|Brother flatbed laser multi-function center|
Ilse Jurriën : February 24th 2006 - 18:15 CET
Brother flatbed laser multi-function center : Brother International Corporation today announces its soon to be launched line of flatbed laser Multi-Function Center products, which includes the MFC-8460N ($399.99), MFC-8860DN ($499.99), and the MFC-8870DW ($599.99). Each new model in the line-up touts up to 30ppm print speeds, 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution, an up to 50-sheet multipurpose tray and a built-in (Ethernet) network interface. Two of the models also add duplex capability for 2-sided printing, copying, faxing and scanning, placing them well-above similar all-in-one devices in their class. At the higher end of the line, the MFC-8870DW includes standard 802.11b/g wireless networking.|
Brother MFC-8460N flatbed laser|
All three models share the same impressive features as the base unit MFC-8460N. Step-up models in the line, however, offer outstanding enhanced features that will benefit customers by streamlining workflow and reducing their total cost of ownership. The duplex capability alone can cut paper costs in half. With the MFC-8870DW there is the added benefit of convenient wireless printing options that meet the rigorous demands of small workgroups and design-conscious offices.
Brother multi-function center - Exceptional products
"Small to medium size businesses understand that achieving peak productivity is one of the most important factors in keeping them competitive with considerably larger companies," explains Don Cummins, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Brother. "It has always been our goal to help these customers remain ahead of the curve by providing them with exceptional products like those we are announcing today."
Brother MFC-8460N Laser All-in-One laser device
Brother is introducing a full line of models designed to accommodate a wide range of office needs, including those of the more modest home office, the small and medium size business and even departments or satellite offices of larger enterprises. The MFC-8460N is a fast, reliable MFP capable of handling the ongoing document needs of most busy office environments.
• Up to 30ppm print speed, 30cpm copy speed
• Standard built-in Ethernet network interface
• Up to 1200x1200 dpi print quality
• 250-sheet paper capacity (total capacity expandable to 550-sheets)
• Up to 50-sheet multipurpose tray standard
• 32MB base memory (expandable to 544MB)
• Availability of the MFC-8460N is scheduled to begin in March 2006.
Brother MFC flatbed design
Each MFC has a convenient flatbed design that accommodates either single sheets or bound documents for copying, faxing, or scanning. Their convenient up to 50-sheet ADF also makes it easy to handle multi-page documents. All of the models are also compatible with both PC and Mac operating systems (Windows 98/NT4.0/2000/Me/2000/XP and Mac OS(R) 9.1-9.2, OS X 10.2.4 or greater).
Brother MFC device - Digital copier & Copier
Standard emulations of PCL 6 and BR-Script (PostScript) are included with the MFCs as well. With the ability to function as a digital copier, the new MFCs support reduction and enlargement of documents from 25-400% in 1% increments, makes up to 99 copies and includes sorting functionality. Copies up to legal size can be made from both the glass and the automatic document feeder (ADF). As a full-function stand-alone fax machine, this series of laser MFPs support up to 340 total speed dial locations, and also incorporates dual access and broadcast faxing features. It also stores up to 600 pages for Quick Scan faxing or out-of-paper fax reception. Stand-alone fax and copy operation is standard on Brother's MFC line, so no computer is required.
Brother MFC - Color scanner function
When operating as a scanner, these units are capable of color scanning up to 19,200 x 19,200 dpi interpolated resolution (up to 600 x 2400 dpi optical). For Windows-and OS X 10.2.4 or greater based users, there is an easy-to-use "scan to" button for scanning directly to an FTP site, image application, OCR, E-mail application or file. The color scanner function comes bundled with document management and OCR software. ScanSoft PaperPort SE with OCR software is available for Windows and Presto! Page Manager (which also includes an OCR application) is available for Mac users.
Brother MFC-8860DN Laser All-in-One laser device
The MFC-8860DN comes with all of the base features found on the MFC-8460N but adds duplex (two-sided) capability that includes:
• Duplex Printing - Saves paper and money by allowing you to print on both sides of the page & reduces the bulk and weight of large documents
• Duplex Copying - Allows you to scan a large multi-page, single-sided document and then print them on half the paper (odd pages on front, even pages on back)
• Duplex Fax Send/Receiving - Saves paper by printing incoming faxes on each side of the paper
• Duplex Scanning - Scan 2-sided or single sided originals(4) into your PC/Mac
• Availability of the MFC-8860DN is scheduled to begin in April 2006.
Brother MFC-8870DW Laser All-in-One laser device
This model offers maximum flexibility for small workgroups. Sharing the same print speed resolution and paper handling capabilities as the MFC-8460N and the MFC-8860DN, this model also includes:
• Built-in 802.11b/g wireless interface with SecureEasySetup(TM)
• Connects to your wired or wireless network or directly to your wireless computer
• Availability of the MFC-8870DW is scheduled to begin in May 2006.
Options and Accessories
The new line ships with a two-piece toner/drum consumables consisting of the TN-550 toner cartridge with a print capacity of approximately 3,500 pages and a long-life (25,000 pages) drum unit DR-520. Customers have the option of purchasing a high-yield replacement toner cartridge (TN-580) with a yield of approximately 7,000 pages for longer-life consumables. An optional up to 250-sheet paper tray (LT-5300) can also be purchased to increase paper capacity to 550 sheets.
About Brother International Corporation
Bridgewater, New Jersey is the corporate headquarters for Brother in the Americas, from Canada to South America. Brother has fully integrated sales, marketing services, manufacturing, research and development capabilities located in the U.S. In addition to its headquarters in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Brother has facilities in California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Tennessee, as well as subsidiaries in Ohio, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico.