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Sharp Business Systems UK acquires Complete I.T.
Sharp Business Systems UK (SBSUK) today announces the acquisition of Complete I.T., a market leading IT support services company. This strategic acquisition strengthens SBSUK’s position in the IT market by providing a more sophisticated suite of integrated solutions for the workplace and further enhances its status as a digital transformation provider.
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 launches smallest A3 colour MFP on the market
Sharp today announces a new series of compact colour multi-function printers, with the smallest footprint of any A3 colour laser MFP. The new entry-level BP series devices have a stylish cubic design perfect for any modern office environment, and make quality colour printing, scanning and copying accessible to a wider range of organisations.
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 refreshes A3 Advanced and Essentials Series with four new high-volume colour MFPs
Sharp today announces the addition of four new high-speed models to its colour Advanced and Essentials Series line-up, completing the product family of 14 models ranging from 26 to 60 pages per minute. The new models (MX-5051, MX-6051, MX-5071, MX-6071), designed for busy workgroups, include Sharp's award-winning, easy-to-use touchscreen display, common across the whole Sharp MX line-up, and add new security enhancements and cloud integration features.
Breathe easy: improving air quality could increase worker performance by 20%
New report reviews latest research on the impact of indoor environmental conditions on office work performance
Sharp celebrates 60 years of solar expertise at Intersolar 2019
At Intersolar 2019, Sharp Energy Solutions will celebrate 60 years of experience in the solar industry worldwide with an exhibition of its milestones, from historic cells to its latest innovations as a result of Sharp’s longstanding efforts and commitment to research and development.
Sharp to demonstrate its premium Windows collaboration display at UC Expo
Sharp’s display supports faster meeting start and incorporates an extensive set of sensors to monitor meeting conditions, stand E125 Sharp presents: “Reading the room: how and why IoT sensors improve collaboration and wellness in meetings” 1.00pm, Wednesday 15th May, The Future of Work Theatre
Sharp had highest printer sales growth in 2018, according to leading analyst firm
Sharp Electronics Europe had the highest unit sales growth of all office equipment manufacturers in 2018, according to the IDC Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, Q4 2018, an overview of the office printer market in Western Europe. The number of multi-function printers that Sharp sold increased by 16% in 2018, compared to sales in 2017.
Sharp appoints new European General Manager for growing Visual Solutions business
Sharp Europe has appointed Ian Barnard as European General Manager, Visual Solutions. Ian will be responsible for managing and developing Sharp’s Visual Solutions business across Europe, driving forward Sharp’s sales and product strategy.
SHARP INTRODUCES NEW HIGH EFFICIENCY (19.1%) MONO PV MODULES
Sharp today launches three new monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) panels to the NU product family. The renewed line-up of high performing modules offer customers a solution for every application, from residential projects up to large-scale commercial installations and free-field power plants.
SHARP SWANLEY BAKES FOR RED NOSE DAY
Eighteen members of staff at Sharp Business Systems (UK) PLC’s (SBSUK) Swanley office have raised £115 to support Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.
SHARP MFP WINS 2019 iF DESIGN AWARD
Sharp Europe is proud to announce that the MX-B455W / MX-B355W black-and-white A4-size digital MFP has won a 2019 iF Design Award. This award is one of the world’s most prestigious product design awards.
SHARP LAUNCHES SIX NEW 4K DISPLAY RANGES AT ISE 2019, PREMIERES WINDOWS COLLABORATION DISPLAY AND SECOND GENERATION 8K
Sharp unveils the hero products and solutions it will launch in 2019 at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) today, including three new 4K professional displays for digital signage, a 4K interactive Windows Collaboration Display, developed in partnership with Microsoft, two new 4K BIG PAD interactive displays, and a second generation 8K monitor.
SHARP'S CONTINUED SUPPORT HELPS BUILD GHANAIAN SCHOOL
The ongoing support of Sharp Business Systems (UK) PLC (SBSUK) has helped Newill Academy, a primary school in Koforidua, Ghana, to reach advanced the next crucial next phase of its construction. Recent milestones for the project include adding cover for the building’s first-floor classrooms, as well as laying the foundations for new teaching spaces.
SHARP ADDS PAYPAL OPTION FOR PAY-FOR-PRINT USERS
With the launch of Job Accounting II (v2.6) the latest version of its print management application, Sharp has increased the number of options for people who pay for their printing and copying at the device. The upgraded solution, which lets organisations including schools, universities and businesses centrally manage their Sharp MFP fleets, now offers self-service online payment via PayPal.
