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Over the past year, the pandemic has set many records. According to the FBI, there was a 300% increase in “reported” Cybercrime in 2020. Hackers were stealth by taking advantage of work from home employees, and as a result caused a 20% security breach in organizations.  And what is more concerning is the lack of movement by organizations to protect themselves with the simplest of multilayer security.  Take time to read this blog from Sharp…it’s worth it! 

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As we continue to focus on MFP security in the month of May, here’s a checklist from Sharp helping you achieve maximum security around your Sharp MFP or printer to protect your data.  It seems like weekly we hear new of a cyber-attack, why not mitigate threats at all levels of your organization including the MFP and printer by managing:

  • Access Control & Passwords
  • Network & Communications
  • Data Encryption & Overwrite
  • Perform Periodic Audits

Just by taking a few simple steps will keep your data and network safe.

For more information about Sharps Security Suite, give us a call to review.

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We did it again!  Smile Business Products is once again a Platinum Level Service Provider for 2020-2021 earning Sharp’s distinguished service award.  Congratulations to all our dedicated technicians, well deserved on your 10th consecutive year!

Join Our Team!  Smile Business Products is hiring!

We have excellent salary and benefit packages, including Medical, Dental and Vision + 401K matching! Company car and/or expense allowance for some positions, you have to be sure to be getting 24 7 services.

Check out our openings.

For the 20th straight year, Smile Business Products, Inc. was recognized as a Hyakuman Kai Elite Dealer by Sharp Electronics. Sharp awards Hyakuman Kai Elite status to exceptional dealers that have achieved sales goals set forth by Sharp.  To acknowledge our success, Sharp includes a beautiful crystal eagle award, be sure to check stub maker. You should look for getting the right accounting software.

A year of challenge and change was the moto for 2020. Without the support of our extraordinary staff and their adaptability and focus, our goals would have been more difficult to achieve; a sincere appreciation to our entire staff.

As we start to make our way back to the office, envision this? A meeting is starting in 10 minutes, you’re trying to figure out what cable is the correct one to plug into your laptop, is the camera on, are the speakers working. You think you’re ready for the meeting but no.  The camera is not working!  Have you been there? I’m sure we all have at one point in our career.  Why not make it easy with the Windows Collaboration Display from Sharp!  It’s as simple as walk in, plug in and start work!

Just walk in, plug in the 8m USB-C cable and it automatically switches to the right input for whatever information you want to display. You’re instantly ready to start your meeting. Really, its that easy and it’s worth the few extra dollars!

The Microsoft certified 4K Ultra HD 70-inch display is ideal for meeting spaces, boardrooms, training rooms and almost anywhere else with an office environment you can imagine. With a built-in microphone, high quality camera and IoT sensor hub, it works seamlessly with the Microsoft 365 collaboration tools. Microsoft Office application allow staff to work together and be more creative and Teams provides the online meeting solutions including annotation, overlay and presentation tools for the ultimate in collaboration. Lastly, Microsoft Azure Digital Twins is an IoT platform to help with the physical environment such as occupancy, room bookings, light control,  HVAC control and air quality.

Worried about the cabling?  Don’t be.  The single USB-C connector, which is used with latest Windows and Apple Mac notebooks, provides high-speed, high-bandwidth data transfer for multiple functions, include 4K video, internet network and application data. With split screens and built-in casting, up to five devices can be connected simultaneously whether its Windows or Android, i.e., phones, tables, or laptops. If you don’t have hardware that supports the USB-C connection, don’t worry a HDMI and USB cable connection will still have you fully functioning.

The display comes with a three year warranty from Sharp. Set up and delivery by Smile.

Check out the video from Sharp.

Contact Smile for our Back to the Office Promotion now through the end of June.

A company of any size shouldn’t take cybersecurity lightly. The rise of digital systems that streamline workflows and provide near-instantaneous communications also puts organizations at risk. Malware containing ransomware can wreak havoc in a company’s system and lead to a complete shutdown of its network.

If the company doesn’t ensure they also protect these devices connecting to their network, it may become a vulnerability in itself. Every device on a company’s network is a target for threat actors and cybercriminals. By investing in digitally connected IoT devices, companies are increasing their cybersecurity attack surface. This makes it essential to ensure they have adequate business security solutions in place.

As we focus on MFP security in the month of May, here’s a great article from DPS Magazine about managing your document and print vulnerabilities. Its not all about managing your network and applications, but also the devices and documents.

Within the article George Grafanakis, Associate Director, Hardware Product Management for Sharp, highlights Sharp’s whitelisting features that detect attempts to machines and deny access if the source data is not on the whitelist. This is one of many features Sharp offers to safeguard your data and protect your business.

