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Sharp Launches New Generation Multifunction Printers

Sharp Corporation of New Zealand, a subsidiary of Sharp Japan proudly announces the new generation Multifunction Printer (MFP) series, extending Sharp’s eco-system of smart office solutions to help Kiwi businesses seamlessly adapt to today's hybrid working environment.

Drawing on over 50 years of innovation in document solutions, Sharp has created an advanced new MFP range that offers smart working features to meet the demands of today's changing workplace and the new generation of printer users. As well as offering a stylish modern look, the printers make it easier than ever for users to access expanded cloud services, quickly connect to mobile devices to print and scan files.

With print speeds ranging from 26 to 65 pages per minute, the new range delivers advanced connectivity and security that allows users to collaborate seamlessly with colleagues. Asim Yamasaki, Product Manager for Document Systems says the printers boast smart security features to ensure the protection of the device and business data. "We know that with advancements in information technology come with threats such as computer viruses, information leaks and authorisation. Dealing with these wide-ranging threats is one of the most pressing issues for business today."

The new range highlights Sharp's ongoing commitment to the environment. "With energy-saving mode, motion sensor as well as new technology that efficiently heats toner drum systems, the energy consumption of the printers can be significantly reduced," says Asim. "All of our MFPs are designed to ensure that they meet environmental regulations of multiple countries such as the International Energy Star Program, EPEAT, and Product Stewardship. We are also committed to the recycling of our waste toner cartridges through our ongoing partnership with The Recycling Group and are proud to offer all our customers this service free of charge to all New Zealand customers."

The new generation colour range is now available in New Zealand and a new monochrome range will be added later this year. To view the full range click here.

Overview of Sharp's New Generation Multifunction Printers

Smart - The printers are equipped with an innovative smart AI tool called Smart-Automation, which will automatically optimise the settings for your print jobs to reduce the number of touches to the panel. Additional features that will help improve efficiency in the office include: 
• Easy Scan -Automatic Document Size Detection
• OCR - convert a scanned document into a searchable PDF or editable Office Open XML (pptx, xlsx, docx) file
• Multicrop and Image crop - multiple receipts, photos and other items can be scanned all at once with each one saved as a separate file

Connected – Additional Service Support tools to help users stay connected:
• Air Print
• Chrome OS
• Microsoft Teams Connector
• Microsoft Universal Print
• Wireless LAN Connection
• WI-FI Direct
• Direct Print/Scanning with USB Drives

Secure – Remote firmware updates to ensure your operating systems are up to date, and all the latest security features are in placed automatically without the need for technical support.

• BIOS Firmware Security
• Server Authentication
• Whitelisting
• Data Encryption/Automatic Erasure
• Document Control

Environmental – Sharp’s new MFPs provide significant environmental benefits, with up to 27% more energy saving compared with previous generations.

• Smart Diagnostics
• Minimised Waste Features
• Toner Recycling Services
• Efficient Power Usage Technology