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State Of California To Adopt SAMSUNG Printers After Reseller Contract Win



RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., February 7, 2012 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, today announced that reseller partner NWN Corporation, a national IT integrator formerly known as Western Blue, has been awarded the new printer contract by the State of California Department of General Services. The contract will provide new Samsung printers and offer a recycling program for State agencies for the next three to five years. Samsung and NWN developed a program that focused on cost-savings and energy-efficient features, winning against 14 competing bids. The contract is mandatory for State Agencies and is available to all local governments, public eduational institutions and special districts throughout California.

“At Samsung, we pride ourselves on developing products and solutions that enhance the usability and performance of technology while being cost-effective and environmentally friendly,” said Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America. “We feel very fortunate to be able to work with NWN to help deliver on our mutual promise of environmental and fiscal responsibility to the State of California.”

“At NWN our mission is to help our customers solve business problems through technology,” said Matt Niemann, vice president of strategic contracts for NWN. “We have a 28 year history with meeting and exceeding the State of California’s standards for technical, service and small business related issues. Combined with our long-standing relationship with Samsung we were able to develop a partnership that will help solve not only business problems for the State of California, but economic and environmental issues as well.”

WINNING PROGRAM
Over the next three years, Samsung and NWN will remove, recycle and replace old printers with new, more energy-efficient Samsung printers for all state agencies with models such as the mono chrome laser ML-3712ND and the color laser CLP-775ND.

All printers that will be installed come with smart solutions, such as built-in enhanced security and solution functionality, managed print services and Samsung’s Mobile Print App, which allows for quick printing from a mobile device.

Samsung printers are also designed for easy-use with easy-to-change toner and drums, easy-to-install accessories, easy-to-navigate color touch screens and intuitive design and are smaller, lighter and quieter.

In addition, Samsung and NWN will implement a system that tracks spent toner cartridges. Using a bar code and tracking system, Samsung will be able to keep track of all cartridges in order to encourage their recovery and reuse by tracking both the number of used cartridges received as well as the disposition of the returns. Samsung and NWN will then ensure proper end-of-life management for toner cartridges that can no longer be reused for their original intended purpose.

ENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS

Aligning with additional state requirements, Samsung and NWN have incorporated a number of eco-friendly elements into their program:


  • The process requires the removal and dissembling of all old printers. The majority of the raw materials will then be recycled through a de-manufacturing process and sold back into the raw material market. Any parts or equipment that can be salvaged will be credited towards new equipment or resold through channel.

  • Samsung’s S.T.A.R. Program reprocesses empty cartridges into their major usable component materials and to be reused for other products. The S.T.A.R. Program also provides pre-addressed postage for easy returns.

  • The new Samsung printers are more environmentally responsible to operate, using less electricity and print speeds between 35 and 55 pages per minute.


About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning business solutions, consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010.” For more information, please visit samsung.com/business or calling 1-866-SAM-4BIZ (4249)

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About NWN Corporation
NWN Corporation helps clients solve business problems through technology. The company provides clients with a complete range of information system services and solutions. These include data center and virtualization; network infrastructure; collaboration; client computing lifecycle management; software solutions consulting services, security, workforce agility; and managed services.

NWN is a substantial corporation with more than 550 employees in 14 offices in the US and one in China. The company has been recognized as one of the fastest growing, privately-held IT solutions companies in the country, and ranking fifth in Inc. magazine’s annual survey. NWN is privately held and woman-owned.

NWN’s clients include private and public sector organizations in almost every line of work. It provides solutions to universities, PreK-12 districts and schools, financial institutions, manufacturers, hospitals, retailers, professional service providers, and state and local government agencies.


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