Samsung Electronics New Zealand today announced the launch of the Samsung Smart MultiXpress Printer series. The Samsung Smart MultiXpress series of MFDs are the first printers from Samsung to be equipped with the Android operating system – which enables them to be supremely intuitive, easily scalable and customisable to suit different office environments.
The design came from a need to redefine the printing process – bringing printing solutions in-line with the ubiquitous connectivity, integration and simplicity of other everyday business devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
“Users should be able to customise their printers because every office is different and making them as easy to use as our smartphones. That is the thinking behind Samsung’s world first printers with an Android-based interface – bringing great user experiences for printers as well.” said Verdon Kelliher, Enterprise Director, Samsung NZ.
The new range boasts six multi-function device (MFD) printer models that are now available in the New Zealand market. “The paradigm of the printing market is now shifting into the new era of enterprise mobility. Digital convergence, digitisation, mobile/cloud collaboration and security will be the next innovations in the printing market.” says Mr Kelliher.
“Samsung’s new A3 line-up is driven by our cutting-edge technologies that deliver ultra-fast speed, professional-quality output and an intuitive Android based tablet user interface. All the traditional key buying factors are met with affordability, reliable operation and genuine Samsung toners. Samsung Business is committed to driving productivity via Samsung’s smart office experience which we believe will revolutionise the way IT administrators and New Zealand enterprises use and manage their printers.”
The new Samsung Smart MultiXpress series of MFDs each feature a 10.1-inch full touchscreen panel that helps enable users to search and print from web browsers, emails, maps, images and other types of content (without the need to connect to a PC or server). The touchscreen also offers the ability to preview documents, as well as providing a range of editing and annotating capabilities.
The new Smart MultiXpress series MFDs feature Samsung’s Smart UX Centre, the same touch-based, customisable UX technology featured on the Samsung Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets. The Smart MultiXpress series MFDs includes haptic technology that re-creates the sense of touch with vibrations for a tactile user experience.
All Smart MultiXpress series MFDs are compatible with Samsung’s XOA (eXtensible Open Architecture) printing solution platform, and can be customised to meet specialised business requirements.
The new MFDs have now been upgraded to NFC Pro to help meet the changing needs of the B2B market. By adding the new Samsung NFC Pro accessory (sold separately), the MFDs allow easy access from compatible smartphones for mobile printing, a strong user authentication process, and great IT administrative functions, such as the ability to “clone” the same security settings on multiple MFDs just by tapping on the NFC Pro.
The launch of Samsung’s Smart MultiXpress series of MFDs will help provide fast document processing speed and help enable multiple users to print and scan large documents. In addition, the Smart MultiXpress series MFDs offers long lasting toner and drum technologies to help maximise the lifespan of previous Samsung MFDs and results in greater reliability.
The Smart MultiXpress series MFDs are available through selected Samsung partners and comprise six new models including:
X4300 series of A3 Colour MFDs: The X4300 series of A3 colour MFDs consist of X4300LX, X4250LX, and X4220RX models with an output speed of up to 30, 25, and 22 pages per minutes (ppm) respectively. LX models are equipped with Dual-Scan ADF technology, enabling them to scan up to 100 double-sided images per minute (ipm) for colour and up to 120 double-sided ipm for mono. All models are equipped with Samsung’s Rendering Engine for Clean Page (ReCP) technology and Polymerised Toner, providing sharp, vivid, glossy professional colour quality. The X4300 series MFDs have a recommended monthly print volume of 5,000 – 7,000 pages per month, with 23,000 pages for black toner (20,000 for CMY toner @5% yield) and 100,000 pages for drum.
K4350 series of A3 Monochrome MFDs: The K4350 series of A3 Monochrome MFDs consist of K4350LX, K4300LX, and K4250RX models with an output speed of up to 35, 30, and 25 ppm respectively. The LX models MFDs are equipped with Dual-Scan ADF technology, enabling them to scan up to 100 double-sided ipm for colour and up to 120 double-sided ipm for mono. The K4350 series has a recommended monthly print volume of 8,000 – 12,000 pages per month with 35,000 pages for toner. At 5% yield the drum has an output of 200,000 pages.