MX-M283N, MX-M363, MX-M453 and MX-M503 each receive 2009 BLI Pick of the Year Awards in their respective categories.


Sharp Imaging and Information Company of
America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced that several of its A3 MFPs have received 2009 Pick of the
Year Awards from Buyer’s Laboratory Inc. (BLI). The awards acknowledge
"outstanding performance" and excellence "in areas of importance to IT
professionals" in a number of different Sharp A3 MFPs, including the
MX-M283N (Outstanding 21- to 30-PPM Monochrome MFP), MX-M363
(Outstanding 31- to 40-PPM Monochrome MFP) and the MX-M453 and MX-M503
(Outstanding 41- to 50-PPM Monochrome MFPs).

"We are proud to accept this year’s BLI Pick of the Year Awards
because we believe Sharp’s best of breed engineering has reached a new
level with these products," said George Grafanakis, senior manager,
Product Planning and Marketing, Sharp Imaging and Information Company
of America. "All of the newest Sharp innovations can be found in these
MFPs, from the durable, standard pull-out keyboard, to the 8.5"
touchscreen display, to our Sharp OSA®
development platform that features a growing number of certified and
customizable applications. We would like to thank BLI for this award
and will continue to develop products that meet our customers’ needs as
we head in to the new year."

In addition to award-winning Sharp features such as a large color
touchscreen; standard retractable keyboard; and the Sharp OSA
development platform, Sharp’s MX monochrome and color series models
broke new ground by incorporating a common architecture among all
models, minimizing the need to stock two different sets of options.

Each model features a true multi-tasking controller that delivers
copy, print and fax jobs continuously, and can also process network
scanning jobs while outputting existing jobs. Other standard features
include automatic duplexing, electronic sorting and integrated offset
stacking; an on-board paper capacity of up to 5,600 sheets; and a
100-sheet duplex single pass document feeder with color Scan2 technology standard. Sharp’s award-winning Scan2
technology enables users to scan two-sided documents in a single pass,
speeding up workflow, reducing misfeeds and improving reliability.

In judging these awards, BLI subjects color printers and printer
MFPs to a battery of rigorous lab tests. Products taking top honors
demonstrate outstanding performance in BLI testing, which evaluates
products for a variety of important performance aspects, including
reliability, image quality, productivity, print drivers, feedback to
workstations, administrative utilities, ease of use, network setup,
toner yield and more.



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