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Epson Rolls Out New Sheet-Fed Scanners

Two new WorkForce Pro document scanners feature dual-color CCD, automatic paper size detection, and mercury-free ReadyScan LED technology as well as Epson's new Document Capture Pro software. By Admin

Epson America has expanded its line of professional sheet-fed scanning solutions with the EPSON WorkForce Pro GT-S55 and WorkForce Pro GT-S85 document scanners.

The WorkForce Pro GT-S55 and GT-S85 are sheet-fed scanners with the ability to scan everything from business cards to rigid ID cards to documents up to 8.5-inches by 36-inches. The scanners also scan speeds of 40 pages per minute (PPM) and 80 images per minute (IPM) with the GT-S85 and 25 PPM and 50 IPM with 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.

The new products feature Epson’s Document Capture Pro software, which facilitates complex image routing and storage (including to FTP sites, folders on PCs, email, and directly to popular cloud services like SharePoint, Google Docs and Evernote)

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, enabling SMBs to customize scanner applications for maximum functionality and increase efficiency.

“As more businesses offer employees remote access to network files, automated workflow and increased access to records management systems is becoming vital to productivity,” states Epson in a press release submitted to Channel Pro-SMB.

Both scanners provide a host of 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 USB 2.0 connectivity to any PC and are compatible with Windows and Macintosh.

Additional features include:

  • Media Flexibility -- 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 as well as a Kofax certified roller.

The EPSON WorkForce Pro GT-S55 carries a MSRP of $499.99 MSRP and the WorkForce Pro GT-S85 carries a MSRP of $999.99 MSRP. Both will be available in August through channel distributors.

The scanners feature a one-year limited warranty, along with optional extended warranties and overnight exchange programs.