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New laser series is engineered for business, Brother says

AvantiKumar | July 13, 2016
The monochrome printing portfolio includes enhanced printing security.

Brother Malaysia monochrome series 

Photo - Itsuo Segawa, Country Head, Brother International Malaysia Sdn Bhd at the launching of the new Brother monochrome printer series


Business IT peripherals provider Brother International Malaysia has announced five monochrome laser models for Malaysian businesses to deliver optimised productivity and enhanced security.

Itsuo Segawa, country head, Brother International Malaysia, said the new mono laser series, designed and produced in Japan, comprises two mono laser printers and three Multi-Function Centres serving high print volume office environments.

"The new mono laser series continues to deliver durable, reliable and flexible solutions for business users looking for productivity and cost effectiveness, serving a full range of office, workgroup, and larger volume print environments." said Segawa.
"Knowing the business user is focused on results and convenience, we created these monochrome printers and Multi-Function Centres to dependably and consistently perform with the features and functionality needed to improve and enhance workflow," he said.

Segawa said the new series offered benefits, which include:
- Better total cost of ownership (TCO)
- Brother's latest mono laser family is built for high efficiency and cost effectiveness.
- The laser printers and Multi-Function Centres support monthly print cycles of up to 150,000 pages per month, while an ultra-high-yield toner enables up to 20,000 printed pages with cost savings in mind.

Improved TCO

He said that compared to the previous Brother mono laser range, the new family has raised maximum paper output capacity by 600 percent, and expanded toner yield by 66 percent for vastly improved TCO.
Additional features include:
- Superior productivity and ease of use
- Productivity is a key feature of the new series. High volume print jobs are easily managed without the need for frequent paper reloads. The default paper tray can hold up to 520 sheets and optional upgrades of either two additional paper trays or a tower tray provide businesses with a total additional input capacity of as many as 2,080 sheets.  A 4-bin Mailbox with stacker and sorter makes even easier to share a printer as bins can be assigned to individual users or groups.
Segawa said the new models "are easily managed over the network with Brother's BRAdmin Professional Software. This software includes a suite of security solutions to ensure that documents remain confidential. It is also a network management tool that supports remote configurations and the monitoring of useful information such as page count, toner and drum status. Print costs can be controlled better with the option of setting print quotas for users, while instant notification of printer downtime lets customers attend to the problem quickly."
"Brother has long focused on business needs.  Now, our fleet of business centric printers has been expanded to include features and functionality ideal for workgroups," he said, adding that the company supported the integration of mobile devices into the workflow. Brother iPrint&Scan, Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print enable users to print directly from their mobile devices. JPEG and PDF documents can be printed, while faxes and copies can be previewed. Apple products can also save documents to iCloud.
Testing company Buyers Laboratory International (BLI) noted the business value of the new machines:  "The Brother models offer competitive to lower than average cost of ownership," states Marlene Orr, BLI's director, Office Equipment Product Analysis.
"Even during peak periods, users won't see any noticeable slowdowns in output speeds," said Orr.  "The smartphone-like interface on the Touchscreen models reduces the learning curve, and NFC connectivity eliminates guesswork for mobile printing, offers badge authentication, and a quick link to troubleshooting information." 

For more information about Brother's new mono laser series the Brother Malaysia website.


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