Konica Minolta Expands Smart, connected bizhub i-Series line to include new colour A3 MFPs

 Introduction of the new variants is in line with the business objectives of empowering digital workflows


  • Customizable User Interface
  • New Widget Technology on the MFP home screen (New 10.1” touch panel with 90° Tilt & new operation menu)
  • Quad Core Central Processing Unit & 4 times RAM compared to predecessor
  • Integration with Workflow tools made easy
  • Enhanced Security features like Bio metric authentication
  • Dual Scan Document Feeder with built-in Dual feed detection sensor
  • 300 sheet feed capacity & 280 ipm Scan Speed
  • MarketPlace standard built-in
  • Envelope & Postcard feeding made easy from Tray-1
  • Industry first “Intelligent Media Sensor” to detect media thickness automatically

Konica Minolta, a leader in world-class printing technology, has expanded its new bizhub i-Series range with the launch of three new colour A3 multifunctional printers (MFPs). The new bizhub C450i, bizhub C550i and bizhub C650i are part of the next-generation multifunctional device portfolio designed to empower digital workflows. Like all models in the bizhub i-Series product line, the additions present a new paradigm for how multifunctional devices meet the needs of businesses by serving as a secure, smart technology hub to augment office connectivity.

The three new A3 colour MFPs boast of fresh, contemporary exterior design and great usability features that enhance user experience. The new card-type quick copy screen and various applications with integrated guidance allow for an even better ease of access and convenience of use. In addition, newly developed widget technology allows embedding and operating functionality directly from the MFP’s home screen, shortening the time spent in front of the MFP and ensuring familiar use across all bizhub i-Series devices. Similarly, high performance operation and quick response is assured by the same powerful quad-core central processing unit and standard 8 GB of memory and 256 GB plus optional 1 TB solid state drive (SSD).

The new bizhub C450i, C550i and C650i offer a choice of 45ppm, 55ppm or 65ppm print speeds, respectively. They replace the popular and highly successful bizhub C458, bizhub C558 and bizhub C658 models – enhancing Konica Minolta’s offering in the segment with the addition of extended smart capabilities that embrace the way businesses are evolving.     

“These three new MFPs not only offer fast, reliable solutions for document handling but also serve as an intelligent device that effectively becomes the heart of the customer’s digital office. They can also be tailored to meet the requirements of each business with the wide breadth of applications that are available from Konica Minolta’s Marketplace, which is pre-installed on every device,” explains Deepu Panicker, Product Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East.

These MFPs have also been designed to work with sophisticated workflow tools such as Konica Minolta’s Dispatcher Suite, layered by security options through bizhub SECURE services. This allows for businesses to have effective print management and advanced document workflow, while enhancing document security.

As an added highlight, the three new MFPs feature a dual-scan document feeder that can accommodate up to 300 sheets, with a faster 280 ipm scan speed. They also feature large newly designed finishers with an integrated manual stapler. The new higher speed bizhub i-Series models also have an automatic intelligent media sensor that can detect paper weight and media type, which helps reduce incurred costs for additional IT support and repair for avoidable paper jams. This additional feature, unique to Konica Minolta solutions technology, provides uninterrupted use, increasing productivity, unmatched in the office print market.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East:

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East, based in Dubai DMCC, United Arab Emirates, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its distributors and clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. The company delivers services and distributes systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of the entire document life cycle for clients in the office and Commercial/Industrial production printing area. Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services plus (OPS+) concept combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation and service operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Its product range extends from colour and monochrome multifunctional and industrial production printing systems, to laser printers and all-in-ones, and to management software that integrates devices seamlessly into work processes and IT environments.

With regard to its office printing solutions, ‘IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Middle East and Africa, Central Asia, Europe (InfoSource).  Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ from Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 150 countries worldwide and positioned as a global leader in the US, EU and china.


Also Read: Konica Minolta listed among “2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World”


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