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August 12, 2010 - Featuring 15 in. touchscreen, UP-V5500 Series POS System is suited for any retail, restaurant, and convenience environment. Product's open system architecture allows different terminals to be used together at one or several locations, and enables choice of management software to be used. With Microsoft Windows® OS built in and various 3rd-party applications able be integrated, unit supports USB, serial, and parallel devices for integration of scanners, printers, and/or keyboards.

Sharp Electronics Corp.

1300 Naperville Dr., Romeoville, IL, 60446, USA

Original Press Release

Behind the Counter Speed: Sharp Introduces New UP-V5500 Series POS System

Press release date: May 7, 2010

Open systems architecture and touchscreen functionality punctuate newest addition to UP-V Series of POS products by Sharp

Mahwah, NJ - Providing business owners with flexibility, versatility and reliability along with an array of features and sleek, functional designs, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America today introduced the UP-V5500 Series POS System. As with other UP-V Series models, the UP-V5500 delivers a flexible architecture that can be used with a wide range of software and exceptional operation capabilities to meet the rigors of heavy daily usage in virtually any retail, restaurant and convenience environment - all at a competitive price point.

The UP-V5500 is an expansion to the UP-V family of POS products that includes the UP-V9900 base model without customer display; the UP-V9900V with 2-line, 20 character VFD customer display screen; and the UP-V9900L with a 12.1" Class (12.1-inch diagonal) customer display TFT Screen. With these four models, dealers now have a full line of POS products that meet customers' requirements, and end-users have a great selection of reliable, easy-to-use products to choose from.

"The UP-V5500 offers the advantage of a 15" touch screen in a small package," said Greg Tucker, Product Planning Manager, POS Sales, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a subsidiary of Sharp Electronics Corporation. "Business owners who were considering a UP-V Series product before, but did not have adequate counter space, could use the UP-V5500 now. Plus, with the open system architecture, different terminals can be used together throughout one location, or across a number of locations."

Built with Microsoft Windows® operating systems to meet a myriad of hospitality, convenience and retail needs, Sharp's open architecture systems offer the flexibility to run the management software that best fits your business. Seamless integration with a variety of third-party applications make them ready to provide exceptional operational capabilities, and a high level of service for customers. With open architecture, operators can choose from Sharp-Certified Software Partners, or use their own applications and build a system that perfectly fits their needs and can grow or change with their business.

The UP-V5500 also offers support for USB, serial and parallel devices, providing a further level of customization and affording business owners the ability to integrate additional devices such as scanners, printers, and/or keyboards.

With the introduction of the UP-V5500, Sharp is also announcing a new 3-year warranty on all UP-V Series models. Sharp's warranty offers the option of depot repair or on-site dealer repair. This flexibility allows the owner to have units repaired in a timeframe that is best for them. "We have the utmost confidence in the products we manufacture and know that our customers appreciate the peace-of-mind that a Sharp POS product provides," said Tucker. "This warranty extension comes at no extra cost to our customers and really underscores our commitment to producing the best products possible."

The UP-V5500 is now available. For information about the UP-V5500, any of the UP-V Series models, and the complete line of Sharp POS products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, NJ 07495-1163, or call 1-800-BE-SHARP.

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