Epson honoured at BLI’s Summer 2014 Pick Awards

Rigorous testing leads to the recognition of the WorkForce DS-860 as Outstanding A4 Departmental Scanner

Epson honoured at BLI’s Summer 2014 Pick Awards

15 July 2014 – Buyers Laboratory LLC, the world’s leading independent tester of document imaging products, announced its prestigious Summer 2014 Pick awards in the scanner category today, acknowledging Epson’s WorkForce DS-860 high-quality performance and honouring it as the Outstanding A4 Departmental Scanner.

Andy Bray, Product Manager, Epson Europe, says: “We are delighted to have been recognised by BLI for our WorkForce DS-860 scanner. The award is testament to the speed, reliability and functionality of the product, as well as its seamless integration into any document management system. The product is ideal for businesses looking to bring improved efficiencies to their data capture and management processes.”

BLI’s awards are the industry’s most coveted, with devices only being considered for honours after months of rigorous testing at BLI’s testing facilities. Epson’s WorkForce DS-860 outperformed the competition with its speed and versatility, earning the Pick award for the Summer 2014 award season.

The DS-860 exhibited outstanding results in the different performance categories tested, including higher than average OCR accuracy, faster than average speeds in the hardware throughput tests and the ability to accommodate a wider than average range of paper sizes. The device also has an estimated TCO that’s up to 40 per cent lower than average.

Lisa Reider, BLI’s senior product editor for scanners, says “The Epson WorkForce DS-860 offers the total package: robust software, a rich feature set and an intuitive design all for a lower than average price. It provides virtually everything needed to capture and route documents in fast-paced workgroup and departmental scanning environments.”

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document industry, providing insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development. Announced twice a year, the Pick awards acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in BLI’s extensive suite of laboratory tests in the previous six months.  

About Epson
Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce and industry. 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 more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.
About Epson Europe
Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Group’s regional headquarters for Europe,
Middle-East, Russia, and Africa. With a workforce of 1,700 employees, Epson Europe’s sales for fiscal year 2013 were 1,517 million Euros.

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