Sharp Addresses Real Business Needs at AIIM / OnDemand

BOSTON, MA, March 4, 2008 -- At the AIIM / ON DEMAND Conference and Exposition, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) is bringing individual, tailored solutions to businesses with a full, reliable line of color and monochrome multifunctional peripherals (MFPs) and a fast-growing Sharp OSA™ development platform. Along with its award-winning product line, Sharp is showcasing partner applications at the booth that show how Sharp OSA™ technology and Sharp MFPs allow companies to work without limits.Sharp is displaying its high-volume line of MFPs, built for production environments in large enterprises, as well as its 50 PPM color MFPs, designed for high-end workgroups. The Sharp MFP line was recently named “Product Line of the Year” by Buyer’s Laboratory Inc. (BLI), recognizing it as the industry’s best product line. These models all support Sharp OSA technology for seamless integration with network applications. Using solutions created with Sharp OSA technology, Sharp dealers are able to personalize the MFP to the individual needs of customers’ businesses via a broad range of applications. Sharp and its developer partners will demonstrate those applications with a full array of document and device management tools designed to optimize performance and workflow while ensuring document security.


“Sharp OSA technology is giving our dealers and customers an upper hand, by creating a way to customize a solution so that it best addresses the end-user’s need,” said Ed McLaughlin, President, SIICA. “At AIIM / On Demand, we’re demonstrating how dealers can leverage a wealth of applications from Sharp developers as well as our award-winning line of products and security offerings, giving dealers the opportunity to service almost any environment.”



At AIIM / ON DEMAND, Sharp and 12 Sharp program members are demonstrating how Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs can improve productivity, reduce operational costs and provide targeted solutions for particular business needs. In addition, four other Sharp Compatible solutions will be demonstrated at Sharp’s booth. Sharp OSA integrations demonstrated will include:



Castelle


Castelle is a wholly owned subsidiary of Captaris Inc. Castelle Division has a complete line of "All in One Fax Servers" implemented as network or server appliances. Castelle's FaxPress lines cover a wide range of customer needs and requirements from the small business to the enterprise. Castelle FaxPress 9.0.0.7 is a validated Sharp OSA integration supporting scan-to-fax, desktop faxing, email faxing and production faxing.



docSTAR


docSTAR, is a robust suite of Document Management software solutions that securely scans, stores, and retrieves documents quickly and easily. MFP-Link, their validated Sharp OSA integration module dramatically simplifies the scanning and filing of documents on Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs. Powered by the Autostore framework and docSTAR’s intelligent routing, MFP-Link enables capturing and indexing documents directly from the Sharp MFP. Electronic filing is now easier, faster, and smarter.



DocuLex, Inc.


DocuLex provides 'Instant Document Access' for Sharp OSA-enabled MFP users for document organization, workflow collaboration and management. The validated Sharp OSA integration module, Archive Studio document management software, enables paper and electronic document capture with secure Web-enabled local and remote document access, sharing and printing for organizations that have a need to share documents among multiple offices and other permission-granted entities.



DPD International, the makers of GoldFax™


DPD International is a leader in Windows® network Fax Server solutions at affordable prices for 20 years to small, medium, and Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide for improved productivity and security and reduction in operational costs. Their Sharp OSA validated integration GoldFax Fax Server v6.1.4 faxes from and to Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs, PC desktop applications, E-mail, and server applications (document management, database, financial).



Equitrac®


Equitrac Corporation is a world leader in intelligent output management solutions, including print management, cost recovery and secure Follow-You printing™. The integration of Equitrac Office® 4 and Equitrac Express® 4 solutions with Sharp OSA-enabled devices will provide users of Sharp MFPs in the general office, enterprise and education environments with embedded front-panel access to popular Equitrac document tracking and cost management features, including Secure Print Release and Follow-You Printing™.



FaxCore, Inc


FaxCore® is a fax server built on Microsoft® .NET to serve Sharp OSA™-enabled MFPs and the rest of the enterprise with ease. FaxCore’s Web interface allows for browser based faxing anywhere anytime and the .net SDK is perfect for fax enabling other applications. FaxCore 2007 is a validated Sharp OSA integration.



InfoDynamics, Inc.


