Konica Minolta launches ‘Box Defect Detection’ and continues its success with its video solutions services

| 30 July 2020

Konica Minolta continues to expand its offerings in the area of video solutions services with the launch of its latest solution, 'Box Defect Detection', for the field of quality inspection in manufacturing and logistics. In addition, Konica Minolta has demonstrated the benefits of Mobotix IoT camera solutions whereit is necessary to protect empty office buildings or to detect an elevated body surface temperature.The thermal solutions are the key to detecting anomalies in order to keep premises safe andhelp protect health. The importance of video solutions is also reflected in Konica Minolta’s growing market presence in Europe. The solutions are now available in 23 countries and Konica Minolta has more than 400 customers.

With "Box Defect Detection", Konica Minolta provides a new solution in its video solution services portfolio dedicated to enabling visual quality inspection in manufacturing and logistics. The solution combines Konica Minolta’s AI-based technology for surface quality inspection with Mobotix IoT cameras to ensure that plastic delivery boxes meet high quality standards. It locates all defects and anomalies, such as the contamination of delivery boxes occurring on the production line, identifies their extent and severity and commands the separator in the production line to remove the defective box from the line or send the dirty box for immediate washing. ’Box Defect Detection’ will be delivered to launch customers in October 2020.

Konica Minolta has shown that intelligent video solutions can provide important support. One example is the protection of premises. In times of remote working, it is necessary to protect empty office buildings from burglary and vandalism through video surveillance. The intelligent video solutions can detect unauthorised access and immediately trigger an alarm.

Furthermore, thermal cameras can identify elevated body surface temperatures. When individuals pass through the camera’s field of view in offices or other facilities, their thermal images are analysed and any elevated body surface temperature exceeding a specific threshold is identified. This helps to identify the elevated body surface temperature of any person entering a site in order to give a warning to the person concerned, notify relevant personnel to take immediate action and reduce the potential spread of infection. Waiting times at the entrance to premises and entry management can be shortened, contact reduced and the health of employees and guests in an organisation, company or generally in public areas protected. In addition, it also saves on surveillance resources.

With the goal of further increasing measurement accuracy compared to measurement with a thermal camera alone, Konica Minolta has developed the MOBOTIX thermal camera application “Temperature Screening App” in order to identify and detect facial and skin areas. This will be available from October 2020.

With its 'Intelligent Connected Workplace' solutions, Konica Minolta takes a holistic view of the digital workplace in terms of people, devices and space. The company ensures that the workplace is secure, compliant, resilient and reliable and makes sure that employees have all the information and processes they need at their fingertips.

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With the MOBOTIX S74, we are setting new standards in AI-supported video technology. The system will impress customers thanks to its performance, image quality, robustness and cybersecurity.

Shintaro Inoue

Senior Manager Video Solution Service Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe


About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.

As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta a “Leader” in print transformation. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.

Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).

For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.

The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2023.

For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ from Keypoint Intelligence.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With more than 8,700 employees (as of April 2023), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.26 billion in financial year 2022/2023.

Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.

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