erase
•  Support for Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista
•  Standard TWAIN Driver with USB 2.0 interface

Pricing and Availability
The PS7000C MKII is available now through Konica Minolta's North American direct sales and authorized dealer channels.  The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the PS7000C MKII is $19,995.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
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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