January 29, 2019
Epson has expanded its workgroup document scanner portfolio with new DS-970 and DS-870 color duplex document scanners designed for busy and high-volume workgroups. Epson’s first 85 ppm/170 ipm document scanner, the DS-970 offers a peak daily duty cycle of up to 9,000 sheets, while the new DS-870 scans as fast as 65 ppm/130 ipm with a peak daily duty cycle of up to 7,000 sheets.
Featuring a 100-page Automatic Document Feeder for high-volume batch scanning, the DS-970 and DS-870 help professionals scan, organize and upload a variety of documents, including mixed stacks of business and ID cards, long documents and folded pages up to 11x17 in. Using advanced paper feed technology, which includes Slow Speed Mode for delicate sheets, Double-Feed Detection and Paper Protection to prevent misfeeds, the DS-970 and DS-870 allow the user to conveniently scan important documents. With the included OCR and Document Capture software as well as compatibility with both Windows and Mac, users can create searchable PDFs, store and share their work to online storage accounts such as Evernote, SharePoint and Google DriveTM. Additionally, both models come with a compact footprint, designed to easily fit within virtually any modern workspace.
Equipped with an LCD screen for easy navigation and mode selection, the DS-970 and DS-870 come with advanced TWAIN and ISIS drivers for seamless integration with existing third-party document management software. With expanded versatility, users can choose from the optional Network Interface Unit to share the scanner across a network or optional Flatbed Dock to connect to a compatible Epson photo scanner for scanning photos, passports, or bound materials.
Pricing and Availability
The Epson DS-970 (MSRP $1,499) and DS-870 (MSRP $999) are available through authorized CaptureProSM resellers starting in February. Both scanners include a three-year limited warranty with an Advance Exchange program featuring Next-Business-Day Replacement.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.