“K”, “L”, “M” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP

Kayleigh: Job accounting software used as a cost management tool that tracks printing activities and sets limits by user or department.


Large/Wide Format Equipment: A device that prints on large paper via a variety of output options.


LCT (Large Capacity Tray): An add-on accessory for a copier or printer that allows for large amounts of paper to be loaded, usually in the range of 1,000 to 3,000 sheets.


LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol): A way of maintaining address book information for email addresses in a central server and then pulling that information into the copier or MFP.


Legacy Equipment: Equipment that was purchased, leased, or rented either under a prior agreement, another program, or via any other means.


LUT (Lookup Table): An array or matrix of data that contains items that are searched.



MAC Address (Media Access Control Address): A device’s unique identifier assigned to a network interface controller (NIC) for communications at the data link layer of a network segment. MAC addresses are used as a network address for most IEEE 802 network technologies.


Maintenance Agreement: An agreement in which the Awarded Vendor provides monthly service, parts, supplies, and preventative maintenance on purchased, leased or rented devices.


Manufacturer: A company that, as its primary business function, designs, assembles, and owns the trademark/patent and markets a product. Also referred to as Offeror, Awarded Vendor and Contractor.


MAP (Major Account Program): A program developed to increase Sharp dealer mid-market opportunities in Commercial, Government, Education and Medical accounts.


MFD (Multi-function Device): A device which incorporates the functionality of multiple devices into one, such as print, fax, copy and scan. Each feature can work independently of the other.


MFP (Multi-Function Peripheral/Printer): A single device that can perform several functions such as printing, scanning, copying and faxing.


MIB (Management Information Base): A database to store the definition of specific MFP status commands and which specific commands need to be executed to receive a status update on click counts, supply status and alerts.


MICAS (Machine Intelligence Call Assistance System): A cloud-based service application designed to help Sharp dealerships manage its customers’ MFPs.


MIF (Machines in Field): The number of machines that have been placed.


Mini OPS (Open Pluggable Specification): Intel® Mini OPS is an expansion standard, allowing specific Sharp professional display models to provide an optional wireless board, HDBaseT receiver board or computing board.


MPS (Managed Print Services): The management, service, and support of the purchasing entity’s entire enterprise and output infrastructure of printed materials, with the objective of creating a solution that improves the print process and reduces the expense of printed material.


MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price): The list price or recommended retail price of a product in that the Manufacturer recommends that the retailer sell the product.

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