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Sharp Announces Deal With the City of San Diego

MAHWAH, NJ, April 10, 2012 – Sharp Business Systems of Southern California, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has been awarded a 5-year contract from the city of San Diego, to become the city’s copier vendor, supplying the city with more than 550 machines.

“This win is the culmination of four months of hard work and dedication from the team at Sharp Business Systems of Southern California” said Jerry Jackson, vice president, Service and Operations, Sharp Business Systems of Southern California. “This contract with the city of San Diego is the direct result of Sharp’s ongoing commitment to providing the best combination of product and services design to help clients meet their varied business needs.”

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Sharp Taps Recycling Company Close the Loop in Ongoing Commitment to Facilitate Toner Recycling

MAHWAH, NJ – April 2, 2012 -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has announced a collaboration with materials recovery company Close the Loop as part of its ongoing commitment to encourage environmentally improved business practices.

This alliance will extend Sharp’s well-known “Stop, Drop and Recycle” program. Close the Loop will manage and facilitate the program by providing recycling kits to companies and institutions that use Sharp toner. Users will receive a kit in the mail with pre-labeled boxes for all Sharp consumables including used toner and drum cartridges, bottles and waste toner collection kits. All Sharp cartridges are 100% recyclable in full support of Sharp’s commitment to the goal of zero waste to landfill. The program is free of charge to Sharp customers.

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Sharp to Exhibit Industry Leading Suite of Digital Signage Products At This Year's Digital Signage Expo

LAS VEGAS, NV, March 7, 2012 -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, is excited to unveil its full line of professional LED displays in the U.S., now available in screen size classes of 60-, 70- (69 ½” diagonal) and 80-inches at the 2012 Digital Signage Expo. See the new line of LED displays at the Sharp booth, #1300.

In addition to featuring a variety of impressive screen sizes, Sharp’s displays feature advanced photo alignment technology which creates brilliant color images, with maximum impact. Sharp’s professional line of displays are engineered to meet the demands of a wide range of digital signage applications, and offer spectacular full color HD images, portrait and landscape mode compatibility and 24/7 reliability. The monitors display stunning video, graphics, text and more using Sharp cutting edge display technology in full 1080p HD. The new line is best suited for public environments such as hotel lobbies, conference areas, shopping malls, transportation hubs, and sports and entertainment facilities.

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Sharp Announces Alliance with Agiliant, Inc., Combing World-Class Imaging and Technology with Managed Services Capabilities

MAHWAH, NJ, February 16, 2012 -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today announced a new strategic alliance and technology standardization agreement with Agiliant, Inc., the master managed services provider behind the Agiliant Affiliate Network™ (AAN). The relationship positions Sharp’s world-class imaging and technology products as a standard brand of the MITOS™ (Managed Information Technology and Output Services) solution marketed and delivered by Agiliant and across the entire AAN.

The AAN consists of leading independent service providers nationwide, exclusively licensed to market MITOS, an integration of Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Network Services (MNS) delivered as a single, coordinated managed services solution for businesses of all sizes.

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What is Print Tracker™?

CapturePrint Tracker™ is a non-invasive software solution for gathering meter reads from copiers and printers. In general, the installation requires little or no involvement from your onsite IT department. Meter data is passed securely through firewalls using the HTTPS protocol, similar to how a web browser communicates with a banking website. Print Tracker™ is proxy-compatible and does not create security vulnerabilities. It is used in banks, hospitals, schools- any place with high security needs.

 

Print  Tracker™  has a very small impact on network performance. It runs as a service that is usually asleep, and wakes up a few times during the day to perform required tasks.

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America Expands Direct, Local Sales Operations with Sharp Business systems of Georgia

<p><strong>Mahwah, NJ, February 2, 2012 --</strong> Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) today announced that it is expanding its direct regional sales operation with the opening of a new Sharp Business Systems branch in Alpharetta, Georgia.&#160; Sharp Business Systems of Georgia opened today as the eleventh branch of the division.</p> <p>SIICA purchased Atlanta-area DocuTeam to launch Sharp Business Systems in Georgia.&#160; DocuTeam has served the market since 1998, gaining a reputation for superior service and commitment to its customers.&#160; Over the years, the company has expanded to five offices, more than 100 employees, and 10,000 customers.&#160;&#160; All employees of DocuTeam have been asked to join the Sharp team and will provide seamless service to new and existing customers throughout Georgia.</p> <p>Moving forward, Sharp Business Systems of Georgia will offer their customers Sharp’s award-winning line of advanced office products and solutions, including MFPs, display products, and applications for streamlining office workflow.&#160; The company will continue to provide the same high level of service and also continue to serve existing equipment and contract agreements.</p>

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Sharp Assures Full Compliance with IEEE-2600-2008 MFP Security Standard

Capture1Executive Summary
This white paper describes how Sharp MFPs (1) comply, meet and exceed the IEEE-2600-2008 Security Standard' Requirements

The Industry Leader in MFP Security
As the office equipment industry transitioned from analog to digital imaging, Sharp recognized the urgent need to address vulnerabilities inherent in network-connected multifunctional devices (MFPs). In doing so, Sharp led the industry with the first Common Criteria-validated security solution, and to this day remains the only manufacturer with an encryption and data overwrite product validated at the highest commercial level.

