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Sharp® MFPs Once again Recognized by BLI for Outstanding Performance

9 Dec, 2009

Sharp® MFPs Once again Recognized by BLI for Outstanding Performance

MAHWAH, NJ (December 2009) – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today announced that several of its A3 MFPs have received 2009 Pick of the Year Awards from Buyer’s Laboratory Inc. (BLI).  The awards acknowledge “outstanding performance” and excellence “in areas of importance to IT professionals” in a number of different Sharp A3 MFPs, including the MX-M283N (Outstanding 21- to 30-PPM Monochrome MFP), MX-M363 (Outstanding 31- to 40-PPM Monochrome MFP) and the MX-M453 and MX-M503 (Outstanding 41- to 50-PPM Monochrome MFPs).  

“We are proud to accept this year’s BLI Pick of the Year Awards because we believe Sharp’s best of breed engineering has reached a new level with these products,” said George Grafanakis, senior manager, Product Planning and Marketing, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America.  “All of the newest Sharp innovations can be found in these MFPs, from the durable, standard pull-out keyboard, to the 8.5” touchscreen display, to our Sharp OSAÒ development platform that features a growing number of certified and customizable applications.  We would like to thank BLI for this award and will continue to develop products that meet our customers’ needs as we head in to the new year.”

In addition to award-winning Sharp features such as a large color touchscreen; standard retractable keyboard; and the Sharp OSA development platform, Sharp’s MX monochrome and color series models broke new ground by incorporating a common architecture among all models, minimizing the need to stock two different sets of options.  

Each model features a true multi-tasking controller that delivers copy, print and fax jobs continuously, and can also process network scanning jobs while outputting existing jobs. Other standard features include automatic duplexing, electronic sorting and integrated offset stacking; an on-board paper capacity of up to 5,600 sheets; and a 100-sheet duplex single pass document feeder with color Scan2 technology standard.  Sharp’s award-winning Scan2 technology enables users to scan two-sided documents in a single pass, speeding up workflow, reducing misfeeds and improving reliability.

In judging these awards, BLI subjects color printers and printer MFPs to a battery of rigorous lab tests.  Products taking top honors demonstrate outstanding performance in BLI testing, which evaluates products for a variety of important performance aspects, including reliability, image quality, productivity, print drivers, feedback to workstations, administrative utilities, ease of use, network setup, toner yield and more.

For more information about the complete line of Sharp document solution products, contact Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07495-1163, or call 800-BE-SHARP.  For online product information, visit Sharp’s Web site at sharpusa.com or sharpusa.com/documents.

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