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silex and Samsung To Offer Network Connectivity for MFPs

SecurePrint provides biometric fingerprint-based printing security for MFPs and laser printers (November 03, 2005)

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and silex technology america, Inc., announce a partnership that will enable businesses of all sizes to enhance the capabilities of a variety of award winning Samsung Multifunction printers by offering silex USB device servers to add full local-area networking capability for printing, scanning and faxing functions. Additionally, Samsung will also offer silex's SecurePrint, a unique biometric-based printing security solution to its MFP and laser printer offerings, that uses fingerprint identification to provide the industry's highest level of document printing privacy.

Samsung's Printer Business Solution Team will now offer enterprise and small business clients silex USB device server and SecurePrint products as part of a value-added printing solution.

Unlike conventional print server products, silex's broad line of wired and wireless USB device servers, such as the SX-2000WG and SX-1000U, are designed to provide LAN or WLAN connectivity for various USB devices including the printing, scanning and faxing components of multifunction printers. This instantly converts many Samsung non-network ready printers and multifunction printers to a shared network resource.

In addition, silex's SecurePrint, comprised of a silex FUS-200N fingerprint reader and a silex SX-5000U2 USB device server, offers Samsung's line of laser printers and MFPs a fingerprint-based document printing security solution that increases document printing privacy by requiring a user fingerprint authentication on each print job to be printed on the networked printer, eliminating the possibility of sensitive documents being seen by unauthorized eyes.

Now Samsung printer users can enjoy the convenience, security and freedom of remotely using multifunction printers and laser printers by adding these silex network connectivity option products. Samsung tested and certified the compatibility of silex USB device servers, as well as SecurePrint, with most of its Multifunction and Laser printers, including MFPs such as the SCX-4720F, SCX-4521F, and SCX-6320F and laser printers such as the ML-2550 series and the new robust ML-3560 series.

"This partnership will greatly benefit all Samsung customers, especially those in healthcare, education, government, and finance, by offering them more value-added, innovative solutions to fully utilize their Samsung MFPs across the network and keep confidential documents secure," said Tony Venice, Senior Printer Business Solutions Marketing Manager, Samsung Information Technology Division. "silex's device servers and SecurePrint package bring a cost-effective and flexible solution to Samsung's Multifunction and laser printers, one we're more than happy to pass on to our existing and new small business and enterprise customers."

"We are seeing rapidly growing needs for network connectivity with the multifunction printers in various business applications. By combining silex device servers with Samsung's Multifunction printers, businesses are able to maximize the employee productivity and return-on-investments in their network devices," said Keith Sugawara, Vice President silex technology america, Networking Division. "We're excited to be able to help Samsung and its customers by providing a solution that makes its multifunction machines even more accommodating and secure in today's demanding business environments."

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All of silex's networking products are available immediately through its distributors and retailers. Contact silex at 886-765-8761 or visit for further product and distribution information.

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 silex technology america, Inc.
silex technology america, Inc. is a subsidiary of silex technology, Inc. (JASDAQ:6679), a 30-year developer of systems, developer of external and embedded device-device connectivity products and biometric readers and software. silex has become one of the largest global suppliers of print server products over the past 10 years, and also offers a full line of biometric fingerprint devices. silex technology america is focused on offering leading edge print servers, device servers, and fingerprint security devices that help enterprises, small to medium businesses and individuals improve the way they move data, print, and secure information.

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