Samsung Electronics’ mono laser printers, multifunction printers and a solution for corporate customers were chosen as the best products for the first half of 2011.
On 22 July, Buyers Laboratory Inc (BLI), a printer quality evaluating organisation in the US, announced that four mono laser and multifunction printers and one solution of Samsung Electronics ranked first in their respective categories.
“One company winning seven BLI awards in a single season is an extremely impressive accomplishment,” says BLI managing editor, Daria Hoffman. “It’s a testament to the commitment to excellence that Samsung clearly brings to its product development.”
“It gives me great pleasure to see that the products released by Samsung Electronics in 2011 for corporate customers have received recognition as outstanding products, and there is no doubt that this product excellence is mapped locally – offering the South African market products epitomised by speed, economic feasibility, durability and a solution for corporate customers.
“It is in line with this that Samsung Electronics South Africa will continue to further advance into the B2B market with these offerings,” says Piers Proctor, business unit manager for printers at Samsung Electronics South Africa.
Samsung Electronics’ printers and solution were recognised for their outstanding quality after a test was conducted by BLI on new printer products released in the first half of 2011.
Three mono laser printers that were released this year for corporate use (ML-6510ND, ML-5510ND and ML-3710ND) were chosen, in addition to one multifunction mono laser printer for corporate use (SCX-5737FW). The four hardware products received a good rating in categories such as reliability, low price, duplex and eco mode support.
The ML-6510ND garnered much attention for offering maximum output speed in its class of 62 pages per minute. It was chosen as an “Outstanding A4 Monochrome Departmental Printer”.
The ML-5510ND, which prints 52 pages per minute, was named an “Outstanding A4 Monochrome Printer for Large Workgroups”. Both products offer powerful performance, featuring a 700MHz CPU, 1Gbps network, and 256Mb memory – enabling fast printing of large documents.
The ML-3710ND and SCX-5737FW both print 35 pages per minute. The ML-3710ND was chosen as an “Outstanding A4 Monochrome Printer for Small Workgroups”, while the SCX-5737FW was named an “Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Small Workgroups”. Both products were the world’s first to adopt the 600MHz dual core CPU, thus offering fast processing speed.
All four products have applied the ECO button, allowing the user to choose an environment-friendly mode that saves paper and toner. The user can also check the reduction in energy use on the LCD screen.
In addition, the ML-3712ND and SCX-5637FR received the “Energy Efficiency Award” for low electric power consumption and eco mode support.
CounThru 2 Professional is a management solution that was internally developed by Samsung and is being supplied to the corporate printer market. This solution was chosen as an “Outstanding Print Management Solution”.
According to BLI’s lab tests, Samsung CounThru 2 Professional proved to be an impressive print management tool ideal for resellers looking to track and report on output device status, usage and costs for devices under an MPS contract at client sites. It can also help reduce hardcopy costs by allowing companies to set usage limits and permissions by user or department.
CounThru also tracks consumables levels to calculate yields and estimated life remaining. Dealers can set rules-based notification thresholds for proactive supplies management and quick problem resolution.