Sharp® Announces Collaboration With SHI International Corp., Offering Complete Portfolio Of Imaging Products
This unique alliance offers SHI clients access to Sharp's full line of commercial imaging products and services
DALLAS, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today announced its collaboration with SHI International Corp. With this first-of-its-kind strategic alliance in the imaging industry, SHI clients now have access to Sharp's full line of world-class imaging products.
SHI is best known for offering its clients the broadest portfolio of IT products and solutions available, on a global scale. This new relationship with Sharp allows SHI to build on its reputation within the services industry, and significantly expand its product portfolio to all SHI enterprise partners, including Fortune 500 companies.
"We're thrilled to be offering Sharp's high quality portfolio of imaging products to our corporate, enterprise and public sector customers," said Thai Lee, president and CEO, SHI International. "Sharp's wide range of hardware and services presents SHI with expanded opportunities to offer award-winning and groundbreaking solutions to our diverse client list."
SHI's account sales teams will be provided with relevant background information on Sharp multi-function printers, including Sharp's forthcoming light-production models, in order to make the best possible referrals to its network of long-standing clients, across industries. Effective immediately, SHI customers will have access to Sharp's expansive imaging and commercial display products. This collaboration will also allow Sharp's independent dealer network to capitalize on a massive convergence of managed print and managed IT services.
"This collaboration with SHI builds on Sharp's goal to develop our product line and provide IT services as part of a comprehensive portfolio," said Doug Albregts, president, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "SHI's experience as an industry leader, combined with Sharp's world class product line is certainly a winning combination."
For more information about the complete line of Sharp document solution products, contact Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07495-1163, or call 800-BE-SHARP. For online product information, visit Sharp's Web site at sharpusa.com. Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.
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.
About SHI International Corp.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $4 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 1,900 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 18th among Everything Channel's VAR 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.shi.com.
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