May 13, 2013 in Environmental News

Buyers Laboratory Awards SAMSUNG with “5 Star Ratings” for Environmental Performance of Print Devices

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., May 13, 2013 Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced that Buyers Lab LLC (BLI), a leading independent tester of document imaging products, has awarded print devices CLX-6260FW, CLX-6260FD and CLP-680ND with “5 Star Ratings” for environmental performance. In addition, eight of its A3 and A4 multi-function printers (MFPs) as well as SyncThru Admin 6 device management solution have won BLI 2013 “Pick” Awards with an excellent rating in more than half a dozen categories.

BLI completes an in-depth laboratory evaluation on each unit to determine environmental performance ratings. The company tests for energy consumption and cost, toner/consumable yields, recovery time, runnability with recycled paper, noise emissions and environmentally friendly features. BLI’s Pick Awards are given to hardware and software that measure up as the best in comprehensive evaluations, which assess a wide range of the most important features and performance factors for buyers.


“We are incredibly proud that BLI has honored us with three 5 Star Ratings for environmental performance and eight Pick Awards for our A3 and A4 MFP devices and SyncThru,” said Tod Pike, senior vice president of Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “Samsung is dedicated to providing dealers and customers with innovative and powerful devices, and recognition for so many devices from BLI demonstrates our leadership and commitment.”

The three Samsung A4 color laser and multifunction printers, CLX-6260FW, CLX-6260FD and CLP-680ND, obtained the highest possible ratings of 5 Stars for performance in energy consumption. “Samsung earned several 5 Star Ratings by showing impressive results in our extensive lab testing,” said Pete Emory, BLI Lab Manager. “Strengths included lower than average projected annual energy consumption rates, faster than average recovery times from sleep mode and automatic duplex to help reduce paper use.”

Emory continued, “For the Pick Awards, Samsung’s CLX-9251NA stood out for its image quality, excellent administrative and feedback utilities and highly reliable engine. Buyers who care about image quality will be impressed, and we gave the SCX-8128NA top honors due to reliability, network connectivity, image quality and high toner yield tests.”

Samsung SyncThru Admin 6 was named “Outstanding Network Device Management Solution” for enabling administrators to manage fleets centrally and reduce maintenance time. BLI named it as the best device management utility evaluated in the “Picks” period for combining all the essential features of a network device management utility with innovative features such as the ability to discover and monitor local devices connected to networked PCs, SLA (service-level agreement) reporting capabilities and the ability to send error alerts via Twitter.

The eight devices awarded “Pick” awards include:


  • Samsung CLX-9251NA - Outstanding 21- to 30-ppm A3 Color MFP

  • Samsung SCX-8128NA - Outstanding 21- to 30-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP

  • SyncThru Admin 6 – Outstanding Network Device Management Solution

  • Samsung CLX-9201NA - Outstanding 20-ppm A3 Color MFP

  • Samsung CLX-9301NA - Outstanding 21- to 30-ppm A3 Color MFP

  • Samsung SCX-8123NA -  Outstanding 21- to 30-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP

  • Samsung CLP-680ND - Outstanding A4 Color Printer for Small Workgroups

  • Samsung CLX-6260FW - Outstanding A4 Color MFP for Small Workgroups


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    About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
    As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to introducing new business experiences across a diverse spectrum of industries from retail to healthcare, hospitality to sales.  We believe technology brings business and customers together — to better share, collaborate and discover new opportunities. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC).  For more information, please visit samsung.com/business, call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter: @SamsungBizUSA

    About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US $187 billion. To discover more, please visit samsung.com