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Bizhub 223

Today, almost every workflow involves colour in some form or other. Colour output is not always required, but colour input, via colour scanning, is essential in the modern office. Colour is indispensable for the electronic workflows of teams, workgroups and departments in more or less any business field, including banking, finance and insurance, accounting and personnel. Konica Minolta satisfies these demands with its range of innovative workflow professionals that combine comprehensive black & white output capabilities with flexible and creative colour input functionality.

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Fast scanning in colour and b/w
bizhub 223, 283, 363 and 423 are perfect in- and output tools for any situation that requires productive colour scanning with b/w printing or copying. As highly efficient and versatile scanners for up to A3 format they make the little desktop A4 scanners obsolete and also do away with the need for separate scan stations.

All four bizhubs scan up to 70 hard originals per minute in both colour and black & white. The complete scanning functionality of scan to email (Home), FTP, SMB, Box (HDD required), USB, and TWAIN is standard; and with JPEG, TIFF, PDF, compact PDF, XPS and compact XPS, the bizhub 423 series processes all relevant formats.

Same as the other innovative products in the bizhub portfolio, the bizhub 423 series features best, Konica Minolta's bizhub Extended Solution Technology. Best offers a gateway to extended document capturing and distribution applications that make the workflow professionals ideal input tools for teams, workgroups and small departments.


Document capture and distribution
Among the features indispensable to modern office communication are the digitisation and indexing of documents; OCR implementation, conversion to specific file formats like PDF/A, and direct document distribution to existing business applications. The bizhub 423 series can be optionally upgraded with such comprehensive document capturing and distribution capabilities.

And with full panel integration of the software, no separate hardware is required. Document archiving workflows can for example be started directly at the bizhub panel, inputting all required information like document type and additional index fields during the scan process so that no further treatment of the scans in the PC is needed. Additionally, an extensive range of optional connectors provides access to almost any imaginable backend application, including Document Management Systems, Enterprise Content Management Systems, Microsoft® SharePoint, and more. In this way, bEST enables easy adaptation of the bizhub 423 series to close the gap to customer environments.


Accounting workflows
The PageScope Account Manager enables the central collection of detailed counter readings of all registered devices plus the resulting cost calculation – and all this via a single interface. Counters no longer need to be triggered individually, saving considerable administrator time and effort. Individual output limitations set by the administrator for each user help reduce print volumes and output costs. Users’ volume limitations are reliably tracked across all networked output devices, making cost control even more effective. Offering fast access to detailed cost information of departments and projects, the Account Manager is also a perfect tool to increase cost consciousness among users and optimise output volumes at the same time. In turn, the detailed usage reports facilitate the optimisation of the output infrastructure on the basis of actual usage patterns. All this considerably enhances the overall efficiency and productivity.


Authentication workflows
The central management of the user database and user rights is simple and straightforward via the PageScope Authentication Manager. Saving time and enjoying enhanced efficiency, administrators can quickly and easily program authentication details. Users benefit from enhanced flexibility and convenience with the immediate yet secure login via finger vein scanner or non-contact IC card.

Authentication is also the precondition for follow-me printing, which takes user convenience as well as security aspects to new dimensions. Not only are follow-me printing workflows ideal for confidential printing anywhere; they also facilitate print fleet optimisation. Both pull printing and secure printing are available on every bEST OpenAPI-capable system in the network. Printed information is reliably safe as only the document owner can release prints directly at the device. This simple but effective method avoids wasting paper and helps reduce print volumes – output trays are no longer cluttered with redundant prints that might fall into the wrong hands.

This is also the ideal tool to implement efficient cost reductions, through the optimisation of the print fleet with devices that can double as personal printers.


Administrative workflows
The PageScope Net Care Device Manager facilitates the central implementation of system network configurations and central status monitoring. Considerably reducing administrative efforts, this application provides fast access to and simple monitoring of individual or all devices on the network, helping to maximise the uptime of all monitored equipment. Streamlined status recalls and automatic email notifications ensure instant attention to problems and help avoid any bottlenecks in printing. This maximises uptime, which in turn improves the productivity of all integrated systems and has a welcome positive impact on the overall office productivity.


