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Sharp Cloud Portal Office for ‘Anytime Access to Documents’ is Now Available

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) reports that its Cloud Portal Office, which it announced in November 2013, is now available. Cloud Portal Office provides enterprises with a secure Web-based repository for storing and sharing electronic documents, and can be accessed tablets, smartphones, and traditional PCs, as well as from Sharp’s AQUOS BOARD […]

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Top News for the Week of 1/13/2014 – MPHJ Technology Sues Government, Anonymous Owner Revealed; Sharp Mono A3 MFPs Shipping, More

New Hardware Sharp keeps rolling along. News is that Sharp has launched new mid- to high-volume mono A3 MFPs that follows news that it’s supplying HP with similar products. Here’s some intriguing synergy for you: Contex introduces six new wide-format scanning solutions that were jointly developed with Hewlett-Packard. Speaking of rolling along, Epson continues to […]

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Sharp Shipping Mid- to High-Volume Advanced and Essentials Mono A3 MFPs

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is now shipping its new family of six mid- to high-volume A3 monochrome MFPs offered in two lines: the Advanced Series and the Essentials Series, all of which will be available through authorized Sharp dealers.   Sharp says the new Advanced Series represents its newest technology and is […]

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Top News for the Week of 12/30/2013 – Ricoh Supplying 3D Print Heads, Top Stories of 2013, More

As we wrote two weeks ago, the list of 2D printer makers involved in 3D printing continues to grow. This week we report that Ricoh is also involved. In an investor report, 3D-printer giant Stratasys reveals: “In particular, we rely on a sole supplier, Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc. or Ricoh, for the print heads for our PolyJet 3D printers. Under the terms of our agreement […]

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Top News for the Week of 12/9/2013

New Products & Solutions Hewlett-Packard rolled out new high-volume MFPs, the S900 Series, at its HP Discover Conference held in Barcelona, Spain. The new MFPs are sourced from Sharp, confirming recent rumours that Sharp Corporation would be OEMing its high-volume MFPs to HP. But unlike with HP’s past forays into the high-volume segment, HP won’t […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/18/2013

Industry Events We just got in from Konica Minolta’s North American dealer meeting at the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. We’ll have lots more details in the next few days, but the most interesting news is that the company is going to get into 3D printers, something that seemed well-received by dealers. The plan is […]

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Sharp May Supply A3 Digital Copiers to Hewlett-Packard

Reuters reports that Hewlett-Packard may have signed on Sharp Corporation of Japan as an original equipment manufacturer to manufacture digital copiers for HP, which would be sold under the HP brand name. Sharp is also considering working with HP in developing toner and supplies. Sharp could begin supplying digital copiers to HP as soon as […]

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Sharp Debuts Next-Generation MFP Line with ‘Advanced’ and ‘Essentials’ Configurations

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is launching a new family of six mid- to high-volume monochrome MFPs, called the Advanced Series and Essentials Series. The new Advanced Series  (MX-M365N, MX-M465N. and MX-565N) incorporate Sharp’s newest technology and are designed for customers with demanding workflows, and are rated print at 36-, 46-, and 56-ppm. They […]

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Sharp Rolling Out Cloud Portal Office, a Cloud-Based Storage Site for Accessing and Sharing Documents from Mobile and Desktop PCs

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is introducing what Cloud Portal Office, a cloud-based document-storage and sharing service, that it says is designed for an increasingly mobile workforce, taking into account companies’ need to be able to share information  while still maintaining control and security over critical documents. According to Sharp, Cloud Portal Office […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/4/2013

This week we present comprehensive coverage of Convergence 2013, Ricoh America’s North American dealer meeting, which attracted approximately 1,200 attendees and representatives from over 500 dealerships. Ricoh’s got an interesting product-road-map laid out, with a lot of A4 on the way. Financial As with last week, there was a lot of good news on the financial […]

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First Quarterly Profit for Sharp Japan in Two Years, Strong Sales of Color MFPs

Sharp Corporation of Japan reported its first quarterly net profit in two years, beating estimates, as the weaker Japanese yen and increased demand for solar cells and display panels boosted results. Sharp reported a net profit of 13.6 billion yen ($139 million) in its fiscal second quarter, its first profit since the three months ended […]

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Print Audit: New Embedded for Sharp OSA for as Little as 10 Cents per Device

In an upcoming webinar, Print Audit, which markets print-management solutions, will show how Sharp dealers and branches can access a new embedded print-management solution for Sharp OSA for as little as 10 cents per device via Print Audit Premier. The webinar will also showcase the latest features in version 6.3.18 of Print Audit Embedded for […]

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Sharp Corporation Reports Substantial Loss for Fiscal Year; MFP Business Relatively Even

Sharp Corporation of Japan reported a substantial loss – 545 billion yen, or $5,8 billion U.S. – for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. While domestic sales within Japan were down for the fiscal year, overseas sales rose from 1.2 trillion yen in the previous year to 1.4 trillion yen. Sharp had returned to […]

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Sharp Corporation May Release New Public Shares in Effort to Pay Down Debt

Fiscal Insider reports that Sharp Corporation of Japan may release new shares in a public offering to gain approximately $1.5 billion or Y150 billion, to pay down debt after a rescue last year. The information comes from two unnamed people familiar with the matter. The sources also report that the firm also plans to collect […]

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Sharp Picks up Another State Contract for Supplying Digital Copier/MFPs

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America received a contract from the state of Louisiana for supplying digital copiers/MFPs. The contract, which became effective July 1, 2013, will be available to all state of Louisiana departments, agencies, political subdivisions and external procurement units. The contract provides rental options for Sharp’s line of copiers, including black-and-white systems […]

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Sharp Wins Copier/MFP Contract with State of Arizona

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America reports that it’s been awarded a contract from the State of Arizona for supplying Sharp MFPs. The contract, which became effective July 1st, will be available to all State of Arizona departments, and agencies, as well as eligible universities, political subdivisions, and nonprofit educational institutions. The contract includes […]

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EFI to Provide Fiery Servers for Sharp Pro Series Color Production-Printing Systems

Electronics for Imaging reports that it’s established an agreement with Sharp Corporation of Japan to develop integrated Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) for Sharp production-printing systems. As a result of this new agreement, EFI will provide its Fiery DFE with Sharp’s new Pro Series Digital Color Document Systems. These Fiery-driven production systems will make their […]

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Sharp Expands Production-Printing Footprint with Pro Series Color Document Systems

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is expanding its presence in the production-printing space with the new Pro Series MX-6500N and MX-7500N color production-printing systems, which are rated at 6 and 75 ppm respectively. Sharp says the new models are the perfect fit for Print On-Demand environments such as Central Reprographics Departments (CRD) and […]

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