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Why should you care about using Original SHARP Consumables

Using non-genuine or counterfeit toners and cartridges (consumables) may seem like a cost-saving alternative. However, not only it can potentially be more costly for the long run, and can also be harmful to the health and for the environment. Here are the risks associated when using non-genuine or counterfeit consumables:

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The risk of increased operational expenses (OPEX)


You might save in the short run when using non-original* SHARP consumables, but they can increase the risk of machine breakdowns, resulting in increased costly servicing jobs. Original consumables undergo extensive design and quality considerations, which cannot be matched with any non-genuine toner or cartridges.

SHARP Multifunctional Printers together with its original consumables has been awarded the “Most Reliable Monochrome Copier MFP Brand 2018–2021” by BLI, Keypoint Intelligence.

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The risk of an unsafe working environment.


Non-original* SHARP consumables are often not regulated often emit harmful substances which are above the acceptable limits. SHARP original consumables are tested and passed the safety standards.

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The risk of warranty void.

Using non-original* SHARP consumables not only increases the risk of machine breakdown but also voids existing product or service warranties

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The risk of decreased printer reliability and performance.

Non-original* SHARP consumables increase the risk of damaging your printer, decreasing life-expectancy of its parts. In addition, using non-original consumables will void existing product/service warranties.

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The risk of harming the environment

Non-original* SHARP consumables often do not have recycling programs. Empty non-original toners and cartridges are most likely ends-up in a landfill. By making more efficient use of resources and continuing to offer maximum value with minimal resources, Sharp is taking on the challenge of achieving the following two goals by 2050 and thus building a circular economy and realizing a recycling-oriented society. Read more about SHARP’s Environmental Vision, click [here].

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Sharp has been consistently at the forefront of technology and innovation over the years.

Starting from the invention of the innovative twist-type Hayakawa mechanical pencil, which later came to be known as the Sharp Pencil the world over, in 1915, the brand Sharp has consistently challenged and redefined the boundaries of excellence and genius.

The foundation of the brand has never wavered from its commitment to making use of its unique, innovative technology to contribute to the culture, benefits and welfare of people.

For over a century, Sharp has held onto its two principal ideals: Sincerity and Creativity. In doing so, the brand has remained loyal to the words of its founder when he said that the ethos of the brand was to “make products that others want to imitate. “Over the years, Sharp has proven time and again, that by producing many highly original, world-first and Japan-first breakthroughs, pioneering new markets, introducing technological advancements, and contributing to the development of society, they have not forgotten the ideals on which the brand was created.

SMEF’s 3Cs — CUSTOMER COLLABORATION CREATIVITY

In its quest to scale new heights of excellence, Sharp Middle East FZE (SMEF) follows 3C’s — the fundamental principles on which SMEF operates.

Customer

The activity of the company revolves around the welfare of the customer. Every product is made with the aim of providing solutions, cultivating trust and creating value for the customers.

Collaboration

Nothing great can ever be created in isolation. This is why SMEF has achieved many milestones in the 20 years of its existence with the employees’ collaborative efforts and teamwork. By working alongside partners and customers, and building trust through transparent communication and knowledge sharing, breakthroughs and marvels can be achieved.

Creativity

Stagnation is never welcomed at Sharp as the brand thrives on constantly pushing the envelope through its groundbreaking and creative products and services that are uniquely Sharp. This has been echoed by Sota Saito, the Managing Director of Sharp Middle East FZE when he said: “Sharp has always been at the forefront in creating innovative products and technologies that change people’s lives. We are moving ahead in realizing the possibilities of 8K+5G ecosystem by introducing our 8K Line up. It is our intention to grow together with our partners, dealers, employees and customers.”

AQUOS THE SCENES 8K

Some of the achievements of creativity and innovation by the brand can be seen through its products. One such shining example is its flagship audio visual product, Aquos The Scenes 8K, which provides new dimensions of immersive experience in living room. Aquos marked its 20 years with a celebration this year. Aquos The Scenes 8K TV has introduced the DW1X series which is the first ‘Made-in Japan’, Deep Chroma Display Pro 8K. Customers can feel the experience of travelling around the world from home with increasing 8K videos provided on YouTube. Moreover, your movie experience will be further elevated to the next level with the new HDR Enhanced+. DW1X series gives the user the feeling of being there. Needless to say, DW1X series will feature a variety of smart functions which enrich customers’ life to be more fun and convenient.

Aquos is the original coined word, which combines Aqua + Quality, and has been used by Sharp since 2001 as the symbol of ‘New standard home use TV for 21st century’.

