Konica Minolta Europe Previews Next-Gen bizhub i-Series

On April 15th, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe previewed  its next-generation bizhub i-Series of A3 and A4 printer/MFPs.

The i-Series features a smartphone-style user interface with a tiltable, floating 10″ touchscreen, rounded edges, and LED status indicators. Both A3 and A4 models feature the same functionality, as well as quad-core central processing unit (CPU), and standard 8 GB of memory and 256-GB hard drive.

There’s also full-speed printing on various media, high-speed one-pass double feeding, digital skew correction, and large-capacity paper trays. Konica Minolta Dispatcher Suite provides both print management and advance document workflow.

The Konica Minolta MarketPlace also provides add-on solutions such as scanning to cloud-based accounts and Microsoft SharePoint.

Smart Service and Next-Level Security

For minimizing downtime, the i-Series intelligently collects data for self-diagnosis and for optimum prediction when parts and consumables need to be replaced. There’s also the Konica Minolta Remote Service Platform, which consists of remote backup and ongoing maintenance for convenient troubleshooting and continuous support. Safe and up-to-date technology is always available, because the latest firmware can be regularly uploaded, in real or scheduled time.

The i-Series also features bizhub SECURE services for protection of data recorded on the hard drive, while the optional BitDefender anti-virus extension automatically scans all transmitted and received data in real-time so that data remains protected from external threats. All i-Series models are also ready for GDPR, and ISO 15408 certified HCD-PP data-privacy standards.

The new i-Series models have an EPEAT Gold rating and meet Blue Angel standards. The new fusing unit and low-temperature fixing toner help achieve lower energy consumption, and there’s also lower energy consumption in sleep mode.

The new models also feature a new packaging design, as traditional cushioning material has been replaced with lighter air cushions, still ensuring safety during transport. A lower noise level during operating is due to improvements made to the cooling fan and the automatic document feeder (ADF) mechanism.

The new i-Series models consist of these A3 color MFPs: bizhub C250i, C300i, and C360i, and these A4 color MFPs: C3300i, C3350i, C4000i and C4050i. Other models and features will be released in the upcoming months.

For more information about the bizhug i-Series, visit Konica Minolta Europe here.

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