Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd has announced 21 new bizhub i-Series devices, which place security and ease of use at the forefront. Available now, the range of MFPs (multifunctional printers) and SFPs (single-function printers) includes seven colour A3, five colour A4, six black and white A3 and three black and white A4 devices.

The new bizhub i-Series features an advanced firmware upgrade that delivers even greater protection against malicious activity. A new Authentication Attack Detection function blocks brute force attacks that are increasingly used by cyber criminals to attempt to crack passwords and other access data. Customers can also select BitDefender anti-virus protection to deliver additional layers of security, that prevent the spread of malware to other networked devices. End-users can see the status of the device’s anti-virus via the home screen and should a threat be detected, the IT administrator is immediately notified with information about the type and origin of the threat.

Ease of use has always been an advantage of the bizhub i-Series and it has been improved with an even more intuitive user interface. Applications can now be grouped into folders by theme or by frequency of use, and accessed via drag and drop, which will be familiar to every smartphone user. This facilitates quick access, especially when there are many applications available. In addition, functions which are used very often are now preinstalled as standard for greater convenience.

Simplification is also extended to the login process, for organisations using Microsoft Azure (Microsoft Entra ID) or Google Workspace, with the new models making it possible to connect to files or folders with the use of single sign-on (SSO).

There are also improvements in operational efficiency, with the option to increase paper capacity with the addition of four trays, or a maximum of three optional trays for the A4 devices. This ensures a wider range of media can be processed in one print job as well as reducing the frequency with which it needs to be replenished. An improved Automatic Media Detection function is available as standard on a selection of A3 devices (bizhub C451i, bizhub C551i, bizhub C651i and bizhub C751i) and is an option for other devices in the range. It uses ultrasonic (for envelopes) and optical sensors (based on the amount of the transmitted and reflected light) to automatically detect the type of paper (plain, thin, thick, envelope, recycled, coated, index and coloured) that is being printed on, resulting in a smooth paper feed. 

“The array of new features and functionality available within the line-up of 21 next-generation bizhub i-Series devices prioritise performance, productivity and reliability within a secure workplace environment.”

Philip John
Category Manager – Office, Konica Minolta

 The new devices in the bizhub i-Series range are:

A3 colour: bizhub C251i, bizhub C301i, bizhub C361i, bizhub C451i, bizhub C551i, bizhub C651i, bizhub C751i
A3 BW: bizhub ​301i​, bizhub 361i, bizhub 451i, bizhub 551i, bizhub 651i, bizhub 751i
A4 colour: bizhub C3301i, bizhub C3321i, bizhub C3351i, bizhub C4001i, bizhub C4051i​,
A4 BW: bizhub 4051i, bizhub 4701i, bizhub 4751i​

 SOURCE Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK)