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      September 2019
Sharp Launches New Class of 4K Interactive Display Systems 

SHARP 4K AQUOS BOARD® Interactive Display System Overview

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America launched three new 4K Ultra HD resolution large-format AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems with built-in wireless and whiteboard functionality utilizing its embedded system-on-chip controller.

Sharp's new 85-inch Class, 75-inch Class and 65-inch Class interactive displays are built for users who need the ability to deploy easy-to-operate, high-resolution meeting communications. The 4K Ultra HD (3,840-by-2,160) resolution allows meeting participants to see details and small text, making it a great choice for demanding professional settings.  
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Konica Minolta's New bizhub i-Series Recognized for Innovation

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc.  announced its new bizhub C360i Series has earned Better Buys' Editor's Choice Award for 3Q 2019 in its MFP category. 

Better Buys evaluates products both individually and compares them against the competition on a range of criteria, including unique features, value to the customer and price. Konica Minolta's bizhub C360i series was one of only a handful of vendors chosen for this honor.

The bizhub C360i is part of the large MFP i-Series launched by Konica Minolta earlier this year. This new generation of bizhub color office units features three families of bizhubs to cover the needs of small to medium offices. Designed to be simple, convenient and secure, the new i-Series features an all-new user interface with a fresh new look. The simple and intuitive menu layout is built to minimize the number of touches and get things done more quickly.
Ransomware Attacks on Businesses up 365% This Year

A recent report from Malwarebytes confirms the resurgence of ransomware campaigns targeting U.S. companies. While various reports released in the first half of last year projected the decline of file-encrypting malware, cybercriminals have since then launched countless targeted campaigns.  

The malware is delivered through spear phishing emails and locks up valuable data assets, demanding a ransom to release them. While ransomware made headlines a few years back as a consumer problem, it was sidelined as other attacks became more popular among cybercriminals. But this year, the threat has come back to life, switching from mass consumer campaigns to highly-targeted attacks on businesses that will give cybercriminals a bigger bang for their buck, according to the report.

Sharp Announces New Monochrome MFPs

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) has announced 11 new Advanced and Essentials Series workgroup MFPs, as well as two new Advanced Series desktop MFPs. All the new models are built using Sharp's latest controller technology and share Sharp's easy-to-use touch-screen display, common across 30-plus models in the lineup. The new models also offer available voice control features, greater cloud integration, leading-edge security and more. 

Using the available MFP Voice feature with Amazon Alexa, users can ask the MFP to make copies or scan documents. The new models also easily integrate with today's complex network environments and offer quick access to an expanded list of cloud services that include Box and Dropbox. Additionally, Adobe Embedded Print Engine technology enables users to direct print PDF files from a variety of sources with greater performance and rendering accuracy. Sharp's new Application Portal allows administrators to easily add new applications and update existing ones right from the touch screen of the MFP.
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Janet Polley, thank you so much for sending the delivery to the attention of my request!  That hasn't happened in years.  You have no idea how much I appreciate it.  No matter who I used to ask things to go to, it still was always sent to me, total waste of time.  I was just so excited when it didn't need to come to me, and it didn't, I had to say thank you.  Have a great rest of your week!
Robin D., Production Administrator, Production Control
BUNN, Springfield, IL

Just letting you know we appreciate all the above and beyond Bryan Pinson has been doing, including some critical interface with our HVAC folks on some big work they are doing-much appreciated! He's a good guy.
Daryl R. ,  Executive Director
United Hebrew Congregation,  St. Louis, MO

Friday two of your men, Mark Brase & Billy Hartzel, came and helped us relocated two copier/printers to our new location. They showed up early, professionally dressed, greeted me very kindly and they were ready to work!
Both men were superiorly knowledgeable and were absolutely professional the entire time. They were so nice & friendly and they went above and beyond to make that stressful day ... fun. They made me laugh and relax because they took care of everything, I didn't have to worry about a single thing.  
They set both printers up, made sure they were connected properly and did the tests they needed to do very quickly.
I was/am very impressed! I thought it was very important to let you know this. I will most definitely refer everyone I can to CDS. My experience buying (through you, Joe O'Coin) was fantastic and then to have this amazing team show up to take care of me - I'm  just floored.

Thank you so much for all your assistance all the way around.
Kim M.
Roofing Services & Solutions, St. Louis, MO

I wanted to give a HUGE shout out to Clay Sherwood!! He has been working diligently to get our phone line to the new art lab up and running and yesterday he succeeded. It was a monster of a job and he kept working on it until he figured it out.  I know he didn't have to do that - but he continued to work with the communications company over the phone, then he researched how to make the connections himself and made it work. We are very grateful for his diligence. It would have been 2+ weeks before the communications company had an opening to get the phone line working. It's a safety concern not to have working phones in every classroom to hear announcements, emergencies, etc... Thanks to Clay we no longer have that worry.
I thought you should know that we appreciate him. He definitely went above and beyond.

Shelly C.H.,  Superintendent
Shawnee CUSD #84,  Wolf Lake, IL

Vince Daudelin, can I just tell you you are THE BOMB?!!!!! Thank you for not only hand delivering the waste toner cartridge, but installing it as well! Thanks again for going above and beyond!

Thanks again for everything!

Johanna K. , Residential Deputy Assessor, CIAO
Milton Township Assessor's Office, Wheaton, IL
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Congratulations Chris and Amanda Barshney!   Chris is a MFP Service Technician in the Champaign branch and became a dad for the first time.  

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