Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), announces the addition of four new high speed models to its color Advanced and Essentials Series lineup, bringing the total to 11 models in the product family ranging from 26 to 60 pages per minute. The four new models are designed for busy workgroups and departmental environments and offer advanced features for the technology-driven workplace. The new models include Sharp’s award-winning, easy-to-use touchscreen display, common across 30-plus models in Sharp’s multifunction printer lineup, and offer greater cloud integration, leading-edge security and available voice control features.
The new MFP Voice feature with Amazon Alexa enables users to interact with the machine by using simple verbal commands. These new color models also easily integrate with today’s complex network environments and offer quick access to an expanded list of cloud services that include Box and Dropbox. Additionally, Adobe Embedded Print Engine technology enables users to direct print PDF files from a variety of sources with greater performance and rendering accuracy. Sharp’s new Application Portal allows administrators to easily add new applications and update existing ones right from the touchscreen of the machine. The new models are also equipped with enhanced productivity features, such as the ability to feed up to 50 envelopes from the standard paper drawer.
The new color Advanced and Essentials Series also delivers leading-edge security features, such as a firmware attack prevention and a self-recovery capability, which can identify a malicious intrusion and restore the machine firmware to its original state. An application whitelisting feature helps protects the machine’s file system from unauthorized access. Additionally, administrators can centrally manage select settings at the device using Active Directory Group Policy.
“This is an exciting time at Sharp, as we roll out a new high speed modes in our line of color workgroup MFPs that offer greater cloud integration, enhanced workflow capability, and voice integration to meet the demands of today’s technology-driven workplace,” said Shane Coffey, Vice President, Product Management, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “Our focus continues to be to provide quality MFPs that deliver superior productivity, performance and ease-of-use. We’re proud to continue that tradition with this new lineup of color Advanced and Essentials series models.”