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3/22/2017 SHARP MULTIFUNCTION PRINTER INTEGRATION NOW AVAILABLE WITHIN BLACKBOARD LEARN more →

3/22/2017 8:00:00 PM

Montvale, NJ, March 23, 2017

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), today announced availability of its integration with Blackboard Learn™, Blackboard’s leading learning management system. The integration enhances the paper-to-digital workflows in higher education and K‐12 learning environments.

Through the integration, students can use any connected Sharp multifunctional printer (MFP) on campus to scan assignments and upload the file directly to their Blackboard Learn courses. It improves the student user experience by providing a more efficient and flexible way to submit handwritten or hard-copy assignments. The integration also streamlines the workflow for instructors, allowing them to review and grade uploaded assignments from within their Blackboard Learn course.

“Technology needs to keep pace with the demand for better and smarter ways of working in education,” said Vince Jannelli, Associate Vice President of Software Product Management, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “By connecting our products through our alliance with Blackboard, we are continuing on our journey to help improve the learning experience, both inside and outside of the classroom.”

Blackboard Learn is Blackboard’s flagship learning management system (LMS) that provides the technology foundation for online learning programs. The LMS helps schools improve their academic quality and engage students, promoting student success. Sharp announced its alliance with Blackboard at the end of 2015. Since then, the companies have worked together to development the integration which is now available for Blackboard Learn clients.

“We are pleased to align with Sharp to bring increased efficiency to students and educators using Blackboard Learn,” said Kathleen Vieira, Vice President of Partner and Portfolio Management at Blackboard. “This integration is another example of how Blackboard is partnering with the global education community to enable learner and institutional success.”

The integration is exclusively available to Blackboard clients enrolled in the Sharp Application Integrator Program. To download the Sharp MFP Assignment Submission Building Block, clients can visit the Blackboard Extensions Catalog.

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

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, MX Series multifunction printer (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. As a leader in security within the MFP industry, 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 preserve document integrity.

For more information about Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our website at siica.sharpusa.com.

Become a fan of SIICA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube.

Contact:

Sarah Sanzari

Peppercomm for Sharp

212.931.6175

email: ssanzari@peppercomm.com

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3/21/2017 SHARP INTRODUCES HIGH-VOLUME MONOCHROME DOCUMENT SYSTEM TO MFP LINE UP more →

3/21/2017 8:00:00 PM

Montvale, NJ, March 22, 2017

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announces a new addition to their multifunction printer (MFP) line up. The MX-M905, the newest high-speed, light production monochrome document system from Sharp, is designed to handle the rigors of high volume environments where productivity and reliability are critical and ease of use is essential.

Providing customers with features such as a customizable touchscreen display with a user-friendly graphical interface, the MX-M905 also offers a range of paper handling and finishing options. Features such as mobile printing and mobile scanning with Sharpdesk Mobile, are seamlessly integrated. This high-speed device can also connect to popular mobile printing platforms such as Apple AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™, and Native Android™ Printing. For ultimate convenience, standard Serverless Print Release technology enables customers to securely print a job and release it from up to six Sharp document systems on your network without needing a server or additional software.

In addition, this competitively priced successor to the MX-M904 model brings many of the award-winning features of the existing line of color document systems from Sharp to our customers. Sharp OSA® technology enables easy integration with network applications and cloud services. The Cloud Connect feature leverages Sharp OSA technology to access popular platforms such as Microsoft OneDrive for Business, Google Drive, and SharePoint Online without added middleware. This document system also supports scanning using embedded Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software enabled via DirectOffice™ technology, which allows for the conversion of scanned documents to popular Microsoft Office file formats, including Word, PowerPoint® and Excel, as well as a variety of Adobe® PDF formats.

“Sharp’s innovative MX-M905 has been specifically engineered with our customers in mind,” said Shane Coffey, Associate Vice President, Document Product Management, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “The simple and intuitive operation that the new 10.1" diagonal award-winning touchscreen display offers, gives this model the ease of use our customers have come to expect. Additionally, the strong engine and connectivity features make this model an ideal tool for offices across many verticals such as education and manufacturing.”

