Posts Tagged ‘Goult’

  • Konica Minolta partners up with FileBound

    A partnership between Konica Minolta Australia and document management solutions supplier, FileBound, is offering new levels of automation and streamlined workflow to the print technology company’s document management customers.

    The new deal sees FileBound, which is touted as one of the leading providers document management solutions locally, provide automation for a number of manual processes within Konica Minolta’s existing document management service.

    According to Chris Goult (pictured), head of Product Marketing at Konica Minolta Australia, the partnership is in line with Konica Minolta’s core strategy to boost its integrated software services, combining print management and document workflow software solutions.

    “Konica Minolta’s partnership with FileBound is an important step in providing our customers with sophisticated integrated business solutions and helping them optimize their MFD usage,” says Goult. “Content management and workflow software solutions are the future of business because they maximise productivity and efficiency.

    “Working together, Konica Minolta and FileBound will allow customers to file, store, share, retrieve, secure, archive and audit all critical documents.  Automating and streamlining essential processes is not reserved for large corporations – it is becoming the norm for businesses of all sizes,” he says.

    According to Goult, smaller to medium sized businesses (SMEs) have historically invested in hardware more than in solutions for workflow, considering it an area for large IT departments. However, SMEs are now becoming more aware of the full range of benefits and cost savings that can be delivered with a cost effective document management solution like FileBound.

    “In the long term companies benefit most from employing MFDs to automate the capture of information, and then integrating the capture of this information with better electronic content management across the company.  Electronic content management and optimized document management is the way of the future for business,” he says.

    Konica Minolta Australia is just one of several print technology companies, including Ricoh Australia and Fuji Xerox Australia, which are working to broaden their document management business in the local market.

  • Konica Minolta unveils bizhub C554e

    Konica Minolta has unveiled its latest edition in its popular bizhub series of printers, with the local release of its new bizhub C554e.

    The new ‘e’ series features a number of new and improved multi-touch functionalities as well as enhanced web browser capabilities, which offer a rich and intuitive user experience when using external software applications that are accessed via the MFP user interface.

    The expanded multi-touch functionality now supports swiping from one menu screen to another, swiping from one function to another, drag and drop to easily move and rearrange thumbnail pages of a file, pinch in and out to enlarge and reduce scanned images in the preview screens and a rotation feature that allows you to move an image to the desired angle.

    Other supporting features include an improved, more user-friendly soft 10-key pad, soft keyboard access, a reduction in the sleep mode power consumption (from 3W to 1W) and reduced TEC values as well as two new i-Options.

    The latest high performing multifunction printers from Konica Minolta also feature an impressive range of print speeds and a dual side scanning solution, up to 160 OPM that is available across all five devices and offers some of the fastest scanning speeds in their class.

    These printers are perfect for an environment that has a high demand for scanning, for example the new LK-110 i-Option enables scan to word, scan to excel, scan to PPTx, searchable PDF, encrypted PDF and more. The new LK-111 i-option features a ThinPrint solution to compress print data and reduce output time in server environments.

    According to Chris Goult (pictured), Group Product Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia, “The launch of the bizhub C554e series is an exciting addition to the bizhub range.  These new additions follow the release of the bizhub C754 and C554 models that were the first devices to offer this revolutionary new multi-touch control panel, setting a new benchmark in usability.”

    The new bizhub C554e series has improved power consumption that reduces operating costs and also showcases an eco meter that displays the machine’s environmental contribution highlighting the devices’ CO2 emissions each month. Best of all the machines are made from Konica Minolta’s proprietary-developed recycled PC/PET plant-based bio-plastic.