July 3, 2014

Konica Minolta extends next-generation Multi-functional printers line-up with Open Platform

Konica Minolta extends next-generation Multi-function printers Line-up with Open Platform

(Petaling Jaya, 3 July 2014) Konica Minolta is always improving its line-up to embrace its customers’ needs. Now the new bizhub monochrome e-series consist of a total of 7 models multi-function printers from 754e, 654e, 554e, 454e, 364e to 284e have been upgraded to match the latest application platform and compatible feature set of the Konica Minolta A3 line-up. The new enhanced bizhub monochrome e-series delivers high performance to help improve productivity demands of the next generation office.

The new bizhub monochrome e-series boasts first class usability, outstanding performance for improved efficiency, cutting edge mobility, security and better solutions integration. It now shares the similar user functionality and design with the other Konica Minolta A3 colour and monochrome range.

Easy-to-understand, easy-to-use smart user interface

These A3 new enhanced monochrome bizhub e-series are part of Konica Minolta’s next-generation MFPs family that incorporates the firm’s INFO-Palette control panel and Open Api (Open Application Platform Interface) for better solutions intergration.

Konica Minolta evolutionary INFO-Palette control panel design features enhanced multi-touch functionality that’s as easy as operating a tablet PC. A new bizhub monochrome e-series features a 9” colour screen with intuitive multi-touch functionality. Users can swipe, drag & drop, tap & toggle, switch easily between map scroll and tab screen menus to control printing, copying, scanning and other functions.

In addition, the new bizhub monochrome e-series is equipped with our proprietary bizhub Extended Solution Technology (bEST). This open platform technology allows seemless integration with Konica Minolta software programs and third party software developers. This software helps speed up workflow, manages print production, performs account tracking and cost recovery, creates direct mail promotions and more.

Advanced office MFPs with speed

New bizhub monochrome e-series is designed for high-speed, high-volume, black-and-white printing, and come packed with capabilities. These capabilities enable small and medium sized business and enterprises to integrate the print management and workflow with their existing business applications.

The new bizhub monochrome e-series boasts high speed single pass duplex scanning for hardcopy intensive workflows. It also achieves a longer consumable life and continuously maintain high image quality over the long term. Furthermore, they reduce operating times and running costs to lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Productivity and connectivity

The new bizhub monochrome e-series represents an evolution in MFP technology. They come with Konica Minolta’s IWS (Internal Web Server) technology. With IWS, users can develop lightweight applications and also bizhub connectors to complement the bizhubs’ core functions. These applications and bizhub connectors are easily accessible from the device’s touchscreen control panel and run on an embedded web browser; no external servers are required.

The new bizhub e-series allows user to send and retrieve information directly to and from the cloud services such as GoogleApps, Evernote as well as SharePoint 2007/2010 servers, USB devices, smartphones and tablets. To further enhance office productivity, user can use control panel access to Konica Minolta own developed applications, including PageScope Mobile to print or scan documents on the go from multiple mobile platforms – an important advantage for medical, legal and educational professionals who work from widely separated workplaces or collaborate from home.
“The new bizhub monochrome e-series represents a total-system approach to workflow productivity by coupling superior productivity with a host of integrated solutions,” says Tony Tang, General Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (M) sdn Bhd. Customers can count on Konica Minolta to deliver solutions that respond to their evolving business needs to improve their document management processes.”

Improve security and privacy law compliance

The new bizhub monochrome e-series features a number of in-built security functions to assist with safeguarding confidential information and compliance with privacy laws. These include:

  • Administrator Passwords
  • Hard drive Lock Password
  • Hard drive encryption
  • Hard drive automatic data deletion

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd

Established in 1981, Konica Minolta Business Solutions celebrates its 43rd year in business with a network of 12 branches throughout Malaysia to support its growing customer base. Drawing from the rich history of Konica Minolta which dates back to 1873; they are always evolving, and continue to provide innovative solutions to make the ‘Workplace of the Future’ a reality. The Company is committed to digitally transforming businesses with the goal of helping them save time and improve productivity. From information management to technology-enabling tools; Konica Minolta Business Solutions offer a suite of services and hardware so businesses can access information at a faster pace, support mobility and optimise business processes with workflow automation. They also offer digital manufacturing solutions, state-of-the-art technology and continue to grow their organic print business covering office printing, production and industrial printing. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine years in a row. For more information, please visit http://www.konicaminolta.com.my/ and follow KonicaMinoltaMY on Facebook and Linkedin




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