Konica Minolta updates high end office communication system series
Langenhagen, Germany, August 2009
In mid September 2009 Konica Minolta is launching its new bizhub C452 a first class multifunctional device (MFP) that stands for complete reliability and quality, up to date communication skills and unique environmental friendliness. Offering impressive versatility and processing high print volumes in monochrome and colour, it best serves all high end office environments, such as large workgroups, busy departments and CRDs. Konica Minolta also upgraded its bizhub C552s and C652s already extensive finishing capabilities.
The bizhub C452 combines the performance and quality of a high-end colour office
device with modular finishing options, says Lars Moderow, Product Manager at
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. Equipped with our proprietary Auto-
Refining Developing System, it processes monochrome output at low costs
comparable with those of all black and white units. Altogether, it is the ideal solution
for every office environment requiring an efficient, first-class central communication
Featuring Konica Minoltas skills to win, the new colour office system provides latest
technological innovations at an affordable price. With the advanced Emperon
controller, for instance, users can count on the seamless integration of the bizhub
C452 into any existing network infrastructure. This powerful controller also includes
the revolutionary MyTab printer driver tab which enables users to individually adjust
settings in one single screen. Moreover, MyTab recently received a prestigious BLI
Outstanding Achievement Award. A further feature, the bizhub OpenAPI, allows
control of print and scan functions from external and third-party software applications.
It gives customers an easy possibility to integrate their existing software into the
bizhub C452. OpenAPI also takes care of individually customised workflow
management. Consisting of several single applications, another skill to win, the
PageScope Suite software, facilitates account and data management. Users have a
constant overview of the MFPs status and can easily manage documents stored in
user boxes directly from their PCs. In addition, with PageScope Suite administrators
can integrate new hardware into existing workflows and control output volumes.
The optionally embedded IC-412 Fiery colour print controller brings together three
essential characteristics to perfectly meet highest demands of creative professionals
and colour critical businesses colour consistency, strength and productivity. Opting
for this powerful tool, users benefit from considerably enhanced colour processing
and colour management.
When it comes to colour quality, Konica Minoltas own Simitri HD polymerised toner
guarantees crisp text and bright images second to none. The bizhub C452 delivers
printouts of the highest quality with long-lasting colours. To permanently assure the
entire systems quality standards, CS Remote Care offers flexible and pro-active
service support. By automatically updating Konica Minolta about the devices
performance, the remote monitoring application assures maximum system
availability without any user intervention making a real impact on quality, reliability
Due to an optimal power control functionality and lower heating and fixing
temperatures, the office system proves its environmental soundness by using
significantly less power. A TEC (typical weekly energy consumption) value of about
60 percent below the latest Energy Star requirements makes the new Konica Minolta
colour office system the most eco-friendly MFP of its class.
Equal to the bizhubs C552 and C652, the bizhub C452 comes with standard state-of-
the-art hardware elements featuring 2 GB DDR2 memory, 250 GB hard disc drive,
1 GHz CPU and PCI Express bus technology that altogether deliver one thing: high-
speed performance. For maximum utilisation of these strong interior components,
customers can equip the bizhub C452 with a large variety of modular finishing
options that best fit their needs and offer attractive flexibility.
At the same time, Konica Minolta takes the finishing abilities of its bizhubs C552 and
C652 to the next level by adding new options to their enormous range of finishers.
For handouts and charts, the z-fold unit automatically folds A3 media to A4 size,
while an additional post inserter makes the handling of special or non-printable
media for covers straightforward. Allowing for faster access to different job outputs
such as copies and faxes, the job separator increases the MFPs ease of use.
Integrated in all bizhubs C452, C552 and C652, Konica Minolta also introduces the
latest i-Option edition. Besides economising the devices user operation, the smart
software solution provides enhanced MFP capabilities. In combination with an
embedded ORC engine it allows operators to create searchable and compact PDF
files on the fly.
As recently proved by the independent testing lab BERTL, that decorated the MFPs
with a 2009 BERTLs Best award in the Best Productive Color Printer Range, our
bizhub C452/C552/C652 series re-defines the term multi-functionality, outlines Lars
Moderow. On the one hand, it perfectly serves all requirements of todays office
printing market, as it includes high-speed scanning, digital fax, embedded accounting,
document serving, and security. On the other hand, the office systems offer all
finishing, print media and controller capabilities for the Print for Pay market, such as
Personalised Print Markup Language for Variable Data Printing. Combining these
elements with embedded solutions and the OpenAPI opportunities of workflow
customisation, makes them true all-rounders for any kind of print businesses.
As the perfect solution for high end office environments and creative professionals
searching for a reliable and flexible high-volume colour system, the bizhub C452
features Konica Minoltas skills to win.
Enhanced finishing variety, latest communication technologies and high quality
output paired with advanced users convenience this is the bizhub
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe: Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., Tokyo, Japan. The company distributes products, systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of office and production printing. Its product range extends from colour and monochrome multifunctional and production printing systems, laser printers and all-in-ones to modern software that integrates devices seamlessly into work processes and IT environments. To support customers such as printing and industrial companies optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta invests continuously in research and development work and regularly sets new standards for the entire printing industry. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With 22,500 employees around the world, Konica Minolta Business Technologies earned net sales of over EUR 4.3 billion in fiscal year 2008/09. For further information about the company, visit www.konicaminolta.eu Product images are available at www.konicaminolta-images.eu Terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged. Contact: Lars Moderow Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-366 Lars.Moderow@konicaminolta.eu Heiko Willrett Pleon GmbH Phone: +49 (0)711 21099-425 KonicaMinoltaTeam@pleon.com