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Konica Minolta launches the bizhub 652/552 Series

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada), Ltd.
Date Posted: May 27, 2011

Konica Minolta launches the bizhub 652/552 Series Combining Fast Colour Scanning with Everyday Black and White Printing to Boost User Productivity

Mississauga, ON – May 27, 2011 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced the availability of the new bizhub® 652/552 Series of Monochrome Multifunctional Products (MFPs - print, copy, scan and fax all in one system) with standard colour scanning capabilities. With print and copy speeds of 65 and 55 pages ppm, respectively, the bizhub 652 and bizhub 552, are ideal for mid- to high- volume office workgroups that require a reliable monochrome MFP with network capabilities and flexible document finishing and distribution functionality.

bizhub 652/552 Series Highlights include:

  • Standard Colour Scanning: Scan to multiple destinations at up to 78 originals per minute (opm)
  • Mobile printing via Bluetooth: Print and save files to a box directly from a Smartphone
  • Production-quality finishing: Choice of modular finishing options including up to 100-sheet stapling, two- and three-hole punching, saddle-stitch for creating 80-page booklets, Z-folding and even tri-fold
  • Ease of use: Large 8.5" full colour touch screen; simple and straightforward operation with animated help and guidance features; optional USB keyboard
  • High quality images: 1800 x 600 dpi copy/print resolution producing clean text, sharp edges and smooth halftones for professional looking documents
  • PageScope Enterprise Suite: a cost recovery solution that enables you to better manage print output, track costs and accounts, authenticate users and customize individual preferences at multiple MFPs

Based on the bizhub OP architecture which includes the Emperon® Print System, the bizhub 652/552 Series allows users to scan documents to Email, FTP server, SMB or perform TWAIN scanning from PCs, boosting productivity at speeds of up to 78 opm (300 dpi). Both systems were designed for ISO 15408 Common Criteria classification with enhanced security features such as Secure Print with password security locks, customized user authentication, and encrypted PDF workflow.

Konica Minolta has been an industry leader for many years in developing best practices and technologies designed with the environment in mind – saving energy, minimizing pollution and reducing environmental impact through the entire life cycle of our products. The bizhub 652/552 Series features the first bizhub MFPs to use environmentally friendly and recycled plastics, and both systems offer power consumption reduction with energy-saving operation. The environmentally sound performance of these systems has been confirmed by Energy Star, RoHS, Blue Angel Mark, and is WEEE compliant. Additionally, the bizhub 652/552 Series uses Simitri® HD polymerized toner produced from Biomass, a renewable organic resource that has less environmental impact than conventional toners.

"The bizhub 652/552 Series integrates the best features of Konica Minolta's newest colour and monochrome products to provide customers with more print, copy and scanning functionality as well as one-step document distribution, greater scalability, and improved productivity - all in one new product," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Our customers can count on Konica Minolta to deliver state of the art imaging technology to fit their evolving business needs."