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Media Release: Friday May 10, 2019
A reboot of the hit 80s series
Stream new episodes from Sunday May 26
Magnum P.I. a modern take on the classic series, will be available to stream from Sunday May 26 on Foxtel and watch at 8:30pm AEST on FOX8.
Centring on Thomas Magnum, played by Jay Hernandez, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.
A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum lives in a guest cottage on Robin’s Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business. The ‘majordomo’ of the property is Juliet Higgins (Perdita Weeks), a beautiful and commanding disavowed MI:6 agent whose second job is to keep Magnum in line, with the help of her two Dobermans. When Magnum needs back-up on a job, he turns to his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors, Theodore “TC” Calvin (Stephen Hill), a former Marine chopper pilot who runs Island Hoppers, a helicopter tour business, and Orville “Rick” Wright (Zachary Knighton), a former Marine door-gunner-turned-impresario of Oahu’s coolest nightclub and the most connected man on the island. Suspicious of Magnum’s casual attitude and presence at his crime scenes, Detective Gordon Katsumoto (Tim Kang) finds that he and Magnum are more alike than either of them care to admit. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is on the case.
Epson Australia joins the Energy Efficiency Council
Continues strong commitment to sustainability and energy efficient technologies
SYDNEY, 9 May 2019 – Epson Australia has joined the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), Australia’s peak body for energy efficiency, energy management and demand response. The move is part of Epson’s continued commitment to sustainability and energy efficient technologies. It is this commitment which led Epson to integrate the inherent efficiencies of its PrecisionCore inkjet technology across its range of printers, in particular the WorkForce Enterprise series, which uses up to 87% less power than comparable laser printers.*
Epson is the EEC’s newest Sponsor member, joining the ranks of industry leaders ANZ, Schneider Electric, Siemens and Signify.
Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel said, “Over the past decade, the EEC has been a vehicle for bringing together individuals and organisations with a deep interest in energy efficiency, and for coordinating effort that drives change. Epson’s commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency is clear, and we are delighted to welcome them as one of our most senior and passionate members. We look forward to working with the team to further our shared goal of making sensible, cost effective demand side solutions standard practice across the Australian economy.”
Epson Australia GM Craig Heckenberg said, “The decision to partner with the Energy Efficiency Council was an easy one because both organisations share common values when it comes to energy efficiency. Epson is playing an active role in helping Australian businesses reduce their energy consumption by delivering high quality products that require less energy to operate, without compromising on performance or cost.”
Heckenberg continues, “We see businesses every day, taking practical steps to reduce their energy consumption but there is still more work to be done. Australian businesses are already switching to LED lighting and more carbon efficient air conditioning systems but another area that should also be considered is office equipment. Laser printers and copiers consume a high amount of energy when compared to a business inkjet printer such as Epson’s Workforce Enterprise. By simply switching your laser printer or copier to inkjet you can drive down energy costs even further, while continuing to make a positive contribution to the environment”.
Epson Australia shares the EEC’s ambitious aspirations for the sector and is integral to the development of innovative practice and an informed policy debate. Epson actively strives to provide products and services in a manner that fully supports its global and corporate philosophy of protecting the earth’s environment and cooperating with the local community.
As a result the company has had some notable achievements in the areas of environmental conservatism and sustainability including:
In 2002, Epson Australia became one of the first printer vendors in Australia to achieve certification to the International Standard ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System.
The NSW Energy and Water Green Globe Awards had awarded Epson a Gold Medal in 2006 as part of the Energy Smart Business Program for having over 75% of its operation energy efficient.
Epson Australia has also achieved finalist status three times for the 10 Year Sustainability Life Award at the Gold Green Globe awards.
Epson Australia continuously sets aggressive targets for reduction of CO2 gas emissions, and re-uses or recycles (diverts from landfill) at least 60% of all waste emanating from its Head Office site in North Ryde.
Epson Australia also ensures on an ongoing basis that:
Environmental considerations are included and consistent in all aspects of the company’s business planning and operations.
