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Press release Konica Minolta PageScope Enterprise Suite honoured with BLI “Pick” award Langenhagen, Germany, September 2011 Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), an independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software, has announced that Konica Minolta’s PageScope Enterprise Suite 2.1 has won the summer 2011 Pick award for the Outstanding Device/Print Management Suite. For the Picks, BLI editors and test technicians select the best products evaluated during the previous six months. “With the introduction of the PageScope Enterprise Suite 2.0 and the updated version 2.1, Konica Minolta has helped develop and improve functionality, fleet management and user convenience for its customers. The increasing number of installations and the growing size of PageScope Enterprise Suite user environments prove that this Konica Minolta solution is a very helpful instrument,” says Lars Moderow, Product Manager Office Group at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. “Receiving the Outstanding BLI award underlines this success and provides objective evidence that the PageScope Enterprise Suite is a highly valuable tool for today’s corporate environments.” BLI technicians found PageScope Enterprise Suite 2.1 to be an impressive suite of applications with an ambitious scope consisting of five integrated modules – the Net Care Device Manager, PageScope Account Manager, PageScope Authentication Manager, PageScope My Print Manager and PageScope My Panel Manager. The suite offers, inter alia, remote device monitoring and management, meter reporting and complete user management – including the ability to set quotas and restrict function usage. It contains accounting functions, secure pull printing and follow-me printing as well as customised control panel screens.


Customers gain all this functionality in a single suite with an integrated installation and common management console, rather than having to deploy individual solutions from different vendors or multiple modules with other solutions. With the PageScope Enterprise Suite Konica Minolta helps administrators, IT specialists and users streamline their work, minimise their efforts and achieve more in less time. With its Pick awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that performed best in BLI’s bi-annual evaluations. Software solutions undergo a comparative hands-on review that focuses on special target markets’ demands. Pick winners rise above the competition in areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support.


Konica Minolta received BLI’s summer 2011 Pick award for its PageScope Enterprise Suite 2.1 print and device management software.


About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., Tokyo, Japan. The company delivers services and distributes products, systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of office and production printing over the entire document life cycle. Its product range extends from colour and monochrome multifunctional and production printing systems, laser printers and all-in-ones to management software that integrates devices seamlessly into work processes and IT environments. To support customers such as printing and industrial companies optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards for the entire printing industry. 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 27,200 employees around the world, Konica Minolta Business Technologies earned net sales of over EUR 4.8 billion in financial year 2010/11. For further information about the company, visit Product images are available at Terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.

Contact Lars Moderow Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-366 Sandro Cocca Ketchum Pleon GmbH Phone: +49 (0)711 21099-419