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ADDING MULTIMEDIA Samsung Recognized for Sustainability Leadership at 2013 International CES
Jan. 10, 2013 10:55 PM
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in consumer electronics,
highlights its leadership in creating innovative, eco-conscious
technology at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In
addition to being the Exclusive Green Sponsor of this year’s CES, the
company is demonstrating its wide variety of beautiful products with
eco-conscious features at the Eco Zone of the Samsung booth (#12004) in
Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, congratulated Samsung's North America Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy on the company's work to promote the Energy Star program during a tour of the Samsung booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (Photo: Business Wire)
Three of the four Samsung 2013 Eco-Design Award-winners – the Series 9
Premium Ultrabook, the CLP-365W Laser Color Printer, and the Green DDR3
– will be on display at the Eco Zone.
Samsung’s Series 9 Premium Ultrabook is designed to meet strict
performance and environmental criteria with extremely low energy
consumption both in idle and standby modes, which leads to a reduction
in environmental impact. The Series 9 is also free of polyvinyl
chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFR). Samsung also
developed a longer-lasting battery specifically for the Series 9 which
delivers up to 10 hours of power on a single charge¹ and an optimized
Smart Step Charging Algorithm that improves the multi-way charger by
control charging conditions depending on voltage and current. Samsung’s
unique suite of software allows people to choose between Power-saving
and Eco-modes. The Series 9 has been certified worldwide with energy
certifications such as ENERGY STAR v5.2, EPEAT Gold rating, and TCO
Samsung’s CLP-365W Laser Color Printer offers a number of
environmentally friendly features such as the “One-Touch Eco Button”
and the “Easy Eco Driver” which are designed to save power, paper and
toner. As part of Samsung’s commitment to the environment, all of the
latest color models have earned the ENERGY STAR-certification and all
toner is eligible for Samsung’s S.T.A.R. Program, a free service that
recycles empty cartridges into usable component materials.
Samsung’s Green DDR3 is a highly advanced memory module designed for
server systems used to support the infrastructure of a wide variety of
server applications. It delivers the highest memory performance
available today for servers (1333 Mbps) and at its highest density
enables extremely high capacity (3TB max) memory configurations for
four-way server systems. Operating with a voltage of 1.35V, according
to Samsung tests it provides an average 70% power savings (per unit
density) over a 50nm class equivalent, 1.5V DDR3-based RDIMM.
“Samsung’s Eco Zone Display at CES exemplifies our continued commitment
to the environment and the long-term life expectancy and durability of
our products that make our technology truly sustainable,” said David
Steel, Executive Vice President of Strategy for Samsung Electronics
North America. “We look forward to creating new technology that will
provide people with the next generation of eco-friendly features they
never dreamed was possible.”
The other 2013 Eco-Design Award-winner, Samsung’s new LED Smart Bulb,
was unveiled at the Official Press Event of the International CES on
Jan. 6 and will be featured at the Innovations Design and Engineering
Awards Showcase in The Venetian.
Samsung’s LED Smart Bulb uses less energy and lasts longer than
incandescent bulbs. The 13.6W bulb casts a pleasant warm white glow
that matches the brightness of a 50W incandescent bulb which is
sufficient for the most common areas of the home. It is also
flicker-free, and unlike CFLs, reaches full illumination immediately.
This state-of-the-art product is also integrated with a wireless
communication protocol, which allows people to easily control the
lighting by using their smartphone to change the ambience of a space -
even from the comfort of their sofa.
Other products with eco-conscious features on display at the Eco Zone of
the Samsung booth include:
The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate™ (SGH-1577) with AT&T is the first 4G
LTE smartphone to receive platinum certification from UL Environment,
a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). UL Environment sets
minimum requirements for “environmentally preferable” mobile devices
by measuring environmentally sensitive materials, energy management,
manufacturing and operations, impact to health and environment,
product performance, packaging and product stewardship. The Exhilarate
features a rear casing made from 80 percent recycled (post-consumer
waste) material and is packaged with a low-load, energy-efficient
charger that alerts customers when the device is fully charged.
The WiFi-enabled Samsung WF457ARGSGR front-load washer which delivers
large capacity, smart features, and superior cleaning performance in
an eco-efficient model. This washer features SpeedSpray which delivers
a concentrated solution of detergent to clean more quickly, saving up
to 90 minutes per week on laundry. The washer meets ENERGY STAR’s most
efficient washer criteria, representing the top 5 percent of washers
in energy performance. It also features a Smart Control system that
allows people to control their washer remotely. Through a wireless
router and a smart phone application, people can monitor cycle
selections, remaining time and finishing alerts, as well as start or
pause the washer.
The Samsung RF263BEAESR French Door stainless steel refrigerator is a
modern, stylish, and organized partner in the kitchen. The ENERGY
STAR-qualified CEE Tier 3 refrigerator uses 31 percent less energy
than the Department of Energy standards and is designed to exceed 2014
standards, making it as efficient as it is functional, without
compromising capacity and contemporary design. The 26 cu. ft.
refrigerator also features Samsung’s exclusive Twin Cooling Plus®
System, which circulates air within the refrigerator and freezer
compartments individually. Two separate evaporators and air flow
streams eliminate the transfer of odors between compartments and
maintain optimal humidity levels, keeping produce fresher, longer, and
help save money on grocery bills.
Products such as the UN55F8000AF and the UN46F8000AF on display outside
the Eco Zone at the Samsung booth also feature eco-conscious features.
These LED TVs were the first in the industry to qualify for the newly
created UL Environment Gold Level designation based on the IEEE Standard
for Environmental Assessment of Televisions (1680.3). The nationally
recognized standard helps identify electronic equipment that are more
eco-friendly. To qualify for Gold Level, the TV must meet all required
criteria plus 75% of the optional criteria.
In addition to the company’s commitment to energy-saving, eco-conscious,
and sustainable technology, Samsung understands the importance of
recycling technology in a safe and convenient way. To help consumers
responsibly recycle their old electronics, Samsung makes it easy as
possible by offering collection opportunities in all 50 states. Through
its 900+ recycling locations, Samsung collected and responsibly recycled
more than 83 million pounds of e-waste in 2012 and more than 239 million
pounds of e-waste since the Samsung Recycling Direct program began in
Full details, video content, and product images are available at the
Samsung microsite www.samsungces.com
or mobile site m.samsungces.com.
¹Test results based on independent Mobile Mark tests. See
samsung.com/ITDlegalinfo for further details.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics
and the core components that go into them. Through
relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds
of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home
appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ
227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143
billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To
discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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