Konica Minolta announced that it was named a Finalist in the Information Technology category for the 2023 District Administration Top Ed Tech Product Awards. The annual awards recognize the most innovative solutions that are helping district leaders meet the ever-evolving education technology needs of their schools. Submissions were judged on their innovation in the ed tech space, with particular attention to how the products are breaking new ground, how much value they add to education, how intuitive they are for users and whether they deliver on their promises.
Launched in 2021 and currently used in schools across North America, Konica Minolta’s FORXAI Secure Access – School Security Solution enables automated, secure point-of-entry workflows that combine facial identification with mask detection, thermal temperature screening and tailgating to secure schools and keep students, teachers and administrators safe. It accomplishes this by leveraging the customizable convergence of powerful artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, innovative facial recognition, the company’s sophisticated MOBOTIX security cameras and extensible system integration technologies.
FORXAI Secure Access’ identity recognition algorithm is ranked #1 in accuracy in the U.S. based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) most rigorous benchmark test.
“This past decade has seen an intense focus on improving the safety and security of our schools,” said Emil Enstrom, Senior Vice President, Global Enterprise and Government Accounts, Konica Minolta. “To be shortlisted on District Administration’s Top Ed Tech Product Awards for our FORXAI Secure Access – School Security Solution reflects our continued commitment to provide schools with an automated, seamlessly integrated end-to-end security system for the best level of protection against security and health threats while reducing operating costs and increasing efficiencies. We appreciate this recognition and are especially proud to offer schools proven modern technology solutions for maintaining safe and secure spaces for our teachers to teach and our children to learn.”
“We were tremendously pleased with the quality of submissions received for our 2023 awards. This year we had a record number of top ed tech product submissions, so all finalists were truly standouts in the field,” stated Lori Capullo, executive director, District Administration. “These products offer groundbreaking and innovative services designed to empower educators and education leaders through education technology. We applaud Konica Minolta’s dedication to school safety and congratulate them on being selected as a Finalist.”
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta’s journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. We innovate for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept us moving then, keeps us moving now. Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the workplace to achieve true connectivity through the Intelligent Connected Workplace. The company guides and supports its clients’ digital transformation through its expansive office technology portfolio, including IT Services (All Covered), intelligent information management, managed print services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been included on CRN’s MSP 500 list nine times and The World Technology Awards named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for sixteen consecutive years, and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2021 America’s Best-in-State employers list. The company received Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI 2021 A3 Line of The Year Award and BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award for its bizhub i-Series. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine consecutive years and has spent six years on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. Konica Minolta partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and works to bring value to our society.