Konica Minolta expands bizhub i-Series line to include new colour A3 MFPs
Konica Minolta has expanded its new bizhub i-Series range with the launch of three new colour A3 multifunctional printers (MFPs). The new bizhub C450i, bizhub C550i and bizhub C650i are part of the next generation multifunctional device portfolio designed to empower digital workflows. Like all models in the bizhub i-Series, 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 colour 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 is assured by the same powerful quad core central processing unit and standard 8 GB of memory and 256 GB plus optional 1 TB solid state drive (SSD).
The new bizhub C450i, C550i and C650i offer a choice of 45 pages per minute, 55 pages per minute or 65 pages per minute 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 not only offer fast, reliable solutions for document handling but also serve as an intelligent device that effectively becomes the heart of the customer’s digital office. They can also be tailored to meet the requirements of each business with the wide breadth of applications that are available from Konica Minolta’s Marketplace, which is pre-installed on every device,’ explained Malcolm Smith, product manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Limited. ‘Furthermore, by placing the customer’s need for high operational efficiency at the heart of each MFP solution, we can deliver best in class service and troubleshooting through our Remote Service Platform.’
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 faster scan speed. They also feature large newly designed finishers with an integrated manual stapler.
The new higher speed bizhub i-Series models also have an automatic intelligent media sensor that can detect paper weight and media type, which helps reduce incurred costs for additional IT support and repair for avoidable paper jams. This additional feature, unique to Konica Minolta solutions technology, provides uninterrupted use, increasing productivity, unmatched in the office print market.