Konica Minolta made a successful start with the introduction of the bizhub i-Series a year ago (April 2019). According to Infosource, the bizhub C250i of the bizhub i-Series was the best-selling device on the market for A3 multi-functional peripherals (MFPs), with more than 28,000 units purchased1. In addition to rapid market success, the new bizhub i-Series has attracted attention for its exceptional, user-friendly design. At the international Red Dot Awards 2020, the bizhub C250i, including the bizhub C300i/C360i as well as the bizhub C3350i with the bizhub C4050i, received the prestigious Red Dot in the category “Product Design 2020” for their high quality and outstanding design. This success underlines Konica Minolta’s strength in shaping and leading this market with its next-generation bizhub i-Series. It also shows that its ‘Intelligent Connected Workplace’ approach perfectly addresses market needs: digitalisation has not diminished the role of office printing devices or multifunctional peripherals (MFPs). In fact, MFPs are evolving to take centre stage in this transformation, paving the way for growth in this market.2
“The world of work is evolving. Businesses seek to become digital connected workplaces that bring together people, spaces and devices with data. Our bizhub i-Series MFPs are smart IoT-enabled devices which are designed to pave the way to the ‘Intelligent Connected Workplace’.”Olaf Lorenz, General Manager, International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH
Especially in light of the current developments with COVID-19, it is important to keep personal contacts to a minimum and to reduce risks of infection. Konica Minolta therefore emphasises that the majority of its MFPs – including all devices from the bizhub i-Series – can be operated remotely. It is hence possible to operate these devices, which have been designed to be used by multiple employees, without the user ever having to even touch the control panel. This can be done, for example, by using computers, mobile telephones or tablets.