Automated service workflows
CS Remote Care is Konica Minolta’s proven remote monitoring system that ensures pro-active and highly flexible service support. All relevant system data are transmitted directly to the Konica Minolta service in an automated process that never needs user intervention. The direct transmission of any technical problem from the output device to the service organisation minimises downtime and avoids time-consuming service calls.

Taking counter readings and relaying them to the Konica Minolta service is also a thing of the past. At the same time, CS Remote Care provides automated logistics, regularly checking the consumables status and ordered stock. Manual reordering is no longer necessary; instead companies benefit from optimised work efficiency from the intelligent on-time delivery of consumables.


Complete compatibility
Like the other bizhub multifunctionals in the Konica Minolta portfolio, the bizhub 223/283/363/423 feature proprietary Emperon™ controller technology that ensures their seamless integration into any standard network setup, which makes them compatible with virtually any customer environment. With standard PCL, PostScript 3, PDF and XPS support, the Emperon™ provides maximum compatibility and is CITRIX ready as well; Windows drivers are WHQL certified. At the same time, bizhub 223/283/363/423 are SAP certified, with Konica Minolta a Gold Partner in the SAP Printer Vendor Programme. Users benefit from simple and straightforward installation and assured reliability as well as SAP customer support.


Comprehensive security
Featuring Konica Minolta’s generous security standards, bizhub 223, 283, 363 and 423 are certified to ISO 15408 EAL3. This official security certification represents international standards and underlines the superiority of the Konica Minolta security technologies. All four systems can be connected to secure networks with client authentication via IEEE 802.1x; offer safe network communication by encryption with the IPsec protocol; and feature standard HDD encryption to protect all data on the hard disc against unauthorised use. Authentication via optional finger vein scanner or non-contact ID card reliably limits system access to authorised users and is more convenient than typing in user names and passwords.


User-friendly operation
Thanks to their extremely low noise level and very quiet operation, bizhub 223/283/363/423 are very comfortable to work side by side with and perfectly suited for installation in any location, including open-plan offices. User convenience is enhanced with a number of special system features, such as the animated help and user guidance. An optional keyboard further supports the simple and straightforward operation. And the MyTab Printer driver adds extra operation ease, letting users individually combine their frequently needed features in a single setting screen. Corporate environments benefit from the minimised learning curve: To operate the bizhub 423 series, virtually no training is necessary.


Impressive eco-performance
bizhub 223/283/363/423 offer numerous energy con- serving features and are Energy Star and German Blue Angel certified. They impress with very low TEC values that remain well below latest Energy Star regu- lations and underline the eco-friendly operation. The TEC value represents a product’s typical electricity consumption (TEC) within one week, based on aver- age office use. Even with options such as a finisher installed, these products have extremely low energy consumption. This makes the bizhub 423 series not only environmentally sound but can also help consid- erably to reduce operation costs.

One key factor for the eco-friendly operation is Konica Minolta’s unique Simitri® HD polymerised toner: With its lower fusing point it requires a shorter warm-up time and helps to reduce energy con- sumption and CO2 emissions. At the same time, Simitri® HD polymerised toner is partially plant- based, its use of biomass as well as its production process answering the demands of the modern, CO2-conscious society.

With low power and sleep mode, the bizhub 423 series offers two power saving modes to reduce energy consumption during idle phases. From both modes, the systems restart automatically as soon as a user operates a panel key or a print job comes in. Incoming faxes do not restart the machine but are stored in a secure memory until the device is reacti- vated by another process.


Minimised ecological impact
In compliance with its ISO 14001-based environmen- tal management system, Konica Minolta promotes resource-friendly product development, including the use of recycled materials wherever possible, and a consumables design that enables the fast and simple separation into their component materials for easy recycling.

This is part of the zero-waste manufacturing con- cept, with which Konica Minolta strives to minimise the ecological impact of its products with efficient environmental activities throughout all stages of the product lifecycle.


