Konica Minolta Launches Next-Gen bizhub i-Series
On June 12th, Knica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. introduced its new bizhub i-Series, which it bills as its “next-generation IoT-enabled multifunction printer line from the award-winning bizhub legacy portfolio.”
The new i-Series models consist of the the bizhub C360i/C300i/C250i (A3 Color MFPs), the bizhub C4050i/C3350i, C3320i, C4000i/C3300i (A4 Color MFPs/AIO/SFPs), all of which will be available through authorized Konica Minolta dealers.
The A3 color bizhub C360i/C300i/C250i feature color printing at up to 36 ppm; dual-scan option at up to 200 opm; mobile print; and maximum paper capacity of 3,300 sheets.
The A4 color bizhub C360i/C300i/C250i also feature color printing at up to 36 ppm; dual-scan option at up to 200 opm; mobile print and scan; and maximum paper capacity of 3,300 sheets. The A4 color C4000i/C3300i feature color printing at up to 42 ppm; optional card reader for extra security; optional mobile print support; and maximum paper capacity of 1,600 sheets.
The new models feature a 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.
They also incorporates a quad-core Central Processing Unit (CPU), standard 8 GB of memory, and 256 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) for high-performance operations. Other features include full-speed media printing range, high-speed dual-scan document feeder, digital skew correction, and large-capacity paper trays.
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.
Smart Service and Next-Level Security
Designed to minimize downtime and ensure uninterrupted use, the i-Series intelligently collects data for self-diagnosis and optimum replacement time predictions of parts and consumables. Also available is Konica Minolta’s vCare Technology for troubleshooting and support.
Konica Minolta bizhub SECURE services are designed to protect documents through data encryption and locked user passwords. The BitDefender anti-virus extension automatically scans all transmitted data to protect data from external threats (not currently available however). All i-Series models are compliant with GDPR and ISO 15408 certified HCD-PP data-privacy standards and security requirements.
The new i-Series is also said to reflect Konica Minolta’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Each model is rated EPEAT Gold and meets stricter Blue Angel standards. The new fusing unit and toner fixing process also help lower energy consumption. Operation is quieter due to improvements made to the cooling fan and ADF mechanism, and environmental impact is further reduced through new, lightweight packaging.
Additional models and features will be released in the upcoming months. Visit Konica Minolata here for more information about its new bizhub i-Series.
- May 2019: Konica Minolta Reports Profitable Fiscal Year
- April 2019: Konica Minolta Europe Previews Next-Gen bizhub i-Series
- March 2019: Konica Minolta Encourages Dealer Diversification, Previews New iSeries, at Dealer Conference
- February 2019: Konica Minolta Continues to Grow Profits
- July 2018: Konica Minolta Acquires MWA Intelligence