Konica Minolta’s Universal Printer Driver Optimizes Printing Efficiency Across Entire Network4 Nov, 2009
Konica Minolta’s Universal Printer Driver Optimizes Printing Efficiency Across Entire Network
Ramsey, NJ (November 2009) – 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 the launch of the Konica Minolta Universal Print Driver (UPD), a single printer driver for all networked printers. Offering a common interface to handle printer selection throughout a network, automatically detecting and identifying Konica Minolta and all other manufacturers’ printers and MFPs, the UPD offers a full range of functionality thereby increasing overall business efficiency.
With a single user interface (UI) Konica Minolta’s UPD offers various benefits for both IT administrators and users in small to large workgroups alike. Eliminating the need for installation of separate drivers for each networked device, the UPD simplifies complex capabilities by condensing all integrated tasks into a single driver core. The UPD also enables operators to easily add new devices to the current configuration so they are up and running quickly without loss of productivity. Additionally, the UI offers full functionality including layout, finishing and quality for all pre-installed devices.
“By implementing our Universal Print Driver, IT professionals can significantly reduce administration time and costs while concurrently streamlining their printing operations,” said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “As businesses continue to look for ways to remain competitive, the ability to manage growing workloads in less time, while not compromising quality or efficiency, is a key concern and one that this solution directly aims to address. Konica Minolta’s new UPD further evidences efforts to ensure that users can always count on Konica Minolta to deliver the cutting edge innovation they need.”
The UPD combines multiple print drivers to meet the needs of networks comprised of new and legacy devices from several manufacturers. Individual Child Drivers connect to model-specific Konica Minolta MFPs and Common Child Drivers connect to other Konica Minolta models and 3rd-party devices.
Most recent Konica Minolta MFPs and desktop printers will enjoy full print functionality, while older Konica Minolta devices and third-party printers will also have a basic range of functionality. All devices also benefit from automatic detection and identification.
Konica Minolta’s UPD is also the only printer driver to feature a specific search filter enabling the user to search by feature set. Necessary printing attributes, such as color, 11” x 17” or letter-sized paper and duplex printing, can simply be typed into the search field and the filter will show all matching devices.
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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 second 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.