Document imaging-focused value-added distributor NewWave Technologies has added MFPs to its line of products. Specifically, NewWave announced it will be distributing Sharp’s Frontier DX Series. To us, Sharp has always been on the cutting edge of scanning from MFPs. It was one of the first MFP vendors introduce single pass duplex scanning on a multitude of devices. It’s OSA platform for embedded applications was also fairly revolutionary and has been leveraged by multiple capture vendors.
This is actually NewWave’s second MFP-related announcement that we’ve covered. Last year, it announced an agreement with Pitney Bowes to enable its VAR partners to offer maintenance contracts on HP MFPs. Presumably, Pitney Bowes will also offer maintenance for the Sharp devices through NewWave, as PBI is certified to service some Sharp devices.