SHARP LAUNCHES TWO NEW HIGH SPEED, HIGH VOLUME A3 MFPS
Sharp has today announced two new additions to its advanced A3 mono line-up, the MX-M7570 and MX-M6570. The high speed office MFPs offer the same powerful workflow features and functionality as Sharp’s latest generation A3 models with the addition of advanced finishing options that enable businesses to produce high volumes of professionally finished documents on demand.
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 ACHIEVED HIGHEST PRINTER SALES GROWTH IN Q3 2018
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Sharp Electronics Europe had the highest unit sales growth of all office equipment manufacturers, July to September 2018, according to market intelligence firm IDC’s latest overview of the office printer market in Western Europe. The number of multi-function printers that Sharp sold increased by 22%, compared to sales in the same quarter of the previous year.
SANTA GOES GREEN THIS CHRISTMAS, POWERED BY SHARP SOLAR PANELS
Sharp Energy Solutions has provided 135 photovoltaic (PV) panels to SantaPark Arctic World in Rovaniemi, Lapland – the official hometown of Santa Claus in Northern Finland. The solar energy solution will help SantaPark Arctic World to save hundreds of kilos of carbon each day, dramatically reducing the attractions’ carbon footprint and helping to preserve the fragile Arctic environment for generations to come.
SHARP CENTRES CSR ON HOMELESS YOUTH
Sharp Business Systems UK (SBSUK) PLC is thrilled to announce that 19 of its staff have raised over £5250 for Centrepoint, a registered charity that supports homeless youth.
SHARP TO LAUNCH PREMIUM WINDOWS COLLABORATION DISPLAY AT ISE 2019
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.
SKYWELL WATER COOLER CREATES WATER FROM THE AIR IN YOUR OFFICE
The Skywell 5TE features revolutionary technology to turn the surrounding air into fresh, clean drinking water, with no plumbing required.
SHARP MAKES STRATEGIC MOVE TO SWANLEY
Sharp Business Systems (UK) PLC (SBSUK) is delighted to declare its brand-new office in Swanley officially open. A grand unveiling event was held on Thursday 11th October, and was attended by over 50 SBSUK employees, local customers, and business partners.
SHARPENING MINDS FOR WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Sharp Business Systems (UK) PLC (SBSUK) is thrilled to have hosted mental health charity MIND to deliver a management training course to its staff on Wednesday 10th October - World Mental Health Day.
TOSHIBA CLIENT SOLUTIONS CO., LTD. TO BECOME A SUBSIDIARY OF SHARP CORPORATION
Sharp Corporation has acquired 80.1% shares of Toshiba Client Solutions Co., Ltd. (TCS), making TCS a subsidiary of Sharp Corporation.
SHARP PUTS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST-AID FRONT OF MIND
Sharp Business Systems UK is proud to announce that fifteen of its employees from across the country have completed a 2-day (Adult) Mental Health First Aid Training Course, delivered by Mental Health First Aid England.
SHARP EXPANDS A4 RANGE WITH NEW B/W MFP AND PRINTER
The high-performance MX-B450W/ MX-B350W MFPs and MX-B450P/MX-B350P printers offer speeds of up to 45ppm and wireless connectivity as standard to make everyday office printing easier.
SHARP EXPANDS 4K BIG PAD LINE UP WITH NEW 80” INTERACTIVE DISPLAY
Sharp today 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.
SHARP ENERGISES AFRICAN PV MARKET WITH EXPANSION OF SOLAR BUSINESS
Sharp today announces the expansion of its Solar Energy Solutions business to the African continent.
SHARP WOMEN SHORTLISTED FOR CHANNEL AWARDS
Sharp Business Systems UK (SBSUK) is thrilled to announce that seven of its leading female employees have been shortlisted at CRN’s inaugural Women in Channel Awards 2018.
SHARP EMPLOYEE SADDLES UP FOR CHARITY CYCLING SUCCESS
Sharp Business Systems UK is proud to announce its very own Julian Hodges has raised over £32,000 for charity, completing the ‘Blazing Saddles’ cycling challenge from Oldham to the Rock of Gibraltar.
SHARP WINS COVETED BLI RELIABILITY AWARD PLUS FOUR ADDITIONAL AWARDS FOR ITS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL MFP LINEUP
Sharp has received a total of five awards from Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), including the award for "Most Reliable Monochrome Copier MFP Brand." Presented once every three years, this award honours the manufacturer whose product line is determined to be the most reliable based on the combined results of all models subjected to BLI's rigorous testing.
