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Konica Minolta Unveils bizhub C200First bizhub Color MFP in Segment #1 Proves Ideal for Small Office Environments (August 11, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-8-11--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 unveiled the new bizhub C200, a multifunctional product (MFP ? print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system) tailored to fit the needs of small office to mid-range office workgroups, departments or low volume black and white environments, coupled with color prints at an economical price. Users in the growing Segment 1 market will now have the benefit of Konica Minolta MFP technology at a price and feature point that meets customers' needs.
The bizhub?¢ C200, which prints at 20 pages per minute in both color and black and white, is an entry-level bizhub developed by Konica Minolta that boasts all the functionality and quality needed from a color office system. Designed specifically to help users who are looking to migrate to color printing or have need for occasional color printing without paying a premium price, the bizhub C200 will deliver exceptional, affordable color output, while still producing crisp black-and-white prints, and all at a low total cost of ownership.
Built upon the strong success of the award-winning Konica Minolta technology, the bizhub C200 incorporates many innovative features such as the Emperon?¢ Print System and SimitriĀ® HD (High Definition) Color Polymerized Toner, which uses smaller and more uniform-size particles for improved print quality, allows users to reduce energy consumption by as much as 15 percent, requiring lower fusing temperatures than average toners. The Konica Minolta proprietary Emperon Print System provides a 667MHz 440EP processor and 576 MB standard memory which makes it possible to handle diverse office needs. The bizhub C200 also offers unified print drivers for ease-of-use with PCL, PS compatibility as well as support for PC and Mac environments.
The bizhub C200 offers features such as Super G3 Faxing, Internet Fax, IP Address Fax (BW only), PC-Fax and Multi-Line Fax for high-volume fax environments. The network scan functions such as Multi-Method Send and Scan-to-Email provide greater flexibility in sharing information. In addition, the bizhub C200 provides security functions such as Secure Print and Account Track.
The bizhub C200 can handle media sizes ranging from 5.5x 8.5 to as large as 12x18. The standard 250-sheet paper capacity can be increased to a maximum of 3,350 sheets ? media types ranging from plain paper (up to 24 lb.) to thick stock (up to 140 lb index). The Job Separator option adds flexibility to the capability of the bizhub C200 by offering a choice of an additional output tray that can be programmed to handle different functions. The optional Auto Reversing Document Feeder, which can handle up to 70 sheets, provides additional versatility and ease of use.
"We recognize that users in small-office environments have unique printing needs, and the bizhub C200 is an ideal fit for this segment," said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "The bizhub C200 extends our award-winning color product line into this key segment, and will enable Konica Minolta to continue our momentum."
Pricing and Availability
The bizhub C200 is available now through Konica Minoltas North American direct sales, authorized dealer and value-added reseller channels. The manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) for the bizhub C200 is $6,100.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. In 2008, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us.
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