Sharp and MWA Intelligence Form Technology Relationship for Enterprise M2M Solution7 May, 2008
Sharp and MWA Intelligence Form Technology Relationship for Enterprise M2M Solution
Orlando, FL —(May 6, 2008) – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, and MWA Intelligence, Inc., today announced a strategic relationship to deliver enterprise-level remote asset management capabilities to Sharp customers. With this powerful alliance, MWA Intelligence – a leader in enterprise-class M2M (machine-to-machine) and M2P (machine-to-people) solutions and services – will develop and market innovative workflow automation solutions for Sharp’s best-in-class MFPs to enable businesses to optimize productivity, operational efficiency and customer service.
As part of the relationship, the companies will integrate their respective solutions, and conduct coordinated marketing, sales and services activities.
Sharp MFPs support MWAi’s integrated Intelligent Device Management™ technology allowing users to automate meter reading, remotely manage and diagnose devices, receive real-time service alerts and consumable levels notification. The first jointly-developed solution will allow users to remotely access service logs and automate meter read collection, update of firmware, and clone device settings. MWAi will demonstrate this new solution at Sharp’s 2008 National Dealer Meeting, May 6-9 in Orlando, FL.
“We are constantly looking for ways to provide innovative solutions that enhance our clients’ experience and best address end-user needs,” said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing, SIICA. “This technology relationship demonstrates our commitment to our customers by providing them the tools needed to deliver better solutions.”
“This new strategic relationship offers an exciting option for our mutual customers,” said Michael Stramaglio, President and CEO of MWA Intelligence. “Together, Sharp and MWA Intelligence offer companies the ability to more effectively leverage business-critical information for better, faster decision-making throughout the enterprise.”