Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. has unveiled the new bizhub i-Series, the next generation IoT-enabled multifunction printer line from the bizhub legacy portfolio.
“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.
The smart device technology enhances office connectivity while preparing it to be future-ready. From operational improvements to digital transformation, the i-Series, reportedly, streamlines business processes by powering new opportunities for productivity and innovation.
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.
The design boasts 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 the same way for ease-of–use across devices.
The i-Series houses a quad-core Central Processing Unit, standard 8GB of memory and 256GB Solid State Drive for operations. The full-speed media printing range, dual scan document feeder, digital skew correction and large capacity trays provide reliable functionality, according to Konica Minolta.
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 personalize devices to bridge gaps in productivity. Efficiently integrating work processes and connections to sophisticated technologies such as Konica Minolta’s IoT platform Workplace Hub, it caters to changing needs and fully accommodates evolving workstyles.
The i-Series collects data for self-diagnosis and replacement time predictions of parts and consumables. Moreover, users can experience service through Konica Minolta’s vCare Technology for troubleshooting and continuous support.
The i-Series fosters a secure work ecosystem where data is protected and accessible. Service includes a layer of security, with bizhub SECURE services that protect documents through data encryption and locked passwords. The BitDefender* 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 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.
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