Konica Minolta launches bizhub C257i
December 3, 2020
Konica Minolta has introduced the newest member of the bizhub i-Series portfolio, the bizhub C257i.
This A3 colour multifunctional peripheral (MFP) provides the full IT capability of other i-Series products, but as an entry-level model it is particularly attractive to companies with smaller budgets.
Benjamin Licht, Product Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH said: “MFPs have transformed in the wake of digitalisation. They are no longer just a printing device — they are a link between printed, physical workflow steps and their virtual, digital counterparts. They are designed to make the transitions between the two types of workflow as seamless and smooth as possible.”
Thanks to the IT6 platform, the colour A3 MFP is connected to Konica Minolta MarketPlace, which is preinstalled on the device. This allows users to securely access, implement and manage a wide range of cloud-based services and applications. With Open API support, the bizhub C257i can also be easily integrated into existing document workflows with several server-based or device-based print and scan applications.
The bizhub C257i offers a print speed of 25 ppm and comes with a 6 GB of memory, three times more than its predecessors. The system storage has been changed from HDD to 256-GB SDD for faster read and write speeds. Furthermore, the scanning speed has increased to 55 ppm in simplex. The bizhub C257i comes with an upgraded Automatic Document Feeder and a new 50-sheet finisher with manual stapling as new functionality.
Konica Minolta has equipped the bizhub C257i with the same security standards as the other systems from the bizhub i-Series. The anti-virus solution BitDefender has been embedded in the firmware and monitors all scanned files and transferred documents in real time.
Equipped with a large number of sensors enabling self-diagnosis and use of the Konica Minolta Remote Service Platform, the bizhub C257i minimises downtime and ensures uninterrupted use. Consumables such as toner are delivered proactively, and a maintenance technician can be called automatically when needed.
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