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Epson America Recognized as one of CRN's 2014 Channel Champions

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, a leading provider of exceptionally performing business solutions, announced today that it has been named one of CRN's 2014 Channel Champions. For nearly 25 years, CRN's annual Channel Champions awards rank vendors across the areas of technical satisfaction, support satisfaction and financial benefits, based on the results of a series of surveys conducted with top solution providers. The winners were honored during a special awards ceremony at the XChange Solution Provider conference in Los Angeles on March 4.

Epson America, Inc.

The CRN Channel Champions survey is the largest and broadest-based technology integrator market study in the industry, measuring IT solution providers' overall perceptions of vendor products and services across 31 technology categories. In addition to defining which vendors are leading the way in partner satisfaction, the scores—including year-to-year comparisons—also provide a snapshot of the competitive dynamics in each category.

Available through the Epson ImageWaySM Partner Program, the award-winning Epson® WorkForce® Pro C Series was developed specifically to provide VARs and commercial channel partners and their customers with cost-effective printing solutions that deliver superior quality output and meet customer technology needs. The workgroup color printers deliver up to 50 percent lower printing costs[1] and up to 70 percent less power consumption[2] when compared to color laser printers and offer a three-year limited warranty. The high performance, cost efficiency and quality imaging performance delivered by the WorkForce Pro C Series printers, as well as remote printing capabilities with Epson Connect™ mobile printing solutions, warranted IT solution providers to vote Epson as one of CRN's Channel Champions in the Workgroup Color Printer category and Financial Satisfaction sub-category. For more information about the Epson ImageWay Program, visit http://imageway.goepson.com. For more information about the WorkForce Pro C Series, please visit www.epson.com/workgroupprinters.

"Epson continues to provide superior printing solutions to meet the needs of networked workgroups within small-to-medium-sized businesses, and we are honored to be recognized as one of CRN's Channel Champions in multiple categories," said Monika Dees, product manager, Business Imaging, for Epson America. "Epson is committed to deliver industry-leading business solutions and support to partners and resellers so they can be confident they are offering their customers high quality and robust solutions."

"For more than 30 years, CRN has been an advocate for the IT channel community, producing invaluable content and resources to help solution providers and vendors navigate the IT channel market effectively," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "CRN's Channel Champions project serves as an industry benchmark, highlighting the vendors that understand and best meet the needs of today's solution providers, despite a changing and dynamic IT landscape. This list defines the 'best of the best' among the vendor community today, and we congratulate the winners on this well-deserved honor."

The 2014 Channel Champions list is featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

EPSON and WorkForce are registered trademarks, Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, and Epson Connect is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. ImageWay is a service mark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

[1] Compared with best-selling color laser multifunction printers priced at $699 or less, as of December 2011. Calculation based on continuous printing with highest capacity cartridges. Actual savings will vary based on print task and use conditions.
[2] Compared to the best-selling monochrome and color multifunction laser printers available for $699 or less as of December 2010. Actual power savings will vary by product model and usage.

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