Sharp multifunction copiers enable single sign-on for easy access to cloud services such as Google Drive, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Box and Dropbox.
It also supports Google Cloud Print and Sharp Print Service Plugin mobile printing services.
This means you can select your cloud folder and scan straight to it from your device!
Business Card Management
It's easy to manage a database of business cards with your Sharp photocopier.
Simply place multiple cards on the MFD's document glass to scan them all at once. The copier reads contact details on each card via OCR (optical character recognition) and then exports those details to a third-party contact management system of your choice.
This saves you the hassle of having to input details manually.
Sharp copiers have a built-in motion sensor that detects your approach to the MFD and wakes it from sleep mode.
The control panel lights up and the machine finishes warming up as you enter your desired copy or scan settings. Then, with a minimum of waiting, you simply push the Start button to get the job under way.
This is unlike other brands or older models, where you would have to wait at the machine for up to 30 seconds before you can do anything. Highly inefficient!
Secure Access Control Through Active Directory
Sharp multifunction copiers support Active Directory services, which let you use the machine's log-on credentials for network folders.
With centralised management of multiple user credentials, system administrators are able to keep track of MFD usage, which makes for an efficient and highly secure operational environment.
With single sign-on, you can access cloud services and internal network folders from the MFD by simply logging in to it - there's no need to re-enter your IDs and passwords.
Integrated Device Management
As a system administrator, you can get the most out of a Sharp document system by using Sharp's efficiency boosting device management tools.
From a single location, you can use Sharp Remote Device Manager (SRDM) to manage multiple Sharp MFDs.
This includes everything from system setup, user access, and security settings to troubleshooting and maintenance.
The print release function lets you send documents to the main MFD, which acts as a server and stores them for printing out from any other compatible MFD on the network.
This function comes in handy when the main MFD is in use or under maintenance, letting you finish your job with minimal waiting.
One device is used as a the 'mother' device, which stores the jobs on the hard drive to be released from any other MFD on the network.
Versatile Paper Handling
Most of the Sharp MFD's paper trays accommodate a wide variety of paper, in sizes up to oversized A3 (SRA3) allowing you to trim down for full bleed pages.
All trays can also accommodate paper weights up to 300gsm including a number of paper types such as coated, textured, embossed and removable adhesive paper (labels).
Envelopes can be fed via a standard paper tray, so you can print more of them at once.
You can even print extra long banners up to 1.3m long!
Automated Scan Settings
Tap on the Sharp's LCD touchscreen Auto Set button to have the MFD perform a host of actions automatically. It can determine scan resolution, skip blank pages in a multi-page document, or reorient pages mixed upside down.
The MFD can also tell whether a document being scanned is colour or mono (black & white). If it's mono, it can automatically select the optimal setting for text - monochrome or greyscale.
What's more, it can adjust skewed documents, so you don't have to re-scan them.
Automatic function likes these save you time and effort, while ensuring optimal scan results.
Convert Documents via OCR
Sharp multifunction devices have optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities, allowing you to convert scanned documents into searchable PDF files or into an editable Office XML (docx, xlsx, pptx) file.
This means you can do speedy text searches, even with large-volume documents, and you can easily copy and paste text data into other applications.
Functions like these help you maximise work efficiency.
Multicrop & Image Crop Functions
Multicrop is a feature on Sharp MFDs which allow for multiple receipts, photos, and other items to be scanned all at once, with each once, with each one saved as a separate file.
This helps you streamline the filing of receipts and bills.
The MFD can also crop photos from documents such as magazine pages and save them as individual files.
Highly Efficient Duplex Single Pass Feeder
The duplex single pass feeder includes several high-performance features: a reflective sensor that accurately detects the paper size even if the document is creased; and an LED alert that reminds you to retrieve documents from the tray.
Duplex single pass feeders are significantly more reliable and efficient than traditional feeders that have to flip the page to scan two-sided documents, leading to slow scan times and higher probability of jams.
Direct Printing & Scanning with USB Drives
Insert a USB into the Sharp MFD and a print/scan command screen will automatically pop up on the LCD.
Right away you can print files from the USB drive, which are displayed as thumbnails, or you can scan documents directly to the USB drive.
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