The flexibility of configurations and the high reliability it offers make the MX-M905 perfect for environments with multiple users that have varying needs. It offers a triple‐air paper‐feed unit that allows a wide range of paper to be utilized with precision and reliability and a 2-tray post process inserter for inserting pre-printed color documents. Furthermore, the customizable display features “Easy Copy” and “Easy Scan” modes that offer large size characters and only keys for the most frequently used settings.

For office environments looking to cut costs while retaining the convenience of a workgroup MFP, the MX-M905 offers an impressive range of high-performance finishing options that can transform print jobs into professional-looking documents. In-line advanced finishing such as GBC Smart Punch Pro™, and a Multi-Folding Unit all enable more jobs to be performed in house. These advanced capabilities allow users to better manage their workflows.

The MX-M905 light production monochrome document system is scheduled to ship immediately

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

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, MX Series multifunction printer (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. As a leader in security within the MFP industry, 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 preserve document integrity.

For more information about Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our website at siica.sharpusa.com.

Become a fan of SIICA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube.

Contact:

Sarah Sanzari

Peppercomm for Sharp

212.931.6175

email: ssanzari@peppercomm.com

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3/12/2017 SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION EXPANDS DIRECT, LOCAL SALES OPERATIONS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGION more →

3/12/2017 8:00:00 PM

Montvale, NJ, March 13, 2017

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), announced today that it is expanding its direct regional sales operation in Southern California by acquiring the service contracts of AVC Corporation in Simi Valley, CA. This operation adds an additional location and people to Sharp’s existing Sharp Business Systems of Southern California branch, headquartered near San Diego.

AVC Corporation has served the Southern California market for more than 20 years with full-spectrum office equipment solutions, gaining a reputation for superior service and commitment to its customers. Many of AVC Corporation’s employees have been asked to join the Sharp team and will provide seamless service to new and existing customers throughout Southern California

Moving forward, SEC’s new customers will have direct access to Sharp’s award-winning line of advanced office products and solutions, including MFPs, display products, and applications for streamlining office workflow, and Sharp is committed to providing the same high level of service that former AVC Corporation customers have come to expect.

“We are pleased to join Sharp Business Systems and are excited about working with one of the best brands in the industry to continue to provide the best level of service,” said Gary Misaki, owner and president of AVC Corporation, who is joining Sharp’s business development team to help with the transition. “We are confident that Sharp’s philosophy of outstanding customer service and the delivery of high-quality products and solutions will provide outstanding programs to Sharp’s new customers.”

“We are excited to expand Sharp’s presence in the Southern California marketplace,” said Anthony Sci, Senior Vice President of Sharp Business Systems. “Sharp chose AVC Corporation’s team to become the newest addition to Sharp Business Systems because of its prominence in the area and commitment to excellence, which we will continue to uphold.”

SIICA has established 14 local Sharp Business Systems branches since the first branch opening in Arizona in 2006. Since then, the direct sales division has expanded into 41 locations through growth initiatives within the organization. “Sharp Business Systems has helped Sharp grow and strengthen Sharp’s distribution in key markets nationwide,” said Doug Albregts, President, CEO and Chairman, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “Our direct branch strategy augments our strong independent dealer channel by enabling Sharp to better understand customer needs and then translating that into outstanding products and support.”

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

About Sharp Business Systems

Sharp Business Systems is the direct sales division of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, which markets Sharp’s full line of multifunction printers (MFPs)/Copiers, Network Printers, Fax Machines and professional display products including the AQUOS BOARD® interactive display system. Sharp Imaging and Information Systems is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan

For more information about Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Business Systems, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our website at www.sharp-sbs.com.

Become a fan of SIICA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube.

