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=", <a href=", <a href=" and <a href=" 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>


June 28 Marks the Grand Opening of Sharp Business Systems Sacramento

<p><strong>MAHWAH, NJ, June 24, 2011 --</strong> Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) continues to expand its direct regional sales operation with the opening of a new Sharp Business Systems of Sacramento facility based in Roseville, California.&#160; </p> <p>“We look forward to generating new jobs and opportunities within the Sacramento community. One of our main objectives is to raise the standard for <a href="">o... equipment</a> and services. We invite you and your staff to join us at our Grand Opening where you will meet our staff and management, enjoy lunch and get acquainted with what our company can do for you,” said Pravin Chand, branch president. </p>


Sharp Announces That Its Workgroup Line of MFPs are Now Cerner Certified

<p><strong>MAHWAH, NJ, June 21, 2011 --</strong> Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has announced that its workgroup line of MFPs are now Cerner® Certified for use in Cerner’s Millennium® environment which will offer customers in the medical and <a href=" markets</a> that already deploy Cerner applications continued access to the best technology and support available.</p> <p>Cerner is a worldwide leading supplier of healthcare information technology solutions that optimize clinical and financial outcomes. The Cerner Certification process is an evaluation of a technology designed to minimize downtime and risks, and to ensure compatibility with the Cerner application environment. The process includes development of necessary operating systems scripts, installation and support documentation, and training of Cerner support associates.</p> <p>“Sharp’s latest MFPs utilize a customizable high-resolution touch-screen display that simplifies common tasks performed on the machine,” says Vince Jannelli, director, product management applications, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “We are very pleased to have our line of A3 and A4 products Cerner Certified because whether from a small nurse’s station or from an administrative office, everyone can be assured that Sharp MFPs and printers will work reliably in their Cerner Millennium® environment.”</p>


Sharp Manufacturing Company of American Welcomes Tennessee Officials to Commemorate Significant Addition to Facility’s Solar Energy System

<p><strong>MEMPHIS, TN, June 21, 2011--</strong> Today Sharp Manufacturing Company of America (SMCA), Sharp’s U.S. solar panel manufacturing plant, welcomed local officials to commemorate a significant addition to the company’s own solar electric system. The new system is comprised of 910 (200kW) roof mounted and 264 (59kW) ground mounted Sharp solar modules for a total of 259kW, more than doubling the facility’s current solar electricity generation capacity. The system was designed and installed by S &amp; T Control Wiring, Inc. of Moscow, TN. </p> <p>SMCA has used solar energy for 5 years, installing its first solar system, a 50kW ground mounted array, in 2006. It added a 150kW rooftop array in 2010. The two new systems commissioned today bring SMCA’s total solar power generation capacity to 460kW, the most in Memphis. The solar electricity generated at Sharp’s Memphis factory is equivalent to the power required to supply 53 homes or the carbon equivalent to taking 80 cars off the road.</p> <p>“As a company that has been in the solar industry for nearly 50 years, there can be no doubt that Sharp truly believes in solar,” said Kozo Takahashi, CEO and Chairman, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “SMCA is one of several Sharp facilities around the world that generates a portion of its power through solar electricity, saving the company money and reducing our carbon footprint.”&#160;&#160; <br clear="all" /></p>


Sharp Introduces the New XG-PH80 Series 3D-Ready Systems Integration Projectors

<p><strong>MAHWAH, NJ, June 1, 2011 </strong>-- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today introduced the new XG-PH80 Series systems integration <a href=" which offer high brightness and image quality in addition to DLP<sup>®</sup> Link™ 3D-compatibility. This provides superior performance for large venue applications in corporate, university, government, house of worship and rental/staging settings.</p> <p>“The new XG-PH80 Series projectors provide outstanding performance and image quality,” said Les Burger, senior product planning manager for professional projectors at Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “With the fast-growing amount of 3D content becoming available, these are clearly the right projectors at the right time for just about any organization’s presentation needs.&quot;</p> <p>The <a href=" </a>Series includes the XG-PH80WN (5600 lumens, HD compatible WXGA native resolution) and XG-PH80XN (6300 lumens, XGA native resolution) models which are among the first in this systems integration / large venue class to incorporate DLP Link technology for high quality 3D output from a single <a href=" When used with compatible 3D field sequential content, PC, and optional 3D active shutter glasses that support DLP Link, the projectors captivate audiences with magnificent 3D imagery. Both models offer 3D support for 60Hz and 120Hz XGA (1024 x 768) and SVGA (800 x 600) sources. The XG-PH80WN also offers support for 60Hz and 120Hz WXGA (1280 x 720) sources. When not being used for <a href=" projection</a>, both models offer full compatibility with traditional “2D” sources.</p>


BERTL Announces 2011 Spring BERTL’s Best Awards!

<p>FAIRFIELD, NJ - May 10, 2011 - Business Equipment Research &amp; Test Laboratories Inc. (BERTL), a leading independent testing laboratory for imaging devices and workflow solutions, is pleased to announce the winners of the BERTL’s Best Spring 2011 Awards!</p> <p>The BERTL’s Best Awards recognize the superior performance of individual devices, software, management utilities, and entire product lines. BERTL analysts review current product lines and new product introductions to identify the select group of devices and software that out-shine the others. </p> <p>BERTL combines its comprehensive knowledge of the competitive landscape with feedback from buyers about their product and supplier experiences to identify worthy products. While print or copy speeds are important, it is the feature set, functionality, and performance that are key considerations in judging which products are “BERTL’s Best.” BERTL examines network management utilities, concurrency and contention, print and copy productivity, image quality, return on investment, competitive advantages, accessibility, design and build quality, standard functions, modularity of design and upgrade path, installation, and several other categories to determine which products stand out from the crowd.</p>


CaptureThe Common Access Card (CAC) was developed in response to HSPD-12 Homeland Presidential Security Directive. It is used by the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal departments as an identification for active-duty military personnel, reserve personnel,
civilian employees, non-DoD government employees, State Employees, the National Guard and eligible contractor personnel.

