SOURCE: Konica Minolta Business Solutions

Konica Minolta Business Solutions

August 11, 2016 14:26 ET

Konica Minolta Reshapes Work With Launch of New Multifunction Printer Series

bizhub® C658 Models Provide Increased Efficiency, Enhanced Capacity and Expanded Sustainability

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - August 11, 2016) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), continues to give workers the competitive edge necessary to increase productivity and improve workflow while saving time, energy and resources with the introduction of the multifunction printer bizhub C658 series.

The new MFP color series includes the bizhub C658, bizhub C558 and bizhub C458 and further expands Konica Minolta's A3 product lineup. The series is ideal for a broad range of users, including medium to large businesses and corporate environments with high-quality color output needs. With output speeds of up to 65 ppm and built in print control, this new series provides high-volume printing in a user friendly platform.

"The C658 series enables users to operate our products as easily as they would a tablet," said Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning. "The enhanced 10.1-inch control panel offers increased functionality, including mobile near field communication (NFC) making it simple to connect the units to your Android smartphone or tablet. In addition, IOS support is available with the utilization of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) among many other mobile technologies. Plus, with fast dual scan speeds and large paper capacity, the new series increases the digital workflow automation capability in any business environment."

Increased efficiency

The series features Konica Minolta's exclusive bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology), an open interface technology that serves as a shared platform for enhancing the work environment. bEST provides seamless integration of third-party software to benefit a range of industries, including healthcare, education and legal.

Enhanced capacity

With a standard web browser and 4GB of installed memory, users can access downloadable apps via the bizhub Marketplace, including the recently released bizhub Marketplace Chameleon. This new app provides unparalleled control panel customization and MFP device control to increase users' productivity and enhance their MFP experience.

Among the series' features are:

  • 6,650-sheet maximum paper capacity in a wide range of sizes and weights, including tab printing support
  • Optional Fiery image controller
  • Optional hard disk mirroring

Expanded sustainability

The C658 series marks an increase in the use of recycled materials to 35 percent. The models also give users the ability to control power consumption with one-touch activation.

"We are committed to helping our customers reduce costs, increase efficiency and ensure high performance and reliability," said Kern. "The C658 series is the newest addition to the Konica Minolta portfolio of technology and continues our commitment to reshape the workplace by offering the right solutions for every business need."

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is one of the world's leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers' speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.kmbs.konicaminolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus

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