Technology Partners

Technology Partners

Our business success has only been possible thanks to the manufacturers whose superior products we offer to our clients everyday. Newcastle Business Technology Group is proud to have the following companies as technology partners:


OKI Data Australia & New Zealand is a leading global manufacturer of printing solutions. For over 20 years, OKI has led the way in the use of digital LED printing  technology which offers sharper, more vibrant High Definition Colour printing. The first to introduce this technology, OKI has continued to develop digital LED printing, offering businesses of all sizes the opportunity to print many of their documents to a professional quality - in-house. With the addition of many technologically advanced features that improve efficiency and document management our devices truly offer a smarter way to print. We don’t view printers as ‘peripheral’ to business; we see them as integral to business communication and success.


What is Develop?

DEVELOP is a brand of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH and stands for professional, state of the art office communication solutions. Develop markets systems, software and services to meet your document production and management needs. Thanks to our broad range of products and services Develop are among the leading office communication brands for start ups and small and medium sized businesses in Europe and now Australia.

Why is Develop promoted in Australia?

Key to the Develop devices, is the ability to extend the application of the MFD in the office environment. This is achieved by integrating solutions around and into the Develop MFD. By using this approach the Develop device can be more than just a copier printer, it becomes an on ramp to office processes. Using software from various factory and 3rd party sources, the Develop MFD can work in a larger workflow environment to simplify and automate office processes. By focusing on these device abilities, The Forum Group can offer an integrated solution which is managed end to end by the one supplier.

Why is The Forum Group promoting Develop ineo over Konica Minolta bizhub?

By moving from being a dealer of Konica Minolta bizhub MFD's to the importing national distributor of Develop ineo MFD's, Forum has gained access to a product that may be identicle as a stand alone device. But now have the ability to offer an integration to their existing and new solutions as a premium solution package. This will provide even better offerings now and into the future for the Develop Australian Dealer network.

Is Develop an inferior rebadging of the KM bizhub?

As a brand of Konica Minolta Incorporated, Develop devices are produced in the same manufacturing facilities as Konica Minolta bizhub devices. These facilities are located in Japan and China and both hardware products are of identical specification and quality. Product development is conducted in Japan in specialist development centers and are applied to both distribution channels. Accessories, features, options, spare parts and operation are identicle between the two brands. Is there factory support for Develop devices sold in Australia? In bringing the Develop devices into Australia, The Forum Group has the full technical backing of Konica Minolta Incorporated. We are the appointed importing distributor of Develop in Australia and are directly supported by Konica Minolta Australia (BAU) and Konica Minolta Buisness Solutions Europe GmbH (BEU).

Are Develop devices "Grey Imports"?

No The Forum Group are the factory appointed importer and distributor of the Develop product in Australia. All devices sold are designed and configured for use in Australia. Newcastle Business Technology Group has been chosen by Forum Group as the preferred authorised Develop dealer in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley and the Central Coast NSW.

Is the support for the Develop devices as good as for Konica Minolta?

In a word YES, in fact better. The Forum Group has recently aquired lmagetec Solutions Australia to provide a nation wide service infirstructure to support the Develop devices in the field. All our field engineers are trained to factory standards using the Konica Minolta - KMIT on line training platform and in house classroom sessions. This is further enhanced with factory run, hands on training conducted face to face by Konica Minolta Incorporated. Ongoing certification of field staff is a key component of the service process.


Founded in 1959, Kyocera has won worldwide acclaim for document solutions and other products. Kyocera remains committed to giving customers “performance that amazes and delights in the areas of technological strength, superior quality, and responsiveness.”

Drivve - intelligent capture, processing and distribution software

Drivve is a high performance, feature-rich scanning software that offers you a smart way to enhance and seamlessly integrate your scan workflows into your information infrastructure. Scanning documents is a mission critical task for companies of all sizes. To guarantee the most efficient, enhanced and secure execution of this crucial process becomes key to a successful business. Drivve has the power to optimise the scan processes of virtually any organisation. Using Drivve’s advanced scanning feature, users are able to create text searchable documents using powerful OCR, create file names automatically with any input field or data, index at the MFP or add metadata from backend systems, output in multiple document formats, including PDF, MS Word, MS Excel, RTF, TIFF, JPEG, PDF/A, edit images and much more.

Sendys Explorer - A Document Management Solution - helping companies of any size fulfil their document workflow needs, maximising efficiencies from capture to distribution.

SENDYS Explorer enables the user to convert documents and distribute or upload to a chosen location, providing greater flexibility to edit, access, print, retrieve and share files. SENDYS Explorer can be used with various document input sources, including MFP, smartphone/tablet camera (via Android and iOS apps), desktop web interface and email. Integrated OCR processing enables automated data capture and bulk document conversion tasks can be performed, transforming scanned documents into a wide range of editable formats including TXT, TIFF, PNG, JPEG, searchable PDF and PDF/A. Document security can be increased in several ways with SENDYS Explorer. Administrators can set up security policies where user authentication via username / password, PIN or RIFD card is required in order to print and retrieve a document securely. SENDYS Explorer is available as a mobile app also. You can use your smartphone camera to create scans and convert documents to editable formats as all scan connectors (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and Microsoft SharePoint) are accessible through the mobile app.


A leading developer of managed print solutions, FMAudit’s products make it easier to collect meter readings, set up service and supply notifications and accomplish many other tasks.


Umango is a leading developer of document management solutions.

Papercut MF

Millions of customers in over 150 countries use Papercut’s products. Papercut MF software serves as one of the foundations of our Managed Print service.

Nuance Equitrac

Nuance Equitrac print management software helps users track and manage usage on their multifunction systems better.


inPOS makes first-rate POS software, which can be customised for use in cafes, restaurants, bars, hotels, clubs, fruit & veg, bakeries, butcheries, retail and other businesses. With hundreds of customers using our POS Systems with inPOS Software in the Hunter Valley, Mid North Coast and Sydney, you can not go wrong.


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