Two new highly productive and efficient compact document scanners

Market-leading speed* with smart features for capturing a wide range of documents

Two new highly productive and efficient compact document scanners

Epson announces its fastest sheet-fed scanner range, the WorkForce DS-970 and DS-870, which are highly reliable devices for high-pressure environments such as the healthcare, legal and financial sectors. With market-leading capture speeds of 85ppm, or 170ipm, a high-capacity 100-sheet ADF and advanced job processing features, they prove invaluable in any business workflow. Both offer a new colour LCD panel to improve ease of use for device and job control functions, while onboard sensors and innovative software combine to boost productivity and image quality.

Steve King, market development manager at Epson Europe says: “High-end scanning involves more complex capture scenarios. Customers are scanning high volumes of business sensitive documents in high pressure environments. With advanced job processing features, such as automatic feed mode for continuous scanning, slow mode to ensure accurate capture of challenging media, a new dirt detection function that warns operators if there is an impaired scan, and ultra-sonic double feed detection to prevent data loss, customers can be assured they are getting the job done efficiently and effectively every time.”

Fast & durable

The scanners now feature USB 3 for faster data transfer and an improved duty cycle, so users can scan up to 9000 pages per day on the DS-970 and 7000 pages per day on the DS-870.

Versatile document processing

Users need not worry about variations in documents they need to capture – both models offer Epson’s widest media handling from 27gsm to 413gsm and long paper scanning mode up to 6096mm. For documents that cannot be scanned via the ADF – customers can choose from three different flatbed solutions up to A3 in size.

The optional network panel enables the DS-870 and DS-970 to be shared between users and departments. Both devices come with Document Capture Pro and Epson Scan software: Epson Scan software is designed for advanced imaging technology such as searchable PDFs, advanced colour dropout and automatic de-skew. Epson’s Document Capture Pro features job profile creation that enables individuals to scan, save and share information around the business effortlessly. Advanced features for naming, separating and routing documents makes scanning simple and logical. Save and send files like PDF, jpeg, tiff and other formats.

The WorkForce DS-870 and DS-970 are available from 1 stFebruary 2019, priced at €699 and €949 respectively.

In the departmental scanner category as defined by InfoSource as the new WorkForce DS-970 will be the fastest scanner in terms of speed. Comparing to the market leader as per annual sales in 2017 again using InfoSource (Fujitsu fi-7180) the DS-970 has the duty cycle of 9000 pages per day vs the Fujitsu fi-7140 – 6000 pages per day. Data taken from manufacturer’s own website on 7th August 2018.
FeaturesDS-970DS-870
Fast colour scanning speeds (300dpi)85ppm65ppm
100-sheet paper ADF capacity (80gsm)
Daily duty cycleUp to 9000 pages per dayUp to 7000 pages per day
Colour LCD panel (1.44inch) with 10 push button control
Scanner maintenance intervention via dirt detection functionVia Epson Scan 2Via Epson Scan 2
Scan a wide range of media (27 – 413gsm)
On-board sensors including ultrasonic and paper protection
Device controls including slow mode and double feed detection skip for delicate, damaged or labelled documents
Compact to fit in any office environment
Network Interface Unit for easy sharing between users with push scan and pre-defined job profilesOptionalOptional
Integrated, A4 & A3 flatbed optionsOptionalOptional
TWAIN, WIA, ICA, SANE, ISIS drivers availableVia downloadVia download
Epson Document Capture Pro, Document Capture Pro Server & Epson Device Admin supportedVia downloadVia download