emFAST Inc.

emFAST Inc.

May 06, 2008 09:01 ET

emFAST Inc.: Fax Enable Your World with FACSys® and Sharp®

emFAST Inc. Introduces the FACSys® Connector for use with Sharp OSA™-Enabled Multi-Function Peripheral (MFP) Devices

ORLANDO, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - emFAST Inc., publisher of the FACSys Fax Messaging Gateway solution, is pleased to announce the release of the FACSys Connector for Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs. The FACSys Connector fully integrates with Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs, allowing users to transmit and print incoming faxes directly from the LCD touch screens. The company will demonstrate the product at Sharp's 2008 National Dealer Meeting, May 6-9 in Orlando, FL.

"The FACSys Connector leverages the inherent print functions of a Sharp MFP and takes them to the next level," announced Paul Bird, Managing Director, emFAST Inc. "Instead of just sending faxes, users will be able to route and print documents securely through the easy-to-use touch interface."

The secure and intuitive interface allows users to create new FACSys fax messages where they can define outgoing fax message properties such as recipients, subject, cover page, attachments and comments. Recipient destinations can be input directly as a fax number or through the use of FACSys user-specific phone books. Attachments can be added to an outgoing FACSys fax message using one of three methods: (1) from a FACSys user's Inbox, (2) from a directory on the local network, or (3) scanned from the Sharp device.

From the touch screen, users may also access their individual FACSys Inbox, where they can forward existing fax messages or print them directly to the Sharp® MFP.

"Sharp OSA technology allows companies to customize the MFP to meet their business needs and maximize their investment," said Elvis Cabral, Director of Sales, emFAST Inc. "With a FACSys server and the FACSys Connector for Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs, users now have the power to transform an ordinary MFP into an integral part of a company's communications infrastructure - one that is cost-effective, enhances regulatory compliance and - most importantly - is easy to use."

The Sharp OSA platform can tightly integrate Sharp MFPs into a customer's back-end IT system, allowing customers to create tailored solutions to meet each business' unique challenges. Sharp OSA technology is designed to let network applications control the MFP through bi-directional communication, enhancing processes and optimizing workflow.

Improved productivity, a centralized repository of sent fax message content, logging of all fax transmissions, and cost savings are all benefits of network faxing, which is now accessible through the MFP platform. Unique to the FACSys Connector for Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs is the inherent security of printing on demand directly from a FACSys user's Inbox through the interface.

For more information about the FACSys Connector for Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs, please visit www.emfast.com or contact an authorized emFAST sales representative.

About FACSys®

FACSys® has transformed fax messaging from a simple document-transport mechanism into an indispensible business tool that fully integrates into critical communication areas including business process workflows, multi-function peripheral devices and major Enterprise Content Management and Resource Planning systems. FACSys® came to the forefront of fax technology in 1990 and subsequently became the first network-based fax platform certified for use with Microsoft® Windows NT. With a variety of organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies, the current installation base exceeds 54,000 licensed servers and over 5 million licensed users.

About emFAST Inc.

emFAST Inc., with its flagship product - FACSys® - has been constantly evolving network fax technology since 1990. Through the development of strategic alliances with leading technology partners, emFAST provides increased efficiency to organizations, maximizing the convenience and ubiquity of fax for reliable and effective business communications.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Insight® Microwave Drawer® appliances, and Notevision® multimedia projectors. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.sharpusa.com.

Sharp, Sharp OSA and related trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sharp Corporation and/or its affiliated companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • emFAST Inc.
    Media contact: Sam Gershkovich
    Corporate Communications
    Toll Free: 1-866-436-3278 ext. 64
    (416) 208-6775 (FAX)
    Email: samg@emFAST.com
    Website: www.emfast.com