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Sharp Now Shipping Its High-Volume, Customizable MFP Copier Line

24 Apr, 2007

Sharp Now Shipping Its High-Volume, Customizable MFP Copier Line

Sharp Document Solutions Company of America has begun shipping its flagship production line designed for the high-volume market. The new monochrome models (MX-M850, MX-M950 and MX-M1100), offer print and copier speeds ranging from 85 to 110 PPM and controlled by a larger color LCD display for ease of operation and viewing. Built for heavy volume, the new MX Series models have B&W speeds ranging from 85 ppm (MX-M850) to 95 ppm (MX-M950) to an impressive 110 ppm (MX-M110). All three models use Sharp's Scan2 technology that minimizes paper handling while maximizing performance and providing faster scan speeds. To keep print and copy jobs processing efficiently, these networked MFPs have the highest on-line paper capacities in their class – up to 8,050 sheets – and a 250-sheet document feeder. The machines can handle average monthly volumes from as little as 50,000 pages to up to 500,000. The series also features an 80 GB hard drive and 1.2 GB of standard memory.

The new MX series features a developer cooling system that helps prevent excessive heat buildup to keep image quality stable even in high-volume printing and copying environments. A multi-feed detection sensor employs ultra-sonic technology to help detect and diagnose misfeeds to maximize print production efficiency. Furthermore, the series employs independent motor units for essential key functions such as the paper transfer unit and the paper pick-up unit, helping to ensure more dependable paper transportation throughout each step of the reprographic cycle.

For long term reliability, the MX series is designed with non-detachable maintenance that allows technicians to slide out main units, eliminating the need to disassemble the entire machine to adjust or exchange key parts. For increased durability, the units feature a highly rigid frame to protect and isolate critical machine components and withstand heavy use from high-speed and high-volume output.

To collate, sort, staple and otherwise finish print and copy jobs with a professional look, the new MFPs offer new finishing options including robust stapling capabilities up to 100 sheets. For extremely large jobs, the units offer the option of a customizable paper supply capacity of up to 8,050 sheets for uninterrupted runs of high-volume jobs. A Post Sheet inserter enables the user to input pre-printed covers and inserts to documents, for truly professional results. The MFPs also offer a saddle unit and Z-folding for brochures and pamphlets.

This series will also introduce a new on-line punching technology, the GBC SmartPunch, which is designed to conveniently deliver punched output in a wide range of hole patterns compatible with all common professional binding systems. The GBC SmartPunch runs at the full rated speed of all compatible printers up to 110 pages per minute. This powerful solution is available with six interchangeable die sets including: WireBind, Color Coil®, 3-Hole, CombBind, ProClick, and VeloBind.

As with the other models in the heralded MX line of MFPs, the new models support Sharp's innovative Sharp OSA™ development platform that opens the door to a broad array of value-added functionality and flexibility to deliver the power of customization to the customer. Sharp OSA technology leverages the inherent interoperability of Web services design to enable Sharp, its dealer network and ISV partners to meet customer needs effectively.

Sharp OSA technology streamlines document workflow and enhances productivity by making Sharp MFPs a gateway for document-based business communications, enabling customers to automate tasks and save time. For example, businesses can scan an invoice on an MFP and integrate that invoice into an accounting software package instantly to process payments without user intervention at the desktop. Additionally, Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs allow companies to control access and track usage more effectively by offering tighter integration capabilities for areas such as network security and accounting.

Since MFPs are an integral part of the networked enterprise, organizations need to ensure that they are protected with the same or greater level of security as their PC's. With this in mind, Sharp offers its industry-leading MFP security suite to the production environment. To restrict access to the devices, these MFPs can be enhanced with multiple security solutions such as IP/MAC address filtering, Secure Socket Layer (SSL Encryption), IPV6, and IPsec to name just a few. These high-speed MFPs can be enhanced through data security kits that encrypt document data using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption and Secure Data Erase on the hard drive by overwriting encrypted data up to seven times.

Sharp Document Solutions Company - 800-BE-SHARP - WWW.sharpusa.com/documents

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