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Sharp first manufacturer to achieve new international security standard
Sharp Electronics Europe is announcing that as of today, Sharp’s digital colour multifunction printers (MFPs) with an embedded data security option are the first to have been certified for Common Criteria, conforming to the Protection Profile for Hardcopy Devices v1.0 (HCD-PP v1.0). This represents the latest security standards of government and military offices.
Sharp launches affordable 90” Digital Signage display
Sharp Electronics CEE today announces that its high-impact 90” PN-Q display is now available to buy. Sharp launched the PN-Q range this year to meet demand from businesses for high quality but cost-effective displays for signage and presentations. With today’s launch, the range now includes four size options, 60”, 70”, 80” and 90”, giving customers greater choice over the best large format display for their space.
Sharp launches ‘Plug & Go’ wireless module for easy collaboration
Sharp Electronics CEE today announces the launch of a Wireless Mini OPS (Open Pluggable Specification) module for its latest generation BIG PAD interactive displays and range of PN-R professional displays. The unique Wireless module (PN-ZB03W) was developed by Sharp to allow you to easily and quickly connect your devices to Sharp displays, without cables.
Sharp extends A3 colour line-up with entry level model
Sharp Electronics CEE has today introduced an entry-level MFP to its A3 colour line-up. The MX-2630N supports flexible ways of working and provides the easy-to-use functions common across its whole A3 colour range, meaning Sharp now offers small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) and smaller workgroup users the same improved experience from 26ppm to 75ppm.
Sharp brings benefits of digital transformation to SMBs
Sharp today launches a new version of Cloud Portal Office; a simple document management system designed specifically for small to medium sized businesses. Cloud Portal Office lets SMBs cost-effectively digitise paper-based administration tasks and automate data processes. This automation, which saves time and increases productivity, has previously only been accessible to larger corporations using sophisticated and expensive solutions.
Wasted potential: 30% of office workers avoid using technology
In the era of digital transformation, offices are inundated with many technologies that are supposed to make routine tasks more efficient. However, not all technology is easy to understand or use without training, and this is having serious consequences for European businesses, according to research1 from Sharp. Many office employees are avoiding complicated technology, or pretend that it is broken to avoid having to use it. Productive work? Not at all.
Sharp announces faster high-volume additions to colour MFP lineup
Sharp Electronics CEE today announces two additions to its high-volume colour multifunction printer (MFP) line-up. The MX-6580N and MX-7580N feature a unique mix of high speeds, functionality, and finishing capabilities to provide professional colour print results in high volume environments.
Display your summer holiday
Sharp Electronics CEE presents updated offer of “summer friendly” Digital Signage displays. PN-V602A guarantees unprecedented brightness and stunning high definition.
AOPEN module turns Sharp displays into PCs
Electronics manufacturer AOPEN has launched a new module to turn Sharp professional displays into PCs, capable of running any Windows® 10 app. The AOPEN Mini OPS module (PNZB03PC) allows users to add PC functions to Sharp’s latest professional displays, and supports 4K content.
Should your co-workers know exactly how much you make?
European businesses are putting themselves at risk according to research from Sharp, which has identified that many people do not take data security seriously. 1 in 12 people (8%) who took part in a survey said they have had access to confidential information that they should not have had.
Sharp launches new BIG PAD with privacy buttons
Sharp Electronics CEE has added two new privacy buttons to its latest BIG PAD interactive displays. The 70” PN-70SC5 and 80” PN-80SC5 include ‘Freeze Frame’ and ‘Blackout’ buttons on the bezel to give a presenter the ability to instantly freeze or blank the display while they work on their connected device, or prepare the content that they will show next. These new features have been added to give presenters more confidence to lead engaging, collaborative meetings.
New high speed, high volume printing system from Sharp
Sharp Electronics CEE today launches the MX-M905, an easy to use, 90 ppm addition to its multifunction printer (MFP) line-up. This new high-speed monochrome MFP is designed to handle the demands of high volume environments, where reliability and ease of use are essential.
Negativity epidemic identified in european offices
European businesses are in the grip of a negativity epidemic, as research from Sharp reveals that over two thirds (64%) of office workers feel negatively about their workplace, with outdated ways of working causing low morale and low motivation across the continent.
Sharp to ‘positively disrupt’ at ISE (Sharp shows an ambitious new product roadmap on stand 12/E76)
At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), Sharp’s first major European exhibition since its alliance with Foxconn, Sharp shows a transformed product line-up. This includes six new product categories, the launch of a new digital signage solution platform, the Sharp Open Architecture Platform, and an OPS (Open Pluggable Specification) format designed with Intel.
