OKI MC362dn — business color
Device OKI often differ in price from the competitors. Here and MFP OKI MC362dn cheaper than most of these combines. What it is? So, this is a single-pass device with a print speed of 22 pages per minute in color and 24 in black and white. MFP equipped with modules two-sided printing and scanning, and Fax. It boasts of a separate structure toner cartridge and drum and a maximum monthly load is 45 thousand pages that the average on 5 thousand more than our major competitors. In addition, there is the system access restrictions (passwords and PIN), and network control. In General, at first glance, this is a very interesting and relatively inexpensive workhorse for a small office or workgroup. Let’s see what it actually.
The technical characteristics declared by the manufacturer
|Specifications of the OKI MC362dn|
|The number of cartridges||4|
|The media type of the||Photo paper, cards, envelopes, glossy paper, matte paper|
|Format media||Tray 1: A4, A5, B5, A6;
Tray 2: A4, A5, B5;
Multipurpose tray: A4, A5, B5, A6, Envelopes (C5, DL, Com-9, Com-10, Monarch), Index Card (3×5 inches) (75h125mm),
Photorazor (4×6 inches, 5×7 inches, 100h150mm, 125h175mm), custom size (length up to 1320mm);
Duplex: A4, A5, B5;
RADF: A4, A5, B5, A6 (A6 simplex only)
|Paper weight, g/m||Tray 1 or 2: 64-176;
Multipurpose tray: 64-220;
ADF: supports 60-105
|Maximum resolution, dpi||1 200×600|
|Print speed (b/W A4), ppm||24|
|Print speed (color. A4), ppm||22|
|The languages||PCL6 (XL3.0), PCL5c, PostScript 3 emulation, SIDM (IBM-PPR, EPSON-FX)|
|The maximum monthly load||45 000 pages per month|
|Recommended monthly load||To 3 000 pages per month|
|Maximum resolution copier (h/b)||600×600|
|Maximum resolution copier (color.)||600×600|
|The first copy out||To 14 seconds in color, 12 seconds in monochrome|
|Scanner type||Flatbed, automatic feed, with the possibility of bilateral scanning|
|The scanning speed||20 ppm in colour, 30 ppm in monochrome|
|The maximum size of the original||A4/Letter/Legal|
|The scan resolution, dpi||1 200×1 200|
|Speed dial||100 rooms|
|Speed||ITU-T G3(Super G3) 33.6 Kbps, 3 seconds per page|
|Submission of paper sheets||Tray 1: 250 sheets at 80 g/m2;
Multipurpose tray: 100 sheets at 80 g/m2;
Reversing document processor: 50 sheets at 80g/m2
|Output tray capacity, sheets||Face down: 150 sheets at 80 g/m2;
Face up: 100 sheets at 80 g/m2
|The capacity of the ADF, sheets||50|
|Interfaces||High speed USB (port type B), Ethernet|
|A device for reading memory cards||No|
|LCD display||Monochrome graphic display|
|OS support||Mac OS, Windows|
|Consumed power, W||At work: 500 W;
Peak: 1170 W;
The power save mode: less than 20 W;
Mode Deep sleep: less than 1.2 W;
Auto-disconnect mode: less than 0.5 W
|Noise||In operation: 52 dB (A)
Expectation: up to 33 dB (A)
|Minimum operating temperature, °C||10|
|The maximum operating temperature, °C||32|
|Guarantee, months.||12 (36 when registering on the website of the company within 30 days after purchase)|
Box MFP is so great that it will not fit in every car. Except in station wagons or jeeps or on the seat only without the box. In fact, in this way, the IFIs, and had to be delivered from the office of the company, therefore, supplied for testing was only a starter set of consumables, driver disk, manual, and power cable and telephone cable RJ11-RJ11.
DVD from the kit, in addition to drivers, contains a fairly extensive set of various software. Unfortunately, the complex installation of all software is not provided, so each package has to be installed separately from the autorun menu of the disk. In the specifications the manufacturer has declared support of Windows starting with XP and ending with “seven”. But Windows 8 support is not mentioned, although she was “friends” with the device drivers. Moreover, in the support section, the descriptions of the drivers working with “eight” is mentioned.
The body is made from white and grey plastic with a rough surface is a traditional design for this class of devices. This material is not afraid of scratches, it does not show fingerprints and dust, and in the case of contamination similar elementary surface is cleaned. The build quality is high, flaws are not detected. The device was a little less direct ancestor of the model MC360, which a few years ago, visited us on the test, but the mass remained the same — 29 kg. the Weight is sign of reliability, you remember?
The front most part of the surface is a fold-out 3-segment tray for feeding the thick sheets and envelopes. Below is the main paper cassette. There are regulators, media width and depth of the tray. By default, the tray placed sheets of A4/Letter, but if necessary it can be extended up to Legal size. It is worth noting that if you increase the size of the cassette, it never protrudes beyond the body, which from an aesthetic point of view is a major advantage — that’s just the Legal format in our latitudes is not in favor. Also on the front are the USB connector and the power button. Paper tray, if it can be called, is situated between the modules of the printer and the scanner. The manufacturer stated that the output tray capacity is only 150 sheets, but in practice here is placed much more without any damage to the device.
The back is a pair of RJ-11 connectors intended for connection to a telephone and telephone line socket for the power cord, vent grille and rear folding 2-segment receiving tray. The latter is used in case of printing on thick media, so that to avoid jams. Of course, in this case, the carriers are loaded into the folding front tray.
On the left is only the grille and the notch-stick. To the right there is a similar handle, and a small plastic removable panel, beneath which are hidden connector connect USB cable and Ethernet port. Then there is a metal panel that hides the connector for a memory module. The default amount of RAM is 256 MB and the maximum capacity expansion module — 512 MB.
On top of the scanner cover with integrated auto feeder that supports auto two-sided scanning. In the tray of the booster and the receiving compartment has a telescopic stand, which is designed to work with major carriers Legal size.
The control panel is divided into several blocks. The first block includes keys navigate between modes (print, scan, copy, Fax). The backlight is bright blue and extremely bright. Near the first block is an indicator informing about the presence of Fax messages in the memory. The second block is a large monochrome display with bright white backlighting. The screen angle is limited to 90 degrees. The third block includes navigation keys, buttons (illuminates in case of errors) and factory reset, go to menu most of these settings and help topics. The fourth and fifth units of the standard for MFPs of this class is a numeric keypad and quick dial buttons. The fifth unit includes the key color and monochrome copying/scanning, the stop button and key switch to sleep mode.
Connection to PC is possible in two ways — directly and over the network. By using a cable connection, it is sufficient to choose the necessary drivers (separately available printer drivers, scanner and PC-Fax). When a network connection is required to begin to specify the IP address of the device or to start the start search. Network you can not only print but also scan or send faxes to the same you have access to the web menu control which devices OKI abounds in a variety of settings. Here you can not only change any print settings, scan, copy, Fax messages and to manage access rights, create user profiles and set all system settings. We should also mention the possibility of printing via a browser window, however, this only applies to PDF files. Also using the web panel you can set notifications on the device through email, and for different events can be specified a different address. For example, if the out of paper message is sent to the Secretary, and if a problem with the system functions, the administrator. Variants of events very much, so the notification system is very flexible.
Below for reference are some pictures of the web control panel.