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Samsung and Konica Minolta MFPs Earn Winter 2013 BLI A3 Color “Picks”

30 Jan, 2013

January 30, 2013 – Hackensack (NJ) – Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions, today announced its Winter 2013 “Pick” awards in the A3 color category, with MFPs from Samsung and Konica Minolta receiving the honors. BLI’s semi-annual “Pick” awards are given to the hardware and software offerings that measure up as the best in BLI’s comprehensive evaluations, which assess a wide range of the most important features and performance factors for buyers.

Samsung Electronics America
Samsung CLX-9201NA
Outstanding 20-ppm A3 Color MFP

Samsung CLX-9251NA
Samsung CLX-9301NA
Outstanding 21- to 30-ppm A3 Color MFPs

Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc.
Konica Minolta bizhub C364
Outstanding 31- to 40-ppm A3 Color MFP

Konica Minolta bizhub C454
Outstanding 41- to 50-ppm A3 Color MFP

Konica Minolta bizhub C554
Outstanding 51- to 60-ppm A3 Color MFP

Samsung Wins Big in Low-End A3 Color Space
It was a clean sweep for Samsung in the low-end A3 color space, winning Winter 2013 BLI “Picks” for the 20-ppm Samsung CLX-9201NA, 25-ppm CLX-9251NA and 30-ppm CLX-9301NA.

“We are very pleased that Samsung’s A3 MFPs were honored with Winter 2013 BLI ‘Pick’ awards and thrilled that we received an excellent rating in more than half a dozen categories,” said Tod Pike, senior vice president of Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “This award is a testament to our commitment to bringing innovative and powerful MFPs to dealers and customer and further motivates us to continue listening to the market and investing to further our leadership in this important category.”

Konica Minolta Dominates in Mid- to High-Speed Color Space with Three More “Picks”
Continuing its string of outstanding products, Konica Minolta’s bizhub C364, bizhub C454 and bizhub C554 have won Winter 2013 BLI “Picks” in the 31- to 40-ppm, 41- to 50-ppm and 51- to 60-ppm speed ranges, respectively. Joining the bizhub C654 and bizhub C754, which won “Picks” in the summer of 2012, the three latest engines proved highly reliable over the course of nearly 500,000 impressions combined. 

"As we continue innovating and advancing our technologies to respond to the ever-changing demands of our customers, BLI's 'Pick' Awards validate our success in achieving this goal," said Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Customers can count on Konica Minolta for leading solutions that deliver superior performance and address all their document management needs."

Stay tuned for upcoming Buyers Lab “Pick” and “Outstanding Achievement” award announcements in the following categories: January 31: A4 Picks, Printer MFP Line of the Year and Outstanding Achievement Awards

About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is a world leading independent provider of analytical information and service to the digital imaging and document management industry. For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call 201-488-0404, visit www.buyerslab.com.

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