Conservation of the use of raw materials and resources in the company’s operations to continually reduce the environmental impact of their business.
Compliance with all relevant environmental laws and regulations, ordinances, and other requirements.
Contribution to community discussion where these relate to the company’s operations through legislation and policies of environmental agencies.
Performance improvements through setting achievable environmental objectives and targets.
Regular reviews of the company’s ongoing activities, practices and procedures.
*Epson WorkForce Enterprise max power consumption of 320W is 87% less than the average of 22 laser counterpart 60 ppm+ models available in the Australian market as at 31 October 2018, based on manufacturers’ own specifications.
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About Epson and Epson Australia
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, watches 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 81,000 employees in 85 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 Australia offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the commercial, industrial, consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets, and is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) solutions for the retail market. Epson is the market leader in Australia and worldwide in sales of projectors for the home, office and education. Established in 1983 Epson Australia is headquartered in North Ryde NSW and is a subsidiary of the Epson Group headquartered in Japan.
About the Energy Efficiency Council
The Energy Efficiency Council is Australia’s peak body for energy efficiency, energy management and demand response. Formed in 2009, the Council is a not-for-profit membership association that exists to make sensible, cost effective energy efficiency measures standard practice across the Australian economy. We work on behalf of our members to promote stable government policy, provide clear information to energy users and drive the quality of energy efficiency products and services.
The EEC’s full suite of policy recommendations for promoting smart energy use across the Australian economy are set out in the Australian Energy Efficiency Policy Handbook.
Winner of Best Media Relations Award at the 2019 IT Journalism Awards (aka The Lizzies)
Epson announces new ultra-connected compact point-of-sale printer
New TM-H6000V offers improved reliability, useful connectivity features and a low total cost of ownership
SYDNEY, 8 May 2019 – Epson Australia has announced the launch of a new compact point-of-sale printer capable of receipt printing, slip printing and cheque
processing in one unit, and offering improved reliability, useful connectivity features and a very low total cost of ownership. Amongst other retailers, the TM-H6000V is aimed at shops and businesses that require cheque-processing facilities at point of sale, and want to print receipts with the same unit.
The TM-H6000V prints at speeds up to 350mm/s¹, offers faster cheque processing than its predecessor, has a faster auto-cutter, and offers a selection of other improvements that help businesses boost overall efficiency. It also helps minimise downtime with improved reliability.
The thermal printer is now effective for 200 km of receipts, while its auto-cutter is capable of three million cuts.
The printer is flexible enough to adapt to the demands of a modern retail environment, with new features including Server Direct Print (SDP) to permit web-based printing, as well as multiple interfaces for tablet and PC coexistence. ePOS-Print, ePOS-display and NFC tagging allow simple and quick tablet POS set-up, for businesses moving into tablet-based POS.
Designed with significant business critical improvements, the TM-H6000V multifunction hybrid printer supports advanced functionality to ‘future proof’ the product for many years to come.
In short the TM-H6000V helps businesses maximise the efficiency of their in-store printing so they’re constantly ready for the ever-changing world of retail.
TM-H6000V Key Features
Connect to multiple devices ― printer can be dynamically shared by legacy POS terminals, tablets and mobile devices, as well as cloud servers
Triple-interface connectivity to future-proof growing businesses ― maximum flexibility with three options, including built-in USB and Ethernet2
Less down time ― remote monitoring of the printer’s status and part life expectancy3
Fewer service calls ― intuitive control panel with visual error notifications
Designed for the cloud ― supports printing from Web-based applications utilising Epson’s ePOS™ print technology; plus, utilise Server Direct Printing for online ordering support
Distributed proximity-based printing ― through Epson’s Beacon support using BLE (Bluetooth® Low Energy)4; and, through NFC (Near Field Communication) technology for easy pairing with mobile devices5
Advanced paper-saving functions for thermal receipts ― top-margin and character height reduction features help reduce paper usage by up to 47%6
Reliability ― printhead reliability of 200 km and extended auto cutter life of 3 million cuts7
Fast transaction times ― print speeds up to 350 mm/sec1, plus a high-speed auto cutter
Fast check processing ― high MICR reader accuracy
1. Maximum print speed may not be achieved depending on the paper utilised, type of interface, data transmission conditions and combination of commands.
