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Sharp Electronics Of Canada Announces Eight New Letter-Sized A4 Printers And MFPs

Posted in Commentary with tags on December 17, 2020 by itnerd

Sharp Electronics of Canada has announced eight new models in its lineup of letter-sized A4 printers for office and home use. The range features compact designs that fit easily into any space, and out-of-the-box copy, print, scan and fax capabilities. These new models are designed with high-performance features typically found on larger machines, delivering the productivity, performance and reliability needed for busy work environments. 

This new expansion of our A4 lineup is complementary to our solid, award winning A3 products and other document solutions we support and provides our channel partners and customers with a one-Sharp solution across their businesses and their home offices; our way of supporting the change in work from home trend.The new models include three monochrome multifunction printers (MFPs): MXB557F, MXB427W and MXB467F; three colour MFPs: MXC357F, MXC407F and MXC507F; and two monochrome Single Function Printers (SFPs): MXB427PW and MXB467P. With speeds ranging from 35-60 pages per minute, these products can integrate seamlessly into any existing office or home environment.

Users will benefit from a compact design with robust technology and advanced workflow features for virtually any sized office. These new products include easy connectivity to your popular public cloud services such as Box, Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox. Mobile printing is supported for Chromebooks and for iOS devices via AirPrint. Users can use MS Office Direct to print from USB drives, or send scanned files directly to USB. All of these can be easily navigated by a robust, intuitive and easy to use touch panel display.

Businesses are assessing their needs as they plan returns to their office spaces, but are also considering how to ensure employees have all they need for their offices at home. The new monochrome and colour MPFs from Sharp fit into any space or workflow, supporting our goal to provide Canadian companies with the tools right for them so employees can be productive no matter where they’re working.

All models will be available through authorized Sharp dealers in February 2021.

Sharp Canada Donates $50,000 Worth Of Technology For Education To Five Ontario Schools

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 24, 2020 by itnerd

Five Ontario schools in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have received $50,000 worth of technology from Sharp Electronics of Canada as part of its Sharp@School pilot program. The company is providing calculatorscollaboration and professional displays and air purifiers to ensure students at elementary and high schools have equitable access to tools for learning and to help with student success.

The participating schools include Monarch Park Collegiate Institute, Lakeshore Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke School of the Arts and James S. Bell Junior Middle Sports and Wellness Academy in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB); and Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Elementary School in the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB).  

In many cases, access to technology depends on students’ ability to bring their own devices to school. Providing calculators to students in need will help them be successful and reduce distractions from phones. Sharp’s EL243SB calculators will support numeracy programs in Grade 3 and above and EL501XBWH and ELW516XGBSL scientific calculator models will support high school students as they learn complex functions in Grade 9 and throughout their high school careers. Sharp has donated almost 2,000 calculators to the schools.

During the pandemic, students have been asked to minimize what they bring to school and to reduce the number of items they share for safety reasons. “By having that resource in their classroom, students no longer have to worry about bringing their own or sharing with others,” added Michailidis.  

The donation of a Sharp AQUOS Board® collaboration display will provide students at Lakeshore Collegiate Institute with the chance to work together on a large digital canvas, creating opportunities for creativity and collaboration. 

In other schools, professional displays will be used to share announcements and student accomplishments and improve access to information for the student body. For mathematics departments, teachers will use the displays to share locations of extra help for students in need and math challenges/solved problems of the week.

Sharp has also donated air purifiers for use in classrooms without windows. 

To learn more about the Sharp@School initiative and specific donation details, visit https://sharpsimplybetterliving.ca/2020/11/23/inaugural-sharpschool-program-helps-five-ontario-schools-improve-access-to-technology/

Sharp Canada Launches New Business-Friendly 4K Ultra-HD Displays & Recommends Some Cleaning Tips

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 20, 2020 by itnerd

Sharp Electronics of Canada today launched a new series of 4K Ultra-HD displays with built-in tuner support, business-friendly features and an elegant, slender frame, designed to engage audiences in hospital, business and retail settings.

The 4TB Series includes three models: the 4TB60CJ1U with a 60-inch class screen; the 4TB70CJ1U with a 70-inch class screen; and the 4TB80CJ1U with an 80-inch class screen.

The displays are engineered to be simple to set up and run. Features include:

  • Superb 4K Ultra-HD Image Quality – all models bring out all the colour depth, detail and clarity. Audiences will notice subtle textures and fine details not visible at full HD resolution.
  • Enhanced Connectivity – all models include two HDMI inputs, a RS-232C and LAN command set, a built-in USB port, and a built-in media player to display photos, music and videos.
  • Ultimate Control Features – the models support flexible remote control capabilities from connected devices. Business owners can easily lockout features such as IR remote, power, channel, volume and input, preventing unwanted adjustments.
  • Large Screen, Slim Bezel – the 4TB Series is lightweight with a pleasing appearance. It also features powerful 10-watt audio with bottom-facing speakers.

The 4TB Series will be available soon.

Sharp has also launched a cleaning guide to help businesses control the spread of illnesses. The tips for cleaning Sharp electronic products are based on guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The tips include:

  1. Wear disposable gloves (latex or nitrile) when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.
  2. Turn off the device and disconnect AC power
  3. Moisten a microfiber cloth with a mixture of 70 per cent isopropyl alcohol and 30 per cent water (do not spray).
  4. Begin with the display or MFP control panel and finish with any flexible cables.
  5. When cleaning a display screen or touchscreen panel, wipe in one direction.
  6. After disinfecting, copier/scanner glass should be cleaned again using an office glass cleaner.
  7. When finished, discard gloves and wash hands immediately for 20 seconds with soap and water.

Sharp Canada Unveils New Interactive Displays

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 3, 2019 by itnerd

Sharp Canada recently launched a lineup of large-format, interactive displays designed to give customers a collaboration solution for their business meeting needs as well as add functionality and versatility in the show-and-tell digital age.

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The PNL851H, PNL751H and PNL651H AQUOS Board —available in 85″, 75″ and 65″ models—offers pristine 4K Ultra HD resolution. With a pre-installed system-on-a-chip controller and built-in whiteboard and wireless functionality, the displays are designed to be intuitive to use and always ready for a quick meeting. The embedded SoC gives the displays excellent reliability, convenience and power, while also reducing the cabling required, making it simple to display compelling content.

The displays’ 4K Ultra HD resolution allows meeting participants to see minute details, including small text, making them ideal in professional settings where precision is important, such as architectural or engineering firms.

The pre-installed controller lets users operate the whiteboard without connecting a dedicated PC. Once the main unit is powered on, the whiteboard launcher displays automatically. Sharp Display Connect wireless software allows the screen of any Windows PC or Android mobile devices to be projected wirelessly.

The touchscreen supports up-to 20 touch points at a time. Users can interact with the screen with a finger or the bundled touch pen, which gives a Pen-on-Paper® writing experience, making group collaborations more seamless and intuitive. The onscreen content can be shared simultaneously with up to 50 devices.

Users can deploy Sharp’s Touch Viewer application, running on an optional Windows PC, to display various file types including Microsoft Office applications, videos and web pages.

The PNL851H/751H/651H AQUOS Board is available immediately across Canada.