Sharp OSA (Open Systems Architecture)
Sharp OSA is a development platform that allows third-party software developers to customise Sharp MFPs for integration with critical network applications. Sharp OSA transforms a Sharp MFP into an integrated gateway to business applications, offering a new realm of control and convenience.
Now tasks can be started and finished in one simple operation right from the LCD control panel and document workflow can be managed more easily and securely. Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs offer tighter integration with network security and cost-accounting applications for effortless access control and usage tracking.
The latest version of Sharp OSA can reach beyond the firewall, enabling extensive system construction and services over the Internet. Sharp OSA brings benefits such as reducing the costs associated with system implementation and management, as well as enabling data sharing across company branch offices or subsidiaries—effectively enhancing total business efficiency.
Sharp OSA has two Soft Key Modules that extend the functionality of the MFP.
Application Communication Module
External Account Module
Sharp OSA Advantages at a Glance
- Software is installed on the server—not the MFP—for optimal MFP performance
- Allows for centralised management and maintenance
- For authorisation and accounting applications, user profiles (including permissions and bill back info) are accessible from any MFP a user logs in to
- Easy-to-program Web services and Microsoft®.NET reduce the time and cost involved in developing applications