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Laserband And SAMSUNG Partner To Offer Hospitals Ultra-Reliable Printing Directly On Patient Wristbands


Samsung’s ML-3561N Laser Printer and New LaserBand2 Media To Be Bundled with Existing VARs

07, Apr, 2006, IRVINE, CA, AND ST. LOUIS, MO - Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and LaserBand are partnering to make patient identification easier than ever for hospitals. The companies have created a special bundled solution for the healthcare market that includes LaserBand’s new LaserBand2® specialty media and the most robust monochrome laser printer in Samsung’s line, the award winning ML-3561N network-ready laser printer. The bundled solution is now available to existing VARs.

LaserBand’s unique media allows a hospital patient identification band to be printed directly on a laser printer while maintaining the integrity of the image throughout a patient’s stay. These wristbands contain crucial information such as name, account numbers, bar codes, and photo. Samsung’s ML-3561N laser printer is a 35 page-per-minute network ready monochrome laser printer. The LaserBand / Samsung solution reduces admissions processing time by printing all patient information using a standard Samsung laser printer. Because it uses regular 8-1/2“ x 11” format, or other standard sizes, there is no need for a special paper tray to obtain trouble-free sheet feeding.

“Now that Samsung’s laser printers have broken the 35 ppm barrier, the Healthcare market has taken great interest in our printer line, and in 2006, we are putting a great deal of concentration on how our products can support this particular industry,” says Tony Venice, Senior Business Solutions Manager, Samsung Electronics America, Information Technology Division. “LaserBand’s media is revolutionary in that patient I.D. information can be laser printed directly onto the wrist band, clearly and with no danger of any compromise to the quality or lifespan of the image. ”

Less risk, More Comfort
LaserBand2® is LaserBand’s newest self-laminating laser bar code wristband that enhances patient comfort, durability, adjustability, security, and scanning performance. LaserBand2® reduces risk of patient identification errors and is available in variations for different patient populations, including Adult, Pediatric, Baby, and Specialty Needs.

The ML-3561N boasts a hearty 150,000-page monthly duty cycle, 400MHz processor and 32MB of memory (expandable to 288MB) up to 1,200(dpi) resolutions for printing razor-sharp text and graphics, 500-sheet paper cassette and a 100-sheet multipurpose feeder able to handle a variety of paper types and sizes from 3“ x 5” index cards to legal documents. A two line LCD screen and eight keys make the printer easy to control, and the unique one-touch Toner Save button extends toner capacity up to 40% when used consistently. “LaserBand2® wristband media can survive the rigors of a hospital environment,” says Randy Niederer, Director of Strategic Marketing for LaserBand. “We required a partner whose printers are proven to be dependable in mission critical situations and Samsung is the perfect choice. The ML-3561N printers are simple to use, fast, and ultra reliable.”

About Samsung’s Information Technology Division
Samsung Electronics America’s Information Technology Division (ITD), located in Irvine, California, is the U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). Samsung’s ITD markets a complete line of award-winning TFT and CRT display products, color and monochrome laser printers, fax machines and multifunction devices for professional, corporate and SOHO users. ITD also markets large-screen plasma displays designed specifically for the professional and commercial markets. The Samsung Electronics America organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung’s Consumer Electronics Division (CED) and Information Technology Division (ITD), as well as its subsidiaries including Samsung Telecommunications America (STA) and Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. (SSI).

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,000 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world’s largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs.

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About LaserBand LLC
LaserBand LLC is the inventor of the self-laminating wristband for laser-generated applications. LaserBand has designed and patented an array of products designed to solve identification challenges in the healthcare and emergency response fields. LaserBand products have become the standard for simple and accurate identification and are marketed nationally and internationally.

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