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Samsung and Gulf Islands Group partner

Distributor authorised to supply office automation solutions in UAE

Senior executives from  Samsung Gulf Electronics and Gulf Islands Group at the signing ceremony.
Senior executives from Samsung Gulf Electronics and Gulf Islands Group at the signing ceremony.

Samsung has appointed Gulf Islands Group, a provider of IT Solutions, as its official distributor of office automation products and services in the United Arab Emirates.

In terms of the agreement, Gulf Islands Group will supply to the UAE channel Samsung's entire range of enterprise printing portfolio and services.

Ismail Yoon, president, Samsung Gulf Electronics, commented: "Not only will it consolidate our prominent market position in the industry, the agreement will significantly boost the reach of Samsung's latest printing solutions that stand to benefit from the additional support in areas such as sales, project implementation, project management and service network that is offered by Gulf Islands Group."

Mubarak Al Calili, CEO, Gulf Islands Group added that: "With a track record of representing the biggest global brands, our association with Samsung will make and help create one of the largest installation and service bases for printing technology in the UAE. We are well positioned to provide Samsung with excellent support in the form of a dedicated team of factory trained engineers and a well-stocked spare parts division through our wide network of service centres. "

The vendor said among the products in the sales and service agreement that spans Samsung's enterprise printing portfolio is the latest MultiXpress X7600 series. Packed with features such as Active NFC for user-authenticated secure printing, it also employs a smart printer diagnostic system (SPDS) that connects to the Smart Service App and lets users themselves diagnose and repair any issues themselves.

Powered by a 1.5 GHz Quadcore CPU, the printer is not only capable of printing 300,000 copies a month, but does it at superior image quality with 1200 dpi. The range boasts of an industry-leading scan speed of up to 120 single-sided images per minute, and up to 240 double-sided images. Faster in-office connections are made possible with an 802.11ac-capable network chip, three times faster than the 802.11n standard.