Samsung Printers Receive 7 Awards

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today announced that its printers and Multi-function Printers (MFPs) have won seven awards for Outstanding Achievement at the Buyers Laboratory (BLI) 2014 Summer Pick Awards.

The Xpress C1810/1860 series, M2835/2885 series, and the MultiXpress CLX-8640/8650 series were all recognized for their superior performance in the printing category.

“Samsung’s Printing solutions are designed to drive productivity and efficiency so we are delighted that BLI has recognized our commitment to creating innovative products that meet changing business needs” said David SW Song, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Sales, Printing Solutions at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung recognized for superior product performance

In the hardware sector, five Samsung printers and MFPs were recognized for Outstanding Achievement. This includes the Xpress C1810/1860 series released earlier this year, which received the award for the Outstanding Personal Color Printer and MFP. With its full-color touchscreen, the device is able to simplify any printing task such as scanning, copying or downloading.

Tony Maceri, BLI Senior Test Technicianpraised this model for delivering a complete pack of leading-edge technologies at an affordable price. He said, “The full-color touchscreen, still rare at this level, makes programming scan or copy jobs simple, while Samsung’s Mobile Print App and the integrated NFC technology let people print or scan with a simple tap of their NFC-enabled smartphone on the MFP.”

The Xpress M2835/2885 series also received awards for the Outstanding Personal Monochrome Printer and MFP respectively, demonstrating the simplicity of Samsung’s mobile printing technology.

“Mobile printing is an emerging trend, but printing from a smartphone or tablet can be challenging,” said BLI Senior Analyst of Printers and A4 MFP, Marlene Orr. “With the Xpress M2835/2885’s integrated NFC technology, mobile printing couldn’t be easier: I can just tap my NFC-enabled smart phone on the printer and MFP, the Samsung Mobile Print App automatically downloads and my phone connects to the printer and MFP so I can print my job right away.”

The enterprise-ready A4 color laser MFP, MultiXpress CLX-8650 received recognition as an Outstanding A4 color MFP for Large Workgroups, due to its reliability, eco-friendly features and high performance.

Energy Savings

The A4 color laser MFPs, MultiXpress CLX-8640/8650 series received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency, strengthening its reputation as the benchmark in energy saving technology. Thanks to Samsung’s advanced eco-friendly technology, these models consume less energy than standard printers and have received many five-star ratings in environmental categories.

“The Samsung MultiXpress CLX-8640/8650 series provide users with an energy-efficient device that can help any organization reduce their overall environmental impact compared with the competing devices as tested,” said Lisa Reider, BLI’s Senior Product Editor for Environmental. “Thanks to its fast warm-up times and additional energy- and waste-saving features, the CLX-8640/8650 series provide many ways to help end users go green.”


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Samini to Headline the Face2Face Africa‘s F.A.C.E. List Awards

Ghanaian dancehall and reggae artist Samini will headline this year’s edition of the Face2Face Africa‘s F.A.C.E. List Awards in New York.

The annual FACE List awards will celebrate a cocktail of African pioneers and achievers in Business, Fashion, Entertainment, Health, and other important sectors.

Financier Dr. Mo Ibrahim, fashion icon Alek Wek, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Afrobeat singer Femi Kuti, entrepreneur Bethlehem Alemu, and general manager of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri will be honored for their outstanding contributions and positive representation of the African continent.

Samini is an award-winning musician with international recognition. He won the “Best African Act” at the 2006 MOBO Awards and won three awards at the 2007 Ghana Music Awards.

Actor and TV personality Chris Attoh will be hosting with Sandra Appiah, COO of Face2Face Africa.

The F.A.C.E. List Awards will take place Saturday, July 26th, at the Skirball Center in New York and will include a dazzling star-studded Red Carpet session and feature a impressive collection of artistes.

The program is sponsored by State Farm,  Arik Airlines, Peace Corps, and hosted in partnership with the Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union to the UN, IBom LLC., and Africa 2.0.

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Tigo Ghana Partners Kaymu to ease Online Transaction with Tigo Cash

Tigo Ghana and Kaymu, one of Ghana’s leading online marketplace have entered into a partnership to use Tigo Cash as a mode of payment for all online transactions at

Under the agreement, both Tigo and non-Tigo customers can buy or sell their products on with ease and convenience.

The Commercial Manager and Head of Mobile Financial Services at Tigo Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh, is excited the partnership will enable Ghanaians transact seamless online business on

“Tigo Cash is successfully catching on and most importantly changing the way people live by making payments for goods and services more convenient and simple than counting out paper bills. This is another innovation as we continue to deploy Tigo Cash to particularly those in the informal sector and in rural Ghana” he said.

The Managing Director for Kaymu, Tim Burkly, said Ghanaians irrespective of their geographical location could transact business on the portal at their own convenience.

“The partnership ensures that consumers pay promptly for items on Kaymu. This sort of convenience and safety beats the normal stress of going through town despite the weather conditions, time constraints or security in carrying large sums of money for transaction of business” he emphasised.

Tigo customers will have to dial 100 or 0578100100 to register for the service whilst non customers will have to register through Tigo Cash agents nationwide with a valid ID.

Kaymu is Ghana’s leading online portal where traders can either buy or sell used or new products, such as smart phones, computers, clothing and home appliances for the cheapest price thanks to a fixed auction pricing system.

Visit to find out more.

Tigo Cash is a multiple award winning mobile financial service run by Tigo Ghana. It offers customers the opportunity to pay anyone on any on any network in Ghana, buy airtime and save cash securely on their mobile phones. It has over the years built an extensive and efficient mobile agent network which assures users of convenience and confidence to use their services.

Kaymu is Ghana’s number 1 online market place where buyers and sellers can meet and make the best deals for used or new products, such as smart phones, computers, fashion and clothing, home appliances for the cheapest price thanks to the fixed or auction pricing system. Visit to explore its offerings.

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