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Samsung Wins BLI Outstanding Achievement Award for Easy Eco Driver

January 9, 2012 – Wokingham (UK) – Buyers Laboratory LLC, the world’s leading provider of testing and information services on document imaging products and solutions, has honoured Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. with an “Outstanding Achievement” award for its one-of-a-kind Easy Eco Driver. BLI’s “Outstanding Achievement” awards annually acknowledge those products that bring capabilities to the office imaging market that stand out for their extraordinary ingenuity, usefulness, energy efficiency or value.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Easy Eco Driver
“Outstanding Achievement in Innovation”

Winning an Outstanding Achievement award for its innovative Easy Eco Driver, Samsung lets users of its printers and MFPs save toner (and money) by removing text and/or images or reducing the density of output before printing, all without changing the original document. “While many companies offer a toner-save mode or some other eco features in their drivers, Samsung takes the environmentally friendly driver to the next level,” said Marlene Orr, BLI senior analyst for printers and A4 MFPs. “In our internal testing, we found it incredibly simple to save toner and lower TCO. We found printing a particular document on a low-end MFP using the delete image feature generated about twice as many pages versus the default driver. The Easy Eco Driver can differentiate between text and images in the print preview, so users just have to check a box to remove images or remove text. They can also change the font to further conserve toner. And because the cartridge lasts longer, less waste is generated over the printer’s lifetime, which benefits the environment while saving money.”
Stay tuned for upcoming Buyers Lab “Pick” award announcements in the following categories:
January 10: Scanner Picks and Scanner Line
January 11: A4 Picks and A4 Line
January 12: Solutions Picks
January 13: A3 Picks
January 17: Solutions Line and A3 Line
About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.
For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call +44 (0) 118-977-2000, visit www.buyerslab.com, or e-mail david.sweetnam@buyerslab.com.
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