New Epson GT-15000 scanner debuted

Epson America Inc. today announced a new workgroup document imaging scanner, the EPSON GT-15000. Delivering clear, sharp text and outstanding grayscale and color image quality at superior scanning speeds, the GT-15000 is an ideal imaging solution for a variety of desktop publishing and corporate workgroup application needs.

“The GT-15000 provides corporate environments with an affordable, high-performance digital imaging solution that can quickly accommodate virtually any scanning project,” said Daniel Oey, senior product manager, image capture products, Epson. “With its large scan area, high-speed operation and incredible versatility, this scanner offers users the power and productivity needed to achieve critical daily requirements.”

    High-Quality Performance at Impressive Speeds

The GT-15000 combines award-winning technology and performance to deliver unmatched versatility for the most demanding corporate workgroup environments. Epson’s ColorTrue(TM) Imaging System integrates superior hardware and software, enabling the GT-15000 to achieve precise color reproduction and reduced noise on scans. Offering 48-bit color depth and 600 x 1200 dpi true hardware resolution through Epson’s Micro Step(TM) drive technology and a four line 600 dpi CCD sensor, the GT-15000 delivers rich, vivid color and easy-to-read text on scans up to 11″ x 17.” The special four line CCD sensor, in addition to the typical Red, Green and Blue lines, has a dedicated Black channel to speed up monochrome scans without reducing image quality.
   
The GT-15000 achieves high-quality output at remarkable speeds, achieving up to 16 pages per minute (ppm) for monochrome and 10 ppm for color (letter size, 300 dpi, draft mode). Ready in an instant with its fast startup time, the scanner can speed through two-page spreads in a single scan. In addition, the GT-15000 scans line art at approximately 1.3 milliseconds per line and grayscale and full-color at approximately 3.8 milliseconds per line, to accommodate an assortment of documents quickly, ranging from small receipts to large financial reports.
   
The GT-15000 features a wide array of features and functionality to enable advanced document imaging including, multi-marquee, batch scanning, highlight and shadow adjustment, tone correction, auto exposure, descreening, un-sharp mask, and live previews of the final scan. For added convenience and control, the GT-15000’s EPSON Twain HS driver also features a new EPSON Scan Office Mode that offers automatic paper size detection, eliminating the need for complicated settings or selections.
   
The GT-15000 comes equipped with a robust software bundle including ScanSoft PaperPort Deluxe 8.0 Full Version, Abbyy Fine Reader 5.0 Sprint and Adobe PhotoShop Elements 2.0. An optional duplex automatic document feeder (ADF) is offered which is capable of scanning up to 100 sheets without any user intervention, and without sacrificing image quality.

    Connectivity and Network Sharing Option

Designed to quickly handle the diverse and demanding scanning requirements of most corporate environments, the GT-15000 includes fast USB 2.0 and SCSI-2 connectivity, with an optional IEEE 1394 interface. In addition, an optional network card is available, enabling busy workgroups to share a single scanner, saving cost and space for installation. The scanner is compatible with Windows 98, NT 4.0, 2000, Me and XP operating systems.

    Pricing and Availability

The GT-15000 base scanner can be purchased as a single component for a street price of $1,499. The ADF option can be purchased separately for a street price of $1,299. The scanner will be available in November and can be purchased through Epson resellers.

    Service & Support

The GT-15000 carries a one-year limited warranty and is supported by the Epson Connection, Epson’s technical support and assistance center. For more information about Epson and its products, call 1-800-GO-EPSON or visit the company’s website at www.epson.com.

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