CRN Awards Epson WorkForce® Pro WF-R5690 a 2015 Product of the Year

Workgroup Printer Honored for its Innovative and Productivity-Boosting Ink Delivery System

Dec 07, 2015, 09:01 ET from Epson America, Inc.

LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of business imaging solutions, today announced The Channel Company's technology review arm, CRN® Test Center, named the WorkForce® Pro WF-R5690 MFP with Replaceable Ink Pack System a 2015 Product of the Year. Recognized companies represent best-in-breed technological innovation backed by a supportive channel partner program. The WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 received the award in the Printers category.

Throughout the year, CRN provides in-depth coverage of an extensive array of products across a wide range of categories. CRN's annual Product of the Year awards are selected by editors from among that pool. This year's highlighted award categories include Android devices, client software, components, data center, desktops, enterprise storage, Internet of Things, mobile, office equipment, PC sticks, peripherals, printers, rugged, security, SMB networking and SMB storage. Products are recognized for a number of factors, including quality, uniqueness of features, ease of setup and use, and ability to increase worker productivity and reduce cost and complexity for solution providers, IT departments and end users.

"Epson is once again honored to have been selected by the CRN Test Center as a 2015 Product of the Year winner," said Larry Trevarthen, director, Business Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "This award underscores Epson commitment to provide companies large and small with innovative products that streamline business activities. The WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 is a powerful printing solution that allows companies to cut cost and have more flexibility when it comes to color printing."

The WorkForce Pro WF-R5690, powered by PrecisionCore®, features an innovative  Replaceable Ink Pack System – allowing users to print up to 50,000 pages without changing the ink packs1 – for exceptionally low intervention rates. This heavy-duty solution also delivers professional quality prints at ultra-fast output speeds of 20 ISO ppm (black and color), a 35-page duplex Auto Document Feeder and a 45,000-page monthly duty cycle2. To boost productivity even more, the WF-R5690 features a wide range of connectivity options, including wireless and Wi-Fi Direct®3, and supports a Universal printer driver, PCL4 and  PostScript® 3™. In addition, the printer provides advanced security settings and is compatible with leading MPS software solutions such as PrintFleet®, ECi (FMAudit®), Print Audit. The WF-R5690 is available through select commercial channel partners.

"Technical excellence in products that have the ability to drive sales and create an immediate and long-lasting impact on a solution provider's business, backed by a technology vendor that understands and supports the channel, is a winning combination deserving recognition," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "We salute our Product of the Year honorees for their determination to create products that provide real value and their desire to support the channel as their go-to-market strategy."

The 2015 Products of the Year are featured in the December 2015 issue of CRN and can be viewed online at For more information about Epson's complete line of WorkForce Pro printers, visit

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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: You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (, Twitter (, YouTube (, and Instagram (

Specifications are subject to change without notice. EPSON, 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.

This product uses only genuine Epson-brand ink packs. Other brands of ink supplies are not compatible and, even if described as compatible, may not function properly.

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

1 Replacement ink pack yields are based on testing with ISO/IEC 24712 patterns with Epson's methodology in Default Mode, printing continuously. 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. For print quality, part of the ink from the included cartridges or ink packs is used for printer startup and a variable amount of ink remains in the ink pack after the "replace ink pack" signal.
2 Monthly duty cycle up to 45,000 is the highest duty a user could expect in a month, based on near-constant operation of a device of this kind. It is not recommended that the device be run at this duty. For best device performance, run the device at the recommended duty of 2500 pages per month.
3 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Wi-Fi Direct may require printer software.
4 Not all media types are supported for PCL printing.

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