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[January 03, 2013]

Sharp Awarded NJPA Contract For MFPs And Professional Display Products

MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 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(TM) 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 2016." 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(TM) Interactive Display Systems, professional displays, and professional projectors.

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About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of AmericaSharp 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(TM) 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 CorporationSharp 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(TM) 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(TM) LCD televisions, AQUOS BOARD(TM) 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 AllianceNJPA 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 solutions that 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 program.

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