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Press release Konica Minolta completes multifunctional bizhub series with launch of black-and-white devices Langenhagen/Germany, October 2013 Konica Minolta’s range of successful bizhub multifunctional peripherals (MFPs) has been expanded to include bizhub 224e, 284e, 364e, 454e and 554e, five new black-and-white multifunctional devices. They are ideal for medium to large-sized teams, workgroups and departments who operate in fields like the public sector, educational establishments, engineering firms, banks or insurance companies. The black-and-white MFPs offer the same functionality as their colour counterparts, allowing for uniform operation and usability thanks to common features and functions, easy integration into working environments and intuitive handling. The new black-and-white bizhub 224e, 284e, 364e, 454e and 554e offer smart functions and improved possibilities for adapting the system to meet individual customer needs. At the same time, the strengths and proven advantages of the already successful colour models are now available for black-and-white devices. With the approach “know one – operate all”, the same functions and easy operability are now available for the whole line-up. This is a strong advantage the customer will profit from. With their multi-touch operation and panel customisation, it is now possible to operate the device panel like a smartphone or tablet PC. Users do not need to learn a new control system; instead, they will benefit from the easy, intuitive usability and the option to customise the user interface to their needs. Besides the efficient productivity and performance improvement, the line-up boasts an enhanced scan function which allows for the creation of Word or Excel documents directly on the user’s PC. This feature enables users to work with the documents seamlessly in their current applications without manual conversion. “Thanks to improved applications for our black and white devices, work life will be made more enjoyable – and even more productive. The optional Web access via the

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panel allows direct access to Konica Minoltas bizhub MarketPlace, an online application shop to improve and customise the device with suitable downloads. Also the so called “Easy Panel” can be downloaded from there. Thanks to this customisable interface, users will have instant access to the most popular settings which make workaday office life more easy”, comments Caroline Klenke, Product Manager Office Printing at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe.

Increased productivity in everyday work life: the new bizhub 224e, 284e, 364e, 454e and 554e feature ease of use, customisation possibilities and clever features with outstanding ecological performance

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan, forming part of its Business Technologies business area. As a leading global service provider in the field of IT- and document processes as well as digital production printing solutions the company excels in service-led business consulting, implementation and management and provides a range of world-leading printing systems and solutions. In this context, Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services concept (OPS) combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation, and operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost-effectiveness. To support customers optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards. 2


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With over 30,600 employees around the world (as of June 2012), Konica Minolta’s Business Technologies business area earned net sales of over EUR 5.4 billion in financial year 2012/13. For further information about the company, visit www.konicaminolta.eu. Product images are available at www.konicaminolta-images.eu.

Contact Konica Minolta Caroline Klenke Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-5636 caroline.klenke@konicaminolta.eu

Contact CrossPR Tanja Johannsen CrossPR GmbH Phone: +49 (0)40 8222 726 232 johannsen@crosspr.de

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