Contact:

Sarah Sanzari

Peppercomm for Sharp

212.931.6175

email: ssanzari@peppercomm.com

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2/15/2017 SHARP TO SHOWCASE NEW SOLUTIONS AT HEALTHCARE INFORMATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE more →

2/15/2017 7:00:00 PM

Montvale, NJ, February 3, 2017

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation will be participating at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, FL within long standing Sharp Partner Program member RF IDeas’ Booth (#443).

The HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition is a showcase for the newest technology trends and solutions in health IT. Bringing together more than 40,000 healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world, HIMSS is the largest health IT event in the industry. Sharp will be showcasing integrated technology that helps ensure healthcare providers can meet HIPPA compliance.

Sharp and RF IDeas provide a solution that enables users to authenticate at an MFP by swiping their ID badges, which then gives them access to print/scan/copy capability, network resources and shared folders they are authorized to access.

Sharp’s award-winning multifunction printers (MFPs) provide one of the most comprehensive MFP network and data security suites. This security is further enhanced when paired with print release software that helps safeguard printed, confidential healthcare information, and tracks and manages print and scan jobs, such as Sharp’s Kayleigh job accounting software.

Kayleigh helps healthcare organizations manage print security through print release and activity monitoring. In addition, Kayleigh helps track and monitor all input and output activities to prevent unauthorized access and usage on Sharp MFPs.

The Sharp MX-C301W Desktop Workgroup multifunctional printer (MFP) will also be on display during HIMSS. It provides powerful functionality in a compact footprint and is a great solution for nurse’s stations, doctor’s offices, reception areas and more.

Finally, Sharp will be highlighting its certifications and compatibility with leading healthcare Electronic Health Record (EHR) providers, such as Cerner® Millennium® and McKesson® Star 2000™. Certification helps to guarantee the interoperability of Sharp printers and MFPs with leading EHR systems.

“This is the fourth year we’ve participated at HIMSS with RF IDeas, our long-standing Sharp Partner Program Member,” said Vince Jannelli, Associate Vice President of Software Product Management, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “We look forward to the opportunity to once again meet face to face with healthcare professionals, to learn about their needs and discuss how Sharp can help meet those needs.”

Stop by the RF IDeas booth #443 from February 20─22 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando to learn more about Sharp’s technologies and solutions for the healthcare industry.

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

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, MX Series multifunction printer (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. As a leader in security within the MFP industry, 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 preserve document integrity.

For more information on Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our web site at siica.sharpusa.com

Become a fan of SIICA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube.

Contact:

Sarah Sanzari

Peppercomm for Sharp

212.931.6175

email: ssanzari@peppercomm.com

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2/2/2017 BUYERS LAB AWARDS SHARP WITH SIX PICK AWARDS PLUS AN INNOVATION AWARD FOR THEIR ENTIRE NEW COLOR PRODUCT LINE more →

2/2/2017 7:00:00 PM

Montvale, NJ, February 3, 2017

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announces that six of Sharp’s Advanced and Essentials Series color workgroup document systems have received prestigious “Pick” awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), a world-wide leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions. BLI also awarded Sharp with an “Outstanding Achievement in Innovation“ award across the entire line for its new, easy-to-use web user interface.

Announced twice a year, the Pick awards acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in BLI’s extensive suite of laboratory tests in the previous six months. Sharp received the Pick awards for models in its Advanced and Essentials Series color line of MFPs.

Launched in late 2015, the color Advanced Series and color Essentials Series document systems enable users to easily set up and execute workflow tasks. Both series are equipped with Sharp’s next generation touchscreen display, offering an intuitive graphical interface with Easy Copy and Easy Scan screens, as well as quick access to on-board operation guides. Both model series also support popular mobile technologies, including Apple® AirPrint®, Android™ Print Service and Google Cloud Print™. Multi-layered security features help ensure intellectual property and personal information is protected throughout the life of the device.

