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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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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