During Epson Philippines’ highly anticipated yearly event, now billed as Epson Fusion 7, the global brand unveiled gems of innovation within the 3-day launch and adventure event held at Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa at the country’s premier surfing capital destination, Siargao. Toshimitsu Tanaka, President and Country Manager of Epson Philippines and concurrently the Managing Director of Epson Southeast Asia regional office, Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd., was himself present as the Epson officers gave an overview of the company’s achievements in the past year, as well as what is in store for the incoming fiscal year.
Seven new products were unveiled as Epson took the opportunity to give its media guests a glimpse into remarkable gems of innovation beyond its mainstream product categories last May 19, Day 1 of “Epson: Discover More” launch.
“We are truly grateful to all of you for helping communicate our activities, products & services, and advocacies last year. A year we consider a period of triumph as Epson attained the No.1 position in Projectors, Inkjet printers and Business System Printers,“says Tanaka who came in the country together with his daughter, Asami.
The venue for the media thanksgiving event is well known for its most famous surfing destination, “Cloud 9”, with its heavy barrels that lure adventure-seekers from all over the world.
Adjudged by Travel+Leisure Asia as one of the ”8 Ultimate Islands”, the tear-drop shaped island in Surigao Del Norte is where travelers are welcomed by an abundance of coconut trees and fine sand. Described as an “an island that defines laid-back”, Siargao presents many environmental and cultural gems, including vast mangroves, intricate rock formations and gentle, smiling locals. Proclaimed as a Protected Landscape and Seascape Area in 1992, Siargao is a haven and protective ground for endangered and at risk flora and fauna like the Pawikan and Philippine saltwater crocodile.
Top 7 gems of innovation from Epson
PRINTER AND COPIER USING RIPS TECHNOLOGY
Epson WorkForce PRO WF R8591
Epson introduces a new way for businesses to save on printing costs with a Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS). The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8591 is the first printer model to feature this technology by utilizing high capacity ink packs that can hold a much higher volume of ink compared to traditional ink and toner cartridges. With a full set of ink packs, the WF-R8591 can print up to 75,000 pages before the need to have any of them replaced.
Epson LabelWorks LW-Z900FK
Epson introduces its next-generation industrial labelling solution, the award-winning Epson LabelWorks LW-Z900FK. As the first in the industry, the LW-Z900FK gives its users the convenience of creating variable lengths of labels through its mix-length printing option. More than its functions, the LW-Z900FK is also made of scratch-durable elastomer material, making it drop impact resistant and able to withstand varying industrial environments.
PRINTING RECEIPTS VIRTUALLY
The TM-m30 POS receipt printer offers the freedom to print 3-receipts from virtually any mobile device or desktop PC. Also, the TM-m30 can be used with one power source for a tablet and printer.
RECEIPTS ON THE GO!
Epson P80 POS
Perfect for retail and food businesses, the Epson P80 POS printer has several features for printing receipts on-the-go. The P80 is the best in its class with speeds up to 100mm/second, unparalleled battery life and connectivity options suited to meet the requirements of iOS, Android and Windows printing applications.
ROLL-ON-ROLL ECO-SOLVENT SIGNAGE PRINTERS WITH PRECISIONCORE
The next-generation Epson S-Series Printers
The Epson SureColorTM S-Series printers are Epson’s next generation of high-performance roll-to-roll eco-solvent signage printers, which showcase the latest Epson technological advancements in printing. Its extensive advanced features include the high-performance PrecisionCoreTM TFP printhead, a new Print Mode that improves image quality by reducing visible banding, and an auto media adjustment that all make the Epson SurecolorTM printers able to meet the most demanding tasks while lessening operation costs.
SMART GLASSES FOR AUGMENTED REALITY APPLICATIONS
Moverio Pro BT-2000
Epson brings smart glasses technology in the industrial and enterprise setting to a whole new level with the Moverio Pro BT-2000 Smart Headset, allowing professionals to experience a smarter workplace. Leveraging on Epson’s original optical and precision technologies, the Moverio Pro BT-2000 is able to overlay 3D content on top of the real world environment, making it the perfect device for augmented reality applications. The BT-2000 also helps to increase productivity by providing onsite and remote support, and has the potential to revolutionize visual communications for many industries including, but not limited to, warehousing/logistics, repair and maintenance, automotive, manufacturing, and construction.
LASER LIGHT SOURCE HOME PROJECTOR
Elevating the cinematic experience in the comforts of your own home is the Epson EH-LS1000, Epson’s newest state-of-the-art home projector. With its 3 LCD reflective panels and a dual laser light source, users can have their very own Epson Home Cinema experience and see the blackest blacks and more vivid colours come to life.
The World’s 1st Compact Papermaking System
The world’s first compact office papermaking system, the Epson PaperLab, showcases Epson’s commitment to give new value to paper and recycling. The PaperLab is able to produce paper of various thicknesses, and types, from office paper and business card paper to paper that is colored and scented. In addition, Epson has developed Dry Fiber Technology without water, a new group of technologies for the PaperLab, taking the paper recycling process further.
Epson Fusion 7 gave an outlook of what’s to come from Epson. It was truly an exciting event to be part of this event. Everybody involved in this once-in-a-year celebration of friendship bonding of media practitioner had a wonderful moment experiencing the beauty of Sairgao and at the same time were delighted of the new innovation from Epson.
“Epson has an expansive spectrum that goes beyond Printers and Projectors. As one of the leading digital imaging leaders, Epson is a pioneer in advanced products and solutions that have proven to be industry-changers. We hope to take this opportunity to showcase the rarely seen side of Epson for the company’s new and non-mainstream innovations. Here in Fusion 7, we will surely discover more with Epson,” concludes Eduardo Bonoan, Senior General Manager and Head of Marketing, Epson Philippines.
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