Konica Minolta Delivers Three New Monochrome MFPs

bizhub 362/282/222 Series Serves as the Workflow Hub for Workgroups and Enterprise Markets


bizhub 362/282/222 Series Serves as the Workflow Hub for Workgroups and Enterprise Markets

Ramsey, N.J. - April 21, 2009 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today launched the bizhub® 362/282/222 Series of monochrome multifunctional products (MFPs - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system).  The bizhub 362bizhub 282, and bizhub 222 systems serve as the secure "hub" for small offices and workgroups including accounting, logistics and human resources. 

With advanced security, printing, copying, scanning and optional faxing, the new monochrome MFPs are ideal replacements for stand-alone machines still prevalent in many offices.  The bizhub 362, bizhub 282 and bizhub 222, which can be used as network devices or independently, produce 36, 28, and 22 pages per minute respectively.

"With increased performance and productivity, these new monochrome products provide enhanced value to our customers," said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc.  "Combined with the powerful security capabilities of the bizhub 362/282/222 Series, our customers can continue to count on Konica Minolta for a secure print environment."

Digital imaging systems face a wide range of security threats including computer hacking, theft, fraud, and sabotage.  The bizhub 362/282/222 Series offers a full spectrum of advanced security features, including an Account Track function that requires ID and password and tracks user volume; User Authentication via Active Directory or MFP; SSL Security; Secure Printing/Secure Batch Printing; SMTP Authentication; POP3 before SMTP Authentication and APOP (Authenticated Post Office Protocol).

The bizhub 362/282/222 Series continues Konica Minolta's global commitment in minimizing environmental impact at every stage of the product lifecycle, including disposal.  Outer casings of all MFPs are made from the same two types of plastic, creating a closed loop for recycling plastics from end-of-life MFPs to production of newer models.  Also, Konica Minolta's proprietary Simitri® polymerized toner consumes less energy during printing versus conventional pulverized toner, toner bottles are made of recycled plastics, and a sophisticated toner recycling system automatically collects and re-uses toner not fused during printing for re-use, saving roughly 20 percent.

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Pricing and Availability
The bizhub 362/282/222 Series is available now through Konica Minolta's North American direct sales and authorized dealer sales channels.  The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the bizhub 362 is $8,033; the bizhub 282 is $6,300; and the bizhub 222 is $5,240.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop.  For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  For more information, please visit www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us
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Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
PR@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Konica Minolta Media Contact
Frank Tutalo
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5761
ftutalo@lpp.com

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Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.  bizhub is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.  Simitri is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc.  All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.