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

14 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.