Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), announces the addition of four new high speed models to its color Advanced and Essentials Series lineup, bringing the total to 11 models in the product family ranging from 26 to 60 pages per minute. The new models include Sharp’s touchscreen display, common across 30-plus models in Sharp’s multifunction printer lineup, and offercloud integration, security and available voice control features.
The new MFP Voice feature with Amazon Alexa enables users to interact with the machine by using verbal commands. These new color models also integrate with today’s network environments and offer access to an expanded list of cloud services that include Box and Dropbox. Additionally, Adobe Embedded Print Engine technology enables users to direct print PDF files from a variety of sources. Sharp’s new Application Portal allows administrators to add new applications and update existing ones from the touchscreen of the machine. The new models are also equipped with productivity features, such as the ability to feed up to 50 envelopes from the standard paper drawer.
The new color Advanced and Essentials Series also delivers security features, such as a firmware attack prevention and a self-recovery capability, which can identify a malicious intrusion and restore the machine firmware to its original state. An application whitelisting feature helps protects the machine’s file system from unauthorized access. Additionally, administrators can centrally manage select settings at the device using Active Directory Group Policy.
“This is an exciting time at Sharp, as we roll out a new high speed modes in our line of color workgroup MFPs that offer greater cloud integration, enhanced workflow capability, and voice integration to meet the demands of today’s technology-driven workplace,” said Shane Coffey, vice president, Product Management, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “Our focus continues to be to provide quality MFPs that deliver superior productivity, performance and ease-of-use. We’re proud to continue that tradition with this new lineup of color Advanced and Essentials series models.”
The following four models will be available to ship via authorized Sharp dealer and direct sales channels:
- MX-5071 – 50 ppm; replaces the MX-5070V
- MX-6071 – 60 ppm; replaces the MX-6070V
- MX-5051 – 50 ppm; replaces the MX-5050V
- MX-6051 – 60 ppm; replaces the MX-6050V
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