“Sharp’s new line of color Advanced and Essentials Workgroup Document Systems, which are designed to meet the needs of any mid-to-large-size workgroup, offer the reliability, ease of operation, output quality and flexibility users crave,” said George Mikolay, BLI’s Senior Editor for A3 MFPs. “Additionally, Sharp’s newly designed web user interface is extremely easy to use and includes a number of unique capabilities not yet seen on the web utilities of competing vendors. Sharp’s web utility features a unique, highly intuitive search function that allows an administrator to search for functions and also click on functions to be brought directly to them. An administrator can also easily create a shortcut when on a tab or settings page and name it and save it for future use to streamline daily tasks.”

“Sharp is very proud to have received six coveted Pick awards as well as an Outstanding Achievement award for Innovation from BLI for our new line of multifunction printers (MFPs),” said Shane Coffey, Associate Vice President of Hardware Product Management, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “Our goal for this product line was to deliver best-in-class usability, and these awards recognize our progress toward that goal.”

BLI Pick awards were received for the MX-3070N/6070N Color Advanced Series models and the MX-3050N/3550N/5050N/6050N Color Essentials Series models.

The Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award was received for all models in the Color Advanced and Color Essentials Series document systems.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled test reports. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call 973-797-2100, visit www.buyerslab.com, or email info@buyerslab.com.

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

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, MX Series multifunction printer (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. As a leader in security within the MFP industry, 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 preserve document integrity.

For more information on Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our web site at siica.sharpusa.com

Become a fan of SIICA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube.

Contact:

Sarah Sanzari

Peppercomm for Sharp

212.931.6175

email: ssanzari@peppercomm.com

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1/31/2017 SHARP LAUNCHES THE ULTIMATE LARGE LCD DISPLAY FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS more →

1/31/2017 7:00:00 PM

Montvale, NJ, February 1, 2017

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announces the launch of its new 90" Class (90 1/64" diagonal) PN-LE901 commercial LCD display for the B2B channel.

The PN-LE901 combines full-HD image quality and a stylish thin profile with a built-in tuner for the ultimate viewing experience. Businesses can easily manage the functionality of the PN-LE901 commercial LCD display due to its many user-friendly features. This includes a powerful RS-232C command set, which permits flexible command and control capabilities from connected devices, three HDMI™ inputs to connect multiple HD sources including digital signage media player and cable boxes, and powerful, built-in 20W speakers for superb sound to complement the breathtaking images

Additionally, the PN-LE901 commercial LCD display has cutting-edge picture technology that delivers amazing detail, gorgeous color depth and consistent image quality. The panel’s advanced pixel structure enables stunning 4 million: 1 dynamic contrast for deeper blacks and whiter whites. Its USB port allows for displaying images and videos seamlessly, and business owners will also benefit from optimal content control with added lockout features including IR Remote, Power, Channel, Volume, Input, OSD disable and LED disable. It also includes a unique, low-power Wallpaper Mode that displays virtually any image on the screen at a reduced light level, mirroring museum conditions so the screen blends beautifully into an installed environment.

“It’s not just a big screen, it’s a larger-than-life customer engaging machine,” said Gary Bailer, Director of Product Planning and Marketing for Pro AV Products at Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “A variety of professional display features, a three-year limited commercial warranty, plus amazing picture technology combine to make this technology ideal for sports bars, waiting rooms and other business locations that need to grab the attention of viewers for a new level of engagement.”

The PN-LE901 commercial LCD display will be available for shipping in late February 2017.

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

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Through U.S. B2B sales channels, Sharp is the leading brand of Large Format Commercial & Hybrid Displays (60"+) and is the #1 selling brand of Large Format Integrated Touch Displays (60"+)*. Sharp’s professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes and varying capabilities. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to state-of-the-art ultra-narrow bezel video walls, to the award-winning AQUOS BOARD® interactive display systems, Sharp commercial and professional displays help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly. For more information, visit our website at siica.sharpusa.com.

*Results based on IHS Markit, Technology Group, Monthly Large Format Commercial Displays Report, January 2017. Results are not an endorsement of Sharp. Any reliance on these results is at the third party’s own judgement and/or responsibility. Visit www.technology.ihs.com for more information.

For more information on Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our website at siica.sharpusa.com

Become a fan of SIICA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube.

