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Konica Minolta Launches bizhub C364/C284/C224 Color MFPs with INFO-Palette Design

July 5, 2012 2:25 AM PST

Mississauga, ON – July 4, 2012 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada), Ltd. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of the bizhub® C364/C284/C224 Series of Color Multifunctional Products (MFP - print, copy, fax and scan all in one system). Featuring the recently launched INFO-Palette design, this new series enhances productivity via streamlined information sharing, office workflow efficiency, on-screen document management and more, managed on Konica Minolta’s new INFO-Palette Design control panel.  The bizhub C364/C284/C224 Series also represents a new generation of Konica Minolta document solutions redesigned to incorporate the latest advances in environmental protection

With a range of print/copy speeds of 36 ppm, 28 ppm and 22 ppm (bizhub C364, bizhub C284, bizhub C224 respectively), Konica Minolta’s newest bizhub models provide customized productivity and efficiency to match user workflow.  The bizhub C364/C284/C224 Series includes Konica Minolta’s exclusive Emperon® print system, a 1,200 dpi print resolution for high quality images, and improved scanning speeds with the optional DF-701 Dual Scan Document Feeder, which doubles scanning capabilities at up to 160 originals per minute - a first in this product category.

Furthermore, Konica Minolta’s new INFO-Palette design offers bizhub C364/C284/C224 Series users a revolutionary new control panel interface with a “touch & swipe” feel similar to the latest advanced mobile devices.  Featuring a large, bright 9" color screen and next-generation functions such as pop-up menus, scrolling function keys and customizable command icons, this new control panel further streamlines document management. 

“With superior scan functionality, robust security features, modular finishing options and seamless integration with third party solutions using Konica Minolta’s bEST platform, the bizhub C364, C284 and C224 are ideal solutions for healthcare, legal and education applications,” said Boris Kluck, Senior Director, Marketing Operations, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. “The new Konica Minolta INFO-Palette design further speeds workflows and proves why customers can continue to count on Konica Minolta for the most innovative and customer-driven solutions in the marketplace.”

The bizhub C364/C284/C224 Series features the newest generation of Konica Minolta’s exclusive Simitri® HD toner formulation that uses biomass plant- based materials to reduce environmental impact and fuses to paper at lower temperatures to reduce power consumption. All three models consume less power, among one of the lowest power consumption rates in their class, and lower than the standards specified by Energy Star certification. Energy-saving modes include an Optimize Power Consumption mode that automatically sets correct on/off/standby status for workdays, weekends and holidays.
The control panel also includes an Eco-indicator screen that allows paper, toner and energy monitoring by device, account or end-user. Energy-efficient LED lamps allow low-cost scanning and extensive use of recycled materials in construction give these new bizhub models an even smaller environmental footprint.

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