Overall Performance and Productivity of bizhub Color MFPs Earn Industry Recognition

Online PR News – 09-July-2010 – – Nashville, TENN – NovaCopy, Inc., a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies as well as Konica Minolta’s top color copier dealer in the United States, today announced that Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) has awarded Konica Minolta 2010 Summer 'Pick' Awards for the bizhub® C652/C652DS, bizhub C552/C552DS, and bizhub C452 Series of Color MFPs in their respective categories of the A3/Ledger Color MFP segment. Additionally, the bizhub C452 has been recognized with a 2010 'Outstanding Achievement' award for Energy Efficiency.

BLI's semi-annual awards present special recognition in each category to those products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI's exhaustive lab tests. BLI recognized Konica Minolta with the following awards:
• bizhub C652 / C652DS Series - 'Pick' award winner for 'Outstanding 61- to 70-ppm A3/Ledger Color MFP'
• bizhub C552 / C552DS Series- "Pick" award winner for 'Outstanding 51- to 60-ppm A3/Ledger Color MFP'
• bizhub C452 - 'Pick' award winner for 'Outstanding 41- to 50-ppm A3/Ledger Color MFP'
• bizhub C452 - 'Outstanding Achievement' award for Energy Efficiency in the A3/Ledger Color MFP Category

When coupled with the Fall 2009 'Pick' awards, these awards give Konica Minolta's entire line of current Color MFPs (bizhub C652/C552/C452 Series and bizhub C360 / C280 / C220 Series) 'Pick' award recognition from BLI.

MFP and Environmental Testing
BLI's twice-a-year 'Picks' assess reliability in terms of the service and preventive maintenance calls required. 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.

As part of the environmental testing, BLI measures the energy consumed by document imaging products in all operating modes as well as in energy-save, idle and sleep modes. In addition to reporting on a range of other environmental related features such as runability with various grades of paper, the reports include a projected energy consumption and cost based on real-world usage for each product segment.

NovaCopy, headed by CEO Darren Metz, stated that the BLI awards speak volumes for the exceptional reliability, strong productivity and image quality as well as environmental awareness of the Konica Minolta equipment NovaCopy provides its customers.

“BLI has taken note of the exceptional Konica Minolta product line and clearly distinguishes it from the other options in the market today,” said Darren Metz. “NovaCopy is proud to offer our customers the very best in equipment, service and supplies. These awards once again justify our work and dedication to providing just that.”

About NovaCopy
NovaCopy is your award-winning copier and document solutions company providing affordable, customized office workflow and integrated business technology. Recognized as Konica Minolta’s top color copier dealer in the USA and 5th largest copier dealer in North America, the BTA National Dealer of the Year in 2007, 2008 Perfect Image Award winner for online marketing and an INC 500 award winner, NovaCopy offers free cost analysis so you may easily choose the exact document solutions, equipment, accessories and software to meet your needs – within your budget. For more information, please visit NovaCopy online at

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