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EFI Announces New Server for Minolta DiALTA Printer/Copier

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Pi8500Pro Server Now Available for Minolta DiALTA Di850 B&W Printer/Copier FOSTER CITY, Calif.-Nov. 7, 2002--Electronics For Imaging, the world leader in software and hardware imaging solutions for network printing, announced today that its Fiery X5 technology powers the new Minolta DiALTA Di850 printer/copier under the Minolta server name Pi8500Pro. This high performance, 85 page per minute, black & white printer/copier is an ideal solution for busy corporate reprographic departments and print-for-pay environments. EFI's Fiery X5 server technology maximizes the output of the DiALTA Di850 engine and features EFI's industry-leading print management tools, including Fiery Scan(TM) for easy network scanning and distribution of documents, and Fiery NetWise(TM) for seamless network connectivity to all popular networks and protocols. "We are delighted that Minolta has chosen EFI's Fiery X5 server technology to boost the output of the DiALTA Di850 engine and deliver a high speed, high quality black & white printing solution to Minolta's customers," said Jim Kano, Director of Sales for EFI. "The Fiery X5 server and its workflow management tools bring speed and quality to demanding printing environments." "The Fiery Pi8500Pro server delivers state-of-the-art features to busy, high-volume work groups to offer users total flexibility and convenience," said John Reilly, director of marketing and strategic planning, Minolta's Business Products Group. "The Pi8500Pro from EFI combined with Minolta's Di850 engine, offers central reprographic and print-for-pay environments the best black & white solution on the market." Other high performance features of the Fiery X5 server: * Command WorkStation(TM), the industry's most popular printing workflow application, sets the standard for conveniently managing and manipulating digital print jobs. * Fiery FreeForm(TM) for simple creation of master templates and variable information for fast and easy variable data printing. * DocBuilder Pro(TM) imposition software, for editing and assembling entire documents before RIPping the files, is available as an option. Minolta DiALTA Di850 The DiALTA Di850 is an ultra-productive, high-speed monochrome printer/copier featuring 85 pages per minute plus advanced scanning and finishing options. With a robust monthly duty cycle of 750,000 pages and tandem copier capability of 170 copies per minute, the Di850 cost-effectively moves high volume document traffic and provides high quality imaging at 600 dpi with polymerized toner for sharper images and smoother half-tones. Availability The Minolta DiALTA Di850 digital printer/copier and Pi8500Pro server are now available through Minolta dealers and Minolta Business Solution centers.