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EFI and Minolta Deliver Color Quality, Speed to Corporate Print Environments

Press release from the issuing company

New CN3102e Controller Now Available for Minolta DiALTA CF Series Color Printer/Copiers FOSTER CITY, Calif.--Oct. 23, 2002--Electronics For Imaging, the world leader in software and hardware imaging solutions for network printing, and Minolta Corporation, today announced the availability of the CN3102e embedded controller for Minolta's DiALTA CF3102 31-page per minute and CF2002 20-page per minute color printer/copiers. Based on EFI's Fiery X3e+ technology and Fiery System 5e software, the CN3102e built-in controller offers easy-to-use software that delivers superior color quality, increased functionality, and powerful productivity to workgroup and general office environments. "We are proud that Minolta has selected EFI's powerful Fiery technology to drive their DiALTA CF3102 and DiALTA CF2002 color printer/copiers," said Frank Mallozzi, VP of Worldwide Sales, EFI. "Fiery System 5e offers the corporate marketplace an ideal set of tools for in-house productivity and color control. Combined with Minolta's high-performance printer/copiers, the CN3102e delivers a higher quality, faster color printing and copying solution for today's workplace." EFI's Fiery System 5e software features cutting-edge color management tools and a comprehensive suite of EFI's industry-leading technologies. The latest Fiery ColorWise in-RIP color management system provides "out-of-the-box" color quality, enabling even non-expert users to achieve color output that is consistently accurate across platforms and applications. The easy-to-use EFI Command WorkStation(TM) interface gives users complete print job management and color control from one central location. The ability to produce personalized direct marketing campaigns is also available using EFI's Fiery FreeForm(TM) technology for printing variable data. In addition, the CN3102e solution includes new `Scan to FTP' and `Scan to Internet Fax' features, providing ideal tools for individuals in corporate environments to easily convert hard copy documents into digital files and share them over local networks or intranets. "Virtually all of the CF Series printer/copiers are installed as connected devices on our customers' networks," said Bud Murphy, executive vice president and general manager, Minolta Corporation's Business Products Group. "In this environment it is absolutely essential that we offer our customers powerful print controllers, such as the CN3102e, that provide prints at our engines' rated speeds. In addition, our customers want sophisticated color management tools and desirable features such as scanning to FTP and Internet FAX. The CN3102e from EFI meets these needs and allows us to market the CF3102 and CF2002 into a wide variety of applications from general business use to high-end graphics output." The CN3102e embedded controller technology offers seamless connectivity to all popular platforms and networks with Fiery NetWise(TM). The controller also includes PCL5c support and true Adobe PostScript 3 to boost printer performance and enhance image quality.