June 13, 2019
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. unveiled the new bizhub i-Series, the next generation IoT-enabled multifunction printer line from the bizhub legacy portfolio, integrating a new fusing unit and toner fixing process.
The stylish, contemporary design boasts an intuitive 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.
The new i-Series houses a powerful engine, a quad-core Central Processing Unit, standard 8GB of memory and 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) for quick-response, high-performance operations. The full-speed media printing range, high-speed dual scan document feeder, digital skew correction and large capacity trays provide reliable functionality.
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.
In addition, the Konica Minolta MarketPlace provides the freedom to access applications and personalise devices to bridge gaps in productivity. The machines integrate work processes and connections to technologies such as Konica Minolta’s IoT platform Workplace Hub.
Minimising downtime and ensuring uninterrupted use, the i-Series collects data for self-diagnosis and optimum replacement time predictions of parts and consumables. Moreover, users can experience best-in-class service through Konica Minolta’s vCare Technology for convenient troubleshooting and continuous support.
The i-Series fosters a secure work ecosystem where data is protected and reliably accessible. Service includes a layer of top-grade security, with bizhub SECURE services that protect documents through data encryption and locked passwords. The BitDefender, which will be available a later stage, anti-virus extension automatically scans all transmitted data to protect data from external threats. All i-Series models are compliant with GDPR and ISO 15408 certified HCD-PP, so data privacy standards and security requirements are met.
The new i-Series also reflects Konica Minolta’s commitment to environmental sustainability. As part of the top energy-saving bizhub product line, each model is rated EPEAT Gold and meets stricter Blue Angel standards. The new fusing unit and toner fixing process help lower energy consumption. Operation is quieter due to improvements made to the cooling fan and ADF mechanism. Environmental impact is further reduced through new, lightweight packaging.
The new i-Series models are the bizhub C360i/C300i/C250i (A3 Colour MFPs), the bizhub C4050i/C3350i, C3320i, C4000i/C3300i (A4 Colour MFPs/AIO/SFPs).
“The launch of the bizhub i-Series is significant, not only for our company but in office print technology. Keeping in mind our customers, end users and the changing needs of the new, connected office environment, we expanded on the successful footprint of the bizhub predecessors,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning, Konica Minolta.
Kern continues, “The new, intelligent printer product line redefines work and cultivates a modern workplace, securely and effectively, allowing for better, scalable experiences and increased productivity.”
Konica Minolta confirmed additional models and features will be released in the upcoming months.
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