Faster scanning and improved software functionality streamline document capture and digitisation processes

Faster scanning and improved software functionality streamline document capture and digitisation processes

- Easy integration into any document management system

- Push scan capabilities to improve process efficiency

19 March 2014 - Epson has launched three new colour A4 sheet-fed business scanners, bringing increased speed and reliability to the document capture and digitisation process; the WorkForce DS-860, the WorkForce DS-860N and the WorkForce DS-560.

Supported by Epson’s Document Capture Pro software and its multiple platform connectors, these new scanners can be integrated into any document management system.  The software also offers functionality such as  automatic de-skew, text enhancement, JPEG compression and the creation of searchable PDFs. Full Zonal Optical Character Recognition (OCR) allows for the automatic identification of pre-set document  areas such as invoice numbers or barcodes to further streamline document identification, separation and processing.

The WorkForce DS-860 and DS-860N

The WorkForce DS-860, and its networked counterpart, the DS-860N both offer scan speeds of 65 pages per minute, or 130 images per minute when scanning in duplex, even at 300dpi, as well as features such as Smart Feed Technology to detect and alert users if more than one page has fed through the scanner.  Both are ideal for environments that require fast, high volume ‘batch scan’ capabilities.

The networked version of the product comes with a Network Interface Unit that enables Push Scan functionality, allowing the set up of pre-determined tasks that reduce end-user requirements and ensure that all scans associated with these pre-set jobs, such as ‘invoices’, ‘contracts’ or ‘questionnaires’, are stored correctly and can be automatically processed.   Alternatively, simple ‘scan to’ options, such as ‘scan to email’ or ‘scan to SharePoint’ can be pre-set and easily selected.

The WorkForce DS-560

The Epson WorkForce DS-560 brings Wi-Fi connectivity to the document capture process.  The product is ideally suited to smaller workgroups and front-of-house environments where scanning is required in lower volumes, but where there is still a need for easy file integration into document management systems.  The product features a new mobile application, allowing users to scan documents directly to mobile devices, as well as useful functions such as automatic detection of multiple sheets being fed into the scanner.

John Kelly, business manager, Epson UK, said:  “These new scanners bring increased speeds, reliability and functionality to our already impressive range of business scanners.  Their small footprints ensure they easily fit into even the most space pressured environments, while their bundled software and available connectors mean they seamlessly integrate into any document management system.  Intuitive and time-saving features support businesses looking to bring improved efficiencies to their data capture and management processes, simplifying the end user experience and mitigating data capture and storage mistakes.”

The WorkForce DS-860 and DS-860N will be available from March 2014. The WorkForce DS-560 will also be available from March 2014.

FeaturesDS-860DS-860N
Fast colour scanning speeds of 65ppm / 130ipm at 300dpi
ADF capacity (80 sheets)
HW JPEG compression
Epson Smart Feed technology and ultrasonic double feed detection
Compact to fit in any office environment
Epson Document Capture Pro for enhanced compatibility with DMS
Network Interface UnitOptionalStandard
Up to 30 customisable push-scan jobs (in conjunction with Document Capture Pro) via the Network Interface UnitOptionalStandard
Daily Duty Cycle of 7,000 pages
Epson Scan software for advanced imaging technology: searchable PDF; Advanced colour dropout; automatic de-skew; auto page size detection; multi-document size detection; secure PDF; text enhancement; auto area segmentation; punch holes removal; skip blank pages, among others
WIA, TWAIN and ISIS driver support
Energy-Star compliant-

WorkForce DS-560 Features

  • Fast colour scanning speeds of 26ppm / 52ipm at 300dpi
  • ADF capacity (50 sheets)
  • HW JPEG compression
  • Epson Smart Feed technology and ultrasonic sensor for double feed detection
  • Compact to fit in any office environment
  • Epson Document Capture and Document Capture Pro software for simple integration into DMS
  • Flexible connectivity with Wi-Fi, Direct Connection (AP mode) or USB
  • Daily Duty Cycle of 3,000 pages
  • Epson Scan software for advanced imaging technology: searchable PDF; Advanced colour dropout; automatic de-skew; auto page size detection; multi-document size detection; secure PDF; text enhancement; auto area segmentation; punch holes removal; skip blank pages, among others
  • WIA and TWAIN driver support
  • Energy-Star compliant
  • Scan to network folder,  FTP,  Microsoft(R) SharePoint (in conjunction with Document Capture Pro
  • Scan direct to Android or Apple mobile devices
  • Scan to compatible cloud storage platforms such Google Drive or Dropbox, via a Wi-Fi connection or Direct Connection using the Epson DocumentScan app or Document Capture Pro software