• Konica Minolta launches new A3 mono bizhub series

        • Konica Minolta has launched its new A3 monochrome i-Series bizhub 750i/650i/550i/450i/360i/300i. As a touchpoint in the ‘Intelligent Connected Workplace’ that connects people, devices, and space, the new bizhub i-Series helps teams collaborate and move fluidly between different work scenarios and providers. 

          The pre-installed MarketPlace gives users access to a wide range of IT services and applications. In addition, with the COVID-19 crisis highlighting just how vulnerable organisations are to cyberattacks, the optional Bitdefender virus protection solution in the bizhub i-Series ensures these multifunctional devices do not become a gateway for external attacks. 

          The introduction of the new bizhub i-Series 750i/650i/550i/450i/360i/300i brings easy-to-use, advanced IT services that users can access from the control panel of their familiar multifunctional device, even if they have no IT skills. Konica Minolta MarketPlace is pre-installed on all devices and provides access to a wide range of IT services and applications, which are also managed centrally, simplifying operations for the IT department.

          With the risk of cyberattacks threatening corporate governance increasing, multifunction devices must be protected against infection like all other networked devices. 

          Bitdefender’s leading-edge anti-virus solution has been embedded in the new bizhub i-Series’ firmware and can be activated to deliver the highest level of protection. 

          Furthermore, the bizhub i-Series can be equipped with bizhub SECURE, a special offering for MFPs on which different security levels can be set, ensuring the security of office devices and protecting device memory and network settings. 

          The new bizhub i-Series houses a powerful engine, a quad-core central processing unit with standard 8 GB of memory and a 256 GB SSD (solid-state drive), plus an optional 1TB SSD, which allows for quick-response, high-performance operations. 

          All devices can be equipped with the intelligent media sensor, which automatically detects the paperweight and media type before registration and immediately applies the right setting for all paper, preventing paper jams and improving output quality. 

          The new A3 monochrome MFPs offer large, newly designed finishers (50-sheet and 100-sheet), enabling the creation of booklets, along with the inclusion of an integrated manual stapler as well.    

          The design boasts an intuitive smartphone-style user interface with a tiltable 10” touchscreen panel, rounded edges and LED status indicators. 

          In addition, with the ‘Personalise’ app, which is available in the Konica Minolta MarketPlace, users can individualise the given functionality available from the home screen to adjust the device to suit their individual working behaviour. 

          The new bizhub i-Series is equipped with a large number of sensors to enable self-diagnosis, and when used in conjunction with the Konica Minolta Remote Service Platform, this minimises downtime and ensures uninterrupted use. Consumables such as toner are delivered proactively, or a maintenance technician can be called automatically when needed. 

          Konica Minolta is strongly committed to environmental sustainability, which is also reflected in the new bizhub i-Series. Each model has an EPEAT Gold rating and meets strict Blue Angel standards. 

          The environmental impact is reduced further through the new packaging design, as traditional cushioning material has been replaced with lighter air cushions, which still ensure protection during transport. Operating noise is lower due to improvements made to the cooling fan and the ADF mechanism – producing fewer distractions for a better-focused work environment.

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