Epson Replaceable Ink Pack System Printer Wins CRN 2015 Tech Innovator Award

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 16, 2015 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of business imaging solutions, today announced that its WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 printer has won a 2015 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. In its annual award, CRN recognizes standout companies that have brought to market hardware, software or services that have substantially impacted the industry. In compiling the Tech Innovator list, a panel of CRN editors evaluated 200 products across 19 categories based on a number of factors, including technical advances, unique features and ability to empower solution providers to solve end-users' IT challenges. Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 Network Multifunction Color Printer was named a tech innovator winner in the Printing & Imaging category.

 
“Epson pushes the boundaries of technology innovation, demonstrating its commitment to providing businesses with workgroup printing solutions that promote color printing while reducing the cost of printing and decreasing the time spent managing printer supplies,” said Larry Trevarthen, director, Business Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “We are honored to be named a tech innovator by CRN, and that we have been recognized for our efforts in streamlining and simplifying printer management in the workplace.”
 
The WorkForce Pro WF-R8590, powered by PrecisionCore, represents an entirely new way for companies to print in color as it utilizes the Replaceable Ink Pack System – allowing workgroups to print up to 75,000 pages without changing the ink packs1. This unique system enables high-volume, hassle free printing, ultra-fast print speeds of 24 ISO ppm (black and color)†, and a 1,830-sheet maximum capacity supporting up to A3 (tabloid size) media – ideal for shared color printing on a network. The WF-R8590 also supports PCL2 and PostScript 3, includes a Universal printer driver and Web Config, and is enabled with remote printer data collection compatible with MPS software solutions, including PrintFleet, ECi FMAudit and Print Audit.
 
Additional WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 features include built-in connectivity options such as Ethernet, USB, wireless b/g/n3 and Wi-Fi Direct3 for easy printing from tablets and smartphones4. The printer also comes equipped with remote printing, access to Cloud, IT tools such as remote setup and custom settings for multiple printers, and support for advanced security protocols. The WF-R8590 is now available through select commercial channel partners.
 
“In this rapidly evolving tech marketplace, it’s critical that vendors are bringing products to the channel that help solution providers quickly deliver value to their customers,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The products chosen for this year’s Tech Innovator Awards are solving difficult IT problems, reducing complexity or otherwise contributing to the growth of enterprises worldwide.”
 
The annual Tech Innovator Awards are showcased in the December issue of CRN magazine, and the complete list of winners and honorable mentions is available at crn.com/techinnovators.
 
Additionally, the Epson PowerLite 1985WU WUXGA Wireless 3LCD Projector received honorable mention in the Display category. The PowerLite 1985 is a portable projector delivering brilliant, high-definition video for boardroom presentations, with 4,800 lumens of color brightness and 4,800 lumens of white brightness5. The projector also supports content from MHL-enabled devices6 and can wirelessly display content via Miracast or WiDi from smartphones, tablets and PCs.
 
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