Konica Minolta Unveils The Di1811p And 7218 Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax Solutions

New Modular MFPs Offer an Affordable, Flexible Solution to Meet the Diverse Needs of Small Businesses and Workgroups.

KONICA MINOLTA UNVEILS THE Di1811p AND 7218 PRINTER/COPIER/SCANNER/FAX SOLUTIONS

New Modular MFPs Offer an Affordable, Flexible Solution to Meet the Diverse Needs of
Small Businesses and Workgroups

RAMSEY, NJ - May 4, 2004 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the Di1811p and 7218, new digital print/copy/scan/fax solutions designed to meet the increasingly complex document output needs of small businesses and workgroups. With standard GDI print, digital copy and TWAIN scanning capabilities, the Di1811p/7218 can be upgraded to support PCL printing, network scanning and high-volume faxing as business' needs change and grow. 

"The document output and handling needs of small businesses and workgroups vary widely in size and scope," said William H. Brewster, Jr., vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Konica Minolta understands this market and built the Di1811p/7218 with these businesses' needs in mind. The modular design of the Di1811p/7218 ensures that businesses are offered a solution with the exact capabilities they require, at a price they can afford, with the option to upgrade if needs change. Plus, the Di1811p/7218 include many feature sets and options typically found on more advanced and expensive solutions."

Print/Copy Capabilities
The Di1811p/7218 offer standard GDI print and digital copy capabilities with superior image quality using Micro-Toning High-Grade technology.  With print and copy speeds of up to 18 pages per minute (ppm) and 600 x 600 dpi print and copy resolution, documents come out looking crisp and clean. Businesses with more advanced output needs may add the optional PCL print driver for up to 600 x 1200 (equivalent) dpi output and the optional duplex unit for the printing and copying of two-sided originals.

The Di1811p/7218 has a maximum paper capacity of 1,475 sheets, including an optional 100-sheet manual bypass tray. The MFP supports up to 11″ x 17″ paper in size, and 16 - 24 lb. bond paper in all paper drawers and 24 1/4 - 41 3/4 lb. specialty paper, transparencies, envelopes and labels through the bypass tray.

In addition, the Di1811p/7218 include several new print and copy features such as 2-in-1 and 4-in-1 storyboarding capabilities, print and copy duplex counters, and a USB 1.1 port and IEEE 1284 parallel port for simple PC connectivity. An optional 10/100 BaseT interface provides network connectivity, if needed.

Scan Capabilities
With document scanning becoming an increasingly common activity in offices of all sizes, the Di1811p/7218 include built-in B&W TWAIN scanning capabilities at up to 600 x 600 dpi resolution. They also support duplex TWAIN scanning and have a scan counter to record scan activity.

The Di1811p/7218's optional Network Scan/Internet Fax Kit provides scan-to-email and scan-to-FTP capabilities in both TIFF and PDF file formats at up to 600 x 600 dpi resolution. This option also includes Internet Fax capabilities that use the T.37 protocol with scan resolution up to 200 x 200 dpi.

High-Volume Fax Capabilities
The benefits of having fax capabilities in a multifunction device include productivity enhancements as well as cost and space savings. For those small businesses and workgroups that want fax capabilities, Konica Minolta included a high-volume Fax Unit option for the Di1811p/7218. With Super G3 compatibility, JBIG data compression and a 33.6 Kbps modem speed, the Fax Unit enables the MFP to transmit fax messages in less than three seconds per page. The Fax Unit also provides information on the number of sheets transmitted, offers resolution adjustments for Internet Fax reception, an Internet Fax transmission header and Internet Fax Basic/Advance modes.

Fax features include 400 x 400 dpi resolution for transmission and reception, 227 autodialing locations (27 one-touch keys and 200 speed-dial keys), 243 broadcast locations, and F-Code support for security fax transmission and reception. The Di1811p/7218 also support duplex fax transmission, if the system is equipped with the optional Reversing Automatic Document Feeder.

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 Di1811p. 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. Using the information available from Net Care helps lower management costs and maintains 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.

PageScope Cabinet Pro is an optional software program available for the Di1811p. It is a personal document management application that enables users to display scanned documents in thumbnail form, group related documents, and use the included OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature to perform full text search for information. OCR also converts image files to editable text or RTF files so information can be edited, annotated, updated or even incorporated into new documents.

Highlighted Di1811p/7218 Features:

  • Modular all-in-one print/copy/scan/fax design.  
  • Copy and print speeds of 18ppm.  
  • 600 x 600 dpi copy and print resolution.  
  • Built-in GDI printing and optional PCL print driver.  
  • Exclusive Micro-Toning High-Grade (MT-HG) imaging system for enhancing the fine detail and text legibility.  
  • 1,475-sheet maximum paper capacity.  
  • Standard B&W TWAIN scanning.  
  • Optional network scanning with the Internet Fax/Network Scan Kit for scan-to-email, scan-to-FTP and Internet faxing capabilities.  
  • Optional high-volume fax capability with the Fax Unit, enabling fax transmissions in less than three seconds per page.  
  • Optional Automatic or Reversing Automatic Document Feeder and Duplexer.

Pricing and Availability
The Di1811p/7218 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 Di1811p is $3,239 (the MSRP for the Di1811p includes a mechanical counter) and the MSRP for the 7218 is $3,199.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
By bringing together the strengths of its two founding companies, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, is dedicated to providing its customers with complete solutions for their document creation, production, and management needs. Konica Minolta provides the essentials of imaging to companies and organizations ranging from the small office/home office to large production operations with its full line of digital color and black & white printers/copiers, multifunctional peripherals, desktop laser printers, plain-paper facsimile machines, software and network solutions, and professional services.

An industry leader in image capture, output and management, Konica Minolta provides world-class service 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 on the World Wide Web at www.konicaminolta.us.

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