Sharp launches new signage platform and solutions at ISE (Stand 12/E76)
At Integrated Systems Europe, Sharp launches its Sharp Open Architecture Platform for digital signage, which offers end users easy ways to download, store and play content directly from a Sharp display. The Platform is a combination of new hardware and software from Sharp and partnerships with third-party signage software providers.
Sharp launches first interactive display for huddle spaces (Stand 12/E76)
At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), Sharp launches the PN-40TC1, its first 40-inch BIG PAD interactive display for small, informal meeting spaces. The display offers many benefits of Sharp’s larger BIG PAD displays at a smaller size, making it easier for groups of two to six people to share ideas and work effectively together.
Sharp wins eight BLI awards
Sharp to receive seven ‘Pick’ Awards plus an Outstanding Achievement Award
Ten Sharp MFPs receives BLI’s Highly Recommended note
Sharp's new line of MFPs recognized for quality, reliability and ease of use by leading evaluator Buyers Laboratory LLC
Sharp to launch 70” video wall display at ISE 2017
Largest commercially available video wall among highlights of Sharp’s stand, showing benefits of Foxconn partnership: 12/E76
Connected technologies: Europe cannot collaborate
Collaboration has been the business buzz-word for years, but according to new research from Sharp, it’s an ambition rather than a reality for European offices. Almost half of workers (41%) say their colleagues forget to share important information or documents with them, meaning wasted time, missed opportunities and potentially lost revenue. 40% people think that the technology in their office actually makes it difficult to share information.
Sharp launches Managed Print Services for SMB
Sharp Electronics CEE has launched a new managed print services offer (MPS), to help small and medium sized businesses control and reduce their print and copy costs. Sharp will work with businesses to develop a bespoke package, including hardware, software, cloud-based document workflow services, consultancy on document security and on-going management. Offered as a flexible contract, the service components and service levels can be changed at any time.
How to unlock the 19 days wasted annually by everyone in your office
Is European office as efficient as it could be? Does it contain the latest connected technologies? Is it set up to help everyone save time? Or, like the average office in our recent study, is out-of-date or hard to use technology slowing people down?
Office workers waste more time on slow tech than they spend on holiday
As the summer holiday season comes to a close, Sharp announces research which shows the average European office worker wastes at least 19 days each year due to slow or inefficient technology, longer than many people’s spend on paid vacation.
Sharp launches Fiery® ready light production MFPs
Sharp Electronics CEE today launches the first light production mono printers to provide direct access to Fiery® Command WorkStation software, giving print room operators complete control of their workflows through one easy-to-use interface. The high-speed MX-M1205 and MX-M1055 models include a One-Touch Fiery® Gateway Key which brings users straight to the Command WorkStation, eliminating the need for additional hardware.
Sharp completes A3 colour MFP line-up with four high-speed models
Sharp Electronics CEE has today introduced four new high-speed MFP models to complete its refreshed A3 colour line-up. The MX series now includes thirteen devices from 30 to 60ppm, with the latest additions offering the same flexible workflows and easy-to-use functions common to the whole range, plus the ability to handle higher volume print, copy and scan jobs quickly and efficiently.
Sharp launches ‘Advanced Multi-Board’ to link up BIG PADS
Sharp Electronics CEE today launches software that makes it possible to join together up to three 80” BIG PAD Pros, to create one huge interactive flat panel display. The ‘Advanced Multi-Board’ set-up, with three BIG PADs side-by-side, creates a surface that is 5.4m wide. Six people can work on the display at the same time.
SHARP SHOWS WORLD’S FIRST COMMERCIAL 8K DISPLAY AT ISE
At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), Sharp unveils its latest display technology, including for the first time in Europe, a preview of an 85” 8K monitor, currently only available in Japan. Sharp will also show its new 80” 4K display with extended colour range, and a 70” wireless BIG PAD, launching today.
SHARP'S PARTNERS SHOWCASE LATEST SOLUTIONS AT ISE
At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) – Sharp is hosting demonstrations with a selection of its partners to bring to life its extended range of solutions. These include Room Lync from Crestron using an 80” BIG PAD for a real-time teleconference, digital signage software for retailers from Sedna, and Fastbox PC developed with Arrow for BIG PAD.
SHARP ELECTRONICS EUROPE ACQUIRES LONG-TERM BUSINESS PARTNER NEPA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS IN CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA
Sharp Electronics Europe has announced the acquisition of its long-term Czech Republic and Slovakia based printers and document solutions provider NEPA Business Solutions. The deal, which will reinforce Sharp’s position in the Eastern European office printing market and expand its customer base, was finalised at the end of August.
