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SHARP® INTRODUCES NEW HIGH-VOLUME MONOCHROME SERIES DOCUMENT SYSTEMS

New Hercules II Flagship models offer advanced paper handling and finishing capabilities enabling businesses of all sizes to produce professional-quality print and copy jobs in-house

07/17/2012

DALLAS, TX, JULY 17, 2012 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today announced three new models that will be added to the groundbreaking line of multifunction document systems for the high-volume markets. The new MX-M904, MX-M1054, MX-M1204 Hercules II monochrome series were showcased today at the company’s annual National Dealer Meeting where Sharp dealers had an opportunity to see these new workhorses close up.

Each of the new models will be available in three engine speeds: 90 pages-per-minute (ppm), 105ppm and 120ppm, and will 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, the Hercules II models utilize Sharp’s innovative 10.1-inch (diagonal) high-resolution touch screen user interface, that offers real time editing and customization.  

“The MX-M904, MX-M1054, MX-M1204 illustrates Sharp’s ongoing commitment to standardizing professional-level printing abilities that are completed in-house from the offices of our high-volume customers,” said Doug Albregts, president, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America.  “With the rich features included within this series, we are pushing the boundaries of innovation to help bring efficiency to our customers who rely on Sharp in this space.”

The flexible modular design allows a variety of paper handling and finishing configurations ranging from basic high-volume printing and copying to advanced folding and booklet making. The available triple air-feed paper handling option provides excellent reliability and is virtually maintenance free.  The MX-M904, MX-M1054, MX-M1204 models have paper capacity for up to 13,500-sheets with options and boast Standard PCL® 6 and true Adobe® PostScript® 3™ printing systems.  The job management function remembers each individual print job and allows users to combine and edit numerous jobs, directly from the machine itself.

“These new models have been designed on Sharp’s award winning Hercules platform, which offers the performance and reliability our customers expect”, said George Grafanakis, senior manager product planning and marketing, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “Sharp’s new air-feed paper handling system combined with versatile finishing options makes these new workhorses suitable for all types of businesses, large or small.”

The MX-M904, MX-M1054, MX-M1204 are built on the latest Sharp OSA® development platform, making network integration with external applications and cloud services easy and secure.  The built in security platform offers 256-bit data encryption and up to 7-times data overwrite protection to safeguard sensitive business or customer information. Additionally, a convenient End of Lease feature can erase all personal data, address books and job data at trade-in time.

The MX-M904, MX-M1054, MX-M1204 monochrome series document systems will be available in the fall through authorized Sharp dealers and direct sales.  All Sharp document systems are ENERGY STAR® qualified and RoHS compliant to restrict the use of hazardous substances. For more information about the complete line of Sharp document solution products visit sharpusa.com/documents.

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