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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bizhub C360 C280 C220 Security Option


Konica Minolta has introduced a new functionality to it C360/ C280/ C220 series color machines. With this option installed any unwanted document can be prohibited from printing or copying. A special kit can be installed to enable this security option. There are two types of restrictions you may use:
Copy guard:
This function prints a document and embeds a Copy Guard pattern in a copy. You may print a preset stamp such as Confidential, Prohibited etc. But first you need to scan and save the protected document in the machine memory. In case an attempt is made to copy the protected documents, machine compares the pattern with the saved data and discards the currently running job.
Password Copy:
This function is similar to copy guard except that it prints a document and embeds a password for Password Copy.  If an attempt is made to copy password-copied documents, the machine that supports this function scans a Password Copy pattern and prompts you to enter the password. When the correct password is entered, copying will begin. If a wrong password in entered, the current job will be deleted. This function is able to prevent unauthorized copying of documents, such as read-only documents. If multiple originals with different passwords are scanned, you will need to enter a password for each original.
Konica Minolta is providing the optional security Kit SC-507 to implement Password Copy and Copy Guard.