2. Built-in USB and Ethernet interfaces, with additional options of serial, parallel, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi interfaces
3. Requires customisation with third-party applications.
4. Requires the use of a beacon dongle connected to TM-H6000V printer via the USB-A port. Supports only Apple® iBeacon™ compliant format. The Epson-approved dongle is Laird model BT820.
5. NFC tag requires use of a device that includes an NFC reader, and may require additional software
6. Paper savings depend on the text and graphics printed on the receipt.
7. Rated printhead and cutter lives based on use of the following media only, with printer operated at room temperature and normal humidity:
Model KT55FA: Papierfabrik August Koehler SE
Model PD160R: Oji Imaging Media Co., Ltd.
Model TF50KS-Y: NIPPON Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
The new Epson TM-H6000V
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Media Release: Tuesday May 7, 2019
Dance Moms: Resurrection
Abby Lee Miller is back with a new generation of dancers and mums set for the stage and wanting the spotlight
Starts Sunday June 9
After a rocky few years, the famously outspoken Abby Lee Miller returns to the world of dance and doing what she does best! Dance Moms: Resurrection will be available to stream from Sunday June 9 on Foxtel.
The popular and polarising reality series will also screen Sundays at 7:30pm from June 9 on Arena.
The road has not been easy for Dance Mom’s star Abby Lee Miller. After completing her prison sentence last year, the famed dance instructor was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But if anything, Abby has proven she is a fighter and is not ready to hang up the dance shoes.
Dance Moms: Resurrection will follow Abby as she rebuilds her dance company while battling the after effects of a cancer that has left her confined to a wheelchair. Abby is ready to get back to her life and do what she loves most…teaching students to dance! With the goal of putting her life, health and dance studio back together, Abby returns to where it all began – the Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh.
Season 8 kicks off with a one hour special on Sunday June 9 at 6:30pm providing an inside look at Abby’s physical and emotional struggles while undergoing chemotherapy and learning to regain the use of her legs, all the while pushing forward to keep her dream of a new competitive dance team for the Abby Lee Dance Company alive.
Immediately following at 7:30pm, the first episode of Dance Moms: Resurrection will showcase the newest kids of the ALDC as they fight to become the best dancers they can be and earn a spot on Abby’s Elite Team – while their mothers fight battles of their own.
Meet the new dancers and their mums!
Daughter: Hannah (13)
As a former choreographer and pageant director, Ann expects only the best from Hannah – which means even if there’s no dance class Hannah is in the studio.
Daughter: Kamryn (7)
An athlete since childhood, Adriana views Kamryn’s dance as a sport. Kamryn has been dancing she she was 2 years old and has placed first in many competitions.
Daughter: Savannah (11)
Former first grade teacher, Erin, quit her job to be a full time dance mum to Savannah. Erin will often film Savannah’s routines and play them back to show her what she did wrong.
Daughter: Sarah (11)
Full time dance mum Michelle is a Pittsburgh native who has many friends in common with Abby. She has yet to find the perfect studio for Sarah and is hoping the ALDC will be it.
Daughter: Pressley (11)
Ashley is a dance studio owner and former professional dancer. Pressley is following in her mum’s footsteps and has danced with Justin Beiber!
Daughter: GiaNina (13)
Dance teacher Joanne has taught her daughter, GiaNina, everything she knows. GiaNina has already danced on Broadway, been in a movie and recently toured with Mariah Carey.
Son: Brady (13)
Tricia is her son Brady’s biggest fan. Brady is the first dancer in his family and will do whatever it takes to make Abby’s Elite team.
Daughter: Lilliana (10)
Stacey and her daughter Lilliana are back at the ALDC! Having left her job, Stacey is now committed to being a full time dance mum. She feels that she and Liliana have the upper hand being the only returning team members this season.