Epson Expands Line Of Professional Sheet - Fed Document Scanners

Epson Expands Line of Professional Sheet-Fed Document ScannersEpson , 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 ipm1 (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.