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Sharp Launches New Line of Mid-high Volume Monochrome Workgroup Document Systems

New family of versatile MFPs raise the bar for productivity and offer customers more choices

MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, launches a new family of six mid-high volume monochrome MFPs offered in two distinct varieties, the Advanced Series and Essentials Series. This new family of MFPs make it easy for businesses to choose the performance and features best suited for their environment. 

The new Advanced Series document systems represent Sharp's newest technology and are designed for customers with demanding workflow environments that need superior performance. The MX-M365N, MX-M465N and MX-M565N models offer speeds of 36ppm, 46ppm and 56ppm respectively. These amazing new MFPs refine the user experience with Sharp's leading-edge 10-inch tablet-style touch-screen and other innovative features that include an integrated retractable keyboard, wireless networking, true Adobe® PostScript® 3™ and available high capacity paper handling for longer uptime. The Advanced Series also provides access to Sharp Cloud Portal Office, a revolutionary new cloud storage service enabling businesses to collaborate seamlessly with Sharp document systems and other collaborative devices such as Sharp's AQUOS BOARD™ Interactive Display Systems, as well as with the latest smartphones and tablets (Available Q1 2014).  

The new Essentials Series document systems are designed for cost conscious customers, offering features common to competitive models in this class. The MX-M364N, MX-M464N and MX-M564N provide full multifunction capability (copying, network printing and network scanning) at speeds of 36ppm, 46ppm and 56ppm respectively.

"This new family of monochrome MFP products have been designed to support today's busy office environments, offering high productivity, powerful multitasking, off-premises cloud support and more," said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Solutions Group, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "Offering both an Advanced Series and an Essentials Series allows Sharp dealers greater flexibility in balancing their customers' business needs within their budget requirements."   

Convenience and Productivity Features
Sharp's built-in wireless networking on the Sharp Advanced Series, in conjunction with the free Sharpdesk® Mobile app, offers convenient printing and scanning for guest users, without having to access the company's corporate network. The "Point-to-Point" mode establishes a direct wireless connection to mobile devices, which is isolated from the wired LAN.

Both the Sharp Advanced Series and Essentials Series offer a range of paper handling and finishing options to accommodate virtually any size office environment.  

Sharp's standard End-of-Lease feature can overwrite all document and user data, which helps protect business and personal information at time of trade in.

Availability
The new MX-M365N, MX-M465N and MX-M565N Advanced Series and the MX-M364N, MX-M464N and MX-M564N Essentials Series monochrome document systems are available immediately for purchase via authorized Sharp dealers and direct sales.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools.

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 printers (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. 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 help preserve document integrity.  To keep documents safe from unauthorized users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering one of the most secure suites of MFP applications.

For more information about the complete line of Sharp workgroup document systems, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit www.sharpusa.com/documents.

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