Copier specifications
Copying process Electrostatic laser copy; Tandem; indirect
Toner system Simitri ™- polymerised toner
Copy/print speed A4 mono Up to 22 cpm (bizhub 223), Up to 28 cpm (bizhub 283), Up to 36 cpm (bizhub 363), Up to 42 cpm (bizhub 423)
Copy/print speed A3 mono Up to 14 cpm (bizhub 223), Up to 16 cpm (bizhub 283), Up to 20 cpm (bizhub 363), Up to 21 cpm (bizhub 423)
Autoduplex speed A4 mono Up to 22 cpm (bizhub 223), Up to 28 cpm (bizhub 283), Up to 36 cpm (bizhub 363), Up to 42 cpm (bizhub 423)
1st Copy/print time mono (sec) 4.2 sec. (bizhub 223/283), 3.6 sec. (bizhub 363/423)
Warm-up time (sec) Approx. 25 sec.* (bizhub 223/283 without HDD), Approx. 30 sec.* (bizhub 363/423)
Copy resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Gradations 256 gradations
Multi-copy 1 - 9999
Original format A5 – A3
Magnification 25 - 400% in 0.1% steps; Autozooming
Copy functions Chapter, cover and page insertion Proof copy (print, screen with HDD) Adjustment test print Digital art functions Job setting memory Poster Mode, Image repeat Overlay; Watermark; Stamping; Copy Protection Card Shot
Printer specifications
Print resolution Equivalent to 1,800 x 600 dpi
Controller CPU MPC8533E @ 667 MHz
Page description language PCL 6, PCL 5e/c (XL3.0), PostScript 3 (CPSI 3016), XPS
Operating systems Windows 2000/XPx32/XPx64
Windows VISTA x32/x64
Windows 7 x32/x64
Windows Server 2000/2003/2003x64/2008/2008x64
Windows DPWS support
Macintosh 9.2/10.2/10.4
Unix/Linux/Citrix
Printer fonts 80 x PCL Latin;
137 x PostScript 3 Emulation Latin
Print functions Direct print of PCL, PS, TIFF, JPEG, XPS, PDF and Encrypted PDF files Mixmedia and Mixplex Job programming 'Easy Set' Overlay, Watermark, Copy Protection
Scanner specifications
Scan speed Colour/Mono up to 70 opm (300 dpi via DF)
Colour/Mono up to 42 opm (600 dpi via DF)
Scan resolution Max.: 600 x 600 dpi
Scan modes Network TWAIN scan, Scan-to-eMail (Scan-to-Me), Scan-to-FTP, Scan-to-SMB (Scan-to-Home), Scan-to-Box (HDD required), Scan-to-WebDAV, Scan-to-DPWS, Scan-to-USB
File formats JPEG; TIFF; PDF; Compact PDF; Encrypted PDF; Outline PDF; Searchable PDF (optional); XPS; Compact XPS
Scan destinations 2,100 (single + group); LDAP support
Scan functions Annotation (text/time/date) for PDF (HDD required) Up to 400 job programs
Fax specifications
Fax standard Super G3 (optional)
Fax transmission Analogue; i-Fax (with HDD); IP-Fax (with HDD)
Fax resolution Max.: 600 x 600 dpi (ultra-fine)
Fax compression MH, MR, MMR, JBIG
Fax modem Up to 33.6 Kbps
Fax destinations 2,100 (single + group)
Fax functions Polling; Time shift; PC-Fax, Receipt to confidential box (HDD required), Receipt to email; FTP; SMB, Up to 400 job programs
User box specifications (HDD required)
Max. user boxes 1,000
Max. storable documents Up to 3,000 documents or 10,000 pages
Type of user boxes Public, Personal (with password or authentication) Group (with authentication)
Type of system boxes Secure print, Encrypted PDF print, Fax receiving, Fax polling
User box functionality Reprint; combination; download; sending (email, ftp, smb and fax); copy box to box
System Specifications
System memory standard 2,048 MB
