Responding to the latest market trends and client needs in the area of office printing, Konica Minolta has refreshed two of its black and white models from the A3 line. With the launch of the new bizhub 458/558 series, Konica Minolta presents premium high security office models, replacing the bizhub 454e/554e series.
The new series offers more functionality while being highly reliable and productive, making it suitable for office environments that have medium-volume printing needs, but don't require color output.
Dino Pagliarello, Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta said, "this user-friendly series meets the needs of our customers in various work environments making it an ideal solution. These updated models offer connected and mobile features which play into our 'work from anywhere, anytime' credo."
The models feature Konica Minolta's INFO-Palette Design control panel, which consists of a 9″ color screen that has a touch-and-swipe functionality commonly found on mobile devices. The interface includes a new area for mobile connectivity, as well as an optional voice guidance system for hearing screen instructions. A web browser is also included as a standard feature, providing a wide variety of apps from Konica Minolta's bizhub MarketPlace.
Both models can be customised on the panel and printer driver interface to meet specific customer needs and make usability simple and convenient. Mobile printing is also supported via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and NFC-enabled devices with Wi-Fi optional. Versatile finishing options enable users to produce various materials in-house, allowing for running large jobs without any interruptions.
Both models are cost efficient and have sustainable attributes that differentiate them from other products, including, reduction in energy consumption by incorporating a charged roller that controls the amount of toner supply, use of recycled materials in the manufacturing of the machine, and energy Star and EPEAT certifications. The devices also boast many security features, both standard and optional, including ID card authentication and biotmetric authentication.
The 458 and 558 are available immediately for purchase through Konica Minolta direct and channel partners.