Contact:

Sarah Sanzari

Peppercomm for Sharp

212.931.6175

email: ssanzari@peppercomm.com

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1/18/2017 SHARP’S CLOUD PORTAL OFFICE RECEIVES TOP RATINGS more →

1/18/2017 7:00:00 PM

Montvale, NJ, January 19, 2017

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announces that Sharp Cloud Portal Office (CPO) has received a prestigious “Pick” award for “Outstanding Content and Collaboration Service” from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), a world-wide leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions.

BLI Pick awards give special recognition to software products that provide the most outstanding performances in BLI’s unique evaluations. The award is given to software products submitted for testing that rise above the competition in key areas such as feature set, ease of use and ease of administration, software integration and value.

CPO is a turnkey content management service that provides a convenient way to capture, index and archive both paper and electronic documents in a single repository. Through CPO, IT administrators can manage and control user access in order to safeguard company data. CPO also allows for a secure connection to business content and with flexible sharing features users can easily collaborate with team members, whether remotely or during in-person conferences.

CPO received top marks from BLI for the platform’s many strengths, including its small to medium-size business focused content management features, such as customized indexing, exceptions processing and a user-friendly viewer. The platform also received accolades for its easy-to-use collaboration features accessible through intuitive user interfaces such as the PC, smartphone or tablet, Sharp multifunctional printer (MFP), or Sharp AQUOS BOARD® interactive display system. Finally, granular folder and subfolder sharing permissions and admin controls help ensure content integrity and security.

“Employees are becoming less constrained by their physical location, and content platforms like Cloud Portal Office allow staff to be productive even if all users are in different locations,” said Jamie Bsales, director, Office Workflow Solutions Analysis. “Setting permissions on who gets to access certain content is easy, so users will never have to worry about their work being affected by the wrong hands. And the use of exception handling, version control and audit logs ensures content fidelity in this valuable service.”

“Sharp is extremely honored to receive a coveted Pick award form BLI,” said Vince Jannelli, Associate Vice President of Software Product Management, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “We designed Cloud Portal Office for small to medium-size businesses looking for cloud-based content management and collaboration, and it is gratifying to be recognized for our commitment to this goal.”

For more information about Cloud Portal Office, visit www.sharpusa.com.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled test reports. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call 973-797-2100, visit www.buyerslab.com, or email info@buyerslab.com.

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

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, MX Series multifunction printer (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. As a leader in security within the MFP industry, 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 preserve document integrity.

For more information on Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our web site at siica.sharpusa.com

Become a fan of SIICA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube.

Contact:

Sarah Sanzari

Peppercomm for Sharp

212.931.6175

email: ssanzari@peppercomm.com

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1/10/2017 SHARP RECEIVES TOP INDUSTRY RATINGS FOR ITS FULL LINE OF ADVANCED AND ESSENTIALS COLOR WORKGROUP DOCUMENT SYSTEMS more →

1/10/2017 7:00:00 PM

Montvale, NJ, January 11, 2017

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) has earned 10 Highly Recommended ratings from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), a world-wide leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions. A “Highly Recommended” rating is the highest mark a product can receive from BLI. Sharp received this rating for all 10 of its Advanced and Essentials color workgroup document systems.

Launched almost exactly one year ago, the color Advanced and Essentials Series workgroup document systems have made a major impression on dealers and customers alike. In December 2015, the launch of Sharp’s first six models at their National Dealer Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, received a standing ovation from dealers for their single-engine platform, easy-to-use common interface and common toner supplies across the line. This was closely followed by four more models in June 2016, taking the series from output speeds of 30 to 60 ppm within a matter of months.

“Sharp’s new color Advanced and Essentials Series easily earned BLI’s Highly Recommended rating, proving highly reliable throughout our rigorous testing,” said George Mikolay, BLI’s Senior Editor for A3 MFPs. “Designed to meet the needs of any mid- to large-size workgroup, these models offer the ease of operability, output quality and flexibility business users need.”

