Peerless Controller Powers Konica Minolta Bizhub C350 Color MFP

12/13/2004 - Peerless Systems Corporation (Nasdaq: PRLS) (“Peerless”), a provider of imaging and networking controllers to the digital document market, announced it is shipping the Peerless Controller compatible with the Konica Minolta® bizhubTM C350 color MFP. In addition to high performance color printing and scanning, the Peerless Controller is the first controller to enable faxing from the bizhubTM C350. The controller, based on the Peerless EverestTM architecture, offers excellent speed, ease of use and output quality for a broad range of users, from corporate workgroup novices to graphic arts professionals.

“The Peerless Controller for the Konica Minolta bizhub C350 represents a huge step forward in bringing affordable, high quality color printing, scanning and faxing within the easy reach of office workgroups,” said Steve Robinson, vice president of marketing, Peerless. “Our technology combined with the powerful bizhub C350 sets a new standard for communication efficiency in the office.”

Powered by an Intel Pentium Celeron CPU, the Peerless Controller brings a new level of performance and functionality to Konica Minolta’s bizhub C350. The controller leverages Peerless’ new suite of networking, color management and page description language SDKs.

The Peerless controller is a true multifunction controller that supports simultaneous printing, scanning and faxing with the following key features:

“The prevailing trend in our industry is for companies to replace printers, copiers, fax machines and scanners with versatile networked MFPs,” said Robinson. “The Peerless Controller maximizes the opportunity for device consolidation and utilization, enabling customers to fully leverage their office solution investment.”

The Peerless Controller for the Konica Minolta bizhub C350 is now available through select Konica Minolta dealers throughout the United States.

About Peerless Systems Corporation
Founded in 1982, Peerless Systems Corporation is a provider of imaging and networking controllers to the digital document markets, which include manufacturers of color, monochrome and multifunction office products and digital appliances. In order to process digital text and graphics, digital document products rely on a core set of imaging software and supporting electronics, collectively known as an imaging controller. Peerless’ broad line of scalable software and silicon offerings enable its customers to shorten their time-to-market and reduce costs by offering unique solutions for multiple products. Peerless’ customer base includes companies such as Canon, IBM, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lenovo, OkiData, Ricoh, RISO, Seiko Epson and Xerox. Peerless also maintains strategic partnerships with Adobe and Novell. For more information, visit the Company's web site at

Peerless is registered trademarks of Peerless Systems Corporation. Everest is a trademark of Peerless Systems Corporation. bizhub is a trademark of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. Adobe and PostScript are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc.

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