Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S50 and GT-S80 Scanners Offer Superior Performance and Ease-of-Use for a Cost Effective Increase in Productivity
 
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 18, 2008 – Epson today announced its entry into the sheetfed scanner market with the introduction of the Epson WorkForce™ Pro GT-S50 and WorkForce Pro GT-S80, the latest additions to the WorkForce scanner line. With the ability to scan everything from business cards to rigid ID cards to documents up to 8.5” x 36” at blazing fast speeds, these scanners offer a convenient and affordable solution for managing document scanning in office, workgroup and departmental environments.
 
Featuring a dual color CCD for fast two-sided duplex scanning, automatic paper size detection, mercury free ReadyScan™ LED technology for fast scans with no warm-up time, and versatile job customization features for increasing office productivity while maintaining ease of use, the WorkForce Pro GT-S50 and WorkForce Pro GT-S80 demonstrate Epson’s commitment to the scanning industry.
 
“Epson is excited about this introduction into the sheetfed scanner market and is confident that its dedication to imaging excellence will be reinforced as innovative products are continually developed to meet business demands,” said Mitch Kadish, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America Inc. “The WorkForce Pro GT-S50 offers an amazing value with its remarkable reliability, powerful performance and easy-to-use features, while the WorkForce Pro GT-S80 provides businesses with a highly reliable scanning solution for mission-critical applications.” 
 
The WorkForce Pro GT-S80 is a versatile, workgroup or departmental sheetfed scanner designed to increase productivity while scanning important documents. Offering scan speeds of 40 ppm (pages per minute) and 80 ipm1 (images per minute), a 75-page feeder and a high duty cycle of 1,800 sheets per day, this scanner provides a quick and efficient solution for any workgroup or department. The WorkForce Pro GT-S50 offers scan speeds of 25 ppm and 50 ipm, along with 75-page feeder and a duty cycle of up to 1,200 sheets per day, making it an ideal scanner to tackle any task in a busy office environment. 
 
With the ability to easily scan both sides of a sheet in just one pass – in color, grayscale or bi-tonal, these scanners have made it easier than ever to electronically capture important documents, comply with government mandates, 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-S80 includes ultrasonic double-feed detection that will greatly improve throughput and productivity. The scanners also offer Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity to any PC, and are compatible with Windows® and Macintosh®. Additional features include:
  • One-Touch Scanning – Displays ten user-definable jobs on a two-line x 16 character LCD panel with a one-touch button interface including scan-to-PDF
  • ReadyScan LED technology – Eliminates warm-up time and automatically turns off in standby mode, consuming less power while offering greater productivity and fast scan speeds
  • 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

Consumables for the WorkForce Pro Scanner Line
In order to better maintain the WorkForce Pro GT-S50 and WorkForce Pro GT-S80, Epson offers a roller assembly kit for replacing the feed rollers, which maintains scanner reliability and performance, as well as carrier sheets to prevent damage when scanning fragile documents. The
 roller assembly kit and carrier sheets are available for $49.99 and $29.99 (estimated street prices), respectively.


Availability and Support
The Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S50 and WorkForce Pro GT-S80 will be available in December for $499.99 and $899.99 (estimated street price), respectively, through Epson authorized dealers, office super stores, mail order, online resellers, distribution, and on the Epson Store Web site (
www.epsonstore.com). The scanners feature a one-year limited warranty, along with optional extended warranties, overnight exchange programs, and depot repair. More information about Epson scanners is available at www.epson.comor 1-800-GO-EPSON.
 
About Epson America, Inc.
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography, and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif. 
 
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1Pages per minute (ppm)/images per minute (ipm). An image is defined as one side of one page.