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Nuance adds Epson to OEM partner line-up

Nuance has formed a worldwide strategic partnership with Epson, following recent agreements with Lexmark and Toshiba 


According to both companies, the Epson/Nuance collaboration brings together the low running costs, reduced intervention and environmental impact and high reliability of Epson printers, with Nuance software’s ability to control and manage print and capture to enhance productivity while reducing operational expenses.

Under the terms of the partnership, Epson will sell and distribute eCopy ShareScan and Equitrac Office/Express software on its family of inkjet MFPs, including its high speed Workforce Enterprise WF-C20590 and LX- 10000/7000 series of linehead technology for SMB and corporate workgroups.

Epson will also integrate the Nuance OmniPage SDK into its scanning applications for better OCR accuracy when automating document workflows and will bundle Nuance Power PDF software with select lines of Epson document scanners.

Koichi Kubota, Chief Operating Officer, Epson Printing Solutions Operations Division, said: “Nuance solutions and global support will allow our customers to optimally and securely manage their document lifecycles. Together with Epson MFPs and scanners, Nuance will help customers gain control over increasingly complicated business processes by streamlining capture workflows and print management to enhance productivity, collaboration and business efficiencies.”

Chris Strammiello, Vice President of Global Alliances & Strategic Marketing, Nuance Document Imaging, added: “Epson stands out in the office market with its inkjet innovation and adding Nuance software advances its ability to deliver high quality, high value and environment-friendly customer solutions. With Nuance software, Epson customers can improve document workflows to enhance productivity and create efficiencies. Organisations are also able to gain control of document security to secure protected information against unauthorised access by individuals in and outside of the organisation.”

Solutions now available with Epson Workforce Enterprise and Pro printers include:

Equitrac Office.
With Hybrid Print Control, Equitrac Office delivers organisational versatility and control and reduces IT complexities by removing dependencies on print servers, print drivers and complex print fleets, while managing every printed page in an organisation.

Equitrac Express.
Gives IT administrators the flexibility to let students, faculty and staff print what they need, when they need it, wherever they are located. At the same time, it helps to reduce total print output and costs, accurately allocate print costs, implement print quotas and enable guest printing through pay-for-print.

eCopy ShareScan.
When employees use an MFP within the workgroup area, eCopy quickly and simply guides workgroup members through the process of properly capturing documents. This solution will also be made available with Epson document scanners.

The agreement also covers the following software packages for Epson document scanners:

The OmniPage Capture SDK has the world’s most accurate optical character recognition (OCR) technology. It provides developers with everything they need to add robust imaging, OCR, and PDF creation and conversion capabilities into applications, as well as barcode recognition technology, intelligent character recognition, zonal recognition and more.

Power PDF.
This software makes it easy for businesses to gain control over PDF workflows with the ability to create, convert, edit, assemble and securely share PDF files. It provides all the tools needed to annotate, mark up, sign, secure, redact and compress PDFs, and create and work with PDF forms, making it easy to edit and publish PDF files. Users can quickly convert files from Word to PDF and from PDF to Word with excellent compatibility, accuracy and reliability.

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