Smart UX Centre Wins BLI Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Award

Sep 01. 2016

Samsung’s Smart UX Centre Android-based system achieves global recognition

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 01 September, 2016 –Samsung’s industry-first Android-based printing user experience (UX) system, the Samsung Smart UX Centre, has been awarded with an Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Award at the Buyers Laboratory (BLI) Summer 2016 Awards. The BLI Awards assess leading products and recognise those that stand out for a breakthrough in document imaging hardware and software, a unique feature or other noteworthy innovation that moves a specific product class forward.

According to Mike van Lier, Director of Enterprise Business Division at Samsung Electronics South Africa, the Smart UX Centre embodies the printing industry’s first ever Android-based system that enables consumers to store, photocopy, print, edit and transfer documents in any form between printer, computer and mobile. “It’s not just a User Interface (UI) platform, but a totally new kind of ecosystem comprising apps, an app centre and development support,” van Lier notes.

Jamie Bsales, Director of Office Workflow Solutions Analysis at BLI, said: “The combination of a true Android tablet UI and accessible ‘app store’ by end users, resellers and IT administrators, puts Samsung in the vanguard as multi-functional printer (MFP) makers begin to embrace the app paradigm.”

BLI believes the Smart UX Centre to be a highly innovative industry advancement. At the heart of the Smart UX platform is the 10.1-inch Android tablet that functions as the MFP control panel. The panel is extraordinarily easy to use: features and functions are clearly represented by icon tiles that can be tapped to access the sub-menus and settings required to perform a given task. What makes the ecosystem unique, however, is the addition of the Printing App Center. Accessible from the Smart UX panel at the MFP, from a smartphone/tablet, or from a web browser on a PC. This online marketplace offers free and low-cost apps and widgets that enhance and expand the components of the MFP.

“Customers should have no trouble finding solutions to boost productivity, streamline daily workflows and realise the full potential of their MFPs,” Bsales added, though Samsung has just scratched the surface of the platform’s possibilities.

The Samsung Smart UX Centre is yet another Samsung innovation designed to optimise productivity within a secure, smart workplace,” says van Lier. “Since its debut in 2014, Samsung’s UX Centre has been streamlining print environments in offices around the globe.”

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