Sharp says the new Advanced Series represents its newest technology and is designed for customers with demanding workflow environments that need superior performance. The new MX-M365N, MX-M465N, and MX-M565N (above) are rated at 36 ppm, 46 ppm, and 56 ppm respectively. They feature Sharp’s 10″ tablet-style touch-screen, as well as integrated retractable keyboard, true Adobe PostScript 3 printing, and optional high-capacity paper handling for longer uptime. The Advanced Series also provides access to Sharp Cloud Portal Office, a new cloud-storage service that enables businesses to share documents with other Sharp document systems and other collaborative devices such as Sharp’s AQUOS BOARD Interactive Display Systems, as well as with the latest smartphones and tablets. Sharp Cloud Portal Office will be available in the first quarter of 2014. They are also integrated with Sharp’s cloud-enabled Sharp OSA Platform for integrating the MFP with network applications and cloud services.
The Advanced Series also features built-in wireless networking, as well as a free Sharpdesk Mobile app for mobile printing and scanning for guest users, so that they don’t have to have access to the company’s corporate network. The “Point-to-Point” mode establishes a direct wireless connection to mobile devices, which is isolated from the wired LAN.
The new Essentials Series MFPs don’t have many of the Advanced Series MFPs’ features, but cost less and are designed for cost-conscious customers,. The MX-M364N, MX-M464N, and MX-M564N provide full MFP capability (copying, network printing, and network scanning) and are rated at speeds of 36 ppm, 46 ppm, and 56 ppm respectively.
Both the Sharp Advanced Series and Essentials Series offer optional paper handling and finishing option, and also feature Sharp’s standard End-of-Lease feature, so that all document and user data is overwritten at the time the MFP is traded-in.
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