New Samsung A4 Multifunctionals Feature First Android OS-Powered User Interface
Samsung Electronics America is launching a new line of ProXpress standalone-printers and MFPs, the C2620DW ($499), C2670FW, M4583FX ($1,799), and M4580FX. The new A4 desktop models are built for small and mid-size businesses and print and scan on up to 8.5″x14″ media. The M4583FX and M4580FX MFPs are, the first time MFPs are equipped with an Android operating system-powered user interface, and all of the new models incorporate Samsung’s XOA open-development party for adding custom, Samsung, and third-party solutions for applications such as document workflow and security.
M4583FX and M4580FX
The M4583FX and M4580FX are monochrome laser MFPs powered by a 1 GHZ dual core CPU. Both models are rated at up to 47 ppm. A Dual Scan Document Feeder (DSDF) allows for double-sided scanning at up to 60 images per minute. There’s also a long-life drum supporting up to 100,000 pages and high-yield toner supporting up to 40,000 pages.
With the new Samsung Smart UI, along with a 10.1-inch LCD touch-screen display powered by Android (pictured above), users can perform various functions at the touch screen without needing to use a PC. At the touch screen, users can perform Web searches, print using the touch screen, and preview documents on the touch screen. The touch screen also features pre-loaded applications and widgets, including Copy, Scan/Send, Box, Job Status, Counter, Settings, Build Job, Address Book, and Help. There are also custom widgets for creating instant, one-tap access to frequently used functions. According to Matt Smith, vice president of sales and marketing for Printing Solutions for Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division, adopting the Android OS makes the MFPs simpler to operate and optimizes functionality. Both models also have an option to add wireless connectivity and active NFC capabilities, the latter of which provides users with the ability to print files by bringing an NFC-enabled smartphone in close proximity to the MFP and using the Samsung Mobile Print App.
As noted, the M4583FX and M4580FX feature Samsung’s XOA-Embedded platform, allowing solutions developers and businesses to enhance functionality by building custom applications for a variety of business needs, including document workflow and enhanced security. A sampling of Samsung and third-party solutions includes PrintFleet and FM Audit print-fleet management; Pharos and Equitrac cost-accounting; Nuance and OmTool document-distribution and content management; and PrintOn mobile and cloud printing. For a complete list, visit Samsung here. All four models are also compatible with Samsung’s Business Core Solutions, which include Samsung’s Usage Tracker, SecuThru Lite 2, Cloud Connector, Secure Login Manager, and SmarThru Workflow Lite.
For more information and complete specifications on the M4583FX, visit Samsung here. More information is not yet available for the MX4580FX.
C2620DW and C2670FW
Building on Samsung’s CLP-680 series printers and CLX-6260 series, the C2620DW and C2670FW are color laser printers that feature Samsung’s Rendering Engine for Clean Page (ReCP) technology and polymerized toner, and print at up to 27 ppm in both black-and-white and color.
The C2620DW and C2670FW are equipped with a 4.1-inch LCD touchscreen display and feature native Google Drive support and built-in NFC, which respectively allow users to print files from the cloud and from NFC-enabled smartphones via the Samsung Mobile Print App.
The printers also incorporate Samsung’s XOA-Web platform, allowing business to integrate server-based “smart solutions.” Samsung also says cost per page has been reduced from previous models, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
All four new models are Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint compatible, providing a universal user experience no matter how users choose to print. The Samsung Mobile Print App also enables printing and scanning from any Android or iOS powered mobile device with any Samsung network-shared printer and MFP without the need for a computer. The app can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet from app stores such as Google Play. With its ability to print Microsoft Office documents as well as support for Job Accounting and Secure print, Samsung says businesses can improve the efficiency of their increasingly mobile workforce.
The four new Samsung printers and MFPs are available via select Samsung resellers and channel partners. Local availability can be determined by calling 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or by visiting samsung.com/business.