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Sharp First Manufacturer To Achieve New International Security Standard

Montvale, NJ (Nov. 14, 2017) — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is the first document systems manufacturer to announce certification against the latest Common Criteria Security Protection Profile. The Protection Profile for Hardcopy Devices v1.0 (HCD-PP v1.0)
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Going Beyond the MFP: Label Printer and Digital Display Roles in the Office

Earlier this year, Muratec held a Label University during ITEX 2017 to open dealers’ minds to the possibilities that exist in offering dedicated digital label printers. How this movement will fare remains to be seen, but Muratec’s acquisition by Konica Minolta will add
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Sharp Business Systems Named Partner of the Year by Continuum

Montvale, NJ (Oct. 12, 2017) — Sharp Business Systems, a direct sales division of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America and Sharp Electronics Corporation, was named Partner of the Year by Continuum, the exclusive provider of a vertically integrated IT service delivery
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Sharp To Distribute Revolutionary Skywell Atmospheric Water Generator

Montvale, NJ (Oct. 9, 2017) — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Skywell, LLC, a leading water technology company, to offer revolutionary drinking water dispensers
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UniNet Unveils Absolute Color Toner, Replacement Cartridge and Components for Sharp MFPs

Los Angeles (Sept. 1, 2017) — UniNet unveils Absolute Color Toner Replacement cartridge and components for use in Sharp MX 5141, 5140, 5111, 5110, 4141, 4140, 4111, 3640, 3610, 3115, 3110, 2640, 2615, 2610 color MFP printer series. The Sharp MX 5141 / 4141 MFP color printer
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Katun Introduces New Products for Canon, Konica Minolta and Sharp Dealers in North America

MINNEAPOLIS (June 13, 2017) – Katun Corp., one of the world’s leading alternative suppliers to the office equipment industry, is pleased to introduce a color toner set for use in Canon machines, an OPC drum for use in Sharp applications and a waste toner container for use in
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Sharp Launches the Ultimate Large LCD Display for Commercial Applications

Montvale, NJ (February 1, 2017) – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announces the launch of its new 90” Class (90 1/64” diagonal) PN-LE901 commercial LCD display for the B2B channel. The PN-LE901 combines
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Sharp’s Laura Blackmer on Meeting the Challenges of an Aging Yet Innovative Industry

A large number of dealerships are run by the first- or second-generation owners, and many of their employees have long tenure. In other words, both management and the workforce are aging. This presents challenges on two fronts. The first challenge is how do you bring in fresh,
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Sharp Introduces Pantone® Color Matching For 10 New MFP Models

Mahwah, NJ, November 3, 2016 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), announced that all 10 models in its Color Advanced and Essentials Series multifunction printer (MFP) line, ranging in speed from 30 – 60 pages per
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Foxconn to Acquire Two-Thirds Stake in Sharp

After months, indeed years, of speculation and negotiation, Taiwan-based Foxconn, officially known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Ltd., will acquire a 66 percent stake in Osaka, Japan-based Sharp Corporation. The two companies began discussing such a deal in 2012, following some
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Sharp Launches Pro Series Monochrome Document Systems

New systems now available with EFI™ Fiery® workflow and digital front end for optimal performance. MAHWAH, NJ, March 8, 2016 – Today, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announces that the newest additions to
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Sharp Senior Vice President Mike Marusic Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

MAHWAH, NJ, February 24, 2016 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Operations & Services,
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SHARP SELECTS RAINES OFFICE SOLUTIONS AS AUTHORIZED DEALER AND EXPANDS NATIONAL INDEPENDENT DEALER NETWORK

MAHWAH, NJ, February 18, 2016 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced that Raines Office Solutions has joined its extensive nationwide network of authorized dealers. As part of the agreement, Raines Office
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Between the Lines: Will Sharp’s Weekend Dealer Meeting Become the New Normal for Dealer Meetings?

Before I start, don’t forget to read my recap of the Sharp dealer meeting in this week’s edition. It was an excellent show and reaffirmed Sharp’s commitment to the channel despite all the financial troubles its parent company in Japan has been dealing with the past few years.
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Sharp Unveils a New B2B Focus Along with New Products and Business Strategies at San Antonio Dealer Conference

Whatever you do don’t ever, and I do mean ever think of Sharp as a consumer company ever again. Sharp is on a mission to rebrand itself as a B2B company. Not that many in the channel or those who cover the channel ever thought they weren’t; we may have viewed Sharp
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