Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada), Ltd.
Date Posted: January 12, 2011
Outstanding Performance of bizhub Colour and Monochrome MFPs Earns Seven "Pick" Awards from Leading Industry Analyst
Mississauga, ON – January 12, 2011 – - Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) has named Konica Minolta 2011 "Line of the Year" award winner in the A3/Ledger MFP segment for the company's award-winning line of bizhub® Colour and Monochrome Multifunctional Products (MFPs - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system). Additionally, Konica Minolta has been recognized with four "Pick" Awards and a 2011 "Outstanding Achievement" award for Energy Efficiency.
BLI recognized Konica Minolta with the following awards:
BLI's "Line of the Year" is awarded once a year to the OEM whose product line is determined to be the best overall in its category based on the cumulative test results of all model's tested in BLI's rigorous two-month laboratory evaluation. Among the many factors considered are reliability, image quality, productivity, ease of use, scanning, a host of connectivity attributes and overall value. Also considered is the breadth of the OEM's line and its ability to provide quality products suitable to a broad spectrum of customer needs, from low-volume to high-volume.
In the last year, Konica Minolta has won more A3 "Picks" than any other vendor. "Time and again, Konica Minolta's line has proven itself in the areas that matter most to end users-reliability, ease of use, productivity and image quality," said George Mikolay, Senior Product Editor, A3/Copier MFPs, Buyers Laboratory Inc. "These areas are the foundation on which we measure every single A3 device we test. With outstanding performances in these key areas, along with competitive to lower-than-average prices and robust feature sets across its colour and monochrome lines, it became readily apparent that Konica Minolta is the vendor to beat for 2011."
The twice-a-year "Picks" assess reliability in terms of the service and preventive maintenance calls required over the course of a rigorous two-month evaluation. Its comprehensive evaluation includes an assessment of copy and print quality, productivity, ease of use and economy, as well as connectivity issues such as feedback to workstations, administration utilities, print drivers, multitasking and scanning solutions.
"Konica Minolta's complete line of bizhub MFPs consistently performs well in our testing and the 'Line of the Year' award acknowledges the company's market-leading performance and innovative technology," added Mikolay. "The 'Pick' awards further demonstrate the exceptional capabilities that we have come to expect from the Konica Minolta name."
"We're very happy to have received these awards from BLI. The 'Line of the Year' award demonstrates Konica Minolta's commitment to ensuring our products are industry-leading and provide our customers with the features, functionality, quality, and reliability they need to conduct their business," said Grant Hume, Executive Vice President, Sales, Service and Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. "The Outstanding Achievement" award for Energy Efficiency also demonstrates how strong our commitment is to the environment, providing our customers with ways to reduce their carbon footprint, as we reduce ours."
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