State of California to Adopt Samsung Printers after Reseller Contract Win

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics
Corporation, 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.

“We feel very fortunate to be
able to work with NWN to help deliver on our mutual promise of
environmental and fiscal responsibility to the State of California.”

“At Samsung, we pride ourselves on developing products and solutions
that enhance their usability and performance,” said Tim Baxter,
president of Samsung Electronics America. “We feel very fortunate to be
able to work with NWN to help deliver on our mutual promise of
environmental and fiscal responsibility to the State of California.”

“At NWN our mission is to help our customers solve business problems
through technology,” said Matt Niemann, vice president of strategic
contracts for NWN. “We have a 28 year history with meeting and exceeding
the State of California’s standards for technical, service and small
business related issues. Combined with our long-standing relationship
with Samsung we were able to develop a partnership that will help solve
not only business problems for the State of California, but economic and
environmental issues as well.”

WINNING PROGRAM

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS

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.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ,
is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a
broad range of award-winning business solutions, consumer electronics,
information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees
all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung
Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung
Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a
result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung
organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics
industry. The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100
Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most
Innovative Companies of 2010.” For more information, please visit samsung.com/business
or calling 1-866-SAM-4BIZ (4249).

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies
with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing
approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the
company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual
Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital
Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD.
Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung
Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips,
mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About NWN Corporation

NWN Corporation helps clients solve business problems through
technology. The company provides clients with a complete range of
information system services and solutions. These include data center and
virtualization; network infrastructure; collaboration; client computing
lifecycle management; software solutions consulting services, security,
workforce agility; and managed services.

NWN is a substantial corporation with more than 550 employees in 14
offices in the US and one in China. The company has been recognized as
one of the fastest growing, privately-held IT solutions companies in the
country, and ranking fifth in Inc. magazine’s annual survey. NWN is
privately held and woman-owned.

NWN’s clients include private and public sector organizations in almost
every line of work. It provides solutions to universities, PreK-12
districts and schools, financial institutions, manufacturers, hospitals,
retailers, professional service providers, and state and local
government agencies.

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