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Konica Minolta releases multi-functional monochrome bizhub 423 series

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Ramsey, N.J. – 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 announces the availability of the bizhub 423 Series of Monochrome Multifunctional Products (MFPs – print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system) which include the bizhub 423, bizhub 363, bizhub 283 and bizhub 223.  With more than 1,000 new features than the predecessor series, the bizhub 423 Series offers customers the cost-efficiency of monochrome MFPs with the added benefit of color scanning and is a great choice for customers requiring the level of functionality offered by innovative mid-range MFPs.
Offering one of the fastest color scanning in their respective product segments, the bizhub 423 Series was designed to meet the needs of customers ranging from small businesses and workgroups all the way up to enterprise-level print fleets.  End-users can choose the specific model that best meets their desired print speed needs:

- bizhub 423:  42 pages per minute (ppm)
- bizhub 363:  36 ppm
- bizhub 283:  28 ppm
- bizhub 223:  22 ppm

All four MFPs allow users to scan documents to Email, FTP server, SMB or perform TWAIN scanning from PCs, and boost user productivity with color and monochrome scanning speeds of up to 70 originals per minute (300 dpi).

Built upon the strong success of the award-winning line of bizhub MFPs, the bizhub 423 Series was designed for ISO 15408 EAL 3 certification and offers standard out-of-the-box security features such as IEEE 802.1x network access control, HDD encryption, and HDD job overwrite at no additional charge.  Also, the bizhub 423 Series offers HID, CAC/PIV, and biometric authentication options.  In order to protect the environment, these systems offer power consumption reduction with energy-saving operation and power-down features.  Environmentally sound performance confirmed by Energy Star, RoHS, Blue Angel Mark and WEEE compliance.

bizhub 423 Series Highlights include:
- Attractive finishing flexibility:  Choice of basic job separator, compact integrated staple finisher, and modular floor-type finisher that's upgradeable with punching unit and/or saddle stitch & folding unit
- Ease of use:  Large full color touch screen; simple and straightforward operation with animated help and guidance features; optional USB keyboard
- High quality with Simitri HD:  Documents benefit from razor-sharp text and finest lines as well as a highly durable print finish
- Mobile printing via Bluetooth:  Printing and saving files to a box directly from a mobile phone
- PageScope Enterprise Suite support:  Compatible with all PSES modules, including Authentication Manager, Account Manager, MyPanel Manager & NetCare Device Manager – ideal for use in corporate accounts
- bEST (bizhub Extended Solutions Technology):  Open API functionality enables integration with third-party solutions for scanning, account tracking and document management applications

"With the availability of the newest additions to our family of award-winning bizhub MFPs, we are bringing to market advanced monochrome MFP functionality, including color scanning, that matches the level and quality of our bizhub color MFPs," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "In many cases, our competitors charge extra for the out-of-the box security features that come standard with our MFPs, giving customers another great reason to count on Konica Minolta for all their printing needs."




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