Scanning Overview

The power of scanning and the opportunity for placement of scanning technology into a customer's environment is endless. Advances in scanner technology, archiving, and retrieval software make it possible to virtually eliminate the paper generated and repeatedly handled in today's business processes. Midwest Business Products and Sharp offers systems and software to enable your business to take advantage of this revolutionary, yet easy-to-use, technology.

The advent of the Sharp Network Scanner available on our MFP and Document Communication System product lines allow for the rapid integration of hard copy documents into a system where they can be accessed on demand. This eliminates the need to copy documents and forward them internally or to outside constituents, and it makes for easy retrieval if the document is needed in the future.

Benefits Of Sharp’s Scanning Technology

Scanning With Sharp’s Scan2 Document Feeder

Sharp’s Scan2 Document Feeders allows two-sided documents to be scanned in a single pass—maximizing productivity and reliability while minimizing the chance of a document misfeed. It also allows for:

  • Increased efficiency and productivity in the office (less time at machine)
  • Integrity of original is maintained because it does not have to travel through the rollers of the machine twice

Scanning to E-mail

  • Time Savings: Administrators can link their network's e-mail address book to the scanning solution, so they need not manually enter the network e-mail addresses book into the digital copier/scanner
  • Ability to enter "subject" and "cc" fields from control panel
  • Security: Sender authentication is password-protected via the organization's Light Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Users must enter their network e-mail password in order to scan

Scanning to Desktop

  • Sharpdesk® software enables users to run OCR, file and manage documents from their desktop. Software also allows users to search and index files for later retrieval

Document Filing

  • Ability to store up to 20,000 pages on machine's hard drive (N-version)
  • Password-protect and name folders
  • Set print properties and change properties via Web page to ensure optimum output of scanned documents
  • Search folders and documents securely and directly from control panel

Document Archiving

  • When coupled with Sharp OSA®-embedded applications, it enables users to capture, organize and retrieve documents quickly and easily
  • Powerful indexing capability makes it easy to find stored documents
  • Print, fax or e-mail documents for instant distribution and added efficiency