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EPSON Wins Prestigious EISA Award for its Market Leading Scanner

  • 20 August, 2004 15:29

<p>EPSON announced today that it has been awarded this year's European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Award for one of its premier products, the EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo scanner. The EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo scanner has been voted the European Scanner of the Year for 2004-2005. The scanner was recognized by the 50 leading Photo, Video, Audio, Home Theatre and Mobile Electronics magazines from over 18 European countries for its outstanding innovation and technical excellence.</p>
<p>Every year, the EISA Awards applaud the new products that combine the most advanced technology, the most desirable features, the ultimate expression of design, the most satisfying ergonomics and, of course, the greatest value for money. In short, EISA recognizes the features most likely to be appreciated by an enthusiastic public seeking high quality and creative products.</p>
<p>Described by the judges as 'beating all competitors in this price range,' the EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo offers the power and quality of a film scanner with the flexibility of a flatbed, without sacrificing the scan quality. Incorporating an unrivalled optical resolution of 4800 x 9600dpi, new DIGITAL ICE Technology and a moving TPU (transparency unit) lamp, this scanner challenges the traditional film scanner manufacturers on both quality and price.</p>
<p>The judges complimented the product for its fine performance characteristics, high resolution, and good colour accuracy. The judges concluded that the 'many functions, nice design and solid construction, all add up to a high-quality scanner even for professional users.'</p>
<p>Thomas Donahue, EPSON Australia's Marketing Manager for Scanners said: "We are delighted with this win. Recognition from an independent and well-respected organization such as EISA reinforces our continuing innovation and technological advances in digital imaging. The winning product is just one example of how EPSON is anticipating and responding to the rapidly changing needs of the digital photography market. We are consistently setting new benchmarks for input and output flexibility, quality and durability for both the professional and amateur photographer."</p>
<p>For full product specifications please refer to www.epson.com.au .</p>
<p>High resolution images are available at: <http:></http:> where you can log in using the ID media@epson.com.au and password <media>.</media></p>
<p>To obtain a unit for media review, please contact me at CommunEcom Strategic Communications on 02 9949 9788 or 0413 825 552 or by email at
bob.pritchard@communecom.com.au.</p>
<p>-ENDS -</p>
<p>About EPSON Australia</p>
<p>EPSON offers an extensive array of award winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets, and is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) solutions for the retail market. EPSON is the market leader worldwide in sales of data projectors [DTC Consulting Limited figures]. EPSON's products meet consumer and business customer needs for superior quality colour image reproduction (printers), projection (projectors) and capture (scanners) devices with high-level functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. EPSON Australia, founded in 1983 is headquartered in North Ryde NSW and is a subsidiary of the EPSON Group headquartered in Japan.</p>
<p>About The EPSON Group</p>
<p>The Epson Group increases its corporate value through its innovative and creative culture. Dedicated to providing its customers with digital image innovation, its main product lines comprise information-related equipment such as printers and projectors, electronic devices including displays, liquid crystal panels for projectors, semiconductors and quartz devices, and precision products such as watches. Epson products are known throughout the world for their superior quality, functionality, compactness and energy efficiency. The Epson Group is a network of 84,899 employees in 110 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and to the communities in which it is located. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp., which is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Group had consolidated sales of 1,413 billion yen in fiscal 2003.</p>

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