To learn more about all the security features that Sharp offers on their MFP, please call us for an appointment. Virtual or in-person, it’s up to you!

 

 

 

 

Sharp toner recycling

Sharps commitment to environmental sustainability includes planning, design, manufacturing, distribution and end of life management. As a multi-year winner of Energy Star Partner of the Year award sponsored by the EPA and DOE, Sharp continues to strive to create both energy-saving and energy-creating products.  A very popular program by Sharp, Toner Recycling Program: Stop, Drop, Recycle offers customers an easy way to recycle their used Sharp toner cartridges in bulk by providing a pre-paid Recycling Kit.

For more information on this program and to order your recycle boxes, please contact Smile or read here.

Press Release

For the 20th straight year, Smile Business Products, Inc. was recognized as a Hyakuman Kai Elite Dealer by Sharp Electronics. Sharp awards Hyakuman Kai Elite status to exceptional dealers that have achieved sales goals set forth by Sharp.  To acknowledge our success, Sharp includes a beautiful crystal eagle award.

A year of challenge and change was the moto for 2020. Without the support of our extraordinary staff and their adaptability and focus, our goals would have been more difficult to achieve; a sincere appreciation to our entire staff.

Sharp, thank you for this prestigious award and your continued support.

 

The Sharp MX-7081 and MX-8081 Color Document Systems are built using the latest technology available to deliver the performance, features and reliability needed in today’s busy workplace environments. Built for high-volume environments, central reprographics departments and copy rooms, these new document systems are complemented by the robust paper handling and productive output capabilities once found only in commercial print facilities. These new models also offer leading-edge security features to help businesses protect their data and personal information.

The highlights are:

  • Adobe Embedded Print Engine – New generation RIP technology delivers faster print processing speeds, rendering capability products high-quality output, ideal for mobile and cloud environments and maximizes printing efficiency in education environments that use Chromebook computers.
  • Free Pantone Color matching
  • New Box and Dropbox Connectors – Embedded connectors that are downloadable from Sharp-PC service, users can scan directly from MFP to Box and Dropbox accounts, print documents from these accounts as well as move, upload and rename from the MFP.
  • Auto Set Features that automatically adjusts six scan setting: Resolution, Blank Page Skip, Single- or Double-sided document, image orientation, mono/grayscale detection
  • Adjust skewed PDF.
  • Multi-layered, Leading Edge Security Features: Firmware Attack Prevention and Self Recovery, Application Whitelisting and Supports Active Directory Group Policy at the Device.
  • 300 Sheet DSP Feeder
  • Scans up to 150 Business Cards.
  • More Media options: including 300gsm, embossed paper and envelops.
  • New Finishers – Produces up to 80-page booklets.
  • New Embedded Fiery Print Server
  • And so much more!

The perfect MFP for copy rooms, reprographics departments and daily office use.

Contact us today to schedule an demo…..your office or ours!

 

In the midst of the pandemic, Sharp still managed to move forward by receiving numerous awards from Buyers Lab (BLI) and other prestigious industry awards.

Congratulations Sharp, well done!

Check out all the awards.

On-Premises Device Management Tool to manage Sharp Devices

Sharp Remote Device Manager (SRDM), installed at the customer’s location, allows IT Administrators and servicing dealers to efficiently manager both Sharp MFPs | Printers and displays.  All data remains at the customers site, customer retains control at all times, and communication stays within the firewall.

Features include: Monitoring the device for consumables, device configuration and cloning, centralized security control, and assisting with remote front panel access and web page set up for faster assistance.  Create weekly or monthly reports to allow IT administrator to be better informed with device management. With the rollout of the new version, SRDM now supports printer servers such as PaperCut, Kayleigh, Synappx Go and more.

Interested in a demonstration? Plan for 20 minutes, quick and to the point!  Give us a call.

 

Sharp, C357F, Copier, Printer, ScannerThe Sharp MX-C357F desktop color copier, printer and scanner is designed with robust technology and has features typically found on more expensive MFPs. This devices delivers the performance and reliability customers want in their workspace. Great addition to the Work from Anywhere Bundles from Sharp. 

All this and more available at Smile! Give us a call.

Cerner – Connecting People and Systems Worldwide

 

Smile Business Products, in conjunction with Sharp, continue to support the healthcare industry whether it’s at the clinical, hospital, financial or operational level.  Cerner Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions connect people and systems at more than 27,500 facilities worldwide.

Cerner, as well as other EHR providers have their own set of requirements for any device to be utilized on their system. With any new technology comes risks, and this is why Sharp offers a comprehensive document and device security that is critical to today’s healthcare environments.

