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Epson Town: Projecting Innovations that Bring Imagination to Life

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2017 16:00 SGT

From pixels to physical, it’s the details that matter.

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Epson Launches New Moverio Smart Glasses For Multi-User Commercial Use and Industrial Applications

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2017 10:00 SGT

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Epson Singapore To Boost Enterprise And Business Segments

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2017 10:00 SGT

- SINGAPORE, November 1, 2017 -

Epson Singapore today announced its commitment to the business and office segments as it moves to strengthen its product offerings for enterprise and corporate customers in the B2B space. As the company continues to evolve to focus on the needs of businesses, it has seen positive growth, reflected in its business growth of 11.3% CAGR from FY15 to FY17 in Southeast Asia, and we expect this strong growth to continue.

Epson will continue to leverage its core technologies by drawing on its manufacturing expertise to create new innovations in its key areas of inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics that will bring new value to its customers through precision and smart technologies that will reduce the impact on our environment.

“Epson takes a unique approach to innovation and business, and is backed by a long history of artisanship and attention to the details. We are moving to expand our focus and deepen our efforts to serve the high growth potential markets in a range of business segments. We aim to continue to bring innovations to our business customers that will deliver on precision and performance, and to push the boundaries of imagination and possibility,” said Tanaka Toshimitsu, Managing Director (Southeast Asia), Epson Singapore.

Visual Communications for Businesses

Epson continues to hold the dominant market leadership position for projectors as the top projector brand, at 37.3% in Southeast Asia as of FY17Q1 according to Futuresource. Through expanding its high brightness laser projector line-up, Epson aims to meet the needs of the different business segments across corporate, government and education sectors.


Moverio BT-350 (top) and Moverio Pro BT-2200 (bottom)

Epson’s latest Moverio smart glasses launched today, the BT-350 and BT-2200, provides an enhanced augmented reality experience catering to commercial and industrial environments. With enhanced durability and flexibility as key focus, the smart glasses are more compact and comfortable for increased performance.

The Moverio BT-350 is designed for a busy commercial environment suited for sharing with multiple users with the world’s first multi-unit docking station for easy multi-fleet management such as tourist attractions. The Moverio Pro BT-2200 smart headset is suited for industrial and other enterprise AR applications such as remote technical assistance and features a new hinge specifically designed to fit over front brim helmets.

Inkjet Printing for Businesses

Through its innovation in its Micro Piezo printhead technology, Epson aims to meet the needs for the different office segments from small businesses to large enterprises and to replace laser printers with inkjet. Epson is currently one of the leaders of the inkjet printer market, with 32% share in Southeast Asia.


WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20590

The recent launch of the WorkForce Enterprise series, the WF-C20590, brought high-speed, high-productivity printers that deliver outstanding quality inkjet printing to enterprises, while helping companies lower total cost of ownership. Built with Epson’s PrecisionCore linehead technology, the printers print at breakthrough printing speeds of up to 100 pages per minute (ppm), one of the fastest speeds in inkjet printing, reinventing business printing in the office while rivalling laser printers in quality, durability, serviceability and cost.

In professional printing, Epson will continue to drive the shift from analogue to digital textile printing for the large format printers to meet the growing demand. In the digital textile printing industry, Smithers Pira forecasts 17.5% annual growth for digital textile print, with a revenue growth forecast at an annual average of 12.3% for 2016 to 2021.

Epson continues to drive innovation in the commercial and industrial printer markets for photo graphics, signage, textile and label printing amongst printing providers, retail stores and the like, and is expanding throughout the Southeast Asia region.

Industrial Robotics

The recent launch of the new T3 series robots has expanded Epson’s comprehensive line up of SCARA robots and offers a low total cost of ownership with 30% less power usage than conventional SCARA robots. The compact and versatile entry-level model is ideal for simple pick-and-place applications such as assembly, inspection and feeding tasks. It comes with the option to combine with Epson’s Vision Systems that can enable the robots to ‘see’, with powerful image processing systems that detect and position objects reliably.

