Epson Announces Five New Flexible, Powerful Flatbed Document Scanners Large Format Models Offer Fast Speeds, High Quality Output, Robust Software Suite and Scan-to-Cloud Capability

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, a leading provider of exceptional performing business solutions, today announced five professional flatbed document scanners with high speed and robust features for increased efficiency in offices, workgroups and departmental environments. The large format EPSON® WorkForce® DS-70000, DS-60000 and DS-50000, and the letter size WorkForce DS-7500 and DS-6500 are state of the art scanning solutions, offering high quality output, one-pass duplex scanning, excellent paper handling, large capacity paper feeders, high duty cycles, and a software suite for increased productivity and records management.

The WorkForce DS-70000 and DS-60000 large format scanners deliver blazingly fast two-sided scans from 2.7" x 4.7" up to 11.7" x 100", and include an 200-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) for ease of use. The WorkForce DS-50000 provides crisp scans for business cards to oversized documents, such as drawings or maps. The EPSON WorkForce DS-7500 and WorkForce DS-6500 offer excellent image quality and fast scan speeds. And, Epson's new flatbed scanners allow users to scan directly to popular cloud services, and leverage networking capabilities using an optional network module[1] (sold separately) to support up to 100 workstations with full scanner functionality for increased productivity.

"Epson is committed to its customers and ensuring that its solutions offer the high quality, reliability and ease-of-use that businesses count on," said Mark Pickard, senior product manager, Document Scanners, Epson. "These new WorkForce document scanners deliver the durability and feature set that records management professionals require – whether in healthcare, education, insurance, accounting or any other field – to keep their workplace productive."

Robust Software and Networking Solutions Keep Business Moving Forward
EPSON Document Capture Pro(2) software offers Windows users tremendous flexibility and simplifies the uploading and writing of information to remote network files, improving automated workflow. Document Capture Pro facilitates complex image routing and storage to multiple scan destinations, including FTP sites, folders on PCs, email, and directly to popular cloud services such as SharePoint, Google Docs and Evernote – all with one touch. Users can also take advantage of a simplified scanning process by creating and saving 29 additional user-programmable profiles[1].

For added convenience, Epson also offers an optional network module compatible with each of the new scanners, allowing users to scan to any PC on the network[1] with full access to Document Capture Pro features.

Epson's new flatbed scanners include a robust feature set for high performance scanning, including scan-to-searchable PDF and a powerful software suite that includes EPSON Scan and ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint OCR. The scanners are also equipped with an ultrasonic double-feed detector, which automatically stops the scanning process if two pages are stuck together. The scanners also include a four-line CCD (RGB and Black) for excellent image quality and fast speeds in both color and black-and-white original scan modes, and provide users with the continuously variable color enhancement and color dropout for great control of the scanned image regardless of the original document color scheme. The WorkForce flatbed scanners are Windows and Mac compatible, include an ISIS driver, are TWAIN-compliant for simple implementation and customization in virtually any workplace environment, and include fast, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity for quick and easy set up.

WorkForce DS-70000 and DS-600000
The WorkForce DS-70000 is a high volume, precision-focused document imaging solution with scan speeds of up to 70 ppm/140 ipm(3), and the WorkForce DS-60000 offers scan speeds of up to 40 ppm/80 ipm(3). Additional features for the WorkForce DS-70000 and DS-60000 include:

  • One-pass duplex scanning of documents ranging between 2.7" x 4.7" up to 11.7" x 100" using the ADF; or as large as 11.7" x 17" using the scan bed
  • 600 dpi resolution for crisp, sharp text
  • Built-in 200-sheet ADF with auto duplex scanning
  • Book spine correction to eliminate distortion when scanning bound materials[1]
  • Scan-to-searchable PDF

WorkForce DS-50000
The WorkForce DS-50000 is a versatile and affordable scanning solution, able to easily scan large-size documents up to 11.7" x 17" and includes book spine correction for hard-bound books and objects that vary in size. It also delivers vivid colors and crisp, sharp text .

WorkForce DS-7500 and DS-6500
The WorkForce DS-7500 offers high speed, one-pass two-sided scanning at up to 40 ppm/80 ip(3), and the WorkForce DS-6500 delivers speeds up to 25 ppm/50 ipm(3). Additional features include:

  • Scans ranging from 4" x 6" to 8.5" x 40" using the ADF, or 8.5" x 11.7" using the scan bed
  • Up to 1200 dpi resolution for crisp, sharp text;
  • Book spine correction to eliminate distortion when scanning bound materials[1]
  • Built-in 100-sheet ADF with auto duplex scanning

Availability and Support
The EPSON WorkForce DS-70000 ($3,999 MSRP), WorkForce DS-60000 ($2,899 MSRP), WorkForce DS-50000 ($1,499 MSRP) will be available September 1 and the DS-7500 ($1,199  MSRP) and DS-6500 ($899 MSRP) will be available October 1 through resellers that purchase through distribution. Epson's optional network module ($350) will be available September 1. The scanners feature a one-year limited warranty, along with optional extended service plans and overnight exchange programs. For more information about Epson scanners visit www.epson.com.

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3 LCD 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.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica and http://twitter.com/EpsonEducation) and YouTube (http://youtube.com/EpsonTV).

Note: EPSON and WorkForce are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

[1] With Document Capture Pro installed on the connected Windows PC

[2] Windows® Only

[3] Based on 200 dpi, letter size in black-and-white or color

SOURCE Epson America, Inc.



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