Epson Expands Line of Professional Sheet-Fed Document Scanners
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — (Cranel Imaging North American Executive Partner Event) Epson America, a leading provider of exceptional performing business solutions, expands its line of professional sheet-fed scanning solutions with the EPSON® WorkForce® Pro GT-S55 and WorkForce Pro GT-S85 document scanners. Epson’s new scanners offer exceptional image quality for minimized post-scan processing and added features such as scan-to-cloud capabilities and Epson’s robust Document Capture Pro software. The WorkForce Pro scanners are a convenient and affordable solution for managing document scanning in office, workgroup and departmental environments.
“EPSON document imaging solutions have always offered extremely high image quality and a robust feature set, and the WorkForce GT-S55 and GT-S85 are a welcomed expansion to the breadth of high quality products we can offer our network of value added resellers,” said Scott Slack, vice president of Cranel, Inc. “By integrating EPSON scanners provided through Cranel into larger document management solutions, we are confident that VARs will experience an uptake in both profitability and customer satisfaction.”
Flexible Solutions for Increased Productivity
As more businesses offer employees remote access to network files, automated workflow and increased access to records management systems is becoming vital to productivity. Epson’s new Document Capture Pro software facilitates complex image routing and storage – including to FTP sites, folders on PCs, email, and directly to popular cloud services such as SharePoint, Google Docs and Evernote – all with one touch. The scanners also include a two-line LCD screen for simple selection of up to 10 user-defined profiles, as well as both TWAIN and ISIS drivers, allowing businesses to customize scanner applications for maximum functionality and increase efficiency.
“Epson’s new sheet-fed document scanners underscore our commitment to providing partners with exceptional products and features they request, such as scan-to-cloud functionality and both TWAIN and ISIS drivers,” said Mark Pickard, senior product manager, Document Scanners, Epson America, Inc. “Epson’s reputation for delivering solutions with impressive image quality and ease-of-use are demonstrated in the WorkForce Pro GT-S55 and GT-S85, and our distributors and partners can rest assured that their customers will receive proven, robust digital imaging products that meet evolving business demands.”
The WorkForce Pro GT-S55 and GT-S85 are versatile workgroup or departmental sheet-fed scanners with the ability to scan everything from business cards to rigid ID cards to documents up to 8.5″ x 36″. The scanners also offer blazingly fast scan speeds: 40 ppm (pages per minute) and 80 ipm(1) (images per minute) for the GT-S85 and 25 ppm and 50 ipm for the GT-S55. The sheet-fed scanners feature dual-color CCD for fast two-sided duplex scanning, automatic paper size detection, and mercury-free ReadyScan® LED technology for fast scans with no warm-up time. They also offer robust duty cycles – up to 2,000 pages per day for the GT-S55 and up to 3,000 pages per day for the GT-S85 – for increased productivity and reliable performance.
The WorkForce Pro GT-S55 and GT-S85 can easily scan both sides of a sheet in one pass – color, grayscale or bi-tonal – making it easier than ever to electronically capture important documents, comply with government mandates, and improve business processes and customer service. Both scanners provide a host of innovative functions including automatic de-skewing and automatic background color removal. In addition, the WorkForce Pro GT-S85 includes ultrasonic double-feed detection to greatly improve throughput and productivity. The scanners offer Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity to any PC and are compatible with Windows® and Macintosh®. Additional features include:
- Media Flexibility – Offers robust paper handling capabilities, ranging from letter, legal, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, and business card to custom sizes
- Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Software - Converts scanned documents to editable text
- Document Management Software - Includes TWAIN and EMC ISIS drivers plus PDF, OCR, document management and business card management software; Kofax certified roller
Availability and Support
The EPSON WorkForce Pro GT-S55 ($499.99 MSRP) and WorkForce Pro GT-S85 ($999.99 MSRP) will be available in August through Cranel Imaging and additional distributors. The scanners feature a one-year limited warranty, along with optional extended warranties and overnight exchange programs. For more information about Epson scanners visit www.epson.com.
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 75,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. To learn more about Epson, please visit http://global.epson.com.
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(1) Pages per minute (ppm)/images per minute (ipm). An image is defined as one side of one page.
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