Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S55 Document Scanner Wins BLI's Winter 2013 "Pick of the Year" Award

 Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S55 Document Scanner Wins BLI's Winter 2013 "Pick of
                               the Year" Award

Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S55 Wins in A4 Workgroup Scanner Category

PR Newswire

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, a leading
provider of exceptional performing business solutions, today announced that
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) awarded the Epson WorkForce^® Pro GT-S55 document
scanner with the BLI Winter 2013 "Pick of the Year" award in the A4 workgroup
scanner category. The world's leading authority on document imaging devices,
BLI's "Pick" awards acknowledge the devices that are the best of the best and
clearly stand above their respective peers.


BLI's "Pick" awards are issued twice a year and are based on a rigorous
battery of lab tests that take approximately two months to complete. The
evaluation includes an extensive durability test, during a portion of which
each unit is run at the manufacturer's maximum duty cycle. BLI's durability
testis unique among office product evaluations and uniquely qualifies BLI to
assess reliability, a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.

"Epson document scanners like the WorkForce Pro GT-S55 are designed to deliver
business owners with high image quality, speed and reliability in order to
increase business productivity," said Mark Pickard, senior product manager,
Document Scanners, Epson America, Inc. "With BLI's expertise in document
imaging solutions, Epson is honored to be recognized for the quality value the
WorkForce Pro GT-S55 provides to customers."

About the WorkForce Pro GT-S55 Award Winning Scanner
The WorkForce Pro GT-S55 is a versatile workgroup or departmental sheet-fed
scanner with the ability to scan everything from business cards to rigid ID
cards to documents up to 8.5" x 36". Offering fast scan speeds of 25 ppm and
50 ipm^1, the GT-S55 features a 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. It also offers a robust duty
cycle of up to 2,000 pages per day for increased productivity and reliable

The WorkForce Pro GT-S55 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. It provides a host of innovative
functions including automatic de-skewing and automatic background color
removal, as well as Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity to any PC and are compatible
with Windows^® and Macintosh^®.

The Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S55 is available for $499.99 MSRP through
commercial distributors, and features a one-year limited warranty, along with
optional extended warranties and overnight exchange programs. For more
information about Epson scanners, visit

About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of
analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document
management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them
differentiate products' strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing
decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have
turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on
product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing
support. Using BLI's web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000
professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware
and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including
comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from
BLI's unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result
of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also
available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI's test
reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers' literature and valuable
tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and
annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing
services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and

For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call (201) 488-0404,
visit, or e-mail

About Epson
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

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more
than 81,000 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. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's
regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more
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Note: EPSON and WorkForce are registered trademarks 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] Pages per minute (ppm)/images per minute (ipm). An image is defined as one
side of one page.

SOURCE Epson America

Contact: Duane Brozek, Epson America, Inc., +1-562-290-5683,; or Becki Gervin, Walt & Company, +1-408-369-7200
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