Konica Minolta receives 2011 BERTL’s Best Production Line of the Year

The Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories Inc. (BERTL) has awarded Konica Minolta with the title of 2011 BERTL’s Best Production Line of the Year for its bizhub PRESS C8000, bizhub PRESS C7000 and bizhub PRO B1200 devices. BERTL is an independent testing laboratory whose purpose is to provide objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on imaging devices and software solutions.
Since 1995, the “BERTL’s Best” award has recognised the best device, software and product lines in the digital imaging marketplace launched over each year. The categories are based on desktop, workgroup, departmental and production work environments. BERTL’s analysts review them to identify the select group of devices and software that stand apart from the others.
Keeping with the times and the demands of its end users, BERTL left behind the simple speed and feed productivity, artificial reliability tests and theoretical SRP pricing lists and focused on the user and the business dynamics when putting together the “Best of the Best”.

“In the Fall 2011 voting session, BERTL’s expert analysts were tremendously impressed with how Konica Minolta’s production print systems performed during testing,” says Art Wynne, President, BERTL. “The bizhub PRESS series continues to impress us, earning Konica Minolta the Best Production Line of the Year distinction.”

According to Leon Minnie, product manager: production systems at Konica Minolta South Africa, a Bidvest company, this is the fourth time in 2011 that Konica Minolta has received accolades from BERTL on behalf of its award-winning production print portfolio. “Earlier this year, BERTL also awarded multiple Spring 2011 BERTL’s Best awards to Konica Minolta, including the ‘Best Color Production System’ for the bizhub PRESS C8000; ‘Best Color Light Production System’ for the bizhub PRESS C7000; and ‘Best Monochrome Production System’ for the bizhub PRO B1200.

“It is also remarkable that the bizhub PRESS range has impressed other institutions such as EDP (European Digital Print Association) and IDEAlliance. In fact, Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRESS C8000 is the first digital press to receive the G7 Digital Press Certification from the IDEAlliance. G7 is IDEAlliance’s industry-leading set of best practices for achieving gray balance and is the driving force for achieving visual similarity across all print processes.”

To read more about this certification, go to http://www.idealliance.org/specifications/g7.)

“The BERTL’s Best and others awards are a validation to Konica Minolta’s ongoing innovation and market-leading technologies, and earning these most recent awards highlights how our customers can count on Konica Minolta to keep them at the forefront of digital press technology,” Minnie adds.

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Konica Minolta receives 2011 BERTL’s Best Production Line of the Year