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Multi-Method Send allows you to send documents to multiple destinations at once
Windows Vista (XPS, DPWS)*, Gigabit Ethernet compatibility for high-speed, high-capacity office networks
The Box function* makes it easy to store and share information assets
The front USB port allows easy access and file transfer
IP and Internet fax* as well as PC-Fax* functions are available
Enhanced security measures, including IC card authentication* and biometric finger vein authentication* safeguard data in an open network environment
Colour LCD control panel boasts a more intuitive user interface
High-performance network scan: 50 opm at 600 dpi, 70 opm at 400 dpi
High-resolution output: 600 x 600 dpi for copy / 2400 x 600 dpi with smoothing for print*
Versatile finishing option
Introducing the bizhub 501, an advanced B&W MFP developed to answer the changing needs of today's offices. As part of the new generation of bizhub, the bizhub 501 is a dynamic communication centre, allowing information to be stored, accessed, distributed or routed to any destination, whether across your office or around the world. In addition to delivering high quality 50 ppm B&W output, it offers reliable scan, copy and fax functions, with flexible, open-ended networking distribution capabilities and advanced security features. The bizhub 501 has also been designed for greater ease of use, adopting a large, adjustable colour LCD control panel and universal accessibility features.
The bizhub 501 provides a wide variety of scanning features, including Multi-Method Send, allowing you to simultaneously scan and send data to multiple destinations in multiple formats with a single operation. Scan data can be forwarded directly to an e-mail address, FAX* destination, FTP Web DAV, SMB, Box* and USB memory, or you can perform a TWAIN scan. The bizhub 501 also ensures high speed handling of even large-volume jobs, scanning at 70 opm at 400 dpi or 50 opm at 600 dpi.
bizhub allows you to assign Boxes to individuals, project teams or departments (up to 1,000 Boxes) for more reliable storage, seamless distribution and easier sharing of knowledge. Storing data in the bizhub hard drive also allows users to access and output their documents directly from the main unit control panel. Boxes can be public, shared, or password protected for added convenience and security. You can also allocate Boxes by theme or project for more flexible data management.
The bizhub 501 provides high-speed Super G3 fax*1 transmission over normal telephone lines at a superb 600 × 600dpi resolution. With Internet and IP address fax*2, data is sent via the Internet or local servers, eliminating transmission costs. PC fax allows users to send data directly from their PCs, and with TSI Routing*3 incoming transmissions can be forwarded to the recipient's PC or HDD Box.
The bizhub 501 keeps vital knowledge protected with security features like IC card authentication*1, biometric finger vein authentication*2, built-in user authentication, external-server authentication, IP filtering, secure print, encrypted PDFs, and copy protection. The HDD can be locked with a password, and data in the HDD can be completely overwritten with random numbers before disposal.
Copy and print output for the bizhub 501 is possible at speeds of 50 ppm*1 with 100% duplexing efficiency. Optional trays added to the two universal 500-sheet trays and a 150-sheet bypass tray give a maximum paper capacity of up to 5,650 sheets, allowing heavy usage with minimal downtime for paper replacement. The bizhub 501 offers high-quality document creation, with copy resolution of 600 dpi × 600 dpi, and digital smoothing enabling print*2 resolution of 2400 dpi equivalent × 600 dpi. And with a wide array of optional finishing units, professional-looking, high-quality documents are available at the press of a button. In addition to sorting and grouping, folding, hole punching and stapling are also possible. You can even perform saddle stitching for booklets up to 60 pages.
One of the first new features one notices is the 8.5-inch colour LCD control panel, boasting an 800 × 480-pixel, touch-screen display, and the ability to enlarge text. Looking at the rest of the unit body, the high-contrast black and white design ensures that information is easy to find and convenient to access, and that user interfaces are intuitive to use. Plus, the bizhub 501 features front access to toner and paper, easy-grip paper trays and a vertically and horizontally tilting control panel to accommodate any user.
Konica Minolta's commitment to the environment can be seen in its adherence to several certifications, including Energy Star, Germany's Blue Angel Mark (under review) and RoHS Compliance. In addition, several features, including low-power modes, low-temperature-fusing Simitri polymerised toner, and increased recyclability, have been incorporated to reduce power consumption, emissions and waste.