The color Advanced Series and color Essentials Series document systems are designed with users in mind, enabling them to easily set up and execute workflow tasks. Both series are equipped with Sharp’s next generation touchscreen display, offering an intuitive graphical interface with Easy Copy and Easy Scan screens, as well as quick access to on-board operation guides. Both model series also support popular mobile technologies, including Apple® AirPrint®, Android™ Print Service and Google Cloud Print™. Multi-layered security features help ensure intellectual property and personal information is protected throughout the life of the device.

“Sharp is proud to receive the highly recommended rating from BLI for outstanding MFP performance of our new A3 line,” said Shane Coffey, Associate Vice President, Hardware Product Management, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “We are constantly striving to enhance our R&D to provide customers with industry leading productivity and reliability. This recognition from BLI re-affirms our commitment to that goal.”

The Advanced Series includes the MX-3070N/3570N/4070N/5070N/6070N document systems and the Essentials Series includes the MX-3050N/3550N/4050N/5050N/6050N document systems.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled test reports. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call 973-797-2100, visit www.buyerslab.com, or email info@buyerslab.com.

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

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, MX Series multifunction printer (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. As a leader in security within the MFP industry, 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 preserve document integrity.

For more information on Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our web site at siica.sharpusa.com

Become a fan of SIICA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube.

Contact:

Sarah Sanzari

Peppercomm for Sharp

212.931.6175

email: ssanzari@peppercomm.com

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1/4/2017 SHARP INTRODUCES NEWEST VALUE-PRICED AQUOS BOARD® INTERACTIVE DISPLAY SYSTEMS more →

1/4/2017 7:00:00 PM

Montvale, NJ, January 5, 2017

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), today announced its new PN-C Series AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems. Available as a 70" Class (69.5" diagonal) model, and for the first time at this price point, as an 80" Class (80" diagonal) model, the new PN-C series is the perfect solution for businesses and schools looking for value-priced interactive displays without sacrificing quality and usability.

With more advanced features than the Sharp PN-C703B/C603D and priced 30 percent lower than the PN-L series, the PN-C805B/C705B is designed for presentations and lessons in a variety of settings including corporate and education. The new PN-C series recognizes up to 10 touch points with four-person simultaneous use, up from six touch points and two-person use with the previous PN-C series.

“The new PN-C805B and PN-C705B sacrifices little in the way of the usability features found in the PN-L series, while providing more product variety for customers with different cost needs,” said Gary Bailer, Director of Product Management, Information Display Products at Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “We’re very proud to introduce a mid-point AQUOS BOARD interactive display solution that fills a need we saw within our channels and customer base.”

Enhancing the User Experience

With the launch of the new PN-C805B and PN-C705B, Sharp is for the first time introducing direct bonding technology to its AQUOS BOARD interactive display line, allowing for a highly ergonomic touch and feel. This technology creates a user experience as close to pen on paper as possible. That’s because 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. Also, the glass screen is anti-glare and dramatically reduces light reflection and fingerprint soiling. Even in brightly lit rooms, documents and teaching materials are easy to read.

Designed for a more intuitive experience, the PN-C series brings frequently used features, such as power on/off and input switching, backlight and freeze, to the front bezel. The new backlight control button allows for energy savings during breaks, and allows users to hide their screens without removing the content, adding a layer of convenience and security for fast-paced business and learning environments. The new freeze function allows users to easily capture a freeze frame from a video to quickly enable on-screen annotation. Another new feature added to this AQUOS BOARD interactive display series is the ability to connect webcams at multiple locations, providing users with even greater flexibility when videoconferencing. The new PN-C series is engineered to be used continuously for up to 16 hours a day /7 days a week, making it an extremely reliable tool for the classroom or the office.

Creating a More Communicative Environment

The PN-C series keeps the entire room engaged with collaboration features common in the PN-L series, including expanded touch points and simultaneous users. The expanded touch points let users share their creative input when inspiration strikes and helps create brainstorming sessions, meetings and classroom activities that are lively and productive.

