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Announcement Regarding NEC Display Solutions Becoming a Subsidiary (Joint Venture) of Sharp Corporation
Sharp Corporation (hereinafter “Sharp”) decided and agreed with NEC Corporation (hereinafter “NEC”. NEC and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies shall be referred to as “NEC Group”) to acquire 66% of the shares of NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. (hereinafter “NDS”), a subsidiary of NEC, to become a subsidiary of Sharp and to be jointly operated with NEC as a joint venture.
Over half of UK SMBs risk serious financial loss through printer hacks
Over half (54%) of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) in the UK are exposing themselves to a serious data breach because they are not adequately protecting their office printers, according to new research from Sharp. Despite latest analyst reports suggesting that print-related data loss costs larger businesses an average of £313,000 a year, the threat posed to a network by connected printers and MFPs is still being overlooked by businesses across the UK.
Sharp expands award winning A3 and A4 Mono line-up with 13 new models
Sharp today announces the addition of eleven new MFP models to its A3 mono Advanced and Essentials Series, and fourteen new workgroup printers and MFPs to its A4 colour and mono line up, completing the product family of 45 models for the technology-driven workplace.
Sharp earns 14 Buyers Lab Winter 2020 Pick awards
Sharp today announces that Sharp has earned a total of fourteen Pick awards for Winter 2020, the most Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab 2020 Pick awards in the Copier MFP category compared to all other competitors. Every colour model, from 26 ppm – 60 ppm, as well as every tested monochrome model within the same speed range, earned top awards.
Sharp launches new high-performance half-cut cell PV portfolio
Sharp today announces the availability of its new half-cut cell module portfolio, including three new monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) panels to the NU product family: NU-JC330, NU-BA385 and NU-JB395. The new half-cut cell PERC modules offer a 2-3% higher module performance compared to standard full cell panels, providing customers with an efficient and reliable solution for every application, from residential projects up to large-scale commercial installations and free-field power plants.
Sharp brings the world’s first certified Windows collaboration display to market
Sharp has today announced the availability of the world’s first Windows collaboration display with Microsoft’s Skype for Business certification. The next generation 4K Ultra HD display is designed to support and improve team work. The 70” interactive display meets Microsoft’s specifications, combining Sharp’s award-winning touch technology and sensors that can work with Microsoft Azure Digital Twins to monitor collaboration spaces.
Sharp Launches Bitvu Screenspace™ Low Cost Digital Signage Solution
Sharp Business Systems UK today announces a partnership with BITVU to resell its Screenspace™ digital signage solution. Screenspace™ brings together everything needed to create professional digital signage – hardware and software – in one place, allowing users to easily manage and schedule content on Sharp Professional displays.
Sharp Announces RemindMeCare Collaboration to Improve Personalised Care for Elderly
Sharp has announced that it is partnering with Health-Connected Ltd (HCL), a leading technology and app development company, to bring its innovative RemindMecare software to the innovative Interactive Touch Screen Table: Meet UP.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 Completes A3 Colour MFP Line-Up with Four High-Speed Models
Sharp Europe has today introduced four new high-speed MFP models to complete its refreshed A3 colour line-up. The MX series now includes thirteen devices from 30 to 60ppm, with the latest additions offering the same flexible workflows and easy-to-use functions common to the whole range, plus the ability to handle higher volume print, copy and scan jobs quickly and efficiently.
Office Workers Waste More Time on Slow Tech Than They Spend on Holiday
As the summer holiday season comes to a close, Sharp announces research which shows the average UK office worker wastes at least 21 days each year due to slow or inefficient technology, longer than many people’s paid annual leave1.
Sharp Introduces High-Performance 300W Mono PV Modules
Sharp today announces the expansion of its energy solutions portfolio, with the launch of four new high-performance monocrystalline photovoltaic (PV) modules: the silver frame NU-RC300 (300W) and three stylish all-black modules, NU-RD290 (290W), NU-RD295 (295W) and NU-RD300 (300W). The 300W modules now offer the highest power output in the current Sharp solar line-up.
Sharp Launches 'Advanced Multi-Board' to Link Up BIG PADs
Sharp Europe today launches software that makes it possible to join together up to three 80” BIG PAD Pros, to create one huge interactive flat panel display. The ‘Advanced Multi-Board’ set-up, with three BIG PADs side-by-side, creates a surface that is 5.4m wide. Six people can work on the display at the same time.
Sharp Launches Fiery Ready Production Print Systems
Sharp today launches the first light production black and white printers to provide direct access to Fiery® Command WorkStation software, giving print room operators complete control of their workflows through one easy-to-use interface. The high-speed MX-M1205 and MX-M1055 models include a One-Touch Fiery® Gateway Key which brings users straight to the Command WorkStation, eliminating the need for additional hardware.