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Epson Managed Print Services Wins Silver in 2014 ChannelPro SMB Readers' Choice Awards

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson today announced it has been named a Silver winner for Managed Print Services in the 2014 ChannelPro SMB Readers' Choice Awards. These awards highlight the products, technologies, services, and programs that best fit the requirements of SMBs and the channel pro organizations that serve them. Nearly 1,000 VARs, MSPs, systems integrators, custom builders and IT consultants in the U.S. voted in this year's ChannelPro SMB Readers' Choice Awards, and named Epson as one of the top three Managed Print Services (MPS) providers.

Epson America, Inc

"Epson delivers innovative printing solutions and its joint efforts with leading independent MPS solution providers brings a new level of print management to resellers," said Alfredo Soto, group manager, New Printing Solutions, Epson America, Inc. "This award underscores our commitment to providing the most effective MPS solutions for our partners and we are honored to be recognized by the channel."

Epson works closely with industry-leading MPS software providers to deliver powerful solutions for IT network professionals and dealers that require robust business printers with easy-to-use monitoring services to manage productivity, performance and cost. In addition, Epson recently introduced two new printers to its product line, the WorkForce Pro® WF-5690 and WF-5190, powered by PrecisionCore™, Epson's revolutionary printing technology, which deliver 50 percent lower printing cost than lasers1, and are available with a best-in-class three year warranty.

ChannelPro SMB is a premier source of business and technology insights for channel partners serving small and midsize business markets. ChannelPro SMB readers were invited to participate in its Readers' Choice Awards and vote in several categories including products, technologies, services, and programs in the channel today. For each category, readers were asked to select the option that best satisfies their business' requirements, work styles, and budgets of their small and midsize business clients, as well as those that best serve their own partner organizations.

"Our readers are as passionate and selective about the tools they choose for their businesses as they are about the solutions they recommend to their SMB clients," said Michael Siggins, publisher of ChannelPro SMB. "It was gratifying to see such a high level of participation in the survey on the part of our readers, which helps us compile the only ranking of this kind for SMBs and the channel pro organizations that serve them."

About ChannelPro SMB

ChannelPro SMB provides targeted business and technology information for IT channel partners who serve small and midsize businesses. Via ChannelPro SMB magazine and associated online properties, ChannelPro SMB delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to a reseller's business success. Perspectives from VARs, vendors, distributors, and analysts are spotlighted daily. No other media company focuses on the small and midsize marketplace like ChannelPro SMB. More information is available at www.channelprosmb.com.

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving and high-precision technologies.

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/Epson), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

1 Compared with best-selling, color laser printers priced at $699 (USD) or less, based on NPD data, March 2013February 2014. Calculation based on continuous printing with highest-capacity cartridges. Actual savings will vary based on print task and use conditions.

EPSON and WorkForce are registered trademarks, Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, and PrecisionCore is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. 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.

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