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 MFP'S WITH TIME-SAVING FEATURES
Sharp Europe 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
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 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 FIRST MANUFACTURER TO ACHIEVE NEW INTERNATIONAL SECURITY STANDARD
Digital colour document systems from Sharp first to receive Certification for Common Criteria, compliant with Protection Profile for Hardcopy Devices v1.0, from JISEC
SHARP LAUNCHES WORLD’S LARGEST COMERCIALLY AVAILABLE VIDEO WALL DISPLAY
Sharp 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 EXTENDS A3 COLOUR LINE-UP WITH ENTRY LEVEL MODEL
Sharp 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 LAUNCHES ‘PLUG & GO’ WIRELESS MODULE FOR EASY COLLABORATION
Sharp 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 LAUNCHES AFFORDABLE 90” DIGITAL SIGNAGE DISPLAY
Sharp 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.
SHARP LAUNCHES FIRST 72 CELL MONO PV MODULE
Sharp Europe today launches its first monocrystalline 72 cell photovoltaic (PV) module: NUSC360 (360W). The high power, high efficiency solar panel is ideal for use in large-scale commercial installations, and marks Sharp’s increasing investment in the non-residential side of its Energy Solutions business.
Sharp Launches New 65” BIG PAD with Wireless Option
Sharp today launches the BIG PAD PN-65SC1, its latest large format interactive display with a Mini Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) Expansion Slot. The new 65-inch entry-level model combines flexibility and connectivity with the functionality of the BIG PAD range to make collaboration in classrooms and meetings easier.
Sharp Appoints New CEO Europe
Sharp announces that Yoshihisa (Bob) Ishida, Executive Vice President, Sharp Corporation, has been appointed to the position of CEO, Sharp Europe. Mr Ishida takes over from Tetsuji (Ted) Kawamura, who will be moving to a position at Sharp Electronics Corporation (USA).
Employee IT Behaviour Highlights GDPR Compliance Risk
A large number of the UK’s 2.55 million businesses[i] are at risk of huge financial penalties, as employees ignore company policies around confidential data. Research from Sharp has identified that 1 in 12 office workers (8%) has had access to confidential information that they should not have had, and nearly a quarter (24%) admit to storing work information in the public cloud even though they are not permitted to.
SHARP LAUNCHES NEW B2B ENERGY SHOP FOR EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS
Sharp today introduces the Sharp Energy Shop for European installers and distributors, following a positive reception at Intersolar 2017. Customers are now able to buy PV panels and battery solutions directly from Sharp at their convenience - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
SHARP LAUNCHES NEW BIG PAD WITH PRIVACY BUTTONS
Sharp 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.
INTERSOLAR 2017: SHARP SHOWCASES HIGH PERFORMANCE PV MODULE
At Intersolar, booth A2.571, Sharp Energy Solutions Europe will show the results of heavy investment in product development over the past 12 months. This includes a highly efficient and award-winning 48-cell back-contact module as well as the flexible "Smart Chap" energy management platform. The platform features a multitude of functions that are easy to use, and is compatible with hardware from a wide range of manufacturers.
SHARP LAUNCHES 70” AFFORDABLE DIGITAL SIGNAGE DISPLAY
Sharp announces that its 70” PN-Q display is now available to buy. The PN-Q range is a new addition to Sharp’s portfolio to meet demand from businesses for high quality but cost-effective devices for signage applications and meeting rooms. The 60”, 80” and 90” models will follow in June.
New High Speed, High Volume Printing System from Sharp
Sharp Business Systems UK today launches the MX-M905, an easy to use, 90 ppm addition to their popular multifunction printer (MFP) line up. This new high-speed monochrome MFP is designed to handle the demands of high volume environments, where productivity and reliability are critical and ease of use is essential.
Sky Sports Unveils Innovative ‘Tactics Table’ As Sharp’s BIG PAD
Sharp today announced that its award-winning BIG PAD PN-70TW3 is being used by broadcaster Sky for its flagship football analysis programme on Sky Sports; Monday Night Football.
Negativity Epidemic Identified In UK Offices
UK businesses are in the grip of a negativity epidemic, as research from Sharp reveals that over two thirds (63%) of office workers feel negatively about their workplace, with outdated ways of working causing low morale and low motivation across the country.
Sharp Launches New Signage Platform and Solutions at ISE 2017
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.
Sharp to "Positively Disrupt" at ISE 2017
Sharp shows an ambitious new product roadmap on stand 12/E76
Sharp Launches First Interactive Display for Huddle Spaces
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 Wins Eight BLI Awards
Sharp to receive seven ‘Pick’ Awards plus an Outstanding Achievement Award