Konica Minolta Launches the bizhub 750 and bizhub 600 Digital Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax Devices

New Devices Combine Workhorse Performance with High-Productivity Options for Mid- to High-Volume Office Environments



KONICA MINOLTA LAUNCHES THE bizhub 750 and bizhub 600
DIGITAL PRINTER/COPIER/SCANNER/FAX DEVICES

New Devices Combine Workhorse Performance with High-Productivity Options
for Mid- to High-Volume Office Environments

RAMSEY, N.J. - November 1, 2005 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the introduction of the bizhub ™ 750 and the bizhub 600 printer/copier/scanner/fax devices.  With print/copy speeds of 75 pages per minute (ppm) and 60 ppm, respectively, the bizhub 750/600 are ideal for mid- and high-volume office environments that require a reliable MFP with flexible document finishing and distribution capabilities.  Featuring Konica Minolta's bizhub OP architecture, the bizhub 750/600 offer improved performance and simplified print/copy/scan/fax operation, as well as more flexible integration with third-party software. 

These workhorses have been designed to provide large workgroups and businesses in need of additional production support with powerful features and a multitude of document workflow solutions.  Functional highlights include:  high output speed; fast, flexible scanning; User Box and User Authentication functionality; 7,600-sheet maximum paper capacity; the ability to handle 110 lb. index stock from all paper trays; Konica Minolta Simitri® Polymerized Toner; production-quality finishing options; and network management tools through the PageScope software suite. 

"We have designed the bizhub 750/600 specifically for those businesses who desire solid, purpose-built MFPs that support their print and copy requirements, as well as their advanced document workflow needs," said Kevin P. Kern, vice president, product planning and development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "These devices exemplify our commitment to offering the latest in imaging technology, delivering extraordinary value and workhorse performance.  Our bizhub OP architecture enhances our value proposition by keeping the connectivity door open for future third-party devices and eliminating the need to purchase expensive hardware components."

bizhub OP Brings a New Level of Performance & Reliability
Konica Minolta's bizhub OP brings a new level of performance and reliability to the bizhub 750/600 by delivering a common user experience, increased manageability, superior print performance, improved scanning functionality and enhanced security.  With bizhub OP's inherent design, users also benefit from a shortened learning curve due to the common look and feel among current and future Konica Minolta MFPs.

The three major components of bizhub OP are the bizhub Architecture, the Emperon Print System and bizhub Open API.  The bizhub Architecture removes the need for separate functional boards through the utilization of common system software that drives all functions - copy, print, scan and fax.  The new architecture also eliminates hardware-based functions, and shares the device's CPU and memory for a seamless MFP user experience. 

The bizhub 750/600's optional IC-202 Image Controller is driven by bizhub OP's Emperon Print System.  The Emperon Print System allows for full control of the devices' printing and finishing options, and provides for total integration of document output management with a simple, intuitive user interface.  The optional IC-202 includes PCL6, PostScript Level 3, Scan-to-SMB (desktop), Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-Hard Drive, and Scan-to-FTP functionality - all at up to 600 dpi resolution (1,200 x 600 dpi printing when smoothing is selected). 

In addition, the bizhub Open API (not available at time of launch) will enable simplified, custom integration with future third-party software.

Superior Paper Handling and Image Quality
Featuring a monthly duty cycle of 300,000 impressions and a maximum paper capacity of 7,600 sheets, the bizhub 750/600 can keep up with even the busiest workgroups.  The ability to handle from 5.5″ x 8.5″ to 12″ x 18″ paper at weights up to 110 lb. index provides users with devices that meet their broad spectrum of printing/copying/scanning needs. 

Featuring 600 x 600 dpi print and copy resolution (1200 x 600 dpi emulation) with 256 grayscale levels, the bizhub 750/600 produce clear text, sharp edges and smooth halftones.  The bizhub 750/600 use Konica Minolta Simitri® Polymerized Toner with smaller, smoother, more uniform toner particles for more even distribution, significantly better fine line definition, and better solid fills.

Advanced Security and Data Handling Features
Due to the importance of document security and document management in today's business environment, the bizhub 750/600 offer User Authentication with NDS capability to protect a user job by prohibiting its modification or deletion.  With User Authentication, it is also possible to enable or disable each user's access to the device based on function - copy, print, scan, fax and hold job control. 

The bizhub 750/600's User Box feature supports each of the devices' functions - copy, print and scan.  With a total of 1,000 user boxes and the ability to store up to 3,000 documents, users can manage individual User Boxes, create public and private User Boxes, assign passwords, and restrict the number of files stored.

Optional High-Volume Faxing
Optional 33.6Kbps, Super G3 analog FAX functionality will also be available (in early 2006) for the new bizhub 750/600.  The optional fax capabilities include:  32 MB of memory; transmissions in B&W up to 11″ x 17″; MH, MR, MMR and JBIG data compression; up to 600 x 600 fax TX resolution; IP Relay Fax; and PC Faxing.

Production-Quality Finishing Options
Production-quality finishing options designed to handle the vast variety of in-house printing needs faced by today's businesses are offered for the bizhub 750/600, including 50/100-sheet stapling; tri-folding; z-folding; two- and three-hole punching; saddle-stitch booklet making (up to 20 sheets for 80-page booklets); and post-sheet insertion, with the ability to add both pre-printed covers and inserts to documents.

PageScope Software for Managing Documents & Devices
Available for the bizhub 750/600 is the PageScope Software Suite, Konica Minolta's robust family of integrated software applications and utilities that help businesses save time, reduce costs and increase productivity.  The bizhub 750/600 and the PageScope Software Suite equal a powerful combination.  The PageScope Software Suite delivers networked information flow from the desktop, enabling businesses to manage their bizhub documents and bizhub devices more effectively through a single interoperative system for increased efficiency.  Included in this suite of products is PageScope Net Care and PageScope Web Connection, as well as PageScope plug-ins - PageScope EMS Plug-Ins and NDPS Gateway. 

PageScope Net Care 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.  Built into every bizhub device, PageScope Web Connection allows users to instantly check device conditions on all network-connected Konica Minolta printer/copiers from their desktop.  PageScope EMS Plug-Ins and NDPS Gateway allow for seamless connections to Enterprise or Novell Distributed Print Services.

Available as options for the bizhub 750/600 are PageScope Router, which offers the ability to scan and distribute documents in one easy step, quickly moving information from a user's bizhub to any network destination or the Internet; and PageScope Workware, a simple yet powerful document management program that will be available in late 2005.

Highlighted bizhub 750/600 Features:

  • bizhub 750 offers print/copy speeds of up to 75 ppm
  • bizhub 600 offers print/copy speeds of up to 60 ppm
  • 300,000-impression monthly duty cycle (both models)
  • Konica Minolta Simitri® Polymerized Toner
  • Optional embedded print controller with advanced print functionality, including PCL6 and PS3 printing
  • Advanced network scanning capabilities including Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-FTP, Scan-to-HDD and Scan-to-SMB
  • 512 MB of RAM (standard) and a 40 GB hard drive (optional)
  • 7,600-sheet maximum paper capacity
  • User Box and User Authentication functionality
  • Advanced finishing options, including tri-folding, saddle-stitch booklet making, multi-position stapling, two-and three-hole punching, z-folding, and post-sheet insertion

Pricing and Availability
The bizhub 750 and bizhub 600 are available 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 750 is $26,500 and the MSRP for the bizhub 600 is $19,950. 

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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