Published 7 August 2012
More efficient, more flexible and much simpler!
(Konica Minolta/DEVELOP's ineo+ 224/284/364 improves document production workflow)
Langenhagen, July 2012 - The latest multifunctional office system launched by Konica Minolta/DEVELOP, the ineo+ 224/284/364, has been designed to make office workflows more efficient, allow greater media and finishing flexibility, and simplify document production through customised functions and optimised processes.
The new series of Konica Minolta/DEVELOP devices is made up of the ineo+ 224, ineo+ 284 and ineo+ 364. Technically speaking, the three devices are almost identical. The main difference is in their rated engine speed - at 22, 28 and 36 A4 pages per minute respectively. Asked about the particular strengths of this new office machine, Daniel Schellhase, the ineo+ 224/284/364 Product Manager, cites the display as one of the machine's major highlights: "This full-colour, tiltable 9-inch capacitive touch screen is as simple to use as any tablet pc. That means you can operate this multifunctional device with perfect ease via the intuitive menu navigation. You can select the settings you want with just a few clicks, leave frequently used functions on the start screen and remove any you don't need. Tailoring the screen to a user's individual requirements saves lots of time and helps to optimise the document production process."
Wide-ranging media support
The ineo+ 224/284/364 supports a broad range of media so that almost any kind of document can be printed. Whereas up to now, many companies have been forced to outsource production, for example, of invitations on thick, high-quality paper, the ineo+ 224/284/364 enables them to be produced in-house, saving time and money. The printable media include envelopes, recycled paper, pre-printed paper, overhead transparencies and thick card of up to 300 g/m2. This multifunctional device can handle all paper formats from A6 to SRA3 or other user-defined formats, and even print banners of up to 1.2 metres in length. Whatever media are chosen, the print quality is excellent - not least thanks to a razor-sharp resolution of 1,200 dpi and DEVELOP's innovative HD toner.
Functions such as booklet making (up to 80 pages), stapling, hole punching and various kinds of letter folding mean this multifunctional machine can be used to produce ready-to-mail brochures, stapled handouts, hole-punched invoices or indeed any other document needed for external or internal communication purposes. Here again, in-house production saves time and money.
Optimised work processes
In many businesses there is much room for improvement in document production. The ineo+ 224/284/364 has been designed to make this workflow more efficient by reducing the amount of manual work involved. For example, documents can be scanned as .pptx files or archived as PDF/A files. The software tools DEVELOP offers as optional extras can also help to optimise the document workflow. store+find, for example, does away with time-wasting searches for 'lost' documents by ensuring everyone can be located fast while convert+share converts documents to the required format and sends them to any given destination.
Reassuring data security
The ineo+ 224/284/364 is not only certified to the computer security standard ISO 15408 EAL 3 and comes with various data security features, such as hard-disk encryption and, when needed, data erasure. Equipped with security features such as IPsec, S/MIME e-mail encryption and IP filtering, the ineo+ 224/284/364 ensures that every form of communication or document transfer is undertaken securely. Moreover, unauthorised users have no chance of getting their hands on sensitive documents or data stored on the system since access can be restricted by means of authentication technology such as PIN codes, finger-vein scanning or contactless smart cards.
Eco-friendly and economical to run
The ineo+ 224/284/364 comes with a number of features that avoid unnecessary wastage of natural resources and reduce energy consumption. For example, the machine itself is mainly made of recycled plastic and the automatic deletion of blank pages avoids unnecessary copying and wasted paper. The various energy-saving functions include the newly developed LED scanner exposure technology, an ErP operating mode that only uses 0.5 W, and the dynamic Eco Timer that adapts the system's active phases to its actual operating periods. Blue Angel and Energy Star certificates round off the machine's environmental credentials. As an eco-friendly and economical office machine,
The ineo+ 224/284/364 offers significant benefits as an all-round office document solution for small businesses or a departmental device in bigger companies.