RESIDENTIAL PRINTING SERVICE

Sharp Middle East and Africa, through its local partners, also introduced the newest document solution, ‘Residential Printing Service’ (RPS) to fit the new norm and meet the demands of the hybrid workspace. Sharp RPS, is perfectly designed to help businesses of all types and sizes, and large real estate management companies in the development and implementation of an effective print solution strategy for their employees or residential tenants. This enterprise solution is ideally suited for residential buildings, compounds and gated communities.

The key focus of Sharp RPS is to allow hybrid company employees to continue their document workflow at pre-pandemic levels without raising the costs. Thus the product is cost-effective, secure and transparent and adds value for residential management companies. And keeping in line with Covid-19 safety measures, Sharp Residential Printing Service also allows users to do contactless print/copy through Sharp’s mobile application Sharpdesk Mobile, (available on iOS and Android™).

SHARP PLASMACLUSTER ION TECHNOLOGY

One of the most impressive achievements has been the Plasmacluster Ion Technology by Sharp which is a unique method for air purification and decontamination. The technology has been patented by Sharp and has been tested and proven to protect against airborne viruses, bacteria, fungi, and allergens that are prone to be found in the atmosphere. Many successful tests have been carried out in respectable and important scientific and medical facilities. Plasmacluster Ion technology is considered one of the safest and most effective technologies that can track and eliminate airborne viruses, bacteria, fungi and allergens with complete safety for the users. Today, more than 100 million units have already been sold globally.

Recently, the Plasmacluster technology was also tested against the novel coronavirus SARS-Cov-2. The results proved the safety and effectiveness of the Plasmacluster Ion technology as it eliminated 91.3 per cent of the airborne droplets of the virus in just 30 seconds.

Disclaimer

– The test was performed in a 3 liter volume-controlled environment.

– The Plasmacluster ions density used in the testing was 10 million ions / cm3 which may vary from the offered products in the market.

– Sharp Plasmacluster technology has not been tested against SARS-CoV-2 in human presence.

– Sharp Plasmacluster technology has no data for affecting the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

– Sharp Plasmacluster technology efficacy may vary based on the type of the environment conditions and multiple other conditions.

– Using Sharp Plasmacluster technology does not substitute any precautions advised by the local government or global health recommendations including, but not limited to wearing masks and keeping social distances.

SHARP PHOTOCATALYST

Another new addition is, a one-of-a-kind surface disinfectant known as Sharp Photocatalyst, which is long-lasting as well as effective. Once it is sprayed over any surface, it is activated by a beam of light to generate positive and negative ions that are effective against different types of microbes like viruses, bacteria and fungi. The formed coating layer is resistant to cleansing chemicals including soap, and alcohol and acid based compounds is effective for a year and can be activated by both artificial light as well as sunlight, making it not only long-lasting but effective as well.

Recently, Sharp Corporation tested the effectiveness of the Sharp Photocatalyst in collaboration with Simane University in Japan. Two hours after the surface had been sprayed, there was a decrease in the number of SARS-Cov-2 virus by 99.9 per cent, confirming the efficacy of the Photocatalyst against the virus.

Disclaimer

– The light source used in the test against SARS-CoV-2 was 1000lx LED light. – Sharp Photocatalyst hasn’t been tested against SARS-CoV-2 in human presence. – Sharp Photocatalyst has no data for affecting the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. – Sharp Photocatalyst’s efficacy may vary based on the type of the environment conditions and multiple other conditions.- Using Sharp Photocatalyst doesn’t substitute any precautions advised by local government or global health recommendations including, but not limited to wearing masks and keeping social distances.

Looking towards the future, Sharp has set its business vision on ‘Changing the World with 8K+5G’, and aims to achieve this by continuing to introduce new products and services that meet the expectations of its customers.

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Sharp delivers world’s first Microsoft certified Windows collaboration display (PN-CD701) with a built-in high quality 4K camera, built-in microphone, IoT sensor hub and works seamlessly with Microsoft 365 collaboration tools.

Sharp Middle East & Africa has officially launched the world’s first Microsoft certified Windows collaboration display (PN-CD701) in the Gulf, Africa and CIS countries.

The Windows collaboration display from Sharp is the next generation 4K interactive display designed to support and improve team work. The 70″ Class (69.5″ diagonal) 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.

The advance feature of Windows collaboration display from Sharp brings the power of the intelligent cloud into the workplace, using a combination of IoT, and productivity tools. Organizations will be able to use the IoT sensor data to improve the management of heating, cooling and room booking systems within a meeting room.

“Sharp is a technology pioneer and has always been at the forefront of innovation. Over a decade ago, Sharp was the first to introduce LCD based interactive screen. And today we are very pleased to bring a revolution with the next generation collaboration device the “Windows collaboration display” said Sota Saito, Dy. Managing Director, Sharp Middle East and Africa.

