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Konica Minolta bizhub 36 is Best in Class

June 21, 2012 2:31 AM PST

Mississauga, ON – June 20, 2012 –Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada), Ltd. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that industry analysts Wirth Consulting has named Konica Minolta as the winner of its "Best in Class" for Enterprise-Ready Entry Level A4 B/W MFPs for its bizhub 36.

In their latest Head2Head comparison of A4 Enterprise-Ready Entry-Level B/W MFPs, they compared basic workgroup imaging device for companies or enterprises—the A4/letter-size black-and white laser MFP. What makes this group unique is that there are other qualifiers such as remotely deployable print drivers and client software; fleet management via WAN (wide area network); standard network authentication such as LDAP, NTLM, Kerberos, etc.

"Think of a company that wants to purchase a number of MFPs and have the ability to remotely manage user access, deployment of client software and device maintenance," said Boris Kluck, Senior Director of Marketing Operations for Konica Minolta. "As well as monitor, and manage and/or charge-back usage based on individual or departmental use. The same company is also concerned with security and requires devices that comply with their existing network security methodologies."

After an extensive analysis of feature sets and using their exclusive performance ratings, we determined that the Konica Minolta bizhub 36 has it all for enterprise deployment, management and use:

  • PageScope Suite and top-class manageability, deployment and security, including network authentication.
  • Based on the firm's Emperon print system, which has proven very capable in testing.
  • Gigabit Ethernet networking.
  • Only system in this group with a touch screen.
  • Highest toner capacity (25,000 pages) and highest standard media capacity (1,150 sheets) in this group.
  • Very low Cost per Page results in a low Total Cost of Ownership at monthly volumes suitable for a small workgroup or company.
  • These advantages make the Konica Minolta bizhub 36 Best in Class, and an outstanding enterprise-ready entry-level MFP.