Epson is a global leader in high-precision SCARA robots which are deployed in the manufacturing industry for a wide variety of applications. Going forward, Epson envisions developing robots to see, sense, think and work like humans, and working alongside and supporting humans in a variety of situations.

Celebrating Epson Singapore’s 35th Anniversary

Epson Singapore celebrated its 35th Anniversary by revealing product showcase and sharing its latest innovations in inkjet printing, visual communications and industrial roboticson 31 October 2017 at Capella Singapore. Showcased for the first time in the region are the Moverio smart glasses BT-350 and BT-2200, alongside other key products including the T3 industrial robot, a digital textile printer and other innovations.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 88 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts. http://global.epson.com/

About Epson Southeast Asia

Since 1982, Epson has developed a strong presence across major markets in Southeast Asia. Led by the regional headquarters Epson Singapore, Epson’s business in Southeast Asia spans an extensive network of 11 countries with a comprehensive infrastructure of close to 500 service outlets, 7 Epson solution centres and 7 manufacturing facilities. http://www.epson.com.sg

About Epson Singapore

Epson is the world's leader in digital imaging solutions. The company’s Singapore operation is also the Regional Headquarters of Seiko Epson Corporation. The company markets and supports Epson printers, scanners, projectors, electronic devices including liquid crystal displays, semiconductors and system devices in South East and South Asia. http://www.epson.com.sg

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Epson Singapore Supports First Ever Photo Exhibition On Female Divers From Jeju Island

Press Releases   •   Oct 30, 2017 09:29 SGT

Haenyo Singapore photography exhibition displays works created using Epson’s commercial & industrial printers

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Transforming The Customer Experience With Mobile POS Solutions

Blog posts   •   Oct 27, 2017 11:00 SGT

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Epson Launches New L-Series Integrated Ink Tank Printers

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2017 11:00 SGT

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Epson Helps Small Business Owners Cut Costs with Smart Technology

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2017 11:00 SGT

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Saving history one scan at a time

Blog posts   •   Sep 03, 2017 20:28 SGT

The traditional image of an organization’s archive is a dusty basement room, lit with a single dim light-bulb and lined floor to ceiling with shelves groaning with paper – cardboard boxes full of folders, snowdrifts of yellowing typewritten pages falling to the floor, photocopies fading in the light, unreadable file labels. Storing documents in an archive like this can only be described as clutter – an inefficient use of space and an almost hopeless challenge when someone needs to locate a specific document or file.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

What do enterprises need to do, to effectively handle the ever-growing mass of documentation they generate? Two things – put in place a document archiving system and use modern scanning technology to digitally archive vital documents and information fast, efficiently and productively.

Digital Revolution

The digital revolution has often led to our current era being touted as the age of the paperless office, but it is still the case that massive quantities of data are generated in hard copy.

Government bodies, financial institutions and healthcare providers are among organizations that create mountains of paper records through form-filling, reporting, stock-checking, accounts and book-keeping, personnel files and much more. It is true that an increasing number of these processes are being handled entirely digitally. But regardless if documents are filed away in hard copy or stored as soft copies on a server or in the cloud, without a proper archiving system, the data is at serious risk.

Storing paper documents in a single location is obviously a recipe for disaster – fire or flood can destroy an entire archive in moments. By the same token, documents stored digitally but in an insecure manner are just inviting cyberattacks and data theft by unauthorised third parties – or even by disaffected employees. Accidental deletion of files, or storing documents on an individual’s laptop making them inaccessible to the organisation at large, are additional threats to secure and efficient document management.

As such, it is important to archive documents in a secure and safe location to minimise the risk of data theft. Doing so provides greater control over management information, improves operational efficiency and business continuity, enhances security, saves time on record retrieval and increases employee productivity. There are also certain legal stipulations that require documents to be retained for a given period of years. Failure to do so can result in serious fines or even, believe it or not, prison sentences.

