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Portable Document Scanner incorporates wireless capabilities.

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May 6, 2014 - Increasing efficiency, WorkForce® DS-40 provides Wi-Fi® connectivity for point-to-point scanning directly to PC, Mac, or mobile devices as well as one-touch scan-to-cloud capabilities. This 1.1 lb device can scan documents — from up to 8.5 x 36 in. down to receipts, business cards, and rigid ID cards — with up to 600 dpi resolution. Powered by battery or USB source, scanner also provides tools for auto-sizing, enhancing text quality, correcting image skew, and removing punch holes.

Epson America, Inc.

20770 Madrona Ave., P.O. Box 2842, Torrance, CA, 90509, USA

Original Press Release

Epson WorkForce DS-40 Wireless Portable Document Scanner Enables Mobile Organization and Productivity

Press release date: April 28, 2014

WorkForce DS-40 Ensures Easy Scan-to-Cloud, PC or Mobile Device While On-the-Go

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Filebound -- Epson, a leading provider of exceptional performing business imaging solutions, today introduced the WorkForce(®) DS-40, its first wireless portable document scanner. Weighing just over one pound, the WorkForce DS-40 enables users to increase efficiency and organization with Wi-Fi(TM) connectivity for point-to-point scanning directly to a PC, Mac or mobile devices, as well as one-touch scan-to-cloud capabilities(2). With its robust feature set, the DS-40 provides full-function flexibility for business professionals either on the road or in the office.

Save Time with Full-function Flexibility

The WorkForce DS-40 offers a wide range of productivity features, including its ability to scan directly to popular cloud services such as GoogleDrive(TM), Evernote(®), OneNote(®), and more(3).  Because it is powered by battery or USB source, users have the flexibility to take the DS-40 on the road and to scan directly to a mobile device, which is ideal for professionals working remotely that require instant access to critical documents.

Users can scan a variety of originals--from documents up to 8.5 inches by 36(1) inches to receipts, business cards or rigid ID cards--and take advantage of advanced correction tools, including auto-sizing and enhancing text quality, correcting image skew and removing punch holes. The WorkForce DS-40 allows for seamless integration into workplace infrastructures with the availability of a TWAIN driver, making it compatible with most existing third-party software.

"Epson is committed to increasing productivity and organization for businesses, and the wireless WorkForce DS-40 provides on-the-go professionals with a reliable mobile solution for convenient, instant upload access to the cloud or handheld device," said Heather Litus Johnston, product manager, Document Scanners, Epson America, Inc. "The WorkForce DS-40 delivers top-tier digital imaging quality in an easy-to-use portable package for a variety of business applications."

Additional features of the WorkForce DS-40 include:

-   Extremely portable: Weighs 1.1 pounds; small enough to slip into a computer bag-   High-quality scanning features: Simplex scanning creates editable text and searchable PDFs; professional image quality at up to 600 dpi-   Robust software package: Supports Epson Document Capture Pro and includes ABBYY FineReader(®), and NewSoft BizCard(®)Availability and Support

The Epson WorkForce DS-40 ($179.99 MSRP) will be available this summer through major resellers, office retailers, and direct on Epson.com. The scanner features a one-year limited warranty, along with optional extended service plans and overnight exchange programs. For more information about Epson scanners visit www.epson.com.

About Epson
Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.

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(1)   Maximum scan size for Mac is 8.5" x 14"; maximum scan size for Windows is 8.5" x 36"

(2)   Wirelessly scan to smartphones or tablets (Android/iOS devices) via the Epson DocumentScan app; wirelessly scan to the cloud, PCs or Macs with Epson Document Capture software, installed on the connected Windows PC or Mac.

3 Applications must be installed on your Android or iOS device.

Note: EPSON and WorkForce are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U. S. and other countries. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

CONTACT:
Duane Brozek
Epson America, Inc.
562-290-5683
Duane_Brozek@ea.epson.com

Becki Gervin
Walt & Company
408-369-7200, ext. 1070
bgervin@walt.com

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