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Dell, OKI, Samsung and Xerox Awarded BLI "Pick" for Monochrome Printers and MFPs

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Hackensack (NJ) – Dell, OKI, Samsung and Xerox were honored today by Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), the most-respected global authority on document imaging devices, with Summer 2011 "Pick" awards in the monochrome printer and printer MFP categories. Presented semi-annually to the best products in their respective categories, BLI's prestigious "Pick" awards are key to buyers, as they highlight the devices that excel in key categories throughout BLI's in-depth lab testing. BLI evaluates all critical performance areas, including reliability, productivity, ease of use, cost of ownership, and more.

The following monochrome models from Dell, OKI, Samsung and Xerox were selected by BLI as "Pick" winners:

Dell Inc.
Dell 2355dn Multifunction Laser Printer
Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Small Workgroups

OKI Data Americas, Inc.
OKI Printing Solutions MB780dn
Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Large Workgroups

Samsung Electronics America
Samsung ML-6512ND
Outstanding A4 Monochrome Departmental Printer

Samsung ML-5512ND
Outstanding A4 Monochrome Printer for Large Workgroups

Samsung ML-3712 Series
Outstanding A4 Monochrome Printer for Small Workgroups

Samsung SCX-5739FW
Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Small Workgroups

Xerox Corporation
Xerox Phaser 4600 Series

Outstanding A4 Monochrome Printer for Large Workgroups
Samsung Scores Four "Picks"
Samsung was awarded "Picks" for four outstanding monochrome devices. "Samsung's monochrome devices are robust, reliable workhorses that easily stand up to the challenge of busy workgroups at every level," said BLI Senior Analyst for Printers and A4 MFPs Marlene Orr. "From the compact and affordable ML-3712ND and SCX-5739FW for small workgroups to the large workgroup ML-5512ND and departmental-level ML-6512ND, Samsung offers monochrome choices that can easily withstand the stresses of daily use and don't break the bank."

"We are honored that BLI has chosen Samsung products for these awards," said Yonghwan Park, senior vice president of marketing for Samsung's IT Solution Business. "At Samsung, we are dedicated to creating innovative printer solutions and hassle-free efficient desktop, network and workgroup printing options and are extremely pleased to be recognized for our efforts in the printer market and industry."

OKI Wins for Large Workgroup MFP
Honored with a "Pick" in the large workgroup MFP category, the OKI MB780 offers users a robust and reliable choice. "For starters, the MB780 offers a low purchase price and is easy to use, all while including an above-average feature set and impressive reliability," said BLI Associate Editor Carl Schell. "Even more impressive, the unit is open-architecture-enabled to allow for seamless integration with OKI and third-party software to streamline and automate workflow."

"We are proud that our MB780 has been recognized for Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Large Workgroups by BLI for their Summer 'Pick' Awards," said Carl Taylor, Director of Marketing for OKI Data Americas. "The introduction of this printer launched OKI into the mid/large-workgroup mono MFP segment. Since its debut, the MB780 has integrated advanced digital printing technologies into an affordable, easy-to-use product that drives bottom line performance and helps companies achieve their optimal operational objectives."

Xerox Takes "Pick" for Large Workgroup Printer
Taking home a BLI "Pick" in the large workgroup printer category, the Xerox Phaser 4600 Series offers users robust and reliable options for busy environments. "Not only did the Phaser 4600 deliver fast speeds in our productivity testing, but it's easy to use and completed our durability testing without a single misfeed," said BLI Test Technician Joe Ellerman. "Plus, it offers a robust feature set, low cost per page and crisp output, making it an ideal choice for large workgroups."

"The Phaser 4600 Series is designed to meet the demanding needs of a busy office environment by delivering quick print speeds, updated security features and increased paper capacity," said Shell Haffner, manager, Desktop Product Marketing, Xerox Corporation. "This 'Pick' award reinforces the priority we place on delivering innovative products and value to our customers."

Value and Ease of Use Win "Pick" for Dell
Winner of a BLI "Pick" in the small workgroup MFP category, the Dell 2355dn offers features and flexibility not often seen on such low-priced devices. "The Dell 2355 is an affordable option for small workgroups that offers a low cost per page, but doesn't skimp on features or functionality," said BLI's Senior Lab Test Technician Tony Maceri. "And with its full-color touch-screen interface, the unit is extremely easy to use for copying and scanning, as well as printing from a thumb drive using the standard USB port."

"Dell is honored to have been chosen by Buyers Laboratory as its 'Pick' for Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Small Workgroups," said Don Heath, marketing director for Dell Printing and Imaging. "With the 2355dn Multifunction Laser Printer, we sought to deliver outstanding value in the form of world-class reliability and efficiency. We are dedicated to providing our customers with quality solutions to meet their diverse printing needs."

HP Wins for Enterprise-Level Features in an Inkjet Printer
An easy-to-use inkjet printer that combines the best of ink and laser worlds, the HP Officejet Pro 8000 Enterprise takes BLI's "Pick" in the business inkjet category. "A budget-friendly choice, with a purchase price and cost per page that are lower than the average of its peers, both inkjet and laser, the Officejet Pro 8000 Enterprise Printer offers an above-average feature set that includes security and management features not normally found on devices in this class," said BLI's Orr. "In fact, combined with its strong showing in our tests, the Officejet Pro 8000 strong feature set and aggressive pricing make it a more viable option than many low-end lasers for a variety of business environments."

"We are pleased that BLI has awarded the HP Officejet Pro 8000 Enterprise Printer with this distinction for its low cost of ownership, professional print quality and enterprise manageability," said Hatem Mostafa, vice president with HP's Imaging & Printing Group. "The HP Officejet Pro prints professional color for up to 50 percent lower cost per page than lasers and it is our first desktop inkjet printer for the enterprise with built-in support for HP's print management tools. IT managers can easily integrate the device into existing printing environments, increasing productivity and reducing management costs."

Stay tuned for the July 22 announcement of Buyers Lab "Outstanding Achievement" award winners.


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