With the importance of visual information expected to increase greatly in the immediate future, Konica Minolta strives to create business environments where people can communicate more efficiently through the use of images. Major trends include systematisation, networking, and colour printing, all of which Konica Minolta supports by designing business equipment with a broader range of capabilities and enhanced multifunctionality – answering the trend for growing diversity in image information products and catering for related usage patterns and needs.
Based on its accumulated technologies related to cameras and photographic light meters, Konica Minolta has developed a wide variety of innovative radiometric instruments for measuring light, colour and temperature, supporting companies with sensing and image processing technologies for such diverse fields as light, colour, temperature, display, 3D digitisation and medical. Currently, the company markets more than 70 measuring instruments in five categories.
Many of Konica Minolta’s products have led to the establishment of new standards for the measuring instrument industry. Konica Minolta manufactures measuring instruments under strict quality assurance systems that ensure its products conform to Japan Industrial Standards, Germany's DIN standards and its own rigorous quality standards.
Konica Minolta Medical & Graphics produces X-ray film and processing equipment along with image input/output devices, contrast media, medical supplies and a wide range of other products for the medical field. Employing unique technologies, we also provide state-of-the-art products for the graphic field, including plate-making film and imaging input/output proofing systems. In the future we will direct our efforts at developing systems and software with digital and network features.
Konica Minolta has been marketing planetariums and related technologies in Japan since 1958. Having adopted and refined numerous technologies in this field over the years, Konica Minolta can better respond to the needs of planetarium operators throughout Japan, who are increasingly interested in making use of full-dome movies, computer graphics, video projections, and multimedia strategies. In particular the Laserscan – the world's first laser projection system that was developed in the U.S. and is capable of projecting images onto the full depth and circumference of planetarium domes – is expected to open new markets for diverse planetarium shows as well as entertainment applications.
In addition to its Japanese operations, Konica Minolta has begun expanding its marketing activities in the rest of Asia.
Technologies supporting the visual information industry are constantly being refined. With the progress of the information society, the application range of optical technologies is also expanding. Developing advanced optical technologies, Konica Minolta contributes significantly to innovations in this field by creating unique, value-added optical devices and components and applying them to a wide variety of products such as laptops or DVD players.