LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of printing solutions, today announced that Epson EcoTank®, WorkForce® and Expression® printers* enabled with Epson Connect™ are now compatible with Amazon Alexa for voice-activated printing. Built on its existing Epson Connect service, the Epson printer skill allows Amazon account holders to conveniently deliver voice commands, such as “Alexa, ask Epson printer to print” a variety of documents, including shopping and to-do lists, craft items, and calendars using Amazon’s cloud-based voice service.
In addition, with Amazon’s new Skill Connections feature, customers can print from select skills, such as Allrecipes.com. Together, Amazon and Epson are making it even easier for customers to print – either onsite or remotely to a printer at home or the office – by simply asking Alexa.
“In the ever-expanding world of IoT, Epson voice-activated printing is another way to increase productivity and connectivity, ensuring the latest technologies work together effortlessly to benefit our customers’ busy lives,” said Jack Rieger, senior product manager of software and user experience, Epson America. “With the Epson printer skill, we’ve made printing as easy as having a conversation. Voice-activated printing is the next smart convenience in today’s smart home.”
By integrating easy and fast printing via voice command, Epson allows busy families to multitask and get more out of their day. The Epson printer skill enables users to communicate through a number of commands for their common printing needs. Epson plans to include support for multiple voice assistants in early 2019.
Epson voice-activated printing is available with Alexa now and can be found in the Alexa Skills Store via the Alexa app or on Amazon.com. It’s compatible with Epson printers that feature the Epson Connect service including the EcoTank, WorkForce, and Expression printer lines. Once the skill is enabled, customers just need to say “Alexa, open Epson Printer” to get started. More information on voice-activated printing with Epson can be found here.
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 80,000 employees in 86 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
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: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).
* Voice-activated printing not compatible with the Epson ET2500 and ET2550 and printers that are 5 or more years old
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