Cybersecurity - a growing issue

Without security on your multifunction printer, unauthorized personnel can potentially access corporate networks. Any information stored on a local desktop computer or a server can be printed without authorization. Meanwhile, at the device, confidential information can be accidentally or even purposely copied from stored documents, taken from the output tray or faxed without authorization. In the worst case, unsecured access to company's confidential stored data makes it vulnerable to being stolen or altered from the outside. Securely managing business and user data is critical for companies to be successful. Sharp addresses these concerns by providing a suite of integrated security features

Print from mobile

As the world becomes more and more mobile, a lot of the documents we handle are sent and received on our tablets, laptops, or smartphones. Sharp’s new generation MFP devices come with WiFi connectivity as standard and scanned images can be received or documents printed from your chosen mobile device via the powerful Sharpdesk Mobile printing app. There are more options to work in the way you want as these devices also support Google Cloud Print, Mopria and the Android printing framework to enable printing from your mobile device via the Internet.​ Watch for other Sharp MFP features.

Single Sign-on to the Public Cloud

With the new generation of Sharp printers you can access public cloud services, such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint, as well as our in-house offering Cloud Portal Office. The first time you use the service you’ll need to enter your password for your Public Cloud accounts but the next time you walk up to the device you can use your log-on credentials, whether that’s a proximity-card or other means of authentication, choose the public cloud service that you want to access and the MFP will go straight into your account without the need to use your log-on details again. This single sign-on gives you immediate access, making it easier to quickly collaborate with others. It is

High-speed automatic wake-up

With the built-in motion sensor on our new advanced Sharp series MFPs, the device will be on and ready for you when you need it. Located on the front of the printer, the sensor detects when a user approaches and powers up, reducing any waiting time and making it quicker for you to get your copy or scan jobs completed and moving on quickly to your next project. This feature is just another small Sharp MFP innovation that makes office life a lot easier. Sharp is committed to making the work place a far more effective place to be.

Print Release Solution

Typically, when you opt to print a document from your computer, you select the printer on the office network and take a walk to collect your output. While this is absolutely fine, sometimes you arrive to find there are already a couple of your colleagues in the queue. You have two choices: wait in line, or head back to your PC, cancel the print job and select another printer on the network. Instead, a better option would be to use Sharp’s pull-printing (print release) system. Documents you send from your PC are stored on the main MFP you can print from or, if that’s busy, you can authenticate and release the job at the most convenient device without needing to head back to your desk*. Print

Office Direct Printing

Office Direct Printing is a great innovation where you walk up to your Sharp MFP device and very quickly print from a USB Memory Stick. Older devices were limited to TIF, JPEG and PDF files but with this latest version on the MX range you can access any office documents, such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint – there is no limitation as to what can be printed. It’s a really nice feature – you don’t have to log-on with a PC or use a terminal. You can simply enter the office, walk up and slot your USB drive in. A pop-up screen will automatically appear on the display panel, it will show you thumbnails of your files, making it very easy to select the documents you want to access and print. Watch fo

Introducing Staple-less Staples!

Innovation comes in different shapes and sizes – you may not notice this feature until you start using your new Sharp MFP* but you’ll love using it. It's just one of those features that makes office life a little bit easier. ​ With the new range Sharp printers you’ll find there are two types of stapling. Manual stapling is a convenient feature that allows you to insert documents into a slot in the finisher to staple it. It could be used for a variety of reasons including re-stapling separated copy originals. When you think of a stapler, you probably imagine a small shard of metal binding your documents together. There is a better way, which reduces costs on having to buy and keep staples in

Super Heroes for a Cause!

Members of our Sales & Service Departments recently put on their super hero capes to help raise funds at Junior Achievement's Bowl-A-Thon. Giving back to the's what we do!

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