Epson Replaceable Ink Pack System Printer Wins CRN 2015 Tech Innovator Award

WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 Network Multifunction Color Printer Wins Printing & Imaging Category

Nov 16, 2015, 09:00 ET from Epson America, Inc.

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of business imaging solutions, today announced that its WorkForce® Pro WF-R8590 printer has won a 2015 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. In its annual award, CRN recognizes standout companies that have brought to market hardware, software or services that have substantially impacted the industry. In compiling the Tech Innovator list, a panel of CRN editors evaluated 200 products across 19 categories based on a number of factors, including technical advances, unique features and ability to empower solution providers to solve end-users' IT challenges. Epson's WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 Network Multifunction Color Printer was named a tech innovator winner in the Printing & Imaging category.

"Epson pushes the boundaries of technology innovation, demonstrating its commitment to providing businesses with workgroup printing solutions that promote color printing while reducing the cost of printing and decreasing the time spent managing printer supplies," said Larry Trevarthen, director, Business Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "We are honored to be named a tech innovator by CRN, and that we have been recognized for our efforts in streamlining and simplifying printer management in the workplace."

The WorkForce Pro WF-R8590, powered by PrecisionCore®, represents an entirely new way for companies to print in color as it utilizes the Replaceable Ink Pack System – allowing workgroups to print up to 75,000 pages without changing the ink packs1. This unique system enables high-volume, hassle free printing, ultra-fast print speeds of 24 ISO ppm (black and color), and a 1,830-sheet maximum capacity supporting up to A3 (tabloid size) media – ideal for shared color printing on a network. The WF-R8590 also supports PCL2 and PostScript® 3™, includes a Universal printer driver and Web Config, and is enabled with remote printer data collection compatible with MPS software solutions, including PrintFleet®, ECi FMAudit® and Print Audit®.

Additional WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 features include built-in connectivity options such as Ethernet, USB, wireless b/g/n3 and Wi-Fi Direct®3 for easy printing from tablets and smartphones4. The printer also comes equipped with remote printing, access to Cloud, IT tools such as remote setup and custom settings for multiple printers, and support for advanced security protocols. The WF-R8590 is now available through select commercial channel partners.

"In this rapidly evolving tech marketplace, it's critical that vendors are bringing products to the channel that help solution providers quickly deliver value to their customers," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "The products chosen for this year's Tech Innovator Awards are solving difficult IT problems, reducing complexity or otherwise contributing to the growth of enterprises worldwide."

The annual Tech Innovator Awards are showcased in the December issue of CRN magazine, and the complete list of winners and honorable mentions is available at crn.com/techinnovators.

Additionally, the Epson PowerLite® 1985WU WUXGA Wireless 3LCD Projector received honorable mention in the Display category. The PowerLite 1985 is a portable projector delivering brilliant, high-definition video for boardroom presentations, with 4,800 lumens of color brightness and 4,800 lumens of white brightness5. The projector also supports content from MHL®-enabled devices6 and can wirelessly display content via Miracast® or WiDi from smartphones, tablets and PCs.

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Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 72,000 employees in 93 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).

Specifications are subject to change without notice. EPSON, PowerLite, PrecisionCore and WorkForce are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation.Wi-Fi Direct® is a registered trademarks and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ is a trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance®. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. Copyright 2015 Epson America, Inc.

Black and color print speeds are measured in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. For more information, visit www.epson.com/printspeed.
1 75,000 pages available with WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 only. Replacement cartridge yields are based on ISO/IEC 24711 tests in default mode, printing continuously. Replacement ink pack yields are based on testing with IS0/IEC 24712 patterns with Epson's methodology. Yields may vary considerably for reasons that include images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink color. All ink colors are used for printing and printer maintenance, and all colors have to be installed for printing. For print quality, part of the ink from the included cartridges or ink packs is used for printer start up and a variable amount of ink remains in the cartridges or ink pack after the "replace ink" signal. For more information, see www.epson.com/cartridgeinfo.
2 Not all media types are supported for PCL printing.
3 Wi-Fi CERTIFIEDTM; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Wi-Fi Direct may require printer software.
4 Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet- and/or email-enabled device. For a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps, visit www.epson.com/connect.
5 Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.
6 Includes one Mobile High-Definition Link® (MHL) HDMI port.

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