Konica Minolta Enhances the Modern Workplace With bizhub Series C227/C287 and C258

Ramsey, NJ – February 12, 2016  – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced today the launch of user-friendly multifunctional (MFP) A3 color systems bizhub C227, C287 and C258 with enhanced functionality to support modern workplaces. The powerful, new color multifunctional printers in Konica Minolta’s bizhub series were designed to meet specific business requirements and the changing office workgroup environment.

Smart MFPs offer the reliability of Konica Minolta’s print technology with the added functionality and performance of more costly and complex copier-based devices, making them a perfect, cost-effective alternative. All are well-suited to small-to-medium-sized businesses, as well as departments within larger organizations. Employing a color speed of up to 28 pages per minute, the new bizhub C227 and bizhub C287 office systems provide an enhanced control panel that features the latest interface technologies and a new mobile connectivity area.
•    Multi-touch interface for intuitive control, plus optional voice guidance system to provide audible control instructions
•    Access to downloadable apps from the bizhub MarketPlace
The bizhub C258, an extension of the C308/C368 series, provides productivity features to speed output in both color and B&W, including fast 25-ppm printing, optional single-pass dual scanning to bring originals into workflow faster and powerful finishing options for right-size scalability.

Konica Minolta’s exclusive bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology) is a gateway to a wide range of software solutions enabling seamless integration with 3rd-party software for business, healthcare, education, legal and other applications.
•    Enhanced control panel featuring a new mobile connectivity area
•    Expanded memory as well as a hard disk mirroring option
•    Detachable universal trays as well as a redesigned bypass tray that will improve paper handling
•    Open API
•    Access to downloadable apps from the bizhub MarketPlace
Industry Leading Mobile Print Solutions Supporting Versatile Mobile Platforms

Employees demand maximum flexibility to allow printing anytime, anywhere and from any mobile device. Konica Minolta’s multifunctional color series meets those demands by providing functions such as optional WiFi access and embedded “Near Field Communication” (NFC) for Android devices and optional Bluetooth Low Energy for iOS devices. This automatically connects users’ tablets or smartphones and provides the convenience of touch-to-print as well as touch-to-scan functionality.

Features include:
•    Airprint
•    Google Cloud Print Ready – connects directly to the internet and registers with Google Cloud Print without a laptop or PC

Customizable Control Panel

With the creation of the revolutionary bizhub Marketplace Chameleon, users can now personalize their MFPs and customize their own control panel. Available through the bizhub Marketplace, a user-friendly, online store for browsing and downloading apps, the bizhub MarketPlace Chameleon gives customers the power and flexibility to work even more efficiently by allowing users to create, personalize and install custom user interfaces at the MFP based on their organization and preference.

Secure Data Encryption

Konica Minolta printers have the highest data security and various functionalities to reduce the risk of data loss and keep confidential data safe. Once the bizhub security features of the MFP are activated, bizhub SECURE safeguards are in place and documents have uncompromising security protection.

Sustainable printing and cost efficiency

The A3 multifunctional printers offer a new level of eco-friendliness. The compact, redesigned engine within the C227/C287, this leads to a 15 percent weight reduction with the devices provide a reduced carbon footprint. Besides protecting the environment, customers also reduce energy costs and print more cost-efficiently.

“The easy to use C227/C287/C258 color series offers smart new features simplifying everyday business needs,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. “In addition, the fast print speeds are perfect for supporting color and mono A3 print requirements for a broad range of businesses and industry sectors."

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is one of the leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.

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