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Sharp donates to charity:water to celebrate Skywell launch
To celebrate the official launch of Skywell, the atmospheric water generator, Sharp Europe has donated £7,500 to charity: water to fund a clean water project. Sharp’s donation will pay for a hand pump to be built by local people in a community in Ethiopia, creating a new source of safe water.
Sharp extends 8K lead with second generation 80-inch 8K professional display
Sharp’s 80-inch 8K professional display, the 8M-B80AX1E, is now available to buy. The monitor joins Sharp’s 70-inch 8K display (the LV-70X500E), the world’s first commercially available 8K display, in Sharp’s line-up and offers high brightness and a larger screen size. Both monitors are aimed at businesses that need a high level of image precision and clarity.
Sharp strengthens point of sale line-up with new LCD touchscreen models
Sharp is adding three new flexible LCD touch screen models to its line-up of PC based Open Point of Sale (POS) terminals. The new RZ-E3xxx product series offers a host of customisable features and are enabled with durable, easy-to-use P-CAP touch technology, delivering an intuitive user interface that can be tailored for even the most demanding retail and hospitality environments.
Sharp earns Buyers Lab 2019 copier MFP Line of the Year award
Sharp Electronics Europe, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), today announces that Sharp has earned the Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab 2019 Copier MFP Line of the Year. Sharp also took home twelve Buyers Lab Pick awards highlighting outstanding products in multiple categories.
Sharp to launch premium Windows Collaboration Display at ISE 2019 (E100 / Hall 12)
At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 Sharp will launch its first Windows Collaboration Display (WCD) – the next generation of interactive displays designed to support and improve team work. The 70” 4K interactive display for enterprise and SMB offices, which meets Microsoft WCD specifications, combines Sharp’s award-winning touch technology and sensors that can work with Microsoft Azure Digital Twins to monitor collaboration spaces.
Sharp expands 4K BIG PAD line up with new 80” interactive display
Sharp announces the launch of its flagship 80” 4K BIG PAD interactive display, expanding its 4K BIG PAD line-up to offer a choice of sizes. The PN-80TH5 builds on Sharp’s award-winning range of interactive flat panel displays for sharing information in meetings and lessons, from entry level displays to advanced touch solutions.
Skywell water cooler creates water from the air in your office
The first smart atmospheric water generator is now available to buy in the UK exclusively through Sharp. The Skywell 5TE features revolutionary technology to turn the surrounding air into fresh, clean drinking water, with no plumbing required.
Sharp adds new entry level MFP to its A3 range
Sharp has announced an addition to its A3 black and white line-up, with a 26ppm entry-level MFP. The MX-M2630 is a high-spec device with external finishing capabilities which also offers Sharp’s unique multi-layered security features. Sharp’s security settings help companies to protect their data while it is stored, scanned and printed, to meet with GDPR compliance.
Sharp is first to market with 8K professional display
Sharp’s 70” 8K professional display, the LV-70X500E, is now available to buy. The ultra-high resolution monitor is the first 70” 8K display to be mass produced, offering cutting edge companies and innovators in Europe a new standard for image precision. The display comes with a three-year warranty from Sharp, with service support.
Sharp launches new A4 mono MFPs with time-saving features
Sharp Electronics CEE today announces that its new line of A4 monochrome MFP devices is now available to buy. The new MX-B355W and MX-B455W Advanced Series models are the first joint venture with partner Foxconn, and offer the same powerful workflow features and ease of use as Sharp’s A3 models.
Sharp launches most flexible smart signage range
Offers all end users a significant choice of ways to download, store and play signage content – demonstrations on stand E100/Hall 12. At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, Sharp is showing its largest ever range of flexible signage solutions, with the launch of two smart display ranges for the mainstream market, with System on Chip (SoC) or Mini OPS options, and a wider choice of third-party applications.
Sharp expands A3 monochrome line-up with 10 new models.
Sharp Electronics CEE has today introduced ten new MFP models to complete its refreshed A3 MX line-up. The MX series now includes twenty four devices (colour and black and white) from 26 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 volume print and copy jobs efficiently.
Sharp presents new growth opportunities at Inspire Expo 2018
At Sharp’s international partner event, Inspire Expo 2018, Jeff Ashida, Sharp Europe’s President, told over 600 dealer representatives that the company is uniquely positioned to help them maximise profit now, and in the future, as office technology evolves and becomes smarter.
Sharp to launch first 4K BIG PAD at ISE 2018
At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, Sharp will launch its first BIG PAD interactive display with a 4K LCD touch panel. The 70” 4K BIG PAD (PN-70TH5) adds to Sharp’s award-winning range of displays for sharing information in meetings and lessons and will be on sale from February 2018.
Sharp launches world’s largest comercially available video wall display
Sharp Electronics CEE announces that its unique 70” video wall display is now available to buy. The high-impact PN-V701 is the largest display of this type on the market. It is the latest addition to Sharp’s PN-V range, which is popular for projects for high end retailers and transport hubs due to its high brightness and reliability during 24/7 continuous operation.
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.
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.
Awarded choice for small and medium companies
Companies when looking for a digital copier struggle to combine leading-edge features found typically on larger machines with a reasonable price and size fitting small spaces. If your business is looking to purchase a new A3 printer, the likelihood is you'll also want to buy a colour device. But what are the key features Polish/Hungarian/Czech/Slovak businesses can take advantage of?
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 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 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.
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.