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2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

PRODUCT ACOUSTICS

Testing Audio

The Lexmark Acoustic-Energy Lab

Acoustics is the science of sound and vibration. Designing products for the environment includes considering audio comfort in the workplace. Lexmark printers offer an ideal combination of performance and quiet operation to aid in increased worker comfort and thus productivity.

Lexmark’s design teams assess our equipment acoustics and focus on reducing unwanted noise while selectively incorporating helpful sounds. Finding technical solutions to “noise pollution” requires creativity and innovation. All laser products announced since 2009 have been designed with a quiet mode feature that allows users to adjust the sound level of their printer to meet their personal preferences.

Germany’s Blue Angel eco-label was one of the first to include noise levels in its certification criteria. Today, all of Lexmark’s laser printing products meet the noise requirement in the Blue Angel (RAL-UZ 122) specification.