August 14, 2013

SAMSUNG Printers Win Pick Awards for Outstanding Achievement from Buyers Laboratory

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – August 14, 2013 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced it received recognition for its Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and its mono, color laser and multi-function (MFP) printer devices from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) in the U.S. BLI recognized Samsung with a Summer 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award in Innovation for its groundbreaking use of NFC to simplify mobile print, scan and fax capability. In addition, the Xpress M2825DW and M2875 Series and ProXpress M4020ND devices were selected for BLI’s Summer 2013 ‘Pick’ awards in the monochrome printer and MFP categories while the CLX-6260FW, CLX-6260FD, and CLP-680 Series printers won in the energy efficiency category. BLI conducts a rigorous evaluation that looks at factors such as reliability, image quality, productivity and ease of use, and selects winners based on those at the top of their class.

“We are very pleased that our Xpress, ProXpress and NFC Printers and MFPs were recognized for their achievements in reliability, performance, and innovation,” said Tod Pike, senior vice president of Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “Small to medium-sized businesses and home-based professionals are increasingly seeking lower operating costs for maximum profitability without sacrificing high performance. These awards reaffirm our commitment to introducing innovative products that provide a high level of efficiency, cost savings, and reduced impact on the environment to our dealers and customers.”

Samsung NFC technology honored for outstanding achievement

Samsung’s NFC technology offers a new and improved way of printing from and scanning to mobile devices and delivers simplicity to mobile workers. Users can effortlessly print files from an NFC-enabled smartphone just by tapping it on the printer. The technology is currently available on Samsung’s NFC-enabled Xpress C4X0 series, which include the C410W color laser printer and the C460FW color laser multi-function printer, both designed for home and small office use. NFC-enabled color laser printers and multifunction devices for business will be available by the first quarter of 2014.

“Samsung has found a useful business application for NFC that makes mobile workers more productive by mitigating the difficulty of device discovery and reducing the time it takes to print and scan from a mobile device,” said BLI Associate Editor Dan DiGiacomo. “The ability to send a print job, scan a document or send a fax with a simple tap of a smart phone on an MFP is incredibly convenient. Additionally, it eliminates the need for IT staff to set up guest access to MFPs and printers that may not reside on an accessible WiFi network.”

Samsung collects three awards for product performance
Three of Samsung’s monochrome devices took home awards in the BLI Personal Printer, Personal MFP and A4 Small Workgroup Printer categories, confirming the devices’ reliable, affordable and eco-friendly attributes. These new Mono Laser and Multi-function printers feature fast print speeds, high quality output and cost savings for small and medium-sized businesses, and home office users.

“The ProXpress M4020ND is a great choice for small workgroup environments, offering a combination of speed, very good output quality and a low cost of ownership,” said BLI Senior Analyst for A4 MFPs and Printers Marlene Orr. “For individuals in need of a compact and affordable device, the compact Xpress M2825DW and Xpress M2875 Series help users save money and the environment, thanks to such ‘green’ features as standard duplexing and Samsung’s Easy Eco Driver.”

Samsung Color Laser and MFPs awarded for energy efficiency
Samsung’s CLX-6260FW and CLX-6260FD models were commended for their significant energy savings when compared to competitive products. In BLI’s tests it was found that the two 25-ppm MFPs used up to 52 percent less power annually than comparable A4 color MFPs. The CLX-6260FW also has fast recovery times from sleep mode, allowing users to make the most of the printer’s energy-efficient sleep settings without sacrificing productivity or convenience.

“BLI’s ‘Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency’ award honors devices that exceed expectations and raise the bar in regards to energy consumption and general environmental performance,” said BLI Test Technician Joe Tischner. “The CLX-6260FW earned this award for its substantially lower energy consumption when compared against its peers, as well as its advanced environmental feature set, which provides a more complete environmental solution for eco-conscious consumers.”

BLI’s environmental testing measures the energy consumed by document imaging products in all operating modes including energy-save, idle and sleep modes, as configured for a real-world office environment using a wired interface. In addition to reporting on a range of environment-related features, such as measuring a printer’s ability to use various grades of recycled paper and its toner yield, the reports include projected annual energy consumption and cost based on real-world usage scenarios in each product category.

The CLX-6260FW comes with several environmentally-friendly features, including automatic duplex, blank-page removal, toner-save mode, auto color mode and job review mode for print output. It also dynamically prints text using black toner and color elements using color toner on the same page, thus reducing color toner use. In addition, users have full access to the control panel while the device warms up from sleep mode, including the ability to fax or scan, which allows users to begin scanning without having to wait for the device to completely wake up.

BLI also awarded an Outstanding Achievement award to the Samsung CLP-680 Series for its superb environmental performance. Its projected annual energy consumption rate is about 55 percent lower than average while running BLI’s real-world environmental wired job stream, placing it among the best energy performers in its class.

“Only the best of the best earn BLI’s ‘Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency’ award, and that covers the best energy and best overall performances. And thanks to an energy rate of up to 55 percent lower than average, a rich environmental feature set and faster than average recovery times, the Samsung CLP-680 Series fit all of our award criteria, said Lisa Reider, BLI’s Senior Product Editor for Environmental Testing. “We are honored to grant this award to such an outstanding product.”

The CLP-680’s environmental features include blank-page removal, job review mode and automatic duplexing, which help conserve paper consumption. As with the CLX-6260FW, the CLP-680 Series reduces color toner usage by printing document text with black toner and any color elements on the same page with color toner. BLI also found black, cyan and yellow toner yields were higher than the average when tested against competitors.

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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.