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Unify Brings Color to Konica SystemsCluster print server targeted for reprographics market
The Unify Konica 2.0 server connects multiple devices via a network or direct cable connection and works with konica's 7920 and 7915 Color Imaging Systems. The B&W pages are sent to the Konica 7075 or FORCE 75, and the color pages to the Konica 7920/7915. A blank or printed sheet is inserted into the B&W document that represents where the color pages should be inserted.
Clusters combine a total of up to 10 7075, FORCE 75 and 7920/7915 machines in one cluster. Unify Konica 2.0 is targeted for central reprographic departments, print for pay, networked offices and production print environments. Other features include:
- Multiple copy splitting
- Document splitting
- Load balancing
- Color and B&W splitting
- Automatic job recovery
- Electronic collation
- Priority printing
Unify Konica 2.0 also offers an optional Document Management Suite, which includes DocComposer, a document manipulation tool that allows users to make changes to a document without changing the original file; PageSetter, an imposition tool that provides users with preset and customizable templates that can transform a document into a booklet without altering the original files; and Vite technology, a variable data printing tool that enables users to incorporate variable text and images into documents for personalized output.
Unify Konica 2.0 pre-configured with the Unify Konica software and the ability to cluster two Konica 7075 or FORCE 75 Enterprise Document Systems sells for $11,400. The addition of a 7920/7915 to Unify Konica adds $5,000 to the price. Additional B&W printer licenses can be added for $1,000. The Document Management Suite sells for $4,000. For more information, visit http://www.konicabt.com.
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