Sharp Unveils the FO-IS125N Fax-based MFP for Small Workgroups

Sharp introduces a new document communication system product that moves beyond the traditional business fax machine, allowing businesses to securely communicate documents to a variety of destinations. The FO-IS125N Fax-based MFP uses Sharp's Image SENDER technology to scan documents to e-mail, FTP server or network folder, without being connected to a PC. Combining a laser fax, network scanner, network printer and digital copier into a table-top size unit, the FO-IS125N creates a stand-alone communications tool for small-to-mid-size business and transactional industries including healthcare, insurance, financial services and real estate.

The FO-IS125N simplifies tasks and increases productivity with Image SENDER, which offers four convenient distribution features - send to e-mail, send to network folders, send to FTP server and send to fax, streamlining paper-based workflow.

Built for convenience, the FO-IS125N has a simple setup with a full-function QWERTY keyboard, which allows for quick and easy e-mail addressing. Sophisticated distribution features have been simplified so documents can be sent with the push of a few buttons. Administrative functions can be managed easily through the user-friendly Web page right from the desktop. The intuitive interface allows for user preference settings, network configurations and destination management.

The FO-IS125N provides a flexible solution for small-to-mid-sized businesses that require sophisticated security features. Offering several built-in features, the Fax-based MFP can help keep transactions compliant with governmental regulations and corporate processes. An Authorized Transmission Function automates the approval process and document delivery of faxes and e-mails, holding the fax or e-mail in the unit's secure memory until the transmission is approved or rejected. The approval is conducted through an e-mail sent from the unit to the approver before transmission, protecting companies from unauthorized document distribution.

With Secure Fax Release, the FO-IS125N minimizes the risk of faxed documents being printed and removed from the paper tray by providing a PIN code authorization that is required to release the fax from memory when it's safe to do so. Additionally, User Authentication restricts the use of the FO-IS125N and selected functions to authorized users only. The unit also offers Inbound Fax Routing so electronic copies can be maintained for secure document archival.

The FO-IS125N offers two-sided send, which lets users fax two-sided documents easily, as well as basic copier functions such as sorting and zoom. The unit also includes a 600-page memory and a three-second-per-page transmission time. High-speed, 600 dpi laser printing ensures legible transmissions and the unit includes a 30-sheet document feeder so larger documents are processed with ease.

The Sharp FO-IS125N will be available this month.

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