SHARP EXPANDS ITS REACH INTO THE PRODUCTION SPACE WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE PRO SERIES COLOR DOCUMENT SYSTEMS

MAHWAH, NJ, September 5, 2013 — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, introduces the new Pro Series MX-6500N and MX-7500N color document systems, which round out Sharp’s high-speed, high-volume product lineup, offering speeds of 65ppm and 75ppm respectively. These new models are the perfect fit for Print On-Demand environments such as Central Reprographics Departments (CRD) and In-Plant print shops where productivity, consistent high image quality and ease-of-use are essential.  Further enhancing the Pro Series is the advanced MX-PE10 EFI™ Fiery® Server option, unleashing the full potential of the Sharp print engines.

The MX models provide multifunction versatility with unique key features that enhance operability and maintain consistent results page after page, job after job, with stunning image quality and increased reliability.  Full-bleed booklets are printed with ease and made possible by Sharp’s unique edge-to-edge printing capability. The tight integration of the powerful MX-PE10 Fiery Sever with Command WorkStation® job management interface and the Sharp 15.4” touch-screen provides unmatched control and ease-of-use and virtually eliminates the need for multiple workstations, an industry first. Amongst the stringent requirements in the On-Demand print market, the ability to run a wide range of media reliably and with professional results is paramount. By means of Sharp’s exclusive triple air-feed paper handling option, customers can rest assured their media requirements are fulfilled with optimum performance and dependability.

“As businesses seek to gain control of their outsourcing costs without sacrificing quality, the Print On-Demand market will continue to see production work trickle down from traditional printing methods to digital,” said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Solutions Group, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “The Sharp Pro Series was developed to satisfy these needs by providing production class features with multifunction versatility, reducing costs while providing professional results in-house.”

Integration   Driven by the EFI Fiery MX-PE10 option, the new Sharp Pro Series Color Document Systems feature full integration and industry leading control with the latest EFI Fiery Command WorkStation, allowing all print jobs to be managed directly on Sharp’s large 15.4” high-resolution touch-screen display. The same display also serves as the main operation panel for the Pro Series. Both the MX-6500N and the MX-7500N models offer the option to be driven by a Fiery MX-PE10 running the latest Fiery FS100 Pro system software.

“This integration combines Sharp’s unique feature set with EFI’s high performance Fiery technology for a complete solution to fulfill the demands of today’s print professionals,” said Marusic.

“EFI is excited to work with Sharp to create the unique, highly advanced printer and workflow integration offered on the Sharp Pro Series,” said John Henze, Vice President, Fiery marketing, EFI. “Customers will find they can do more, in less, time, with better quality and reliability by bringing proven Fiery production technologies into this new class of Sharp products.”

Availability The new MX-6500N and MX-7500N models are available immediately for purchase via authorized Sharp dealers and direct sales.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools.

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Pro Series document systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp® document systems feature the Sharp OSA® development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity.  To keep documents safe from unauthorized users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering the most secure suite of MFP applications.

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Sharp Previews New Lineup of Mid-High Volume Monochrome Workgroup Document Systems

MAHWAH, NJ, Nov. 11, 2013 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, unveils a new family of six mid-high volume monochrome MFPs. The new Advanced Series and Essentials Series make it easy for businesses to choose the performance and features best suited for their environment.

The new Advanced Series document systems represent Sharp’s newest  technology and are designed for customers with demanding workflow environments  that need superior performance at speeds of 36ppm, 46ppm and 56ppm. These amazing  new MFPs refine the user experience with Sharp’s  leading-edge 10-inch table-style touch-screen and other innovative features that  include an integrated retractable keyboard, wireless networking, true Adobe®  PostScript® 3™ and available high capacity paper handling for longer  uptime. The Advanced Series also provides access to Sharp Cloud Portal Office,  a revolutionary new cloud storage service enabling businesses to collaborate  seamlessly with Sharp document systems and AQUOS BOARD™ Interactive Display  Systems, as well as with smart phones and tablets.

The Essentials Series document systems are designed  for cost conscious customers and offer features common to competitive models in  this class. The Essentials Series provide full multifunction capability (copying,  network printing and network scanning) at speeds of 36ppm, 46ppm and 56ppm.

“This new family of monochrome MFP products has been designed to support today’s busy office environments, offering high productivity, powerful multitasking, off-premises cloud support and more,” said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Solutions Group, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “Offering both an Advanced Series and an Essentials Series allows Sharp Dealers greater flexibility in balancing their customer’s business needs within their budget requirements.”  

Convenience and Productivity Features Sharp’s built-in wireless networking on the Sharp Advanced Series, in conjunction with the free Sharpdesk® Mobile app, offers convenient printing and scanning for guest users, without having to access the company’s corporate network. The “Point-to-Point” mode establishes a direct wireless connection to mobile devices, which is isolated from the wired LAN.

Both the Sharp Advanced series and Essentials Series offer a range of paper handling and finishing options to accommodate virtually any size office environment.  Sharp’s standard End-of-Lease feature can overwrite all document and user data, which helps protect business and personal information at time of trade in.

Availability The new MX-M365N, MX-M465N and MX-565N Advanced Series and the MX-M364N, MX-M464N and MX-M564N Essentials Series monochrome document systems will be available for purchase Q1 2014 via authorized Sharp dealers and direct sales.

