May 6, 2008

Barr Enterprise Server Validated for use with Sharp MFPs

ORLANDO, FL, May 6, 2008 –Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), and Barr Systems, LLC, today announced that Barr Systems will bring more than 30 years of print management experience to the Sharp® family with the successful validation of Barr Enterprise Print Server (BEPS) v5.0.

“Barr Systems is committed to providing the best products and services that enable organizations to create, manage, and distribute their enterprise information,” said Pate Cantrell, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Barr Systems LLC. “As a validated Sharp product, BEPS customers are assured that they are getting a product that meets the highest standards of integration and compatibility.”

Barr Systems' innovative connectivity products include the Barr Enterprise Print Server (BEPS), a Windows-based input/output manager designed to receive data from multiple sources and distribute print and data to multiple destinations.  The latest version, BEPS 5.0, has been tested for use with Sharp MFPs against a set of criteria as defined by Sharp Corporation, further broadening Barr Systems’ compatibility base.  The BEPS solution can now more thoroughly help businesses automate and control print and document output across an enterprise, facilitating virtually any type of workflow.

“Barr Systems has developed a reputation for innovative print management products,” said Tom Davis, vice president, Marketing Applications Development, SIICA. “We’re happy to make the capabilities of Barr Enterprise Print Server available to our customers.”

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Series multifunctional peripheral (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. The Sharp MFP line was recently named “Product Line of the Year” by Buyer’s Laboratory Inc. (BLI), recognizing it as the industry’s best product line. SIICA also recently introduced a production, high-volume MFP line that is now available.  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 leads the MFP industry in security by offering the most secure suite of MFP applications.*

For more information about the complete line of Sharp document solution products, contact Sharp Information and Imaging Company of America, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430, or call 800-BE-SHARP.  For online product information, visit Sharp’s Web site at or

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About Barr Systems

Barr Systems, Inc. leads the IT industry in design, manufacture and support of high-performance output management solutions. In addition to 30 years of industry experience, Barr also offers complete turnkey solutions with a full line of professional services, including free consultations, on-site installation and training.  For more information, visit or contact Barr Systems at 800-BARR-SYS or

About Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions and mobile communication and information tools.  Leading brands include AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Insight® Microwave Drawer® appliances, and Notevision® multimedia projectors.   For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at

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* In 2006 Sharp received the BERTL’s BEST “Most Secure MFP Range” award and its color MX Series was the first color product line to achieve BERTL Five Star – Exceptional status throughout the entire line.

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