State of California to Adopt Samsung Printers
Samsung Electronics today announced that reseller partner NWN Corporation, a national IT integrator formerly known as Western Blue, has been awarded the new printer contract by the State of California Department of General Services.
The contract will provide new Samsung printers and offer a recycling program for State agencies for the next three to five years. Samsung and NWN developed a program that focused on cost-savings and energy-efficient features, winning against 14 competing bids. The contract is mandatory for State Agencies and is available to all local governments, public educational institutions and special districts throughout California.
Over the next three years, Samsung and NWN will remove, recycle and replace old printers with new, more energy-efficient Samsung printers for all state agencies with models such as the mono chrome laser ML-3712ND and the color laser CLP-770ND.
All printers that will be installed come with smart solutions, such as built-in enhanced security and solution functionality, managed print services and Samsung’s Mobile Print App, which allows for quick printing from a mobile device.
Samsung printers are also designed for easy-use with easy-to-change toner and drums, easy-to-install accessories, easy-to-navigate color touch screens and intuitive design and are smaller, lighter and quieter.
In addition, Samsung and NWN will implement a system that tracks spent toner cartridges. Using a bar code and tracking system, Samsung will be able to keep track of all cartridges in order to encourage their recovery and reuse by tracking both the number of used cartridges received as well as the disposition of the returns. Samsung and NWN will then ensure proper end-of-life management for toner cartridges that can no longer be reused for their original intended purpose.
Aligning with additional state requirements, Samsung and NWN have incorporated a number of eco-friendly elements into their program:
• The process requires the removal and dissembling of all old printers. The majority of the raw materials will then be recycled through a de-manufacturing process and sold back into the raw material market. Any parts or equipment that can be salvaged will be credited towards new equipment or resold through channel.
• Samsung’s S.T.A.R. Program reprocesses empty cartridges into their major usable component materials and to be reused for other products. The S.T.A.R. Program also provides pre-addressed postage for easy returns.
• The new Samsung printers are more environmentally responsible to operate, using less electricity and print speeds between 35 and 55 pages per minute.
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