Lexmark introduces new line of mid-range monochrome devices

Lexmark Introduces New Generation of Mid-Range Monochrome Products

“Like all Lexmark products, these new devices are designed to be reliable, productive and secure additions to customers’ IT assets.”

Lexmark, a global imaging solutions leader, today announced the availability of a new generation of mid-range monochrome products. These intelligent devices are equipped with the latest capabilities, allowing users to focus on growing their business. This new single function and MFP series brings an unparalleled combination of reliability, productivity and security to desktop-sized devices built for medium and small workgroups.

“This new generation of Lexmark mid-range monochrome products brings the power and durability of a departmental printer or MFP to the desktop,” said Allen Waugerman, Lexmark senior vice president and chief technology officer. “The devices include powerful multi-core processors that enable speedy, convenient performance, plus the reliability and security features that customers across the globe expect from Lexmark. In addition, new productivity enhancements help organizations get more done.”

Reliability: Ready when you are
With sturdy metal frames and long-lasting components, the MS and MX 320, 420, 520, and 620 Series devices offer reliability, durability and duty cycles that minimize waste, enhance longevity and minimize the need for service and support. Long-life components, cartridge yields up to 25,000 pages*, and a maximum input capacity of 2,300 pages (with optional trays) keeps these devices working with fewer user interventions.

Productivity: Get more done 
Combining performance, simplicity and connectivity, these new devices enable medium and small work groups to get more done.

  • Performance: up to 50-page-per-minute printing** and a skilled scanner that can accurately capture up to 100 images per minute, even with mixed originals, helps users get what they need in a flash. A powerful multicore processor with up to 2 GB of standard memory simultaneously handles multiple tasks so users can send a fax while they print, for instance.
  • Ease of use: e-Task, Lexmark’s award-winning***, tablet-like interface, provides easy access to powerful, time-saving solutions like Scan Center and  Shortcut Center, enhancing productivity, accessibility, energy savings, and user experience.
  • Connectivity: Innovative connectivity options also boost productivity by integrating with networks, mobile users, and even cloud storage, meeting a wide range of user needs from standard Ethernet and Wi-Fi to optional interfaces like serial, parallel and fiber.

Security: Full spectrum security comes standard
Lexmark’s award-winning full spectrum security features help protect documents, devices and networks from unauthorized access and are fully integrated into every product in the series. Lexmark responds to multi-faceted security threats with a holistic approach, providing systematic security for the device, the fleet and across the network infrastructure, resulting in a safer, more productive environment.

Quality: Clear, accurate output from the desktop
The series’ new media handling capability supports a wider range of media types with better skew performance for more accurate print jobs. Double-sided scanning means less paper movement in the capture process. Font outlining on grays and new and improved printing algorithms enhance fine line resolution and overall print quality. Even complex files with images, charts, and small print emerge from these devices just as designed.

Mobility: Print from where you are
These new devices enable workers to complete tasks via approved mobile devices with the free Lexmark Mobile Print app. Output is also available via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria or Windows Mobile. A scan-to-mobile feature lets users scan pages on the Lexmark MFP, then view and share the scans from their mobile device.

Sustainability: Environmentally conscious
As expected from Lexmark, these devices meet the most stringent global environmental requirements, including the new ENERGY STAR® 2.0 certification and the EPEAT Silver rating.

“At the heart of this new generation of monochrome machines is a powerful multicore processor that supports true multitasking, and twice as much standard memory as previous-generation devices,” Waugerman said. “Like all Lexmark products, these new devices are designed to be reliable, productive and secure additions to customers’ IT assets.”

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Sharp Expands Dynamic Interactive Line of Touchscreen Displays

MONTVALE, N.J.March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), announces the expansion of its award-winning AQUOS BOARD interactive display line for smaller spaces.

The new 50″ Class (49.5″ diagonal) PN-L501C AQUOS BOARD interactive display system is ideal for the increasingly popular “huddle space” meetings and can help users optimize communication in these compact areas. At 100 nits brighter than the PN-L401C model released last year, it also boasts a 25 percent larger diagonal inch measurement and has a 56 percent larger area than the previous model.

The PN-L401C/501C product line has 10-point multi-touch functionality and high-sensitivity capacitive touch technology that provides precise and smooth operation, enhancing the interactive information experience. Both displays share features with other models in the award-winning AQUOS BOARD interactive display line, including the Sharp Pen-on-Paper™ user experience, which resists fingerprints and scratches, as well as providing an anti-glare surface. In addition, Sharp’s 2 mm-tip touch pen is ideal for writing fine lines and text onscreen. It also offers Full HD (1,920 × 1,080-pixel) resolution and advanced connectivity.

“We’re thrilled to add the PN-L501C to the AQUOS BOARD interactive display family, making it our most expansive AQUOS BOARD interactive display product line to date.” said Gary Bailer, Director of Product Planning and Marketing for Pro AV Products at Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “These displays are not only powerful meeting tools for corporate and academic environments, but they can also be used to engage and inform people in stores, museums, showrooms and other public spaces.”

The PN-L501C AQUOS BOARD interactive display is now available for shipping.

