Sharp Aquos Board wins Best of Show!

MONTVALE, N.J., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, is pleased to announce its iconic AQUOS BOARD® interactive display system product line won three awards during InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, Fla.: the 2017 Commercial Integrator BEST Award, the AV TECH Best of Show InfoComm 2017 and the Tech & Learning Best of Show InfoComm awards.

The Sharp PN-C805B AQUOS BOARD interactive display received nods from both the 2017 Commercial Integrator BEST Award and the Tech & Learning Best of Show InfoComm award. The PN-C805B interactive display is designed for presentations and lessons in a variety of settings including corporate and education. It is part of the new value-priced PN-C display series, recognizing up to 10 touch points with four-person simultaneous use.

The PN-C805B is the first model to include direct bonding technology in an AQUOS BOARD interactive display line, allowing for a highly ergonomic touch and feel. This technology offers customers the same Pen-on-Paper™ writing experience as a flip chart or whiteboard, while at the same time provides all the benefits of an electronic whiteboard, creating a user experience as close to pen on paper as possible. The protective glass is bonded directly to the LCD panel without any air gaps. This minimizes parallax difference, allowing for smooth writing operations and clear visibility.

The AV TECH Best of Show InfoComm 2017 honored the Sharp PN-L401C AQUOS BOARD interactive display system. This display targets environments that have limited space requirements for interactive signage or collaboration applications. For offices, it enables collaboration and productivity in popular “huddle space” environments, where everyone can engage meaningfully in small group meetings by sharing onscreen information. Intuitive touchscreen operation facilitates active collaboration and lively exchange of opinions, and can act as a sophisticated bulletin board or flipchart.

“We are pleased to have our line of AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems recognized during the largest Pro AV tradeshow in the industry,” said Gary Bailer, director of product planning and marketing for Pro AV products at Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “We witnessed great interest in these displays at InfoComm, owing to the benefits they provide for collaborative settings and teaming initiatives.”

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Millennium Receives Prestigious Sharp Hyakuman Kai Elite Award for 2016




(Cincinnati, OH March 2017) – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America recognized Millennium Business Systems as a Hyakuman Kai Elite Dealer.  Sharp awards Hyakuman Kai Elite status to exceptional dealers that have achieved $5 million plus in sales during the past year.  Millennium Business Systems is among a select group of dealers recognized by Sharp from the hundreds of dealers that sell Sharp’s advanced business products and solutions in the U.S. This is the second year in a row that Millennium has achieved this distinction. 

“The Hyakuman Kai Elite Award is a distinction given to outstanding Sharp dealers such as Millennium Business Systems,” said Doug Albregts, President, CEO and Chairman, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “This award is not simply a measure of sales performance, but embodies all the qualities we look for in an exemplary dealership, including innovative business practices and long-lasting community relationships through outstanding local customer service. It is truly an honor to recognize Millennium Business Systems for their substantial contributions to Sharp’s success.”

“Our goal is to provide Cincinnati-area businesses with world-class products and support, helping encourage business growth within the community,” said David Bartlow, Millennium Business Systems President.  “We are proud to be a Sharp dealer and look forward to strengthening our customer relationships by supplying the latest technology and comprehensive document solutions.”

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. For more information about Sharp business products, visit


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Lexmark Color MFP’s and Printers Named BLI Line of the Year!

The world’s leading independent test lab ranks Lexmark line first in reliability, color output, design and value

Feb 2, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Lexmark International, a global imaging leader, today announced it has been awarded the 2017 Color Printer/MFP Line of the Year from Buyers Laboratory (BLI).
  • Based on the lab’s product testing in 2016, BLI honored Lexmark as offering the best and most complete color printer/MFP line in terms of excellent reliability, consistently superb color output, intuitive design and outstanding value.
  • Lexmark’s newest, most advanced A4 color devices include the Lexmark CS4150/CS6160 Series printers, Lexmark XC4140/4150 Series MFPs and Lexmark XC6152/XC8155/XC8160 Series MFP’s.  These products also won five BLI “Pick” awards in 2016.
  • Many of the color laser devices deliver the highest toner capacities in their class as well as industry-leading long-life imaging components, resulting in fewer user interventions and Lexmark’s best-ever color total cost of ownership.
  • Driven by a powerful quad core processor, the newest devices boast the fastest print and copy speeds available in their respective A4 classes.
  • Lexmark’s flagship offering, the Lexmark XC8160 Series, offers the highest toner capacity, the largest input capacity and the most flexible media support of any A4 color laser MFP. The Lexmark XC8160 Series is so advanced it rivals the capabilities of A3 products, allowing businesses to bring color production in-house.
  • With a tablet-like touchscreen interface and flexible media handling, these products are easy to use, require minimal training and enable future integration of business process solutions.
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“From small workgroups through large departments, Lexmark offers a color printer or MFP designed to meet the needs of business users,” said BLI Director of Office Equipment Product Analysis Marlene Orr. “Lexmark’s color models offer maximum uptime, thanks to strong reliability and high-yield consumables, coupled with an outstanding value, thanks to their low total cost of ownership.”

“Winning BLI’s Color Printer/MFP Line of the Year award further validates our commitment to providing our customers innovative products and solutions that help propel their business forward,” said Allen Waugerman, Lexmark senior vice president and chief technology officer. “By combining quality, reliability, speed and ease of use with a low total cost of ownership, our industry-leading color printers and MFPs deliver best-in-class results for our customers.”

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Millennium Received Sharp’s Platinum Level Service Provider Award

Sharp Names Millennium Business Systems a Platinum Level Service Provider

[Cincinnati, Ohio Feb 2017] – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced today that it has recognized Millennium Business Systems as a Platinum Level Service Provider for its high level of achievement in critical areas of service delivery. The Sharp program was designed to distinguish service organizations that not only meet, but also exceed performance benchmarks and the implementation of industry best practices in this area.

To qualify for the program and be eligible to receive the Platinum Level Service Provider Award, an organization must meet several criteria that demonstrate excellent training, education, service support, and customer satisfaction. The recognized companies must show commitment to training by having archived certification on all current models, as well as a certification in a Network discipline. In addition, the organization needs to have written service escalation processes ensuring their commit to customer satisfaction. They must also follow all preventive maintenance guidelines and practice written total call procedures to maximize mean copies between visits.

“It is an honor for us to receive the Sharp Platinum Level Service Providers Award,” said David A. Bartlow from Millennium Business Systems. “We are proud to work with Sharp products, which are among the most valuable in the line-up that we offer. Millennium Business Systems is dedicated to providing an unprecedented level of customer service with best-in-class technicians and knowledgeable sales personnel that make sure that each model purchased perfectly fits the client’s needs.”

As a Platinum Level Service Provider, Millennium Business Systems has demonstrated superior customer support by ensuring that all reasonable efforts have been made before opening a support ticket with Sharp’s technical hotline, timely updating tickets, and leveraging remote diagnostic technologies. In addition, Millennium Business Systems has delivered consistent performance and quality by only using genuine Sharp parts and supplies.


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Sharp Aquos Board Interactive Display Systems

The Sharp Aquos Board technology is bringing new life into conference rooms, training rooms, lobbies and classrooms. Check out this 20 minute video to learn why the Sharp Aquos board is providing a more engaging and and better learning environment for presentations, classrooms and training classes:

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