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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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Osu Oxford Street Mall Bounces Back

The Osu Oxford Street Mall has bounced back to business after the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) had given the green light for the mall to operate.

The mall was busy on Friday afternoon when the Daily Graphic visited the facility.

Customers were seen trooping in to purchase various merchandise.

Background

The AMA closed down the mall last Monday because it said the management of the mall had failed to acquire an occupancy certificate.

A notice posted on the entrance to the mall read, “Notice of Closure: This building has not been issued occupancy certificate. Please contact the Accra Metropolitan Assembly for the certificate.”

But as of yesterday the notice had been removed.

Customers and workers of the mall who had reported for work last Monday were prevented from getting in by a  private security.

Tenants of the mall, including Shoprite and Samsung, posted on their doors notices that read: “The shop has been temporarily closed. Sorry for the inconvenience.”

During the closure of the building, the AMA and the consultants to the project, Multicad, inspected it to ascertain whether the structure met the standards set by the city authorities.

The 13-storey mall has 27 shops, including Shoprite. Other tenants include Unibank and Golden Dragon Casino.

The issues

The Assistant Facility Manager, Mr Festus Boakye, in an interview, said the closure of the building was not due to the occupancy certificate, as speculated in the media, but rather the scaffold which was in front of the building.

He explained that the AMA, on seeing the scaffold, said the building was not safe for public use and, therefore, directed that whatever work was going on should be completed before the mall was opened.

After deliberations, he said, the management of the building agreed with the AMA to remove the scaffold to ensure public safety, adding that the owners had obtained a temporary occupancy certificate, while a permanent certificate was still being processed.

The mall

The 13-storey shopping mall and hotel complex, built by the Ghana Libyan Arab Holding Limited (GLAHCO), was opened for business early this month.

GLAHCO is a joint-venture between the Libyan Arab African Investment Company (LAAICO) and the Government of Ghana.

The complex has 5,580 metre square of retail space, 650 metre square of restaurants and food courts, with two underground floors of car park.

GLAHCO has leased a portion of the new shopping mall to Shoprite, a supermarket chain, which is currently competing with other supermarkets such as the Koala Shopping Centre and Lara Mart, also located along the Oxford Street.

Yeaaa! Welcoming BBM on Samsung GALAXY Smartphones Today

0 galaxy siii miniSamsung has confirmed that when BBM™, the mobile social network, launches for Android smartphones on the 21st September 2013, it will be available as a free download for Samsung GALAXY smartphones across Africa from the Google Play store.

“We are pleased to officially announce that BBM will be available for Samsung GALAXY smartphones across Africa,” said George Ferreira, VP and COO of Samsung Electronics Africa. “We are focused on driving consumer experiences based on customisation to suit every lifestyle. By offering an additional messaging service through our Samsung Messaging Hub, it has never been easier to stay connected.
This is another way that we are providing our customers with a more integrated lifestyle experience and a powerful new way of communicating and sharing. It’s really about giving the African market what they want – and what they want is choice.”
Samsung users will join a vibrant community of 60 million BlackBerry® smartphones customers who rely on BBM to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues every day. Samsung GALAXY smartphone users will have access to an extensive range of BBM features, including BBM chats and multi-person chats with BBM Groups, as well as the ability to share photos and voice notes.
BBM will form part of Samsung’s Messaging Hub as a complementary addition to the current slate of propriety and third party messaging services that Samsung customers enjoy.
“We are excited to welcome Samsung customers in Africa to the global BBM community,” said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry. “Samsung customers will enjoy the conversational immediacy that BBM offers with the distinctive ‘R’ that lets you know your message has been read. They’ll also be pleased with the control BBM gives them over their contact lists and how they share their information. Every BBM customer gets a unique PIN, so you don’t have to give out your phone number or email address to a new or casual contact.”
BBM for Android can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store on 21stSeptember 2013 and is compatible with GALAXY smartphone devices that run Android 4.0 (Ice-Cream Sandwich) and above.  Data charges may apply, as determined by local operators and service providers.
To download BBM or more information, please visit www.BBM.com
For customer service or technical assistancehttp://www.bbm.com/support/android
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