It is clear, then, that a document archiving system that holds, protects, integrates and indexes all of a company’s documents in a central, secure location is an essential component of modern business practice.

Being Efficient

How can businesses digitise their paper records and add them to their digital document management system efficiently? What are the solutions available that can best meet the scanning and digitisation needs of the business?

To carry out document scanning, many businesses choose a Multi-Function Printer (MFP). After all, a single machine that can print, copy, scan and fax must be a bargain, right? The answer is - not necessarily.

Benefits

Standalone scanners are generally a cost effective and affordable option, and many models offer features that may not be available in a MFP. For instance, a standalone scanner can scan and archive documents at a faster speedthan one integrated into a MFP.

With a standalone scanner, there will not be an issue with downtime for printing-related issues – unlike a MFP where users will not be able to print and scan if the MFP is sent for printer-related servicing until repairs are made. An important feature of a standalone is its versatility. Depending on the model, mixed document types and sizes can be scanned in a single batch – ID cards (up to five at one time), receipts, fragile documents, long documents such as banners and receipts, and thicker documents of up to over 400gsm in thickness, can all be supported.

Epson offers a range of standalone scanners that can make the process of digitisation for important archival documents efficient and productive.

Epson’s range of scanners comes in sheetfeed and flatbed models that provide high speed and high volume scanning. For example, the DS-530 sheetfeed scanner is a compact scanner with an impressive scan speed of up to 35ppm.Its automatic document feeder (ADF) has a paper capacity of up to 50 sheets which can scan documents of various sizes including ID cards at the same time. This minimises the need to manually replace documents while scanning. Additionally, with the optional Network Interface Unit, the scanner can be shared amongst a work group for higher productivity.

For example, Epson’s sheetfeed scanners have impressive scan speeds of up to 65ppm. The automatic document feeder (ADF) can support paper capacity of up to 100 sheets, and they can scan documents of various sizes including ID cards at the same time. This minimises the need to manually replace documents while scanning. Additionally, with the optional Network Interface Unit, the scanners can be shared amongst a work group for higher productivity.

Flexibility is another advantage of the standalone scanner over an MFP. Depending on the model, a standalone’s compact size greatly enhances portability, thus making it easier to carry around to exhibitions, seminars and roadshows. In addition, the compact size allows the scanners to be placed at smaller work stations such as registration counters and can help minimise clutter. To further improve efficiency, some models have a built-in battery or can be powered by a USB cable to enable mobile scanning without searching for a power source.

In fact, standalones are particularly suitable for meeting the huge volume of scanning needed at back offices, for financial institutions and also hospitals. For example, Epson’s high speed A3 scanners boast a scan speed up to 70ppm, and is able to support 200 sheets in its ADF.

We’ve highlighted the importance of security, and Epson’s standalones score high in this regard. Their scanners offer high speed Optical Character Recognition, and enable document security protection for documents to prevent unauthorised usage, ensuring only those with permission can open, edit and print the document.

To achieve the ideal situation of incorporating paper documents into the company’s digital archive, Epson’s standalone business scanners can be centralised and integrated into the document management system software.

The result? A document archive system that incorporates all a company’s documents of every type, in a secure, efficient, space-saving digital repository.

* Note: The MFP comparisons are against the top copier models in South East Asia in terms of unit shipments from IDC 2016 Q1-3 tracker.

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Keeping Printing Costs In Check

News   •   Aug 17, 2017 10:42 SGT

I CAN READ has lowered its printing costs with the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8591

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Epson Youth Challenge 2017 Comes to An End with Over 1,200 Participants and 180 Teams

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2017 13:00 SGT

Epson Singapore successfully wrapped up Epson Youth Challenge on 29 July 2017. It saw a total of 180 teams across all categories, and witnessed the participation of more than 1,200 youths representing their respective teams.

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