Konica Minolta Introduces Bizhub 181


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Newest Monochrome bizhub is Designed for Ease-of-Use, Versatility and Productivity

RAMSEY, N.J. – October 3, 2007 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. ([url=http://kmbs.konicaminolta.us/]Konica Minolta[/url]), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies, today announced the release of the all-new [url=http://kmbs.konicaminolta.us/content/products/models/bizhub181.html]bizhub 181[/url] multifunctional product (MFP – print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system). A replacement for Segment 1 monochrome MFPs, the bizhub(TM) 181 has a brand new, user-friendly backlight LCD screen with four-line display, providing twice the display capability of its predecessor. Combined with fast 18 pages-per-minute (ppm) black and white output, the compact bizhub 181 enables small- to medium-sized office (SMB) workgroups to use the bizhub MFP concept to digitally share and distribute black and white documents, at a competitive price point.

“The bizhub 181 offers those seeking an All-in-One replacement many new enhancements as compared to predecessors and competitive models including its high print quality, speed, ease-of-use, and flexible and expandable multifunctionality that will fit into any office environment” said Kevin P. Kern, vice president, product planning and marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Featuring a more robust print and copy capability, the bizhub 181 is competitively priced to be affordable so every office, regardless of size, can work more efficiently and cost-effectively.”

Key Standard Features
The bizhub 181 offers the following standard features: high speed, high volume output of 18 ppm; PageScope software for network management; four-line LCD control panel with white backlighting; improved bypass tray setting selection; simple PC connectivity; compliance with new Energy Star qualifications; unified Konica Minolta Driver Screen Layout that provides more consistency across the Konica Minolta product line; a warm-up time of 15 seconds or less; and first-copy output in seven seconds or less.

Optional Faxing Capabilities
The new bizhub 181 has an optional 33.6 Kbps Super G3 FK-506 Fax Kit available. The optional fax capabilities include: transmissions in B&W up to 11″ x 17″; JBIG data compression; up to 600 x 600 fax TX resolution; separate scanning, autodialing, mixed original faxing; PC faxing; memory reception; and delayed transmission.

Additional Optional Features
The bizhub 181 can be further expanded with any of the following options:
* NIC or optional Print Controller, which enables Scan-to-Email/FTP
* 128 MB Expansion Memory
* PCL6 and PCL5e printing, providing image smoothing for 600 x 600 dpi resolution that makes graphics and halftones look more professional.
* DF-502 Automatic Document Feeder (50-sheet capacity) or DF-605 Reversing Automatic Document Feeder (80-sheet capacity)
* 1,475-sheet maximum paper capacity. In addition to a standard 275-sheet paper tray (up to 11″ x 17″), users can add up to four optional 275-sheet universal paper trays plus an optional 100-sheet manual bypass that also handles OHP transparencies or ten #10 envelopes.

Pricing and Availability
The bizhub 181 is available through Konica Minolta’s North American direct sales, authorized dealer and value-added reseller channels. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the bizhub 181 base model is $2,660.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us), a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub(TM) multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub PRO(TM) production printing systems; magicolor(R) desktop color laser printers and all-in-ones; and pagepro(TM) monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones. Konica Minolta also offers advanced software solutions, wide-format printers, microform digital imaging systems, faxes, and scanning systems for specialized applications.

Headquartered in Ramsey, NJ, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and client support through an extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact:
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
[email protected]

Konica Minolta Media Contact:
Rachel Reed
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5785
[email protected]

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Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub is a trademark of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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