Editors Desk

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the leading independent authority in the document imaging  industry, today announced the  winners of its new PRO Awards honoring the best-in-class monochrome production print devices tested. Both awards in the monochrome arena went to Océ—for the VarioPrint 135 in the light- to mid-volume production category, and the VarioPrint 6320 Ultra in the high-volume production category.



Near the outset of his remarks at Konica Minolta’s Business Conference & Expo at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Rick Taylor, president and COO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., proclaimed, “Dealers are the champions of our industry.” While it could’ve been perceived as a statement to curry favor with the dealer community, Taylor and Konica Minolta have every reason to be thrilled with the performance of its BTA channel.



While there was no shortage of new and improved hardware on display at the Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. 2012 Business Conference & Expo reseller event held earlier this month in Las Vegas, it was solutions offerings that took center stage. Literally. Occupying the middle of the expansive tradeshow floor set up in one of the Bellagio’s ballrooms was a circular display divided into four areas, each designed to resemble a real-world locale—medical center, law office, classroom and library—addressed by various Konica Minolta and third-party partner offerings.