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Sharp Redesigns Authorized Integrator Program (AIP) for MFP Dealer Network

Mahwah, NJ – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has re-launched its Authorized Integrator Program (AIP) originally introduced in 2009. The AIP is designed to help the Sharp dealer community better leverage the power of Sharp OSA® technology to help grow their market share. The combination of integrated solutions and custom development allows the AIP dealer the greatest flexibility in helping customers improve workflow and better manage costs.

The new AIP program has been redesigned to allow more dealers access to the AIP applications and reward those who make a strong commitment to applying Sharp technology to help meet their customer’s business needs. A major benefit of the program is that all dealers can now join and gain access to the AIP Suite of Sharp OSA-developed applications. Since the re-launch of the program at the SIICA National Dealer Meeting in July, membership has grown by 35%. The currently available AIP Applications are:

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Sharp to Dealers: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

By Daria Hoffman, Managing Editor, November 1, 2012

We recently spoke to Mike Marusic, senior vice president of marketing and the Business Solutions Group for Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) to get an update on what it’s doing to combat the since-refuted speculation published by Japanese online publication Nikkei late this summer that the company might sell its copier and appliance businesses (See below for what we’ve learned about the back story on Sharp’s financial troubles). Sharp Corporation in Japan issued a statement the very next day in Japan categorically denying the rumor and SIICA immediately sent out a letter explaining that to all of its dealers.

Since then, Sharp Corporation has secured a $4.6 billion loan to cover its operating costs through June of next year according to reports in Reuters.

Still, Sharp has faced some upset from its dealers and not surprisingly there have been cases of competitor sales reps spreading rumors and trying to win away customers. Marusic points out that it’s difficult—and awkward—to defend against a false rumor. “You can tell people over and over, it’s not true, and it can sound a little hollow. Talk is cheap,” he said. So he encourages dealers to look at what Sharp is doing: supporting its dealers and expanding its business. Rather than hunkering down and cutting back on programs, it is supporting its dealers with new programs, introducing—and selling out—new products, holding road shows to support the launch of the new products and scheduling its 2013 Dealer Sales Meeting.

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Sharp Selects Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. to Join the Company’s Nationwide Authorized Independent Copier Dealer Network.

MAHWAH, NJ, October 31, 2012 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced that Atlas Business Solutions has joined its extensive nationwide network of authorized dealers. As part of the agreement, Atlas Business Solutions will now offer a range of integrated technology solutions, including Sharp’s comprehensive portfolio of copiers and multifunction printers (MFPs). Sharp Authorized Dealers receive a wide array of marketing and sales support, including access to innovative tools and ongoing training.

“Sharp is proud to welcome Atlas Business Solutions to our dealer network,” said Rich Boomsma, Senior Vice President, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “We believe the combination of Sharp’s innovative products and Atlas Business Solutions’ outstanding customer service and support will be a valuable asset to the greater Midland/Odessa and Fort Stockton, Texas business communities.”

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Sharp Redesigns Authorized Integrator Program (AIP) for MFP Dealer Network

MAHWAH, NJ, October 12, 2012 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has re-launched its Authorized Integrator Program (AIP) originally introduced in 2009. The AIP is designed to help the Sharp dealer community better leverage the power of Sharp OSA® technology to help grow their market share. The combination of integrated solutions and custom development allows the AIP dealer the greatest flexibility in helping customers improve workflow and better manage costs.

The new AIP program has been redesigned to allow more dealers access to the AIP applications and reward those who make a strong commitment to applying Sharp technology to help meet their customer’s business needs. A major benefit of the program is that all dealers can now join and gain access to the AIP Suite of Sharp OSA-developed applications. Since the re-launch of the program at the SIICA National Dealer Meeting in July, membership has grown by 35%. The currently available AIP Applications are:

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Sharp Introduces New High Value And Feature Rich Workgroup Color Series Document Systems

MAHWAH, N.J., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today extended its MFP industry innovation leadership with the introduction of two mid-volume workgroup MFPs. The Sharp MX-2615N and MX-3115N full color, ledger-size multi-function document systems increase the company's portfolio of MFPs, providing a feature rich, strong value alternative for small and midsized workgroups. The new Sharp document systems feature a true multi-tasking controller, PCL®6 compatible network printing, color network scanning and an available online paper capacity of 3,100 sheets with Sharp's new 2,000 + 500-sheet tandem paper drawer.

