Sharp validates Ringdale's FollowMe® Embedded for Sharp OSA®-enabled MFPs
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom, 12th September 2012 - Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, and Ringdale are pleased to announce the validation of Ringdale's Sharp OSA-developed integration, FollowMe Embedded. Product validation by Sharp verifies that a seamless integration exists between supported Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs and the FollowMe solution.
With the FollowMe Embedded application for Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs, users gain the convenience of accessing an all-in-one solution for tracking copy, print, email, fax and scan services, without the need for any external hardware. The intuitive user interface provides integrated single sign on (SSO) authentication, and FollowMe Printing's secure print job roaming technology offers any organization a highly scalable solution.
FollowMe's integrated Business Intelligence Engine (BIE) offers organizations access to enterprise-wide dynamic policy controls, which can be applied per user, department or MFP. Users can dynamically convert e-mails to black and white, route large print jobs to higher capacity output devices, and enjoy an unparalleled level of control to intelligently meet complex business needs.
"With a seamless Sharp OSA-developed integration, FollowMe Embedded helps companies increase profits by reducing print waste," says Vince Jannelli, director of product management-applications and partners, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "Additionally, Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs with FollowMe Embedded create a secure printing environment that helps maintain compliance with security standards."
"The validation of FollowMe Embedded for Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs gives organizations unrivalled flexibility to reduce costs and increase the productivity of document workflow, without losing the FollowMe Printing capabilities that are at the heart of the solution," said Jan Bollmann, Vice President of Engineering, Ringdale. "FollowMe enables integrated control of print, copy, scan and fax straight from the Sharp OSA enabled MFP's front panel, empowering users to work smarter."
About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Series multifunction printers (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp® MFPs feature the Sharp OSA® development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity. To keep documents safe from unauthorized users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering the most secure suite of MFP applications.
About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation. Celebrating its 100th year, Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Quattron™ LCD televisions, AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display systems, SharpVision® projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens, Notevision® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster® air purifiers.
Ringdale invented FollowMe and the print roaming technology in 1997 and has continued to be at the forefront of the industry for over three decades. With offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore and Japan, Ringdale have a strong global partner network and relationships with the world's leading printing manufacturers including Canon, Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Mita, Oce, OKI, Ricoh, Sharp, Toshiba and Xerox.