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Sharp Named a 2018 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Technology Leader

MONTVALE, N.J.Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp has been recognized as a 2018 Top 100 Global Technology Leader by Thomson Reuters. The inaugural program identifies the tech industry’s most operationally sound and financially successful organizations.

The study, the industry’s first holistic assessment of today’s leading tech companies, utilizes a 28-point, data-driven algorithm to objectively identify organizations with the fortitude for the future in today’s complex business environment. The patent pending methodology, developed by the Thomson Reuters Boston Innovation Lab, is based on eight principle pillars of performance: Financial, Management and Investor Confidence, Risk and Resilience, Legal Compliance, Innovation, People and Social Responsibility, Environmental Impact, and Reputation. These companies are those whose final scores across the pillars outshine over 5,000 other technology companies around the world.

“Sharp is proud to be recognized as a Top 100 Global Technology Leader by Thomson Reuters,” said Doug Albregts, President and CEO, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “This achievement is a true testament to the hardworking men and women who help to make Sharp one of the world’s most influential and innovative leaders, as we adapt to an ever-evolving technological landscape.”

“Tech companies operate at warp speed confronting competitive, regulatory, legal, financial, supply chain and myriad other business challenges. Oftentimes, their financial success overshadows operational integrity, making it difficult to identify those organizations with true fortitude for future success,” said Alex Paladino, global managing director of the Thomson Reuters Technology Practice Group. “With the Top 100 Global Tech Leaders, we’ve identified the unique data points that embody technology industry leadership in the 21st century; congratulations to the companies that made the list.”

Key Findings among the 2018 Top 100 Global Technology Leaders:

  • In addition to being recognized as the first, true valuation of global technology leaders, these organizations outperform the Nasdaq, S&P 500 and MSCI World indices in year-over-year stock price change by 3.91 percent, 4.04 percent and 7.1 percent respectively.
  • Outperform these indices across other factors including YOY R&D investment, employee percent change and revenue percent change.
  • Forty-five percent are headquartered in the United StatesJapan and Taiwan are the next most prolific regions with 13 top 100 tech companies each.

Visit http://tr.com/top100tech to access the full report and view the complete list of 2018 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Technology Leaders. Join the discussion on Twitter #TRtech100.

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Sharp Becomes FIRST MFP provider to partner with Alexa for Business!

MONTVALE, N.J.Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), is pleased to announce that the company is the first multifunction printer (MFP) provider working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enhance technology in the workplace through Alexa for Business.

Alexa for Business is a new service that enables businesses and organizations to bring Amazon Alexa into the workplace to help all types of workers be more productive and organized on both personal and shared Amazon Echo devices. In the workplace, shared devices can be placed in common areas for anyone to use, and workers can use their personal devices to connect at work and at home.

As the first and only MFP provider working with Alexa for Business today, Sharp is providing key capabilities to customers by working with the service designed specifically for business. Integrating with Alexa for Business will allow Sharp’s customers to interact through simple, verbal commands with their Sharp Digital MFPs and the rest of the Sharp B2B portfolio, including AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems. This will improve overall usability while minimizing the necessity for product-specific training.

“We are excited to be the first MFP provider working with Alexa for Business,” said Vince Jannelli, Associate Vice President, Software Product Management, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “This feature is an important step in bringing Sharp’s vision for an open, smart workplace to life, providing greater value to our business customers.”

Alexa for Business was announced during AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas on November 30. For more details, visit http://aws.amazon.com/alexaforbusiness or http://amzn.to/2j4pKf4.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays, robotics and energy systems. Sharp Imaging and information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets Sharp’s business products, including MX Series multifunction print (MFP) systems, professional and commercial displays and Skywell atmospheric water generators.

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Millennium Business Systems Honored to be Recognized as 2017 Elite Dealer by ENX Magazine

Toluca Lake, CA (Oct. 18, 2017) — Affinity Business Communications, publisher of ENX Magazine and ENX The Week In Imaging, is proud to announce the list of 2017 Elite Dealers. This annual Who’s Who of the office technology dealer community, which has been bestowed upon the industry’s leaders since 1988, will be featured in the December issue of ENX Magazine. Click here to view the article: http://www.enxmag.com/twii/elite-dealers/2017/11/elite-dealers-10-million-to-20-million-2/

The 100-plus 2017 Elite Dealers were selected based on numerous criteria, including growth initiatives, innovative marketing programs, outstanding customer service, charitable contributions to the community, progressive workplace cultures and adaptability to an ever-changing market.

“We’re pleased to present the 2017 Elite Dealers and congratulate this year’s honorees for their remarkable entrepreneurial spirit and accomplishments in a challenging marketplace and leading their dealerships toward the path of continued success,” said Susan Neimes, managing editor of ENX Magazine and ENX The Week In Imaging.

Added Erik Cagle, editorial director of ENX Magazine, “While the industry continues to consolidate, our roster of high-ranking performers continues to grow. I am particularly impressed with the caliber of this year’s entries, and their laundry list of forward-thinking initiatives only underscores the health and vitality of the office technology dealer space. I believe this bodes well for the future of our industry.”

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