Thursday, June 30, 2016

Konica Minolta app scans directly to FamilySearch

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Thanks to Cousin Russ for spotting this news coming across the wires this week.

 Konica Minolta Introduces New bizhub MarketPlace App for Scanning Directly Into FamilySearch

Easily Scan and Upload Precious Life Memories Into Leading Worldwide Genealogy Website

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - June 27, 2016) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced today the launch 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 of creating innovative solutions for use with our MFPs," says Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Solutions and Product Planning, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. "With this app, we empower users to easily and efficiently digitize old photos and documents and preserve family treasures."

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

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

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