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Konica Minolta Partners with Showcase Technology to Offer Pay-for-Use Solutions

November 10, 2010

RAMSEY, NJ and TORRANCE, CA—Nov. 10, 2010—Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announces a partnership with Showcase Technology to provide digital imaging access points at business centers across North America to Konica Minolta customers.  Located on or near Konica Minolta's award-winning line of bizhub® multifunctional products (MFP – print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system), the automated pay-for-use access points give Showcase Technology’s customers immediate access to print/scan/copy/fax/e-mail functionality directly at the MFP or at a nearby computer workstation for an efficient experience with high-quality results.

Showcase provides business customers connectivity via access to automated pay-for-use computer systems and technology, including MFP systems.  Showcase’s direct business center locations include world-class hotel properties and indirectly via retail business service locations, including a select number of The UPS Store ® locations.  Partnering with Showcase‘s hotel business center locations or indirectly with The UPS Store locations allows customers to use a credit card directly on bizhub MFPs for all their black and white or color digital imaging needs.  Customers can now print/scan/copy/fax/e-mail with advanced technology, receive a detailed printed receipt, and leave the business center without any additional steps.  Service providers are also able to more easily track application usage at the business center locations, calculate volume discounts and differentiate between services used for accurate billing processes.

“We were looking for the next generation of digital imaging control devices to attach to printers and MFPs at our business center locations and our retail partners’ locations to improve access and capabilities for walk-up customers and retail service providers alike.  Konica Minolta was the perfect partner in allowing us to improve our current solution and tailor it to the needs of our business customers nationwide,” Paul Rajewski, CEO of Showcase Technology.  “By partnering with Konica Minolta, we can offer a new level of technology that allows business centers to be more competitive, attract more customers and further grow their business.  We will continue to explore ways to improve productivity with Konica Minolta as a partner.”

“Partnering with Showcase Technology to expand and improve their range of offerings is a tremendous new venture that will deliver greater value to both the business center locations and their customers,” said Hampton Hale, Executive Corporate Account Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  “Business center customers at some of the leading hotel locations and select The UPS Store locations are able to simply slide their credit card and access bizhub MFP functionality for whatever their needs may be.  Customers can print saddle-stitched booklets for a nearby tradeshow or scan a 200-page report for emailing to the home office. This partnership further demonstrates how Konica Minolta remains committed to customers and partners alike in ensuring that they can count on Konica Minolta for all their digital imaging needs.”

About Showcase Technology
Showcase Technology is a leader in providing secure, centrally-managed, complimentary-use and pay-for-use computer systems, printers, copiers and fax machines to the hospitality, airport, university and retail print for pay marketplaces. Showcase's direct network of equipment placements features hundreds of machines in hotel business centers located throughout North America, as well as thousands owned by Showcase Technology customers.  www.showcasetech.com

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop.  For the third consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.


 

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