Konica Minolta Launches New Color bizhub MFPs
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd launched the new bizhub C224, C284 and C364 color multifunction printers with improved user operation. Each device offers versatile print, scan, copy and fax capabilities and also includes effortless multitouch panel operation similar to smartphones and tablet devices. Additional green technologies inside the MFPs conserve energy to preserve the environment and reduce operating costs.
The bizhub C224, C284 and C364 are the successors to award winning devices in the Konica Minolta color range, which won the prestigious Buyers Lab Inc “Pick of the Year” for 2009. The three new MFPs fulfill the requirements for a wide variety of tasks and are aimed at small and medium sized businesses as well as workgroups in larger businesses.
Konica Minolta’s Info-Palette design greatly improves the overall usability of the bizhub C224, C284 and C364. Important operations like copying, printing, scanning and faxing are all accessed in the same way using the system’s 9-inch color multitouch panel for effortless operation. All three MFPs also have an identical graphical user interface (GUI) for printer panel and PC printer driver, based on the “know one, operate all” concept. Optional individualization of the multitouch panel and printer driver menus (MyTab) makes the new systems highly flexible.
The new bizhub devices feature either RADF (reversing automatic document feeder) for everyday office tasks such as scanning and copying, or Dualscan ADF ,which can scan both sides of a document in a single operation. Dualscan ADF is the perfect choice for tasks requiring a high scan performance, such as document archiving. Scanning speeds are 80 images per minute (ipm) with RADF and 160 ipm with the Dualscan feature. For copying and printing, the speeds the individual new machines offer are 22 (C224), 28 (C284) or 36 (C364) pages in full color or monochrome prints per minute.
The new series of bizhub MFPs is characterized by green technology for lower power consumption and less environmental impact. Able to scan without engine warm-up, the bizhub C224, C284 and C364 save both time and money. Konica Minolta’s next generation of Simitri HD polymerized toner reduces the fusing temperature even further, improving print media compatibility and also reducing power consumption. New features such as dynamic eco timer, which analyses working conditions and automatically adjusts sleep mode and ready timings, contribute especially to the ecological and economical performance of the devices.
For Konica Minolta, Mark Hinder, market development manager stated, “The new series of color bizhub devices have been designed with the help of important customer feedback based on Konica Minolta’s ‘customer intimate’ approach to product development and all aspects of service provision. The new color bizhub MFPs replace award-winning devices with even higher performance specifications and increased customer usability features. We are confident that customers will find plenty to like in the new bizhub C224, C284 and C364.” Read more