Imagination has always been at the heart of Epson’s business.
Since the company’s inception in 1942, when Nagano clock shop owner Hisao Yamazaki had an idea that inspired his handful of loyal workers, the pursuit of printing and imaging excellence has been a core company value that remains today.
From those humble beginnings, there have been many milestones that have morphed Epson into one of the world’s leading technology companies.
One recent landmark saw Epson celebrate its 35th birthday of Singapore operations, which the company marked with a new product showcase in October 2017.
Using Capella Singapore Hotel as backdrop, Epson unveiled the company’s latest product innovations in inkjet printing, visual communications and robotics to an assembled crowd of techies and businesspeople.
The unveiling was intended to highlight Epson’s commitment to artisan printing fused with efficient business for customers.
“We aim to continue to bring innovations to our business customers that will deliver on precision and performance, and to push the boundaries of imagination and possibility,” said Tanaka Toshimitsu, Southeast Asia Managing Director, Epson Singapore.
Printing Smarter and Faster
In the future, Epson plans to replace laser printers all together with inkjet.
This move was highlighted with the recent launch of the WorkForce Enterprise series, the WF-C20590. These printers deliver high-speed printing – up to 100 pages per minute – and outstanding quality that helps companies lower costs through efficiency.
Cost Saving Industrial Robotics
Epson’s latest innovations in robotics were also on display in Singapore with the launch of the new T3.
An addition to the SCARA line up of robots, the T3 is one of Epson’s “seeing robots”, especially useful in industries such as automotive assembly, construction and building.
They are particularly useful for assembling parts of complex machines. The T3’s refined power operates at 30% less energy usage than previous models.
It comes with the option to combine with Epson’s Vision Systems that can enable the robots to “see”, with powerful image processing systems that detect and position objects reliably.
A Better Augmented Reality Experience
Augmented reality experiences also drew attention at the Singapore event in the form of Epson’s new Moverio smart glasses BT-350 and BT-2200 headset augmented reality experience.
Launched at the showcase, the Moverio BT-350 smart glasses were designed for a busy commercial environment and able to be shared by multiple users at once.
The glasses are well-suited to either industrial environments with uses such as remote technical assistance, or in the tourism industry to provide augmented reality experiences on attractions and tours.
Meanwhile the BT-2200 headset includes a hinge, meaning the glasses can fit over front-brim helmets, and also features the world’s first multi-unit docking station for easy multi-fleet management.
The Moverio smart glasses can also be purchased for everyday use, as they come with the capabilities to download a wide variety of applications. Users can download apps such as DJIGO 4, and pair the glasses with a drone, to capture amazing video. You can even download games like Protocol Zero, a stealth-shooter that engages players with a 360-degree experience.