As Promised, Konica Minolta Expands Smart, Connected bizhub i-Series with 3 New A3 MFPs

Konica Minolta has expanded its new bizhub i-Series with the launch of three new color A3 multifunctional printers (MFPs.) The new bizhub C450i, bizhub C550i and bizhub C650i are a part of the next-generation multifunctional device portfolio designed to empower digital workflows. Like all models in the bizhub i-Series product line, the additions present a new paradigm for how multifunctional devices meet the needs of businesses by serving as a secure, smart technology hub to augment office connectivity.
The three new A3 color MFPs boast the same fresh, contemporary exterior design with great usability features as the current bizhub i-Series models. The new card-type quick copy screen and various applications with integrated guidance allow for an even better user experience. In addition, newly developed widget technology allows embedding and operating functionality directly from the MFP’s home screen, shortening the time spent in front of the MFP and ensuring familiar use across all bizhub i-Series devices. Similarly, high-performance operation and quick response are assured by the same powerful quad-core central processing unit, standard 8 GB of memory and 256 GB solid state drive (SDD), plus an optional 1 TB SSD.

 

The new bizhub C450i, C550i and C650i offer a choice of 45ppm, 55ppm or 65ppm print speeds, respectively. They replace the popular and highly successful bizhub C458, bizhub C558 and bizhub C658 models – enhancing Konica Minolta’s offering in the segment with the addition of extended smart capabilities that embrace the way businesses are evolving.
“These three new MFPs strengthen the bizhub i-Series product line, offering faster, smarter office print technology, and serving as intelligent printers that connect the workplace more effectively and securely. They continue to cultivate the future of work by tailoring to the changing needs of businesses,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning, Konica Minolta. “The wide breadth of applications available through the pre-installed Konica Minolta MarketPlace, coupled with best-in-class service power new opportunities for productivity and innovation.”
These MFPs have also been designed to work with sophisticated workflow tools such as Konica Minolta’s Dispatcher Suite, layered by security options through bizhub SECURE services. This allows for businesses to have effective print management and advanced document workflow, while enhancing document security. As an added highlight, the three new MFPs feature a dual-scan document feeder that can accommodate up to 300 sheets, with a fast 280 ipm scan speed. They also feature large, newly designed finishers with an integrated manual stapler. These new higher speed models also have an automatic intelligent media sensor that can detect media weight and automatically make the correct media setting, which can reduce misfeeds and help optimize print quality. This additional feature, unique to Konica Minolta solutions technology, provides uninterrupted use, increasing productivity, unmatched in the office print market.
Want to learn more about the new MFPs from Konica Minolta? Contact Ameritek today or call 888.428.COPY.

 

Office Print Technology Reinvented With New IoT-Enabled bizhub I-Series

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in delivering world-class business transformation solutions and technologies, proudly unveils the new bizhub i-Series, the next generation IoT-enabled multifunction printer line from the award-winning bizhub legacy portfolio.

Inspired by the company’s continuing ambition to create value for customers and rethink the way multifunctional printers work for them, the i-Series is a smart technology hub that fully embraces the way businesses are evolving.

“The launch of the bizhub i-Series is significant, not only for our company but in office print technology. Keeping in mind our customers, end users and the changing needs of the new, connected office environment, we expanded on the successful footprint of the bizhub predecessors,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning, Konica Minolta.

The smart device technology enhances office connectivity while preparing it to be future-ready. From operational improvements to digital transformation, the i-Series streamlines business processes by powering new opportunities for productivity and innovation.

Kern continues, “The new, intelligent printer product line redefines work and cultivates a modern workplace, securely and effectively, allowing for better, scalable experiences and increased productivity.”

Simple Design and Usability

The stylish, contemporary design boasts an intuitive smartphone-style user interface with a tiltable, floating 10” touchscreen panel and LED status indicators. Interfaces on both the A3 and A4 models function in precisely the same way for ease-of–use across devices.

High-Quality Performance, Enhanced Efficiency and Seamless Connectivity

The i-Series houses a powerful engine, a quad-core Central Processing Unit, standard 8GB of memory and 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) for quick-response, high-performance operations. The full-speed media printing range, high-speed dual scan document feeder, digital skew correction and large capacity trays provide reliable functionality.

The new units come ready to connect to an array of bEST certified solutions, such as Dispatcher Phoenix and many others, to enhance workflow and maximize productivity, eliminating repetitive tasks, cutting costs, and reducing manual and human errors.

In addition, the Konica Minolta MarketPlace provides the freedom to access applications and personalize devices to bridge gaps in productivity. Efficiently integrating work processes and connections to sophisticated technologies such as Konica Minolta’s IoT platform Workplace Hub, it caters to changing needs and fully accommodates evolving workstyles.

Smart Service and Next-Level Security

Minimizing downtime and ensuring uninterrupted use, the i-Series intelligently collects data for self-diagnosis and optimum replacement time predictions of parts and consumables. Moreover, users can experience best-in-class service through Konica Minolta’s vCare Technology for convenient troubleshooting and continuous support.

The i-Series fosters a secure work ecosystem where data is protected and reliably accessible. Service includes a layer of top-grade security, with bizhub SECURE services that protect documents through data encryption and locked passwords. The BitDefender* anti-virus extension automatically scans all transmitted data to protect data from external threats. All i-Series models are compliant with GDPR and ISO 15408 certified HCD-PP, so data privacy standards and security requirements are met.

Commitment to Sustainability

The new i-Series also reflects Konica Minolta’s strong commitment to environmental sustainability. As part of the top energy-saving bizhub product line, each model is rated EPEAT Gold and meets stricter Blue Angel standards. The new fusing unit and toner fixing process help lower energy consumption. Operation is quieter due to improvements made to the cooling fan and ADF mechanism. Environmental impact is further reduced through new, lightweight packaging.

Konica Minolta recognizes the i-Series as the next step – the innovative technology that will allow businesses to perform at their best through high-quality work. And, as businesses continue to evolve, the bizhub i-Series will grow with them.

The new i-Series models are the bizhub C360i/C300i/C250i (A3 Color MFPs), the bizhub C4050i/C3350i, C3320i, C4000i/C3300i (A4 Color MFPs/AIO/SFPs).

Additional models and features will be released in the upcoming months.