The CAC is used as an identification card as well as for authentication to enable access to DoD computers, networks, and certain DoD facilities. The CAC can be used to enable different MFP functions for users/groups depending on their access privileges such as Color, Copy, Scan, Fax, Print and store documents. (In addition, it will enable encrypting and crypto-graphical signing of e-mail using recipient/user key sourced from the CAC.)

The CAC kit takes advantage of Sharp expertise in Information Security technology and CAC authentication to deliver more secure MFPs. The kit is available exclusively to support the Federal Government and the Department of Defense (DOD) users that require CAC authentication support.

Sharp offers two CAC options:
• The MX-EC50 is an enhanced integrated option for Sharp’s latest MX series MFPs. It includes a USB CAC reader and an activation key.
     – In order to activate the CAC option the Data Security Kit (DSK) must be installed.
• The DCL310S external CAC option supports all connected Sharp MFPs 23 ppm and up.

Sharp takes a comprehensive approach to security by protecting every step in the document lifecycle, from the initial copy/scan/print/fax to final output and distribution. Fully scalable, Sharp’s Security offerings enable Information Technology (IT) personnel to confidently safeguard their infrastructure and MFP installed base, without impacting network traffic or workgroup productivity.

Sharp Unveils New User Interface, Launches OSA v4 at 2011 US National Dealer Show

<p><i>By <a href="">George Mikolay</a>, Senior Product Editor, A3/Copier MFPs, and Dmitry Sheynin, Research Editor, April 4, 2011</i></p> <p>At its recent national dealer meeting at the Wynn in Las Vegas, Sharp unveiled three new A3 models and an updated embedded platform, as third-party developers demonstrated a variety of new and updated solutions. The star of the show though was undoubtedly Sharp’s new user interface (UI). Designed from the ground up to deliver a customizable and intuitive experience, much of the functionality of the new UI is derived from dealer input, according to the company. Sharp is counting on the new UI to play a lead role in increasing dealer distribution and growth of the Sharp product line throughout the top 20 markets.&#160; </p> <p>“Sharp’s the only manufacturer that really tries to develop collaboratively,” said Shane Coffey, director of document products for Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA). “We want our machines to speak the language of the customer.”&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; </p> <p>Indeed, the new UI is more than just “sexy.” It is featured on the three A3/copier-based MFPs announced at the show, the 26-ppm <a href=";spec=5..., 31-ppm <a href=";spec=5... or 36-ppm <a href=";spec=5..., and will be featured on all new Sharp products. According to Sharp, the main idea when redesigning the control panel was to give users a simple way to execute complex tasks like repagination through intuitive usability. </p>


Sharp Focuses on "U", Unveils Revolutionary New MFP User Interface at its 2011 National Dealer Meeting

<p>LAS VEGAS, NV, March 15, 2011 -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, introduces a revolutionary intuitive MFP user interface (UI) that brings unprecedented interactivity, ease-of-use and customization to the document management experience. Debuting on Sharp’s new A3 workgroup MFPs, and soon to be available throughout the company’s line, the new interface is displayed on a large, bright 10.1-inch color LCD touchscreen and will change the way MFPs are used. </p> <p>“Sharp is known for leading the MFP industry with cutting-edge products and technologies, but our new user interface is perhaps the most significant leap we have made as a company in more than a decade,” said Ed McLaughlin, president, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “Our ‘smart’ MFP user interface is an absolute game changer. The icon-driven operation, combined with the Sharp OSA® platform version 4.0, makes the MFP significantly more convenient to use, more adaptable to specific jobs and more productive than ever before.” </p>


Sharp Receives 2011 Energy Star® Award for Excellence in Energy Efficient Product Design

<p><strong>MAHWAH, NJ, March 14, 2011</strong> -- </p> <ul> <li>Sharp introduced LED backlit televisions which are up to 65-percent more energy- efficient than LCD CFL backlit monitors. </li> <li>Sharp promoted educational materials and programs for consumers, retailers and students. </li> <li>Sharp took a leadership role in CE industry to develop key ENERGY STAR program efficiency metrics </li> </ul> <p>Sharp Electronics Corporation has been selected to receive a 2011 Excellence in Energy Efficient Product Design Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR<sup>®</sup> program. This award recognizes Sharp’s ongoing commitment to promoting energy-efficiency amongst the <a href="">consumer electronics </a>and <a href="">business products’</a> trade and consumers, as well as the company’s efforts to lead by example in the execution of its business operations. Each year, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through supporting and promoting energy-efficiency. Sharp will receive this award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 2011. </p> <p>“This is a great honor for Sharp. The ideals upheld by the ENERGY STAR program are consistent with those of our corporate vision to contribute to the world through environmentally-friendly and health-conscious business, focusing on energy-saving and energy-creating products,” said Bob Scaglione, chief marketing officer, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “Our efforts in this area are diverse and go far beyond the products we manufacture. This is demonstrated through our recent enhancements to our manufacturing facilities to reduce energy use, our comprehensive renewable energy program for elementary school students, our free nationwide Sharp TV and printer cartridge recycling program for consumers and many other initiatives.” </p>



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