The easy-to-launch SHARP Pen Software incorporates a menu comprising smartly arranged icons that provide easy access to pen settings and other useful functions. In overlay mode, users can write onscreen annotations or graphics directly onto photos, videos, Adobe® PDF documents and common Microsoft files, such as PowerPoint®. Downloadable SHARP Display Connect™ software allows the PN-C805B/C705B interactive displays to share its onscreen content with up to 50 devices, helping facilitate lively discussions and paperless meetings in both business and educational settings.

Additionally, these two new models include a feature that is unique, smart and easy-to-use. Like the current PN-C series, the new PN-C805B/PN-C705B interactive displays feature a smart eraser that allows the user to use the palm of their hand to quickly and easily erase, similarly to erasing on a blackboard or whiteboard. The auto-sensing technology automatically senses the difference between writing/drawing touch points versus using a large surface, such as the palm of one’s hand.

The PN-C series will ship in January 2017.

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

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Through U.S. B2B sales channels, Sharp is one of the top selling brands of Large Format Displays (55"+) and is the #1 selling brand of Large Format Commercial Displays (55"+) integrated with touch technology*. Sharp’s professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes and varying capabilities. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to state-of-the-art ultra-narrow bezel video walls, to the award-winning AQUOS BOARD® interactive display systems, Sharp commercial and professional displays help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly. For more information, visit our web site at siica.sharpusa.com

*According to the Monthly Large Format Commercial Displays Report by DisplaySearch (now part of IHS), February 2016.

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11/28/2016 SHARP ELECTRONICS PROMOTES SHANE COFFEY AND VINCE JANNELLI TO ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT POSITIONS more →

11/28/2016 7:00:00 PM

MAHWAH, NJ, Nov 29, 2016

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), announces that Shane Coffey and Vince Jannelli have been promoted to the Associate Vice President positions of Document Product Management and Software Product Management, respectively.

“Sharp has been extremely fortunate to have two outstanding leaders on our team developing our product and solutions strategy,” said Mike Marusic, COO, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “Through strong relationships with our dealers, factory R&D, global subsidiaries, and third-party partners, both Shane and Vince have been instrumental in leading the drive for change within the technology sector and laying the foundation for continued growth in our document business.”

Coffey will lead the product management team responsible for the full range of multifunctional products (MFPs) for the U.S. market, including printers, workgroup MFPs and high-volume production models.

In his 20-year plus career in the Document Systems Business, Coffey has held increasingly high level positions in diverse areas of responsibility encompassing Sales, Technical and Marketing management. Prior to joining Sharp 1996, he worked as National Technical Support Manager at Olivetti in addition to holding a variety of management positions at Triumph Adler Royal.

“I am very excited to take on this position which will allow me to expand my role in what I believe is the best team of product management professionals in our industry, working both locally and internationally and dedicated to delivering the best possible competitive line of Sharp office products and services,” said Coffey.

Jannelli leads the team responsible for a portfolio of software, embedded hardware functionality and APIs, including mobility and connectivity, security and the Sharp OSA® development platform. He is also responsible for overseeing the Sharp Partner and Authorized Integrator Programs. In this new role, his team will focus on driving the change necessary for improved execution of Sharp’s overall software strategy.

Jannelli earned a master’s degree in Management and Policy and a bachelor’s degree in both Business and Philosophy from Stony Brook University. Prior to joining Sharp, he worked with Canon USA’s Computer Peripherals Product and ISG Printer Divisions. Over the course of his career, he has held marketing, business development and product management positions for a broad range of hardware and software services across multiple channels, including OEM, VAR, Retail and BTA.

“I feel privileged to work with a talented global team, focused on delivering the next generation of Sharp’s B2B services and products,” said Jannelli. “In this new role, I will be able to extend my work across organizations and geographies to deliver practical solutions that help our end customers work smarter and more effectively.”

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.

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, MX Series multifunction printer (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. As a leader in security within the MFP industry, 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 preserve document integrity.

For more information on Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 1 Sharp Plaza, Suite 1, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit our web site at siica.sharpusa.com.

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