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RAMSEY, N.J., Feb. 4, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced today the preview of bizhub® Connector for FamilySearch, an easy-to-use app that can be accessed directly at the Multi-Function Printer (MFP) for easy scanning and storing of historical family photos and documents in FamilySearch, one of the most popular online genealogical resources in the world today. A quick way to celebrate and share family heritages, the bizhub Connector for FamilySearch app allows users at Family History Centers and elsewhere to safely and conveniently digitize and store their important family photos and documents.

With this app, users can log into their FamilySearch account directly at the MFP. Encompassing a streamlined design, the app guides users through the steps needed to scan and upload their memories into FamilySearch. Users can also:

• Easily enter titles and descriptions for scanned items to identify them within FamilySearch.
• Specify a Person ID to automatically associate scanned photos or documents with a particular person in a Family Tree.
• Classify a scanned item as a FamilySearch source document (birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.) to be attached to ancestors.
• Use the Automatic Document Feeder for scanning multiple-page originals to maximize productivity.

"This new addition to our cutting-edge bizhub MarketPlace platform emphasizes Konica Minolta's commitment to creating innovative solutions for use with our MFPs, says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. "With this app, we empower customers to easily and efficiently digitize old photos and documents and preserve family treasures, addressing the most important challenge faced by companies: finding a simpler and faster way to work, save and share information."

"Konica-Minolta has been extremely responsive to the needs of FamilySearch customers in creating this bizhub Connector" says Gordon Clarke, Business Development Manager, FamilySearch.

The bizhub connector app will be showcased at the upcoming RootsTech conference from February 3-6, 2016 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT at Konica Minolta Booth #1125. RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers' speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit: and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.

About FamilySearch

FamilySearch, historically known as the Genealogical Society of Utah, which was founded in 1894, is dedicated to preserving the records of the family of mankind and making it easy to connect families across generations. FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history. FamilySearch, a non-profit organization, provides a free website with more than 4 billion names from all over the world, millions of documents, photos and stories with free 24/7 phone support.

bizhub is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Kristina Marchitto, Public Relations Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.236.4399

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