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Konica Minolta - 3/5/2007

Konica Minolta Launches the bizhub 360

Newest Monochrome bizhub MFP Supports Konica's Commitment to Providing Secure Network Solutions 
Across All MFP Segments 

RAMSEY, NJ - March 5, 2007 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today 
introduced the all-new bizhubTM 360 that will provide all-in-one capabilities (printer/copier/scanner/fax) and 
serve as an ideal replacement for Segment 3 monochrome multifunctional products (MFPs) to small and 
medium-sized office workgroups. With advanced security and data handling features and an efficient 36 
pages-per-minute (ppm) black and white output, the compact bizhub 360 enables workgroups to digitally 
share and distribute black and white documents through a secure network-enabled device. 

"With the addition of the bizhub 360 to the Konica Minolta line of products, we are confident that the bizhub 
360's impressive combination of speed, features, ease-of-use, and flexible multi-functionality will fit into a very 
wide range of markets," said Kevin P. Kern, vice president, product planning and development, Konica Minolta 
Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "The bizhub 360 will allow every office to operate more efficiently and 
cost-effectively." 

Key Standard Features 
The bizhub 360 offers the following standard features: robust monthly duty cycle of 150,000 pages; 
monochrome copying up to 36 ppm; rapid black and white scanning up to 70 originals-per-minute (OPM); 
push scanning to multiple destinations (Email, HDD, FTP, and PC); User Box functionality with password 
protection; Konica Minolta Simitri® Polymerized Toner; 1200 dpi equivalent print and copy resolution; and 
a three-way tilting, ease-of-use control panel. Network printing is facilitated via the optional IC-204 imaging 
controller. 

bizhub OP 
Konica Minolta's bizhub OP (Operating Platform) brings a continued level of performance and reliability to the 
bizhub 360 by delivering a common user experience, increased manageability, superior print performance, 
improved scanning functionality and enhanced security. The three major components of bizhub OP are the 
bizhub Architecture, the Emperon Print System and bizhub Open API. The bizhub architecture removes the 
need for separate functional boards through the utilization of common system software that drives all 
functions - copy, print, scan and fax. 

The bizhub 360's architecture also eliminates hardware-based functions, and shares the device's CPU and 
memory for a seamless MFP user experience. The Emperon Print System provides for total integration of 
document output management with a consistent user interface and functionality across future Konica Minolta 
products. In addition, the bizhub Open API will enable control of both the print and scan functions from 
external applications. 

Enhanced Imaging and Paper Handling 
Featuring 256 levels of grayscale per pixel and 600 x 600 dpi print/copy resolution, the bizhub 360 produces 
clear text, sharp edges and increased halftone definition. The bizhub 360 uses Konica Minolta Simitri 
Polymerized Toner, which maintains the uniformity of the toner particles for more even distribution, significantly 
better halftone definition and better solid fills. 

With these image quality features, plus 5,650-sheet maximum paper capacity; the ability to handle up to 
110 lb. index from bypass and copy, scan, or duplex originals; and the choice of a versatile modular finisher or 
advanced booklet finisher, the bizhub 360 is designed to handle the heavy workload of black and white 
document needs for small- to medium-sized office workgroups. The bizhub 360's ease of use in multi-model 
environments is extremely beneficial in large organizations that have a variety of MFP's installed. 

Optional Faxing Capabilities 
Also available for the new bizhub 360 is the optional 33.6 Kbps Super G3 analog Fax Kit. The optional fax 
capabilities include: 32 MB of memory, transmissions in B&W up to 11" x 17", JBIG data compression, up to 
600 x 600 fax TX resolution, separate scanning, duplex TX and RX, mixed original faxing, PC faxing, memory 
reception and delayed transmission. 

Advanced Security and Data Handling Features 
With document security and document management playing a significant role in the technology acquisition 
decision-making process, the bizhub 360 supports Konica Minolta's award-winning Hard Disk Drive Overwrite 
security feature and Job Erase, which automatically overwrites the hard disk drive after each job. In addition, 
the bizhub 360 offers User Authentication to protect a user job by prohibiting its modification or deletion. With 
User Authentication, it is also possible to enable or disable each user's access to the device based on 
function - copy, print, scan, and fax. 

The bizhub 360's User Box functionality, with its PageScope Box Operator software, supports each of the 
device's functions - copy, print, scan and fax. With a total of 1,000 user boxes and the ability to store up to 
3,000 documents, users can manage individual User Boxes, create public and private User Boxes, assign 
passwords, and restrict the number of files stored. 

Pricing and Availability 
The bizhub 360 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 360 is 
$9,200.00.

www.konicaminolta.us


 
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