Konica Minolta Introduces The bizhub 160 and bizhub 161f

Affordable, Expandable Central Document Resources, the bizhub 160 and bizhub 161f are Ideal for Small and Home Office Environments

KONICA MINOLTA INTRODUCES THE bizhub™ 160 and bizhub 161f

Affordable, Expandable Central Document Resources, the bizhub 160 and bizhub 161f are Ideal for Small and Home Office Environments

RAMSEY, NJ - September 1, 2005 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced two new digital print/copy/scan/fax solutions - the bizhub 160 and bizhub 161f.  The bizhub 160 and the bizhub 161f are affordable, expandable solutions that place small and home offices at the "hub" of their businesses with their all-in-one copy, print, scan and fax functionality.

"Cost-effective, high-quality, all-in-one functionality is what small and home offices are looking for when purchasing an office system," said Kevin P. Kern, vice president, product planning and development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "Featuring Konica Minolta's unique bizhub design, information moves freely and documents can be scanned, printed and distributed more easily with the bizhub 160 and 161f.  The bizhub 160 and 161f enable small and home offices to save time and money."

bizhub 160 - An All-Digital Replacement
The bizhub 160 is an ideal solution for businesses making the move from analog to digital, with its support of Windows 98/ME/NT 4.0/2000/XP and 2003 Server.  It comes standard with built-in GDI printing for 16 page-per-minute (ppm), 300 x 300 dpi or 12 ppm, 600 x 600 dpi output.  It also features simple PC connectivity, with its USB 1.1 and IEEE 1284 Parallel interface; color and B&W TWAIN scanning; scan-once, print-many technology; 2-in-1 storyboarding; a user-friendly control panel; and a zoom range of 25-400 percent.

With a maximum paper capacity of 760 sheets (250 sheets standard), the bizhub 160 enables businesses to work for an extended period of time without needing to add paper.  In addition, the bizhub 160's bypass tray supports 10 sheets of paper, one envelope and five OHP transparency sheets.  The bizhub 160 handles a wide variety of paper stock including paper up to 8.5″ x 14″ in size, and 16 - 24 lb. bond and 16 - 43.25 lb. specialty paper. 

bizhub 161f - All-in-One Digital Solution
The bizhub 161f is an all-in-one solution, supporting print, copy, scan and fax functions in a single, compact design.  With its built-in PCL6 print capabilities for 1200 (equivalent) x 600 dpi resolution output, optional network connectivity through its 10/100 BaseT interface and a wide variety of paper handling capabilities, the bizhub 161f is perfect for small-office/home-office applications.  In addition, the bizhub 161f is equipped with the Automatic Document Feeder, for quick feeding and scanning of multi-page originals.

The bizhub 161f also features built-in, high-volume fax capabilities.  The bizhub 161f can transmit fax messages in less than three seconds per page with Super G3 compatibility, JBIG data compression and a 33.6Kbps modem speed. Fax capabilities include six settings to fine-tune fax reception quality, 215 autodialing keys (15 one-touch and 200 speed-dial keys) and F-Code support. Optional fax capabilities
include an Internet Fax/Network Scan Kit for fast and efficient network distribution of documents via Internet faxing, Scan-to-Email and Scan-to-FTP.

Optional Accessories
The bizhub 160 and bizhub 161f have a number of optional accessories, including the Automatic Document Feeder (standard on the bizhub 161f configuration), a 500-sheet paper cassette, a 32MB copy memory upgrade, a mechanical counter and the original cover.

PageScope Suite Provides Document Processing and Network Management Functions
PageScope, Konica Minolta's powerful family of integrated software applications and utilities that help customers manage their documents and devices, is offered for the bizhub 160 and bizhub 161f.  Included in the PageScope suite of products is PageScope Net Care, which provides network administrators with detailed information about the operating conditions of all networked output devices containing a Management Information Base (MIB) from any Web browser.  By using the information available from Net Care, users can lower management costs and maintain the optimum condition of the devices.

Also included is PageScope Web Connection, which allows users to instantly check device conditions on all network-connected Konica Minolta printer/copiers from their desktop; PageScope Network Setup, to set up the controller from the desktop; and PageScope EMS Plug-Ins and NDPS Gateway, for seamless connections to Enterprise or Novell Distributed Print Services.

Highlighted bizhub 160 and 161f Features: 

  • Built-in print and copy capabilities with output speeds up to 16 pages per minute 
  • Standard color and B&W TWAIN scanning 
  • 600 x 600 dpi copy resolution; 1200 (equivalent) x 600 dpi print resolution (bizhub 161f only) 
  • 250-sheet standard/760-sheet maximum paper capacity 
  • Envelope printing support 
  • Optional network connectivity with the 10/100 BaseT network interface card (bizhub 161f only) 
  • Internet Fax/Network Scan Kit for Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-FTP and Internet faxing capabilities (bizhub 161f only)

Availability
The bizhub 160 and bizhub 161f are available through Konica Minolta's North American direct sales, authorized dealer and value-added reseller channels.  The MSRP for the bizhub 160 is $1,550 and the MSRP for the bizhub 161f is $2,795.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., offers a broad range of multifunctional digital imaging solutions inspired by its bizhub™ brand of powerful solutions that serve as the central resource for document scanning, in-house printing, copying, faxing and electronic archiving and distribution.  From high-quality color and monochrome bizhub systems for workgroups and small offices, to advanced high-volume bizhub PRO™ production printing systems for large corporations and print-for-pay services, Konica Minolta is leading the industry toward integrated, networked hardware/software solutions that are more simple, reliable, and cost-effective.  Complementing its bizhub solutions, Konica Minolta also offers desktop laser printers, microform digital imaging systems, wide-format printers and scanning systems for specialized applications.

Headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and experienced, responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.  For more information, please visit Konica Minolta at www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us

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