Sharp Rolls Out New A3, A4 Lineup
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) today launched 11 new A3 monochrome Advanced and Essentials Series workgroup MFPs that support up to 11″ x 17″ media, as well as two new monochrome A4 Advanced Series desktop MFPs that support up to letter-legal-size media.
All of the models provide security features such as firmware attack prevention and a self-recovery capability; with the latter, the system can identify a malicious intrusion and restore the machine firmware to its original state. An application whitelisting feature helps protect the machine’s file system from unauthorized access. Additionally, administrators can centrally manage select settings at the device using Microsoft Active Directory Group Policy.
Using the available MFP Voice feature with Amazon Alexa, users can ask the MFP to make copies or scan a document (visit Sharp here for more information). The new models also offer an expanded list of cloud services that include Box and Dropbox. Additionally, Adobe Embedded Print Engine technology enables users to directly 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 MFP’s touchscreen.
Security includes firmware-attack prevention and a self-recovery capability, the latter of which enables the system to identify a malicious intrusion and restore the machine firmware to its original state. A whitelisting feature helps protect the machine’s file system from unauthorized access. Administrators can centrally manage select settings at the device using Microsoft Active Directory Group Policy.
The following models will be available for shipment in late August via authorized Sharp dealers and direct sales channels:
Advanced Series Workgroup Models
- MX-M3071 – color and monochrome; 30 ppm; replaces the MX-M3070
- MX-M3571 – 35 ppm; replaces the MX-M3570.
- MX-M4071 – 40 ppm; replaces the MX-M4070
- MX-M5071 – 50 ppm; replaces the MX-M5070
- MX-M6071 – 60 ppm; replaces the MX-M6070
Essentials Series Workgroup Models
- MX-M2651 – 26 ppm; replaces the MX-M2630
- MX-M3051 – 30 ppm; replaces the MX-M3050
- MX-M3551 – 35 ppm; replaces the MX-M3550
- MX-M4051 – 40 ppm; replaces the MX-M4050
- MX-M5051 – 50 ppm; replaces the MX-M5050
- MX-M6051 – 60 ppm; replaces the MX-M6050
Advanced Series Desktop Models
- MX-B376W – 37 ppm; replaces the MX-B355W
- MX-B476W – 47 ppm; replaces the MX-B455W