"We are pleased to debut the two latest additions to the Sharp multi-function document system family, which offer our small and midsized customers a high-value, full color, feature rich document system," said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Solutions Group, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "Our MFPs build on our strong legacy of industry innovations that include advanced security and Sharp OSA® Technology, among many others. We will continue to innovate and deliver the features and capabilities that help our dealers make our end-user customers more productive."

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Sharp Introduces New High-Speed and Light Production Monochrome Series Document Systems

MAHWAH, NJ, September 18, 2012 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America(SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today announced three new models that have been added to the groundbreaking line of multifunction document systems for the high-volume markets.

The new MX-M904, MX-M1054 and MX-M1204 monochrome document systems are available in three engine speeds: 90 pages-per-minute (ppm), 105ppm and 120ppm, and offer advanced capabilities, such as air-feed paper handling for higher reliability and enhanced media support, and modular finishing options that offer professional folding and booklet making. To easily manage all these features, these new models utilize Sharp’s innovative 10.1-inch (diagonal) high-resolution touch screen user interface, that offers scan preview, real time editing and customization.

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Sharp Selects 3Point Technologies s Authorized Dealer and Expands National Independent Dealer Network

MAHWAH, NJ, September 18, 2012 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced that 3Point Technologies has joined its extensive nationwide network of authorized dealers. As part of the agreement, 3Point Technologies will now offer a range of integrated technology solutions, including Sharp’s comprehensive portfolio of copiers and multifunction printers (MFPs). Sharp Authorized Dealers receive a wide array of marketing and sales support, including access to innovative tools and ongoing training.

"We are excited to add 3Point Technologies to our dealer network," said Rich Boomsma, Senior Vice President, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "3Point Technologies has been a leader in providing the central and northern Mississippi markets with industry leading service and support. The combination of 3Point Technologies’ highly trained sales and service teams with Sharp’s innovative technologies will bring a lot of value to this business market."

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Sharp Validates Ringdale's FollowMe Embedded for use with Sharp OSA-enabled MFPS

Mahwah, NJ – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, and Ringdale are pleased to announce the validation of Ringdale’s Sharp OSA-developed integration, FollowMe Embedded. Product validation by Sharp verifies that a seamless integration exists between supported Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs and the FollowMe solution.

With the FollowMe Embedded application for Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs, users gain the convenience of accessing an all-in-one solution for tracking copy, print, email, fax and scan services, without the need for any external hardware. The intuitive user interface provides integrated single sign on (SSO) authentication, and FollowMe Printing’s secure print job roaming technology offers any organization a highly scalable solution.

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Sharp Selects Malone Office Environments as Authorized Dealer and Expands National Independent Dealer Network

MAHWAH, NJ, September 12, 2012 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced that Malone Office Environments has joined its extensive nationwide network of authorized dealers. As part of the agreement, Malone will now offer a range of integrated technology solutions, including Sharp’s comprehensive portfolio of copiers and multifunction printers (MFPs). Sharp Authorized Dealers receive a wide array of marketing and sales support, including access to innovative tools and ongoing training.

"The addition of Malone Office Environments to the Columbus, GA area will further enhance Sharp’s strong dealer network ," said Rich Boomsma, Senior Vice President, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "Malone has demonstrated a strong commitment to be a leader in office technology and we look forward to working with them in the support of their customers."

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Sharp Validates Ringdale's FollowMe Embedded For Use With Sharp OSA-Enabled MFPs

MAHWAH, NJ, September 12, 2012 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, and Ringdale are pleased to announce the validation of Ringdale’s Sharp OSA-developed integration, FollowMe Embedded. Product validation by Sharp verifies that a seamless integration exists between supported Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs and the FollowMe solution.

With the FollowMe Embedded application for Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs, users gain the convenience of accessing an all-in-one solution for tracking copy, print, email, fax and scan services, without the need for any external hardware. The intuitive user interface provides integrated single sign on (SSO) authentication, and FollowMe Printing’s secure print job roaming technology offers any organization a highly scalable solution.

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