CRN Test Center, the Channel Company's technology review arm, has named Epson's WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 MFP with Replaceable Ink Pack System,as 2015 Product of the Year in the Printers category.
CRN provides in-depth coverage of an extensive array of products across a wide range of categories. CRN's annual Product of the Year awards are selected by editors from among that pool. This year's highlighted award categories include Android devices, client software, components, data center, desktops, enterprise storage, Internet of Things, mobile, office equipment, PC sticks, peripherals, printers, rugged, security, SMB networking and SMB storage. Products are recognized for a number of factors, including quality, uniqueness of features, ease of setup and use, and ability to increase worker productivity and reduce cost and complexity for solution providers, IT departments and end users.
"This award underscores Epson commitment to provide companies large and small with innovative products that streamline business activities. The WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 is a powerful printing solution that allows companies to cut cost and have more flexibility when it comes to color printing," said Larry Trevarthen, director, Business Imaging, Epson America.
The WorkForce Pro WF-R5690, powered by PrecisionCore, features an innovative Replaceable Ink Pack System allowing users to print up to 50,000 pages without changing the ink packs1 for exceptionally low intervention rates. This heavy-duty solution also delivers professional quality prints at ultra-fast output speeds of 20 ISO ppm (black and color), a 35-page duplex Auto Document Feeder and a 45,000-page monthly duty cycle2.
To boost productivity even more, the WF-R5690 features a wide range of connectivity options, including wireless and Wi-Fi Direct3, and supports a Universal printer driver, PCL4 and PostScript 3. In addition, the printer provides advanced security settings and is compatible with leading MPS software solutions such as PrintFleet, ECi (FMAudit), Print Audit. The WF-R5690 is available through select commercial channel partners.
"Technical excellence in products that have the ability to drive sales and create an immediate and long-lasting impact on a solution provider's business, backed by a technology vendor that understands and supports the channel, is a winning combination deserving recognition," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company.
The 2015 Products of the Year are featured in the December 2015 issue of CRN.