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emFAST Inc. introduces the FACSys Connector for Sharp OSA-Enabled MFPs

8 Oct, 2008

emFAST Inc. introduces the FACSys Connector for Sharp OSA-Enabled MFPs

Mahwah, NJ and Bridgewater, NJ (October 2008) – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) and emFAST, Inc. are pleased to announce the validation of the FACSys Connector for Sharp OSA-Enabled MFPs. Combined with a FACSys fax server, this feature-rich connector allows organizations to send, receive and print fax messages directly from the touch screens of their Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs via the network.

Sharp OSA technology creates a truly customizable MFP designed to meet virtually any business need. This development platform turns an MFP into a gateway for document-based business communications by integrating the device with network-based applications. It allows businesses to connect their MFPs with a wide range of enterprise applications, including document management applications, reporting functions and programs developed internally. For faster deployments and easier development, Sharp OSA technology uses industry-standard protocols such as XML and SOAP.

Getting more from your Sharp OSA-enabled MFP

Integrating with Sharp MX-series MFPs, the FACSys Connector allows users to create new FACSys fax messages directly through the MFP’s touch screen. Users are able to define outgoing fax message properties such as recipients, subject, cover page, attachments and comments. Recipient destinations can be input directly as a fax number or selected from FACSys user-specific phone books. Attachments can be added to an outgoing FACSys fax message using one of three methods: (1) from a FACSys user’s Inbox, (2) from a directory on the local network, or (3) scanned from the Sharp device.

Unique to the FACSys Connector for Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs is the inherent security of printing-on-demand directly from a FACSys user’s Inbox through the interface. From the touch screen, users must first log in to access the contents of their FACSys Inbox, where they can forward existing fax messages or print them directly to the Sharp MFP - making the technology inherently HIPAA compliant.

Improved efficiency and productivity, audit trail of all activity, centralized and searchable repository of sent fax message content, and cost savings are all benefits of network faxing, which is now accessible through the Sharp OSA-enabled MFP platform.

About FACSys FACSys has transformed fax messaging from a simple document-transport mechanism into an indispensible business tool that fully integrates into critical communication areas including business process workflows, multi-function peripheral devices and major Enterprise Content Management and Resource Planning systems. FACSys came to the forefront of fax technology in 1990 and subsequently became the first network-based fax platform certified for use with Microsoft Windows NT. With a variety of organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies, the current installation base exceeds 54,000 licensed servers and over 5 million licensed users.

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