Epson Workgroup Products Win "Best New Solution" and "Best Innovative Solution" at ChannelPro SMB Forum

    Epson Workgroup Products Win "Best New Solution" and "Best Innovative
                      Solution" at ChannelPro SMB Forum

Epson Business Solutions Deemed Top Choice by VARs and IT Solutions Providers

PR Newswire

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 15, 2013

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, a leading
provider of exceptional performing business solutions, today announced that
its business solutions were top winners at the ChannelPro SMB Forum, a
full-day live event for channel resellers, integrators, consultants and
managed service providers. The Epson^® WorkForce^® Pro WP-4533 multifunction
printer was named "Best New Solution" and the WorkForce Pro GT-S85 document
scanner, PowerLite^® 1761W projector, WorkForce Pro WP-4533, and Epson
Connect^™ – Epson's suite of mobile printing solutions – were collectively
awarded with the "Best Innovative Solution" award.

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ChannelPro SMB is a premier source of business and technology insights for
channel partners serving the small and midsize business market and its forum,
held in April in Long Beach, Calif., offered interactive, in-depth
conversations with some of the industry's top channel pros. Attendees tested
several new business products at the event, and voted for best-in-class
solutions based on product features, benefits and ease of integration. The
cost efficiency, performance, and quality found with WorkForce Pro C series
printers, coupled with the remote printing capabilities using Epson Connect
mobile printing solutions spurred attendees to deem Epson number one in
multiple categories.

"Epson is committed to serving as a resource for the channel community by
offering industry-leading business solutions for a wide range of customers and
we are happy to have the opportunity to showcase our products directly to
industry decision makers," said Grace Huang, group product manager, Business
Imaging, Epson America. "Epson is honored to have won two awards for its
solutions and the fact that the awards were voted on by VARS and IT decision
makers further underscores our commitment to providing the best business
solutions for partners."

About Epson's Award-Winning Business Solutions

  oWorkForce Pro WP-4533 multifunction printer ($399.99) is part of the
    award-winning WorkForce Pro C Series and leverages Epson's exclusive Micro
    Piezo technology to deliver speed, cost savings, functionality and quality
    for small-to-medium sized businesses. Available exclusively through the
    ImageWay^SM Partner Program with a three-year limited warranty, it
    delivers up to 50 percent lower printing costs^1 and up to 70 percent less
    power consumption^2 when compared to color laser printers. It also
    features Ethernet and Wi-Fi b/g/n^3 connectivity, as well as the world's
    fastest auto two-sided print speeds^4 – 16 ISO ppm black and 11 ISO ppm
    color single-sided; 9.2 ISO ppm black and 7.1 ISO ppm color two-sided^5.
    For more information about the Epson ImageWay Partner Program, visit
    www.epson.com/imageway. For more information about the WorkForce Pro C
    Series Workgroup Color Printers, please visit
    www.epson.com/workgroupprinters.
  oWorkForce Pro GT-S85 document scanner ($999.99 MSRP) 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". The scanner offers blazingly fast scan speeds of 40 ppm (pages per
    minute) and 80 ipm^6 (images per minute) and features 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 offers a robust duty cycle – up to 3,000 pages per day – for
    increased productivity and reliable performance. It's available through
    commercial distributors with a one-year limited warranty. For more
    information about Epson scanners visit www.epson.com.
  oPowerLite 1761W ($799*) projector weighs 3.7 pounds, is as thin as a
    laptop at 1.7-inches tall and features WXGA widescreen resolution (16:10
    aspect ratio) for use with widescreen media and laptops. Designed for
    mobile professionals and corporations, it is portable, powerful and
    delivers 2,600 lumens of color brightness and 2,600 lumens of white
    brightness^7. With easy setup, wireless options, HDMI, and Epson
    iProjection™ compatibility, professionals can deliver presentations
    worry-free. The PowerLite 1761W can be purchased at select retailers and
    comes with a two-year limited warranty. For additional information, visit
    www.epson.com/projectors.
  oEpson Connect provides several ways to print remotely from an Apple^®
    iPad^®, iPhone^®, tablet, smartphone, or computer. With this free suite of
    mobile printing solutions, small business professionals can conveniently
    print documents, photos, e-mails, and web pages on an Epson Connect
    enabled printer^8 from the comfort of the office, home, or even across the
    globe. It also comes equipped with Google Cloud Print™ for convenient
    wireless printing on-the-go. Learn more about Epson Connect solutions at
    www.epson.com/connect.

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www.channelprosmb.com.

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
industry.

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
about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.

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

* Estimated street price

^1 Compared with best-selling color laser multifunction printers priced at
$699 or less, as of December 2011. Calculation based on continuous printing
with highest capacity cartridges. Actual savings will vary based on print task
and use conditions.
^2 Compared to the best-selling monochrome and color multifunction laser
printers available for $699 or less as of December 2010. Actual power savings
will vary by product model and usage. ^
3 Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n certified; level of performance subject to the range of
the router being used. Visit www.wi-fi.org/files/11nbasics_glossary.pdf for
more information.
4 Fastest in its class; printing black in default, two-sided mode, in
accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Compared to inkjet multifunction printers
priced at $499 or less, as of January 2011, based on manufacturers' rated ISO
speeds or independent testing.
^5 Black and color print speeds are determined in default, single-sided and
two-side modes in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary
based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. See
www.epson.com/printspeed for details, including complete ISO reports.
^6 Pages per minute (ppm)/images per minute (ipm). An image is defined as one
side of one page.
^7 White and color light output will vary depending on mode selected. White
light output measured using ISO 21118 standard.
^8 Most features require an internet connection to the printer as well as an
internet- and/or email-enabled device. See www.epson.com/connect for a list of
Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps.

Note: EPSON, PowerLite, ReadyScan and WorkForce are registered trademarks,
EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, and Epson Connect and Epson
iProjection are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. Apple, iPad, iPhone,
and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. Google Cloud Print is a trademark of Google Inc. 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.

SOURCE Epson America

Website: http://www.epson.com
Website: http://www.channelprosmb.com
Contact: Caroline Zubieta, Epson America, Inc., 562-290-4026,
caroline_zubieta@ea.epson.com; Becki Gervin, Walt & Company, 408-369-7200
x1070, bgervin@walt.com
 
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