InfoDynamics for Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs Suite of Products include: Intact SMART, inPOINT, and Intact SMART and QUICK for QuickBooks. These products provide affordable, feature-rich, document management that works wonderfully with Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs. Power and affordability provide the best solutions available for dealers and customers alike.



Liberty Information Management Solutions (IMS)


Liberty IMS is the developer of the LibertyNET software platform, the rapidly deployed, scalable document management system. Major product lines include LibertyNET Enterprise for a tailored document management solution without the need for expensive custom programming, and LibertyNET Office for an instant, out-of-the-box document management system utilizing Multi-Function Peripheral (MFPs) and document handling.



Omtool, Ltd.


Omtool, Ltd. is a leading provider of document capture and handling solutions that simplify the integration of paper and electronic documents in enterprise information management systems. Its flagship product family, AccuRoute, streamlines the capture, conversion, communication, and archiving of paper and electronic documents, enabling fast, secure, simultaneous distribution to multiple destinations, in multiple formats simultaneously.



MWA Intelligence, Inc


MWA Intelligence, Inc. is a leader in M2M (Machine-to-Machine) solutions - remote asset management and service automation applications. Their eIDM (embedded Intelligent Device Management) solution is a validated Sharp OSA integration allowing the automation of remote meter reading from all Sharp OSA-enabled devices. The eIDM solution pushes copy/print activity data securely via an encrypted transmission through the MWAi Intelligent Service (IS) server or MWAi DSS server and then directly into the Sharp dealer's ERP system all from the MFP front panel.



Drivve LLC


Drivve offers innovative scanning and printing solutions for Sharp OSA-enabled devices. Drivve provides the end user with expanded scan features and intelligent scanning that are typically only available with document management systems. The scan and print, and browse to print functions provide a "print on demand" environment at the MFP level. Drivve Scanner Power Tools, Barcode Module, Universal Database Connector and Universal E-mail Connector are all validated Sharp OSA integrations.



Prism Software


Prism is a one-stop shop with its industry-leading suite of document software, including: DocSystem, an advanced rules-based printing and departmental workflow; DocRecord, a powerful and easy-to-use document management solution; DocForm, an advanced and low cost personalized printing solution; and DocTransform which fixes and amends print and data streams to print properly. DocRecord is a validated Sharp OSA integration.



Sharp compatible solutions demonstrated will include:



Objectif Lune


Objectif Lune is an industry leading provider of variable data output software for your transactional, transpromotional and promotional variable data printing needs: PlanetPress Suite, and a family of products surrounding PrintShop Mail, and DirectSmile. Capabilities include output to print, archive, email, fax and electronic copy for archive. Founded in 1993, Objectif Lune has locations worldwide.



Rochester Software Associates, Inc.


Rochester Software Associates, Inc. (RSA) provides innovative software solutions to drive centralized volume to the production Print center. WebCRD, RSA's award-winning Portal to the Print Center, is a proven way to consolidate printing and increase volume.



EFI™


EFI is the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital color print servers; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions. EFI maintains 26 offices worldwide.



GBC SmartPunch


The GBC SmartPunch is designed to conveniently deliver punched output in a wide range of hole patterns compatible with all common professional binding systems. The system is designed to integrate with the new advanced Sharp high production printer family, including models MX-M850, MX-M950 and MX-M1100. The GBC SmartPunch runs at the full rated speed of all compatible printers up to 110 pages per minute. This powerful solution is available with six interchangeable die sets including: WireBind, Color Coil®, 3-Hole, CombBind®, ProClick®, and VeloBind®.



Industry-Leading Security


Since MFPs are an integral part of the networked enterprise, organizations need to ensure that they are protected with the same or greater level of security as their PCs. Sharp offers one of the most comprehensive approaches to MFP security across the widest range of products, ensuring that any customer can help protect the confidentiality of intellectual property or financial data. With features such as encryption, overwrite and enhanced port management, Sharp’s security suite helps protect confidential information from the most sophisticated threats. The Sharp Data Security kit offers several layers of advanced security to help ensure that documents passing through the MFP remain protected.



To restrict access to the devices, Sharp’s MFPs can be enhanced with multiple security solutions such as IP/MAC address filtering, Secure Socket Layer (SSL Encryption), IPV6, and IPsec, to name just a few.



For more information about the complete line of Sharp multifunction printers and digital systems, contact Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07430, or call 800-BE-SHARP.

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