SHARP RE-INVENTS TEAMWORK WITH LAUNCH OF STATE OF THE ART 80” PROJECTED CAPACITIVE INTERACTIVE DISPLAY
Sharp today launches its most advanced BIG PAD to date, the 80” collaborative touchscreen, PN-80TC3. Designed for professional environments, BIG PAD PN-80TC3 will transform meeting and conference rooms into creative and effective spaces where people can easily present words, pictures, video and sounds on an outstandingly smooth projected capacitive (P-CAP) touch screen, work together on one or more surfaces using intelligent pens, and two-way screen share with colleagues through their mobile devices.
SHARP EXPANDS EUROPEAN VISUAL SOLUTIONS TEAM
Sharp Europe has appointed Christopher Parker as Senior Product Manager, Visual Solutions. Christopher will manage the development and marketing of Sharp's portfolio of Visual Solutions products, actively supporting sales teams and channels across Europe.
SHARP INTRODUCES TWO FAST MFPS TO ENHANCE PRODUCTIVITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND WORKGROUPS
Sharp Europe today announces two new entry-level A3 multi-function printers (MFPs) for small businesses and workgroups looking for fast, flexible networked machines that can grow and adapt as business needs demand. The MX-M316N and MX-M266N MFPs can easily integrate with new or existing archiving, document workflow, accounting or scanning solutions via Sharp’s OSA (Open System Architecture), including Sharp’s Cloud Portal Office document storage, sharing and management platform.
SHARP EXPANDS VISUAL SOLUTIONS SALES TEAM IN GERMANY, AUSTRIA AND SWITZERLAND
Sharp Europe today announces that it has appointed Markus Eisemann as Manager Sales, Visual Solutions for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (the DACH-region). Markus will have responsibility for developing Sharp's Visual Solutions sales channels in the region and will be leading a new sales team. This is the latest in a series of strategic appointments at Sharp, marking a continued drive forward a revitalised sales, marketing and product strategy.
SHARP TO SHOW NEW ENERGY SOLUTIONS PORTFOLIO AT EES EUROPE / INTERSOLAR EUROPE
Energy Solutions specialist, Sharp, will have a major presence at this year’s ees Europe, the international exhibition for energy storage systems, Munich, 10th – 12th June 2015. Sharp’s newly expanded energy solutions portfolio - including three PV modules and an energy control unit called Smart Chap - will be on show for the first time at Sharp’s stand, hall B1.140.
SHARP LAUNCHES NEW VERSION OF CLOUD PORTAL OFFICE
Sharp today launches a new version of Cloud Portal Office (CPO), its award-winning secure document sharing and storing workflow service, which supports flexible working. CPO has been designed to address the need for businesses wishing to provide a collaboration service for their workers while protecting IP and documents and being able to control files effectively. CPO makes collaborating on tasks easier by providing secure, on-demand access to files instantly and remotely. The new CPO (v1.3) includes the option to securely share files with non-users, be updated by email when new files are shared and to set-up selective synchronisation – choosing what to sync across multiple devices.
MAKE AN IMPACT WITH SHARP’S PN-H701 4K VISUAL DISPLAY
Whether you’re looking to showcase detailed text, crystal clear pictures or rich graphics, Sharp’s PN-H701 70” display equips any retail, corporate or public space with the advanced technology to fit their needs. Following a positive reception upon its initial unveiling at ISE 2015, Sharp today announces that the PN-H701 70” UHD display is now available in Europe.
SHARP LAUNCHES NEW COMPACT A3 MFP TO BRING COLOUR TO SMALL BUSINESSES
Sharp Europe today announces a new affordable A3 multifunction printer (MFP) for small work groups, the DX-2500N. The compact MFP has been designed to equip small office environments with an entry-level device, saving on cost while receiving the benefits of a high-quality colour MFP. With enhanced usability at its core, the DX-2500N features a 7” colour touch panel, and its expandable design allows businesses to upgrade and adjust functionality in line with changing demands and business growth.
SHARP APPOINTS EUROPEAN BUSINESS MANAGERS TO DRIVE DEVELOPMENT OF MANAGED PRINT AND CONTENT SERVICES
Sharp Europe today announces it has appointed three new business managers to its Document Solutions business in Europe. Max Fox, Managed Print Services, Rob Davis, Managed Content Services and Rashid Maknin, Business Manager Solutions, will have responsibility for developing, taking to market, and growing Sharp’s managed print and document management services, which will complement its existing document solutions hardware.
SHARP LAUNCHES NEW POINT OF SALE TERMINAL FOR IMPROVED IN-STORE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Sharp Europe, today launches its new RZ-X850F, a highly designed point of sale (POS) terminal for all modern and stylish shop environments. The PC based terminal provides more reliability, power, storage and scalability for business growth. It also features a large LCD colour touch screen for durability and protection against environmental damage. The introduction of the RZ-X850F further extends Sharp’s existing POS line up.