Sharp Awarded NJPA Contract For MFPs And Professional Display Products

    Sharp Awarded NJPA Contract For MFPs And Professional Display Products

Recognition a testament to Sharp's dependability in providing industry-leading
products and services to its customers

PR Newswire

MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 3, 2013

MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information
Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, is
excited to announce our National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) national
exclusive contract award for Copiers with Related Imaging Equipment,
Solutions, Accessories, Supplies and Services. The contract award includes
Sharp's full line of MFPs, AQUOS BOARD™ Interactive Display Systems,
Professional Projectors and Professional Displays. As a result of the award,
Sharp will be the sole provider of these products and services to NJPA members
through 2016.

NJPA is a national municipal contracting agency that facilitates competitive
Request For Proposals resulting in national cooperative contract solutions
through business and service relationships. NJPA serves government, education
and non-profit agencies and is governed by publicly elected officials. NJPA
serves over 50,000 member agencies through its highly valued cooperative
contracts. Mike Hajek, Director of Contracts and Marketing, NJPA, commented on
the award, "I am confident we have contracted the "right" digital imaging
solution company for our member agencies. I also offer you this assurance.
Sharp is connected and partnered with the "right" contracting agency.
Together, NJPA and the Sharp technology solutions will have an advancing
impact on the effectiveness and efficiencies of government and education
agencies across the country. We look forward to working together and growing
this contract beyond all expectations and projections."

Sharp has provided NJPA products and services for the past 12+ years and as a
result of this award, the corporation will continue to offer advanced
technology to NJPA and its members. "It is an honor to be recognized and
awarded this contract by NJPA. This provides another example of the value that
Sharp strives to bring to our customers," said Doug Albregts, President, Sharp
Imaging and Information Company of America. "We look forward to continuing to
offer our range of innovative office technology solutions to the NJPA through

Committed to serving its members purchasing needs, NJPA is driven to provide
efficient public service through its national cooperative contract purchasing
solutions. NJPA competitively bids contract solutions on their members'
behalf, saving organizations valuable time, expense and effort while offering
the very best national published contract pricing. NJPA's members include
local Government, Educational and Non-Profit organizations. Sharp's exclusive
contract with NJPA helps customers reduce the time and expense of the
purchasing process, as well as provides national volume pricing, one-step
ordering, same-day order processing and prompt delivery.

To learn more about Sharp's NJPA contract and the customer benefits from this
award, please visit

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is a division of Sharp
Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp
Corporation, Osaka, Japan.

For more information about the complete line of Sharp's business products,
contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163
or click the following links to learn more online about our MFP products,
Sharp AQUOS BOARD™ Interactive Display Systems, professional displays, and
professional projectors.

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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 Scan^2™
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 is the #1 selling brand of Large Format (60"+) Commercial LCD displays
in the USA through B2B sales outlets*. Sharp's professional and commercial
displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in
a wide range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our
award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD™
interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate,
and disseminate information brilliantly.

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.

*According to NPD Display Search Monthly Large Format Commercial Displays
Report, October 2012.

About National Joint Powers Alliance
NJPA is a public agency, Member-driven service cooperative that serves over
48,000 members. NJPA offers a multitude of contracted products, equipment and
service opportunities to education, government and other non-profit entities.

We offer our Members contract purchasing solutionsthat are leveraged
nationally to enable contracted suppliers and member agencies to work smarter
and more efficient as they do business with each other. NJPA does this by
establishing a business and service alliance between member buyers and
contracted suppliers ensuring a valued and successful national purchasing

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