Konica Minolta Rolls Out ‘Smarter’ A3 MFPs with NFC Touch Area, Apps, Cloud Connectivity, More


Konica Minolta bizhub 308.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. is introducing its new bizhub 368 and 308 MFPs, which it says incorporate its latest control-panel and touch-screen design, and feature enhanced functionality versus their predecessors, the bizhub 364e and 284e. Both are available through Konica Minolta dealers.

These  latest bizhub MFPs, which are black-and-white A3 MFPs that print and scan on up to 11″x 17″ and are for small to mid-size businesses, feature a touch screen that provides direct access to downloadable apps from the Konica Minolta’s bizhub MarketPlace, which features applications such as scanning documents to Microsoft Sharepoint and to cloud-based document-storage and sharing sites such as Box and Google Drive.

Other updates include:

  • 9″ control panel that consists of both hard and soft keys, allowing users to register commonly used functions.
  • Support for Near Field Communication (NFC) for tap or touch mobile printing and scanning with NFC-enabled mobile devices. The touchscreen features a a new mobile touch area to support NFC print and scan from mobile devices.
  • Standard Web browser to connect to specialized applications and enable access to mobile connectivity.
  • bizhub MarketPlace Chameleon App that provides control-panel customization and device control.

Eco-Friendly Features

Eco-friendly features include:

  • Reduction in energy consumption by incorporating a charged roller that controls the amount of toner supply.
  • Use of recycled materials in the manufacturing of the MFP.
  • Energy Star and EPEAT certifications.
  • Sleep mode has been reduced from 1.0 watt to 0.5 watts.

bizhub 368

The bizhub 368 is rated at up to 36 ppm, and features optional single-pass two-sided, and various document-finishing options.

Options include:

  • Optional two-sided scanning at up to 160 opm.
  • 50-Sheet Staple Finisher with 80-page booklet-making and punch-kit options.
  • Space-saving 50-sheet Internal Staple Finisher.
  • Super G3 fax.
  • i-Option for file format conversion to Compact PDF and office Open XML formats, Web access, enhanced PDF security, OCR Font Support, and more.
  • User authentication units for HID Proximity Cards and HID iClass Cards.
  • Maximum paper capacity of 6,650 sheets with options.
  • Hard-disk mirroring option.

For more information and complete specifications, visit Konica Minolta here.

bizhub 308

The new bizhub C308, is rated at up to 30 ppm. Options are the same as for the bizhub 368.

For more information and complete specifications, visit Konica Minolta here.

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