The Sharp Approach
Sharp takes a comprehensive approach to security by protecting every step in the document lifecycle, from the initial scan or print to final output and distribution. Fully scalable, Sharp’s Security Suite enables Information Technology (IT) personnel to confidently safeguard their infrastructure and MFP installed base, without affecting network traffic or workgroup productivity. Specifically, Sharp MFPs (Segment 2 and up, including color) can be customized to meet unique requirements, help optimizing data confidentiality and integrity. For example, Sharp MFPs support:

  • User and device authentication
  • Data encryption
  • Memory clearing and sanitization
  • Access control, user authorization and restrictions
  • Architecture that virtually eliminates virus vulnerabilities and provides resistance to denial of
    service (DoS) attacks
  • Activity monitoring (compliance auditing)
  • Port management and filtering

IEEE-2600-2008 Background
The IEEE-2600-2800 defines security requirements (all aspects of security including, but not limited to, authentication, authorization, privacy, integrity, device management, physical security, and information security) for manufacturers, users, and others on the selection, installation, configuration, and usage of hardcopy devices (HCDs) and systems, including printers, copiers, and multifunction devices (MFDs), and the computer systems that support these devices.

Sharp Assures Full Compliance with IEEE-2600-2008 MFP Security Standard

CaptureExecutive Summary
This white paper describes how Sharp MFPs (1) comply, meet and exceed the IEEE-2600-2008 Security Standard Requirements

The Industry Leader in MFP Security
As the office equipment industry transitioned from analog to digital imaging, Sharp recognized the urgent need to address vulnerabilities inherent in network-connected multifunctional devices (MFPs). In doing so, Sharp led the industry with the first Common Criteria-validated security solution, and to this day remains the only manufacturer with an encryption and data overwrite product validated at the highest commercial level.

The Sharp Approach
Sharp takes a comprehensive approach to security by protecting every step in the document lifecycle, from the initial scan or print to final output and distribution. Fully scalable, Sharp’s Security Suite enables Information Technology (IT) personnel to confidently safeguard their infrastructure and MFP installed base, without affecting network traffic or workgroup productivity. Specifically, Sharp MFPs (Segment 2 and up, including color) can be customized to meet unique requirements, help optimizing data confidentiality and integrity. For example, Sharp MFPs support:

  • User and device authentication
  • Data encryption
  • Memory clearing and sanitization
  • Access control, user authorization and restrictions
  • Architecture that virtually eliminates virus vulnerabilities and provides resistance to denial of service (DoS) attacks
  • Activity monitoring (compliance auditing)
  • Port management and filtering

Sharp Business Systems and Cherokee County School District Donate 1,0000 Pre-Owned Ink Jet Printers to Support the Community and Environment

<p><strong>MAHWAH, NJ, September 20, 2011 --</strong> Sharp Business Systems of South Carolina recently implemented a significant Managed Print Services (MPS) program for the Cherokee County School District.&#160; Not only did this MPS program save the school district thousands of dollars, but also helped to give back to the community.&#160; As part of the MPS program, Sharp Business Systems performed a printer fleet refresh which replaced almost 1,000 older inkjet printers. The school district and Sharp Business Systems teamed up to donate the used printers to Goodwill Industries. Sharp staff removed the inkjet printers from the classrooms and repackaged the old printers with the boxes from the new units to lessen the environmental impact. And, to minimize transportation, the printers were stored in the Sharp Business Systems warehouse until enough units were accumulated to fill a delivery truck and then shipped to the Goodwill Greenville location. Some of the printer donation uses are as follows: </p> <p>1. Goodwill refurbishes, then sells the printers at a retail location. Proceeds are used to provide job readiness training to individuals in the community.</p> <p>2. Several units may be used for internal printing at Goodwill industries, if need be.</p>

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Sharp Extends Its Leadership in MFP Industry Innovation with Launch of Mid-Volume Workgroup Color Series Document Systems That Leverage Its Unparalled User Interface

<p><strong>MAHWAH, NJ, August 10, 2011 -- </strong>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 four mid-volume workgroup products. The Sharp <a href="http://www.sharpusa.com/ForBusiness/DocumentSystems/MFPsPrinters/MX4110N..., <a href="http://www.sharpusa.com/ForBusiness/DocumentSystems/MFPsPrinters/MX4111N..., <a href="http://www.sharpusa.com/ForBusiness/DocumentSystems/MFPsPrinters/MX5110N... and <a href="http://www.sharpusa.com/ForBusiness/DocumentSystems/MFPsPrinters/MX5111N... workgroup color document systems increase the company's portfolio of MFPs that leverages its groundbreaking smart-screen user interface. The new Sharp document systems combine the simplicity of touch-screen menu navigation with robust multi-tasking workflow features – with print speeds up to 41 PPM and 51 PPM. </p> <p>&quot;We are pleased with the incredibly popular reception our document systems' user interface has generated with dealers and customers,&quot; said George Grafanakis, senior product marketing manager, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. &quot;Our MFPs build on our strong legacy of industry innovations that include advanced security, dual-head scanning, 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.&quot; </p> <p>First introduced earlier this year, Sharp's new MFP user interface delivers unprecedented interactivity, simplicity and customization to the document management experience. The user interface, similar to that of today's advanced smartphones, provides easy access to all MFP features, each of which are viewed as familiar icons. Users can perform all tasks in real-time using &quot;flick&quot;, &quot;tap&quot;, and &quot;slide&quot; and &quot;drag&quot; gestures on a large 10.1-inch color Sharp LCD touchscreen. </p>

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