SINGAPORE–(Marketwired – Jan 20, 2015) – Buyers Laboratory LLC, the world’s leading independent tester of document imaging products, today awarded Outstanding Achievement accolades to the most energy-efficient devices tested in the past six months, with honours going to Konica Minolta bizhub C3350 and bizhub 4750.
Both the bizhub C3350 and bizhub 4750 exhibited significantly lower than average energy consumption for their respective product categories and offer a variety of environmentally friendly features to help users reduce their overall environmental impact.
BLI, the world’s leading provider of intelligence on the document imaging and solutions industry, has generated tens of millions of impressions by putting devices from leading vendors to the test for more than 50 years. Its Pick awards, presented twice annually, acknowledge the hardware and software offerings that measure up as the best in BLI’s rigorous and comprehensive lab testing, which assesses a wide range of the most important features and performance factors for buyers, including reliability, productivity, image quality, media handling, ease of use and more.
The Konica Minolta bizhub C3350 outshone the competition thanks to its 43 percent lower than average estimated annual energy consumption rate, which helped it gain a BLI Outstanding Achievement award for energy efficiency for the Winter 2015 test season. With an estimated annual energy consumption rate that’s 51 percent lower than the average of A4 monochrome MFPs for midsize/large workgroups tested to date, the Konica Minolta bizhub 4750 also earned a BLI Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency award. In addition, both devices’ tested toner yields exceeded rated yields during testing. Job review and proof modes help to reduce paper and consumables waste and toner-save mode for print output helps to reduce toner use. The units also meet the requirements for US energy STAR, EU RoHS, Canada EcoLogo, ECMA-370/The Eco Declaration, Germany Blue Angel, Japan Eco Mark and Korea Eco Label.
The awards were testament to Konica Minolta’s dedication to environment causes. In addition to being energy efficient, Konica Minolta’s bizhub C3350 and bizhub 4750 possess unrivaled reliability and productivity, and are the ideal MFPs for organizations looking to optimize their productivity, while being kind to the environment.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia
Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a leading company in advanced document management technologies and Managed IT Services for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub® multi-function products (MFPs); bizhub PRESS® and bizhub PRO® production print systems; magicolor® color printers; and pagepro® monochrome printers. Konica Minolta also offers software solutions and optimised print services to reduce document output cost, improve productivity and optimise office environment, backed by impeccable service and support team.
Konica Minolta adopts a proactive effort in reducing global environmental impact through its green product lifecycle.
In line with its core message “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta endeavours to respond to its customers’ needs across the world with relentless creativity, innovation and advance technology.
About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.
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