Sharp MFPs are put through hours of rigorous testing to earn certifications to meet requirements to be compatible with Cerner product offerings. Smile is pleased to announce the newest MFP’s that are certified with Cerner Millennium including the Sharp Monochrome Essential and Advanced Series Document Systems.  Sharp continues the certification process by adding more models to the list of Cerner validated and compatible devices; more to come later this Spring and early Fall.

For more information regarding Sharp Cerner certification updates, model validation and additional models to be added, please contact Smile.

 

CARES Act Funding for Education – Technology for the New Normal

While many school districts are returning to the classroom this spring, it’s important to make the most out of your CARES Act funds. Smile is proud to offer solutions from Sharp that can support teachers, students and staff.

 

 

 

Make the most out of your CARES Act funds with technology from Sharp!

  • Microsoft Certified Windows Collaboration Board
  • Interactive White Boards
  • Laptop, Accessories and Desktop Monitors
  • Touch Free Copiers with Alexa
  • Remote Concierge
  • Thermal Screening
  • Digital Files and Workflow
  • Communication platform from Microsoft O365 tools
  • IT Services & Support

Check out the flyer for more information.

Most products are available for purchase through our Sourcewell Catalog.

Give us a call for more information 800-790-7701.

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sharp, sharp bundles

As more and more businesses transition to a hybrid environment that combines working from home and working in the office, it’s never been more critical to put secure hardware and network solutions in place. Sharp has designed three office technology bundles that make it easy for IT professionals and office managers to equip hybrid workers with everything they need to be effective.  Bundles packages start at $64.99. Smile will be introducing additional a la carte add-ons to enhance security and data backup…stay tuned!

Print Release, Sharp, Job release

Print Release, Sharp, Job releaseSmile and Sharp remain committed to keeping your work environment safe and sanitary by supporting features to help employees safely and hygienically operate shared devices. With that in mind, Sharp has enhanced the Print Hold feature on select A3 and A4 workgroup models, enabling users to release their jobs automatically by simply swiping their ID card when authentication is used. With this workflow, users do not need to physically touch the MFP, allowing for a true contactless experience.

Contact us today for this simple firmware upgrade to your MFP.

For more comprehensive touchless solutions, Sharp offers MFP Voice with Amazon Alexa and Synappx Go. With MFP Voice, users can perform basic copy and scan operations with the power of voice. With Synappx Go, users can easily perform copy, scan and print operations using mobile devices. Take advantage of Sharp’s on-going “Hands Free for Free” promotion, which offers these technologies at no cost with the purchase of a Sharp A3
Advanced Series MFP. For more information, please give us a call.

Sharp, Cannata Report, Awards

Congratulations to Sharp for taking home three Frank Awards at the Cannata Reports 35th Annual Awards & Charities Virtual Gala.

Sharp received the Best-in-Class for the third consecutive year, Best Manufacturer and the Best Male Executive Award for President & CEO Mike Marusic for the second consecutive year.

Smile has been a Sharp dealer for the past 23 years and Sharp’s commitment to their dealer community is unparalleled.

Congratulations on your continued success.

Sharp, 8k, 120 inch

Sharp, 8k, 120 inchEarly this month, Sharp released their new 120 inch Class 8K Ultra HD Professional LCD Display delivering brilliant clarity and 4 times the resolution of a 4K and 16 times that of a full HD display.  This monstrosity of a display is ideal for museums, showrooms, video production, arenas and lobbies. For more information, please contact Smile or visit our website to learn about all of Sharp’s Professional displays.

When Bigger is Better! Check out this blog post from Sharp.

 

 

 

 

Now through November 30th, Sharp is offering customers touchless technology with the purchase or lease of a Sharp Advanced Series MFP. Customer will receive a FREE Amazon Echo Dot and Holder as well as a one-year Synappx Go subscription for up to 10 users. Return to the office with confidence.

Contact Smile or your Account Manager today to learn more about this FREE touchless technology.

Sharp, Hyakuman Kai Elite

Hyakuman Kai Elite, SharpSmile Business Products has be recognized by Sharp Electronics Corporation as a Hyakuman Kai Elite dealer for 2019.

Smile is among a select group of dealers recognized by Sharp across the country. “We are proud to be a Sharp dealer, said Joe Reeves President & CEO of Smile. “Our ongoing goal is to provide Northern and Central California, and Western Nevada businesses with world-class products and support, helping encourage business growth within the community. Sharp helps us meet this goal by supplying the latest technology and document solutions for our customers.”

Once again, Thank You to Sharp for this prestigious award.