Konica Minolta Introduces bizhub 751/601 Series of Black and White MFPs

bizhub 751/601 Series Speeds Workflow and Boosts Productivity in Mid-Volume and High-Volume Environments

bizhub 751/601 Series Speeds Workflow and Boosts Productivity in Mid-Volume and High-Volume Environments

Orlando, Fla. - Vision 2009 - January 12, 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® 751/601 series of monochrome multifunctional products (MFPs - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system). The bizhub 751 and bizhub 601 systems are ideal for mid- to high-volume office environments that require high speeds and professional finishing capabilities needed for long, uninterrupted print runs. 

Based on the same engine as the bizhub 750/600 series, these new models offer the same unfailing performance and reliability as their predecessors.  Featuring monthly duty cycles up to 300,000 impressions, 7,600-sheet paper capacity with options, PageScope® Software Suite and advanced network scanning capabilities the bizhub 751, which prints at 75 pages per minute (PPM), and bizhub 601, which prints at 60 ppm, offer a new standard for high-volume environments. The bizhub 751/601 Series delivers fast prints, functionality and reliability in a relatively small footprint. In addition, advanced functionality such as support for IPv6 next-generation Network Protocol dramatically increases IP addressing power and ensures all bizhub devices on the network have their own IP address, to facilitate communication and security. 

"Today organizations have a clear need for faster prints and turnaround times, improved quality and reduced operating costs to help boost their productivity," said Kevin Kern, vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc.  "These new monochrome office systems have been designed to specifically provide large corporate workgroups and departments with a cost-effective document resource for all their printing needs."

Functional highlights include: Konica Minolta's exclusive Emperon® Print System; fast, flexible scanning up to 75 originals per minute (opm); an all new look and feel similar to that of color bizhub systems, featuring the white InfoLine providing users with at-a-glance machine status; 8.5" color touch-screen control panel interface that tilts and rotates for easy accessibility; User Box and User Authentication functionality; Konica Minolta's proprietary Simitri® Polymerized Toner; and production-quality finishing options.

bizhub 751/601 Innovations and Advancements
•  InfoLine status reporting with new LED lights
•  Biometric Authentication Unit and HID card Authentication* options
•  Scan-to-WebDAV
•  Scan-to-USB Memory
•  Windows Vista Driver Support
•  Support for IPv6 next-generation Network Protocol
•  Emperon controller enhancements include higher processing speeds, unification of printer drivers (PCL/PS/XPS), advanced user box editing and storing capabilities and user box thumbnail preview
•  Encrypted Network Password Printing support allows administration to enter their own encryption passphrase (factory default encryption passphrase is standard)
•  Print-from-USB Memory

Pricing and Availability
The bizhub 751/601 Series is available now through Konica Minolta's North American direct sales, authorized dealer and value-added reseller channels.  The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the bizhub 751 is $26,500, and the bizhub 601 is $19,950.

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.  In 2008, 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

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000

Konica Minolta Media Contact
Frank Tutalo
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5761

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* - Not available at time of launch.  Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.  bizhub, Emperon, and PageScope are registered trademarks 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.