Buyers Laboratory is excited to announce that it has recently earned ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification and EPA recognition for conducting the ENERGY STAR Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) and Operational Mode (OM) energy consumption tests and, consequently, has received EPA recognition for testing imaging products for the ENERGY STAR program. BLI can now provide ENERGY STAR TEC/OM test services to any document imaging device manufacturer requiring third-party certification/testing from an EPA-recognized test lab for purposes of earning the ENERGY STAR certification mark for their products.
In commenting on BLI being awarded ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification and EPA recognition, Anthony Polifrone, BLI’s managing director, stated: “We’re very excited to have earned this prestigious certification and EPA recognition, as it affirms that BLI is a quality test lab and qualifies BLI as an EPA-recognized lab for conducting the TEC/OM energy consumption tests. While we’ve had extensive experience in this area and have been doing ENERGY STAR testing for years, earning ISO certification and EPA recognition underscores BLI’s ongoing commitment to providing the highest-quality testing services in the industry.”
In addition to conducting the TEC/OM tests for imaging equipment manufacturers seeking to obtain the ENERGY STAR certification mark for their products, BLI also has extensive expertise conducting these tests for clients wanting third-party evaluations to compare the energy performance strengths of their devices to that of competing products. “It’s a very powerful way for manufactures to independently highlight the energy-saving benefits of their products against competitors at a time when customers are increasingly sensitive to environmental issues,” noted Polifrone.
BLI’s experience with energy consumption testing goes beyond the TEC/OM methods and also includes the company’s comprehensive proprietary methods, which are used to evaluate products submitted to the lab for mainstream tests and have also been employed in a number of comparative private tests conducted for several OEMs, including Canon and Ricoh.
HP Singapore, a long-time BLI client, noted: “We’ve engaged BLI to conduct energy usage tests for us to help us validate the Officejet Pro energy claim of using up to 50% less energy than color lasers and have found BLI very responsive and professional. The tests were done with a lot of transparency and were done quickly and efficiently. Congratulations to BLI on attaining the ISO certification and EPA recognition. We look forward to future engagement with BLI.”
To earn ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification and EPA recognition, a lab must successfully complete extensive on-site evaluations of its test facilities, quality/management system and ability to conduct the specified tests. Earning such certification and EPA recognition confirms the lab is in compliance with the stringent quality requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and EPA and has the technical competency to proficiently conduct the tests.
For additional details regarding BLI’s ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification and details on BLI’s TEC/OM testing, contact Tony Polifrone, BLI’s Managing Director, at 201-488-0404, ext. 39, or at email@example.com
About Buyers Laboratory
For 50 years, Buyers Lab (BLI) has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI’s US and UK laboratories, the company has been the leading source of competitive intelligence for industry professionals on copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners, duplicators, wide-format devices and multifunctional products. The company’s databases cover nearly 15,000 products globally and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry’s most trustworthy and complete source for specifications and side-by-side comparisons, all of which are available as part of bliQ, BLI’s web-based encyclopedic resource. Subscribers also have access to BLI’s renowned Lab Test Reports, First Look Reports, Solutions Reports, Environmental Reports, news articles and a complete library of manufacturers’ product literature, as well as valuable tools, including a Product Configurator and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator.
Buyers Lab also provides business consumers with How-To-Guides, a Needs Assessment Wizard and Free Vendor Quotes via its Buyers Lab Advisor website, as well as independent purchasing advice and consulting from its Buyers Alliance procurement experts. Business consumers and manufacturers can also select from a vast array of confidential for-hire private testing services that include document imaging device beta and pre-launch testing, performance certification testing, consumables testing (such as toner, ink and photoconductors) and software solutions and print media testing (including virgin and recycled papers).
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