System hard disc 250 GB (optional for bizhub 223/283, standard for bizhub 363/423)
HDD required for Complete functionality of: Box (incl. Secure Print), Animated Guidance, i-Option, PSES, Mobile Printing, OpenAPI
Copy functions: Program Job, Overlay
Print functions: Secure print
Scan functions: Scan Annotation
FAX functions: I-FAX, IP Address Fax
Authentication functions: PageScope Authentication Manager
USB direct print: Encrypted PDF
Interface 10/100/1,000 Base-T Ethernet, USB 2.0
Network protocols TCP/IP (IPv4/IPv6), IPX/SPX, NetBEUI, AppleTalk (EtherTalk), SMB; LPD; IPP; SNMP; HTTP
Frame types Ethernet 802.2, Ethernet 802.3, Ethernet II, Ethernet SNAP
Automatic document feeder (optional for bizhub 223/283, standard for bizhub 363/423) Up to 100 originals, A6–A3, 35–128 gsm simplex, 50–128 gsm duplex
Printable paper size A6–A3, Customised paper sizes (90–297 x 139.7–431.8 mm)
Printable paper weight 60–210 gsm
Paper input capacity Standard: 1,150 sheets, Max.: 3,650 sheets
Tray 1 500 sheets, A5–A3, 60–90 gsm
Tray 2 500 sheets, A5–A3, 60–90 gsm
Tray 3 (optional) 500 sheets, A5–A3, 60–90 gsm
Tray 3 + 4 (optional) 2x 500 sheets, A5–A3, 60–90 gsm
Large capacity cassette 2,500 sheets, A4, 60–90 gsm
Manual bypass 150 sheets, A6–A3, 60–210 gsm
Automatic duplexing A5–A3, 60–90 gsm
Finishing modes (optional) Offset; Group; Sort; Staple; Punch; Centre-fold; Booklet
Output capacity (w. finisher) Max.: 3,200 sheets
Output capacity (w/o finisher) Max.: 250 sheets
Stapling 50 sheets or 48 sheets + 2 cover sheets (up to 209 gsm)
Stapling output capacity Max.: 1,000 sheets
Booklet 15 sheets or 14 sheets + 1 cover sheet (up to 209 gsm)
Booklet output capacity 75 sheets (tray)
Copy/print volume (monthly) Recommended/Max.: 2,900/19,000 (bizhub 223),
Recommended/Max.: 4,800/28,000 (bizhub 283),
Recommended/Max.: 7,900/48,000 (bizhub 363),
Recommended/Max.: 10,700/60,000 (bizhub 423)
Toner lifetime Up to 17,500 (bizhub 223/283), Up to 25,000 (bizhub 363/423)
Drum/Developer lifetime Up to 80,000 (bizhub 223)
Up to 100,000 (bizhub 283)
Up to 110,000 (bizhub 363)
Up to 120,000 (bizhub 423)
Power consumption 220-240 V / 50/60Hz, Less than 1.5 KW
System dimensions (WxDxH, mm) 623 x 794 x 700 (bizhub 223/283), 623 x 799 x 816 (bizhub 363/423)
System weight (kg) -
System Features
Security ISO15408 EAL3 (in evaluation)
IP filtering and port blocking
SSL2, SSL3 and TSL1.0 network communication
IPsec support
IEEE 802.1x support
User authentication, authentication log
Secure Print (HDD required)
Hard disc overwrite (8 standard types)
Hard disc data encryption (AES 256)
Memory data auto deletion
Confidential fax receiving
Print user data encryption
Copy Guard and Password Copy
Accounting Up to 1,000 user accounts (100 accounts without HDD)
Active Directory support
(user name + password + email + smb folder)
User function access definition
Biometric Authentication (finger vein) optional
IC-Card authentication (IC-Card reader) optional
Software PageScope Net Care Device Manager
PageScope Data Administrator
PageScope Box Operator
PageScope Direct Print
Print Status Notifier
Driver Packaging Utility
Log Management Utility

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