About Sharp  Electronics Corporation Sharp  Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, a  worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances,  networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED  lighting and mobile communication and information tools.

About Sharp Imaging  and Information Company of America Sharp  Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics  Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Series  multifunction printers (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow  efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp® MFPs feature the Sharp OSA® development platform, which seamlessly  integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet  virtually any business need, and Scan2  technology,  which scans two-sided documents in a single pass, to enhance scanning  reliability and help preserve document integrity.  To keep documents safe from unauthorized  users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering one of  the most secure suites of MFP applications.

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Sharp Introduces Cloud Portal Office – Secure anytime, anywhere access to Business Content

Sharp’s unique cloud solution combines content management, collaboration, conferencing, and document capture and control capabilities to improve efficiency and save time!

MAHWAH, NJ, Nov. 11,  2013 – Sharp Imaging and Information  Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation,  introduces Cloud Portal Office, a first-of-its-kind software solution designed  for an increasingly mobile workforce where companies need to share information  while maintaining control and security over critical documents.

Cloud Portal Office  provides secure anywhere, anytime access to business content, facilitates both  remote and in person collaboration, and creates a single repository for both  electronic and hard copy documents accessible from a wide range of business  platforms including tablets, smartphones, traditional PCs, as well as Sharp’s  AQUOS BOARD™ Interactive Display Systems and Sharp OSA® enabled MFPs.

What differentiates  Cloud Portal Office from other cloud solutions currently on the market is the  unique combination of capabilities it brings together, and the solution’s  optimization for the Sharp B2B channel. Cloud Portal Office allow businesses  to:

  • Connect from virtually  anywhere. Whether in the office, traveling, or working remotely, Cloud Portal  Office helps maximize productivity by allowing workers to stay connected and  access business content wherever they are and from a range of devices,  including computers, tablets or smartphones.
  • Collaborate more seamlessly.  Files and folders can quickly be shared with remote workers, or those in the  same office, when collaborating on projects.
  • Conference with confidence  through Cloud Portal Office’s seamless integration with Sharp’s AQUOS BOARD  displays. Presentations are now easy to access and present – no laptops or  other technology needed.
  • Capture and archive hard  copy documents through Sharp OSA enabled MFPs. The system integrates directly  with MFPs, allowing hard copy documents to be stored alongside digital files.  Indexing capabilities make finding information simple.
  • Control your business content  through Cloud Portal Office’s security over stored content. Enhanced folder  sharing and permission setting capabilities allow users to share as much or as  little as they like.

Working  together in Cloud Portal Office, these capabilities, along with their  optimization for integration with Sharp MFPs and displays, ultimately save  businesses time and money.

“Sharp’s  Cloud Portal Office is a cost effective, fully integrated solution for  businesses large and small,” said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President,  Marketing and Business Solutions Group, Sharp Imaging and Information Company  of America. “It allows companies to balance the needs of their workforce to  collaborate while maintaining a high level of security.”

Cloud  Portal Office is the first Software as a Service (SaaS) application available  through Sharp’s Cloud Portal platform. It provides a management console for a  suite of Sharp and 3rd party cloud services; offering the channel a single  purchase and management platform while providing end customers with unified license  management and single sign on across services.

Cloud Portal Office includes a suite  of software that allows users to seamlessly connect to the software no matter  where they are and easily upload documents. This includes Cloud Portal Office  Desktop for syncing software with Macintosh® OS and Microsoft® Windows®  computers; Cloud Portal Office Mobile app for Apple iPhones®, iPads® and  Android® phones and tablets; Cloud Portal Office Meeting Room, the AQUOS BOARD  Interactive Display connector, and Cloud Portal Office  Scan/Print, a Sharp OSA enabled MFP Connector for seamless integration.

Availability Cloud Portal Office is available Q1 2014 for purchase via authorized Sharp dealers and direct sales.

About Sharp  Electronics Corporation Sharp  Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, a  worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances,  networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED  lighting and mobile communication and information tools.

About Sharp Imaging  and Information Company of America Sharp Imaging and Information  Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the  advanced, color MX Pro Series document systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and  increase productivity. Sharp document systems feature the Sharp OSA development  platform, which seamlessly integrates  network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any  business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to  enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity.  To keep documents safe from unauthorized  users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering  the most secure suite of MFP applications.

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The Bookscan Station Document Center is Here!

Millennium Business Systems is proud to announce the latest product to our family, the Bookscan Station. This innovative product line features a user intuitive interface that is walk up friendly for printing, copying, faxing and scanning to multiple destinations including Google Docs, Smartphone and Tablet.

Check out this demonstration video.

For additional information, contact Venetta Diesel at 513-924-9600 or vdiesel@getmillennium.com.

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Sharp Continues To Extend Its Leadership In The MFP Industry With The Introduction Of Four New Mid-Volume Workgroup Document Systems

Millennium Business Systems is very proud to represent the leaders in the document systems industry…Sharp Electronics. Today, Sharp announced the introduction of four new mid-volume color Workgroup Document Systems. These multi-functional/copier devices will include Pantone matching, OSA integration, wireless networking, enhanced cloud storage, banner printing capabilities and much more. Check out the full article here or for more information please contact your sales representative at 513-924-9600.

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