Next generation scanning

01 Jun 2010 – KM News

Sydney – Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today introduced it’s new multifunctional colour product, the bizhub C652DS, with superior scanning capabilities – available from June 2010.

With a duplex scanner and an impressive scanning speed of up to 156 images per minute (ipm), the device is the ideal professional document archiving solution for CRDs, large workgroups and busy departments. Furthermore, the bizhub 652DS offers printing, copying and faxing in colour as well as in black-and-white with high quality and reliability, thus perfectly serving as a central communication device for offices.

The fast, easy to use bizhub C652DS streamlines important workflows and document sharing of information which is essential in today’s business environments. The bizhub range is perfect for any office where the efficient capture and distribution of documents is important,” said Reese Malcolm, Product Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia.

The standard bizhub C452 as well as the C552 and C652, which were both decorated as “2009 BERTL’s best productive colour printer”, reach high scan speeds of up to 78 ipm. They also support various file formats and scan-to functionalities. These are strong arguments in the ongoing discussion about environmental friendly, paper saving and cost effective information management. Such focuses have made duplex printing an increasingly important feature and has also spurred demand for duplex scanning.

The new bizhub C652DS supports the intelligent Dual Scan technology that simultaneously scans both sides of a duplex original as a standard and thereby delivers a scan speed of up to 156 monochrome or colour ipm (78 duplex printed pages). Dual Scan means a major facilitation in large workgroups’ and CRDs’ daily routine.

In addition, the bizhub C652DS offers enhanced productivity for capturing paper based documents to easily integrate them into existing workflows. For example, Konica Minolta’s software applications, i2Scan and Kofax, allow users to extract information off the page and populate backend systems, databases and potentially kick-start an electronic workflow for processing. Konica Minolta’s latest application, Invu, streamlines file management and optimises workflow with cutting edge, integrated document management.

Also, the recently awarded eCopy ShareScan application makes scanned documents directly available in most of today’s document management systems and includes document distribution as well as document creation, capturing and editing functions.

“The bizhub C652DS combines all of the bizhub C652 series’ strengths, such as outstanding colour quality and finishing versatility, with Dual Scan and guarantees straightforward and high level integration into existing workflows.” adds Reese Malcolm.

The new bizhub C652DS is a colour multifunctional device with superior scanning features, including a duplex scanner. This effectively streamlines archiving workflows for CRDs, large workgroups and busy departments.