BUYERS LAB AWARDS SHARP WITH SIX PICK AWARDS PLUS AN INNOVATION AWARD FOR THEIR ENTIRE NEW COLOR PRODUCT LINE

Sharp wins seven awards for models in their highly successful Advanced and Essentials Series

02/03/2017

Montvale, NJ, February 3, 2017

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announces that six of Sharp’s Advanced and Essentials Series color workgroup document systems have received prestigious “Pick” awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), a world-wide leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions. BLI also awarded Sharp with an “Outstanding Achievement in Innovation“ award across the entire line for its new, easy-to-use web user interface.

Announced twice a year, the Pick awards acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in BLI’s extensive suite of laboratory tests in the previous six months. Sharp received the Pick awards for models in its Advanced and Essentials Series color line of MFPs.

Launched in late 2015, the color Advanced Series and color Essentials Series document systems enable users to easily set up and execute workflow tasks. Both series are equipped with Sharp’s next generation touchscreen display, offering an intuitive graphical interface with Easy Copy and Easy Scan screens, as well as quick access to on-board operation guides. Both model series also support popular mobile technologies, including Apple® AirPrint®, Android™ Print Service and Google Cloud Print™. Multi-layered security features help ensure intellectual property and personal information is protected throughout the life of the device.

“Sharp’s new line of color Advanced and Essentials Workgroup Document Systems, which are designed to meet the needs of any mid-to-large-size workgroup, offer the reliability, ease of operation, output quality and flexibility users crave,” said George Mikolay, BLI’s Senior Editor for A3 MFPs. “Additionally, Sharp’s newly designed web user interface is extremely easy to use and includes a number of unique capabilities not yet seen on the web utilities of competing vendors. Sharp’s web utility features a unique, highly intuitive search function that allows an administrator to search for functions and also click on functions to be brought directly to them. An administrator can also easily create a shortcut when on a tab or settings page and name it and save it for future use to streamline daily tasks.”

“Sharp is very proud to have received six coveted Pick awards as well as an Outstanding Achievement award for Innovation from BLI for our new line of multifunction printers (MFPs),” said Shane Coffey, Associate Vice President of Hardware Product Management, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “Our goal for this product line was to deliver best-in-class usability, and these awards recognize our progress toward that goal.”

BLI Pick awards were received for the MX-3070N/6070N Color Advanced Series models and the MX-3050N/3550N/5050N/6050N Color Essentials Series models.

The Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award was received for all models in the Color Advanced and Color Essentials Series document systems.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled test reports. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call 973-797-2100, visit www.buyerslab.com, or email info@buyerslab.com.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays, robotics and energy systems

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 printer (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. As a leader in security within the MFP industry, 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 preserve document integrity.

For more information on Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our web site at siica.sharpusa.com

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