Sharp BLI Awards Winter 2017


Sharp has earned 10 Highly Recommended ratings from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), a world-wide leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions. A "Highly Recommended" rating is the highest mark a product can receive from BLI. Sharp received this rating for all 10 of its Advanced and Essentials colour workgroup document systems.
Launched almost exactly one year ago, the color Advanced and Essentials Series workgroup document systems have made a major impression on dealers and customers alike. In December 2015, the launch of Sharp's first six models at their National Dealer Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, received a standing ovation from dealers for their single-engine platform, easy-to-use common interface and common toner supplies across the line. This was closely followed by four more models in June 2016, taking the series from output speeds of 30 to 60 ppm within a matter of months.
"Sharp's new color Advanced and Essentials Series easily earned BLI's Highly Recommended rating, proving highly reliable throughout our rigorous testing," said George Mikolay, BLI's Senior Editor for A3 MFPs. "Designed to meet the needs of any mid- to large-size workgroup, these models offer the ease of operability, output quality and flexibility business users need."
The color Advanced Series and color Essentials Series document systems are designed with users in mind, enabling them to easily set up and execute workflow tasks. Both series are equipped with Sharp's next generation touchscreen display, offering an intuitive graphical interface with Easy Copy and Easy Scan screens, as well as quick access to on-board operation guides. Both model series also support popular mobile technologies, including Apple® AirPrint®, Android™ Print Service and Google Cloud Print™. Multi-layered security features help ensure intellectual property and personal information is protected throughout the life of the device.
"Sharp is proud to receive the highly recommended rating from BLI for outstanding MFP performance of our new A3 line," said  Shane Coffey, Associate Vice President, Hardware Product Management, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "We are constantly striving to enhance our R&D to provide customers with industry leading productivity and reliability. This recognition from BLI re-affirms our commitment to that goal."
The Advanced Series includes the MX-3070N/3570N/4070N/5070N/6070N document systems and the Essentials Series includes the MX-3050N/3550N/4050N/5050N/6050N document systems.
About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products' strengths and weaknesses  and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI's web-based bliQ 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI's unparalleled test reports. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.