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Roundup End 2010 - Early 2011: the new releases in the color and b&w A3 MFP market

04 March 2011


Looking at  Konica-Minolta, Sharp, Ricoh, Canon, here is an overview of the new equipment launched on the Office A3 market since December 2010.

 
On the b&w front, Konica-Minolta have just launched two new engines:
- BizHub 552 : 55 ppm 
- BizHub 652 : 65 ppm
(preceding models were the BizHubs 501 and 601)
 
Sharp, in January, announced the new series:
- MX-M282N : 28 ppm
- MX-M362N : 36 ppm
- MX-M452N : 45 ppm
- MX-M502N : 50 ppm
 
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On the color front, Sharp have just launched a significant revamp of its A3 range:
- MX-2010U : 20 ppm
- MX-2310U : 23 ppm
- MX-2610N : 26 ppm
- MX-3110N : 31 ppm
- MX-4110N : 41 ppm
- MX-4610N : 46 ppm
(preceding models were the MX-2600N, 3100N, 4101N)
 
Ricoh has announced, coming soon onto the European market, the new:
- MPC 2051 : 20 ppm
- MPC 2551 : 25 ppm
(preceding models were the MPC 2050, 2550)
 
The brand had already launched, just at the end of 2010, two new flagship print engines:
- MPC 3001 : 30 ppm
- MPC 3501 : 35 ppm
- MPC 4501 : 45 ppm
- MPC 5501 : 55 ppm
(preceding models were the MPC 2800, 3300, 4500, 5500)
 
Lastly, Canon, at the end of 2010 added two new engines to the iR Advance range:
- iR Advance C2020i/L : 20 ppm
- iR Advance C2030i/L : 30 ppm
(preceding models were the iRC2380i, 3080i)
 
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Looking at all these releases in general terms, and beyond the usual technical, functional and aesthetic improvements, the brands are all putting a lot of effort into addressing security concerns, adding document management features and improving the environmental aspects of their equipment.

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