Konica Minolta Offers Solutions for a Mobile Workforce

Ramsey, NJ – January 21, 2015 –Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) continues to lead the industry by giving companies the most-innovative portfolio of solutions and services, constantly meeting the growing needs for customers who require the ability to efficiently capture, share, manage and transform their most-critical needs whether on the road or in the office. 

The company’s leading innovations allows employees to manage and control work on the go to meet the evolving demands of today’s business world. Konica Minolta offers quick and easy mobile access to information and applications, printing and scanning, uploading and downloading of data, and email all from any mobile platform. The All Covered IT Services Division also offers cloud and mobile management solutions.

With Konica Minolta mobility, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) functionality accommodates both Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and notebooks. Devices can be paired quickly, seamlessly and wirelessly with Konica Minolta bizhub multifunction printers (MFPs) and other networked output devices via WiFi, AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Near Field Communications (NFC) to allow intelligent access and sharing of files. Applications can include collaboration on reports, routing of approvals, uploading of photos, accessing student or patient records and applying e-signatures to legal documents.

In fact, helping today’s mobile professionals get the job done faster, easier and at a lower cost is fundamental to Konica Minolta’s application development process. The company offers:

Mobile application management

Remote and secure data access

Mobile Enterprise Management

Mobile printing

WiFi direct network creation

BYOD capabilities

Cloud servers

Scanning and printing from cloud repositories

Automated download scheduling

Data backup, archiving and email access

Redundancy and disaster recovery

Konica Minolta has developed its suite of applications based on customer needs and feedback. Among its solutions are PageScope Mobile, My Print Manager, NFC, firmware for both large and compact MFPs to enable native mobile print capabilities, and connectors to FileAssist, DropBox and Evernote. The Company has recently partnered with Lantronix, Inc. to add the xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition to its EnvisionIT portfolio.

These solutions give customers the ability to minimize downtime, access information quickly and easily, and utilize cloud technology. Plus, security and accountability can be maintained through access to Secure Print, User Authentication and Account Track.

Konica Minolta’s suite of mobility products has applications for all industries:

Education: Students and educators can access lesson plans, textbooks, campus information and student records.

Finance: Professionals can have access to timely and accurate information to manage securities, investments and individual accounts.

Healthcare: Doctors can collaborate on the go or access insurance information while knowing that patient information is safe in compliance with HIPAA, HITECH and other healthcare regulations.

Legal: Lawyers and court officers can have fast, secure access to legal case files, eDiscovery documents, trial schedules and depositions.

Manufacturing: Retailers and manufacturers can access product and technical data, handle change orders, manage shipping schedules and scan bar codes for delivery confirmation.

“The challenge that companies face today is having information accessible in real time at any location for seamless workflows,” says Sam Errigo, senior vice president, Business Intelligence Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  “We have taken the lead to innovate mobility solutions and services in direct response to businesses’ growing demand for 24/7 access to information. Our solutions encompass wireless access, accommodate multiple devices, and ensure data security and compliance. With Konica Minolta, today’s mobile workforce has the ability to do their job, no matter where they are located, ensuring there is no down time for business needs.”

To make mobile printing easier and more productive, Konica Minolta has joined The Mopria Alliance as a board member on the non-profit print industry organization’s management team. Mobile users can benefit from Konica Minolta products, which are Mopria-certified and meet standards that offer simple setup, easy printing and enhanced functionality for mobile devices.

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