Sharp Launches Two Mid-Volume A3 Color MFPs, MX-2615N and MX-3115N, with Support for OSA Open Development Platform

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America today launched two new mid-volume workgroup color office MFPs, the MX-2615N and MX-3115N, which print, copy and scan on up to ledger-size (11″x17″) and incorporate multi-tasking controller, PCL 6  network printing (PostScript and XPS are optional), and color network scan. They’re the first in a series to offer an optional 2,000 + 500 sheet tandem paper drawer that enables a total on-line paper capacity of 3,100 sheets.

MX-2615N and MX-3115N

The new MFPs will be distributed via Sharp dealers and are rated at 26/26 ppm (MX-2615N) and 31 (black)/31 (color) ppm (MX-3115N). They feature Sharp’s ImageSend, which enables users, with one touch of a button at the touch screen, to send scanned documents to up to seven different destinations, including to USB memory drives, network folders, and more. With Send-to-Group,  function users can send to a mixed group broadcast to email, fax, and Internet fax in a single operation. Complete specifications for the MX-2615N are available here, and here for the MX-3115N.

The systems also support Sharp’s OSA (Open Systems Architecture) open-development platform for adding optional capabilities, including workflow solutions, that are accessible via a 7″ control touch screen.  Customers can create their own own custom integrations, or select from Sharp’s portfolio of OSA applications available from Sharp Partner Program Members.

Sharp currently has 57 add-on solutions available, ranging from solutions for restricting access to the MFP, automating routing of scanned documents, document archiving, fax servers, accounting and cost recovery, document management, rules-based printing, service dispatch, and more, from partners such as DocuWare, drivve, Nuance, and NSA AutoStore. For a list of available OSA solutions, visit Sharp here. For more on OSA, visit Sharp here.

The MX-2615N and MX-3115N’s control panel with 7″ color touch screen. Below is shown a full-size retractable for entering data and that’s stored beneath the control panel.

Security features include Sharp’s “End of Lease” – by pressing a button, IT can erase all personal and confidential information stored by the system, essentially restoring it to virtually the same condition as when it first left the factory floor. Also standard is Sharp’s “persistent security” mode, which leverages both 256-bit data encryption, as well as up to seven-times hard-drive data overwrite.

Sharp also states that the MFP uses its micro-fine toner, which provides a lower consumption rate and produces less waste than conventional toners, resulting in longer replacement intervals. The MFPs, which are Energy Star-certified, provide two different energy-saving modes that can IT can use to automatically reduce or shut off power at scheduled intervals.

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