The Windows collaboration display from Sharp has been designed to work seamlessly with the familiar Microsoft tools and applications such as Office 365, Skye for Business, Microsoft Teams etc that increase productivity and allows for collaboration among individuals in an organization.

The interactive display also offers the ultimate user experience thanks to Sharp’s Pen-on-Paper solution and capacitive touch technology. “Organizations and teams today want to experience “Smarter Meetings” with more productive collaborations, better space utilization, and minimal setup. We now offer this possibility through the Windows collaboration display from Sharp” stated Bharat Gupta, Dy. General Manager, Sharp Middle East and Africa.

Equipped with USB-C connectivity, the Windows collaboration display offers simple single connection from your connected device which covers all the video, touch, and network data needs, and even charges the same. Additional integrated wireless casting makes it easy to share information from PCs, laptops, mobiles and tablets without the need for cables.

The PN-CD701 has an attractive and elegant edge to edge design. The On Screen Display (OSD) buttons are discretely located on the front for quick and easy control. The high-quality video conferencing camera and IoT sensor hub have been integrated neatly on the top of the display. An integrated directional microphone picks up sound from anywhere in your collaboration space.

The unique IOT Features of Windows collaboration display from Sharp

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Occupancy – PN-CD701 is equipped with motion sensor detects the presence of any people in the room.

Air quality – the Windows collaboration display continually measures and analyses the ambient air quality.

Temperature & Humidity – the intelligent climate measurement can monitor Temperature & Humidity in a meeting room.

Light- An ambient light sensor helps with intelligent lighting control, as it automatically measures the level of light.

For more information about Windows collaboration display, you can visit: https://www.sharp.co.za/product/pn-cd701-windows-collaboration-display-from-sharp-4k-70-inch-interactive-display

 

About Sharp Business Solutions MEA

Sharp Business Solutions MEA is a division of Sharp Middle East and Africa FZE that specializes in delivering innovative display solutions. The constant aim of Sharp is to provide professional displays and software solutions that increase collaboration and effective communication within the workplace, wherever that may be. We have analyzed the needs of our chosen demographic and work tirelessly to provide them with practical and innovative technologies at the very cutting-edge of science

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Create. Share. Love

As promised, Sharp has committed to stay close together with people around the world and brings innovative products for a better living. Sharp driven to continue creating better technologies and innovating solutions to help community in addressing new challenges and oriented with new norms. Besides, we also strives to bring you a lovely and caring life throughout the journey.

We have been staying close to you for 108 years and we still continue to walk into the future together with you.

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About Sharp Business Solutions MEA

Sharp Business Solutions MEA is a division of Sharp Middle East and Africa FZE that specializes in delivering innovative display solutions. The constant aim of Sharp is to provide professional displays and software solutions that increase collaboration and effective communication within the workplace, wherever that may be. We have analyzed the needs of our chosen demographic and work tirelessly to provide them with practical and innovative technologies at the very cutting-edge of science

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Effective November 1, 2020, Sharp Corporation (hereinafter “Sharp”) and NEC Corporation (hereinafter “NEC”) completed the previously announced transaction to form a joint venture by Sharp acquiring 66% of shares for NEC Display Solutions Ltd. (hereinafter “NDS”), a subsidiary of NEC.

In connection with the completion of the transaction, NDS has changed its company name to Sharp NEC Display Solutions Ltd. (hereinafter “SNDS”) and has started business operations as a subsidiary of Sharp. The newly formed SNDS will continue its focus on the BtoB display business, producing and developing a broad range of visual display solutions for a variety of markets and applications.

Fujikazu Nakayama, Senior Executive Managing Officer and Business Solutions BU President of Sharp, will serve as Chairman of the new business and Hisatsugu Nakatani, President of NEC Display Solutions, will serve as President of SNDS.

This new company represents an ongoing commitment to the display solutions business. Both Sharp and NDS display businesses are two market-leading brands in the production and development of visual solutions, and the Sharp-NEC joint venture will result in a wide range of synergies. Known worldwide for a commitment to high-quality products, focus on customer support and outstanding partner relationships, SNDS approaches this new opportunity with plans to continue delivering high-quality, innovative solutions to its customers around the world.

About Sharp Business Solutions MEA
Sharp Business Solutions MEA is a division of Sharp Middle East and Africa FZE that specializes in delivering innovative display solutions. The constant aim of Sharp is to provide professional displays and software solutions that increase collaboration and effective communication within the workplace, wherever that may be. We have analyzed the needs of our chosen demographic and work tirelessly to provide them with practical and innovative technologies at the very cutting-edge of science.

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14th January 2019 – Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announces that it has received BLI’s coveted 2019 Copier MFP Line of the Year Award. The Product Line of the Year is the highest level recognition Buyers Lab awards to an MFP manufacturer. In order to qualify, a manufacturer must have models tested by Buyers Lab in various categories, including A3, A4, monochrome and color.

“This is the reciprocation of the trust our customers and partners have placed in Sharp over last scores of decades. This is what encourages us to keep building excellent and most reliable products across the segments. Let’s celebrate this trust through these multidimensional accolades for Sharp MFPs.” said Ravinder Kumar, Director of Sharp Middle East & Africa Business Solutions Division.


Buyers Lab is the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software, and service. Given once a year, this award recognizes the vendor whose product line is deemed best overall based on its rigorous laboratory evaluations. Additionally, for all models tested, the vendor must achieve a high number of Pick Awards.


Sharp recently received these awards:

  • Most Reliable Monochrome Copier MFP Brand 2018–2021 (2018-2021)
  • Sharp MX-6580N: Outstanding 65-ppm Colour Copier MFP (Winter 2019)
  • Sharp MX-7090N: Outstanding Professional High Volume 70-ppm Colour Copier MFP (Winter 2019)
  • Sharp MX-7580N: Outstanding 75-ppm Colour Copier MFP (Winter 2019)
  • Sharp MX-8090N: Outstanding Professional High Volume 80-ppm Colour Copier MFP (Winter 2019)
  • Sharp MX-M3070: Outstanding 30-ppm Copier MFP (Winter 2019)
  • Sharp MX-M4070: Outstanding 40-ppm Copier MFP (Winter 2019)
  • Sharp MX-M6070: Outstanding 60-ppm Copier MFP (Winter 2019)
  • Sharp MX-M905: Outstanding 90-ppm Copier MFP (Winter 2019)
  • Sharp MX-B455W: Outstanding MFP for Mid-size Workgroups

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About Sharp Business Solutions MEA


Sharp Business Solutions MEA is a division of Sharp Middle East and Africa FZE that specializes in delivering innovative Document Solutions. The constant aim of Sharp is to provide Multi-function Printers that increase collaboration and efficiency within the workplace, wherever that may be. We continuously analyze the needs of our customers and work tirelessly to provide them with practical and innovative technologies at the very cutting-edge of science.

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2018 July  – Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab (BLI), have awarded Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) a total of five recognitions for its Document Solutions,  including the award for “Most Reliable Monochrome Copier MFP Brand.” Presented once every three years, this award honors 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. “Over the past five years, Sharp’s monochrome models have completed millions of impressions without a single service call, making them the most reliable choice among their peers.” said Joe Ellerman Manager of U.S. Lab Operations for Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab.

Sharp also earned the 2018 Buyers Lab “BLI PaceSetter Award in Ease of Use for Enterprise Devices 2018-2019”. The PaceSetter Award is based on research conducted in the enterprise market as well as testing in the BLI lab. The award recognizes manufacturers that have incorporated end-to-end ease of use, from loading paper and copying, to scanning, printing, misfeed removal, job management and more. Sharp offers nearly thirty models in its lineup with a common user experience and consistent feature set.


In addition to these two high profile awards, Sharp also earned three BLI Pick awards. Announced twice a year, the Pick awards acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in BLI’s extensive suite of laboratory tests in the previous six months. Sharp received Pick awards for “Outstanding 35-ppm Copier MFP” for its MX-M3570 Advanced Series monochrome workgroup document system and for “Outstanding 50-ppm Copier MFP” for its MX-M5070 Advanced Series monochrome workgroup document system. Sharp also received a BLI Pick award for “Outstanding MFP for Mid-size Workgroups” for the MX-B455W 45-ppm letter/legal size, Advanced Series monochrome workgroup document system.


“These awards are testimony of our commitment to our quality and reliability, we will keep enhancing the productivity of businesses of our customers by bringing in innovative technologies and intelligence into these smart devices,” said Ravinder Kumar, Director of Sharp Middle East & Africa Business Solutions Division.


About Sharp Business Solutions MEA


Sharp Business Solutions MEA is a division of Sharp Middle East and Africa FZE that specializes in delivering innovative Document Solutions. The constant aim of Sharp is to provide Multi-function Printers that increase collaboration and efficiency within the workplace, wherever that may be. We continuously analyze the needs of our customers and work tirelessly to provide them with practical and innovative technologies at the very cutting-edge of science.

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A one-of-a-kind ‘cross-over’ event held in South Africa.  Overflowing with talent, as some of our greatest sporting legends gather to chase the glory.

 

 
About Sharp Business Solutions MEA

Sharp Business Solutions MEA is a division of Sharp Middle East and Africa FZE that specializes in delivering innovative display solutions. The constant aim of Sharp is to provide professional displays and software solutions that increase collaboration and effective communication within the workplace, wherever that may be. We have analyzed the needs of our chosen demographic and work tirelessly to provide them with practical and innovative technologies at the very cutting-edge of science