Konica Minolta earned three BLI Pick awards for the Summer 2014 season thanks to its bizhub 454e, bizhub 654e and bizhub 754e.
The devices demonstrated excellent reliability throughout BLI’s rigorous testing; the bizhub 654e and bizhub 754e performed flawlessly over the course of a 300,000-impression evaluation, while the bizhub 454e experienced only two misfeeds during its 200,000-impression assessment. All three models were easy to use as well, featuring a well-designed control panel that gives users a choice of three easily accessible interfaces and supports dragging and dropping, pinch-to-zoom and the ability to rotate pages in a scan preview using multi-touch controls. Also contributing to ease of use is the MyTab feature in the print drivers, which allows users to configure their own frequently used features on one tab. In addition, the devices offer on-the-fly toner loading, which helps to reduce downtime.
The models were further praised by BLI for their print output quality, all three earning excellent or very good ratings in all categories evaluated. Also noteworthy is that the bizhub 654e and bizhub 754e allow users to reduce and enlarge images in extremely precise 0.1 percent increments, which is uncommon. Furthermore, the devices’ standard support for scan to PowerPoint helps the bizhub 454e stand out amongst its peers, as this capability is not provided standard with most models in its class.
“We’re really pleased that we’ve been able to follow up on the fourth time BLI A3 Line of the Year win in 2014 with another three BLI Pick awards for this range. Konica Minolta’s reputation for quality, reliability and user experience is well founded, and we’re committed to continue to deliver these to our customers,” says Stevan Caldwell, National Marketing Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia.