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Oct 25, 2010

Sharp Presents Frontier Scan Centric Series MFPs MX-C402SC And MX-B402SC

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America today introduces its Frontier Scan Centric Series MFPs, the first multifunction models on the market with selectable dual-feeding paths, for paper and “heavy media” such as business cards, drivers’ licenses and plastic ID cards, as well as the company’s proprietary Scan2 technology. Ideally suited for small and medium-size document (A4) scanning applications, the MX-C402SC (color) and MX-B402SC (monochrome) models also offers a high capacity document feeder that provides a robust capacity of 100 sheets and ultra-fast color scanning speeds of 50 images per minute.

Sharp MX-C402SC

Sharp MX-C402SC

Both models offer features that will save significant amounts of time, effort and cost over their lifetimes. Enabled with Scan2 technology, the new models’ document feeder scans both sides of an original in a single pass without having to reverse it, increasing workflow efficiency and protecting one-of-a-kind documents from damage due to excess movement or misfeeds. In addition, their selectable dual-feeding path design enables users to scan a wider variety of documents, including hard ID cards – such as drivers’ licenses and insurance cards – checks and traditional paper documents up to legal size. The Card Shot feature (in copy and scan modes) reproduces the scanned images of both sides of the card and places them on a single page directly from the document feeder.

“Our Frontier Scan Centric Series is designed for those customers in scan intensive environments, such as health care, mortgage, insurance and human resources offices, that require high performance and reliability for capturing data from non-traditional sources such as ID cards and drivers’ licenses, in addition to traditional paper documents,” said Mike Marusic, vice president of marketing and service, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “The dual scanning paths and Scan2 technology will dramatically increase the efficiency of workplaces that need to process high volumes of information.”

The Frontier Scan Centric series offers an integrated, retractable QWERTY keyboard, which is normally only available on much larger and more expensive A3 devices, for convenient data entry, as well as a full-color touch panel display with intuitive graphical user interface.

The Application Communication and External Accounting modules for the Sharp OSA® platform are pre-installed in both the models, providing an instant and direct connection between the Sharp MFP and an office’s existing network and business processes. This allows document workflow to become even more automated, while enhancing document and device security and reducing costs.

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) today introduces its Frontier Scan Centric Series MFPs, the first multifunction models on the market with selectable dual-feeding paths, for paper and “heavy media” such as business cards, drivers’ licenses and plastic ID cards, as well as the company’s proprietary Scan technology.

The MX-C402SC and MX-B402SC are based on Sharp’s award-winning Frontier engine and multi-tasking controller to deliver a high level of performance and functionality. Common architecture makes these models easier to set up, operate, control, monitor and maintain, while providing multi-tasking network scanning, printing, copying and faxing functions with greater ease and efficiency.

For direct scanning and printing, both models support the popular PDF, JPEG and TIFF formats, as well as a Windows® XPS option. Each model can perform PostScript® 3, PCL 6 and PCL5 printing with true 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution and cross-platform compatibility.

Additional convenience features include Blank Page Skip, Color Drop Out, Image Preview and Image Check. A space-saving inner finisher can handle up to 10 sets of 30 sheet documents (with corner staples) with offset stacking.

Both models feature an environment-friendly design that supports Sharp’s Toner Recycling Program and reduces waste by utilizing a long-life, tri-component supply system. Each also complies with the International ENERGY STAR® program, RoHS, Blue Angel and other energy efficiency guidelines.

Features Of the Frontier Scan Centric Series MFPs

  • Industry’s first MFPs with dual-scanning paths for paper and “heavy media” such as business cards, drivers licenses and plastic ID cards
  • Proprietary Scan2 technology scans both sides of documents without “reversing” them, increasing reliability and reducing risk to one-of-a-kind documents
  • ‘Card Shot’ scans both sides of card and places both images on a single page, directly from the document feeder
  • Ideally suited for mid-volume scanning organizations such as doctors’ offices, financial services and HR departments

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