Malaysia (26 May 2016) — Brother International Malaysia, a leader in business IT peripherals that focuses on the ‘Customer-First’ approach, has launched an all-new mono laser series that delivers high reliability, value and productivity for businesses. Designed and produced in Japan, the five models in the new range comprise two mono laser printers and three Multi-Function Centres serving high print volume office environments.
“The new mono laser series offers reliable performance that Brother is known for, coupled with significant innovations to meet the expectations of a modern workplace,” says Mr.Itsuo Segawa, Country Head at Brother International Malaysia Sdn Bhd. “Businesses are looking for user-friendly, cost-efficient solutions with outstanding high-volume, quality output that can scale as they grow. These Brother laser printers and Multi-Function Centres provide an excellent combination of dependability, versatility and security to meet office needs.”
Brother has enhanced the new series significantly based on customer feedback, achieving several firsts in the process. This family is the first mono laser range by Brother to print at up to 50 pages per minute (ppm)¹. This is also the first Brother mono laser series to feature a new heavy duty Automatic Document Feeder with an 80-sheet capacity, a 60% improvement over the previous series². Maximum input capacity has improved by 150% to a maximum paper input of 2,650 pages³, another ‘first’, while the dual CIS supports 100 images per minute (ipm) scanner² is another new introduction.
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 month³, while an ultra high-yield toner³ enables up to 20,000^ printed pages with cost savings in mind. Compared to the previous mono laser range, the new family has raised maximum paper output capacity by 600%, and expanded toner yield by 66% for vastly improved TCO.
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 sheets², 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 sheets³. 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.
Simplify business operations
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.
Customised workflow solutions
As each business is unique and may operate under unpredictable conditions, Brother has developed flexible workflow solutions that can be customised if required. Brother Special Solutions Customisation (SSC) enables Brother to collaborate with a business on modifying Brother products for specific business needs. The Brother Solutions Interface (BSI**), a web-based service platform aims to improve customers’ productivity and efficiency by allowing software developers to create custom solutions easily.
Brother also supports the convenient 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.
Buyers Laboratory (BLI), a widely-respected testing and resource company, has evaluated several of the new Brother models. BLI noted the significant 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.
BLI recognised the machines’ reliability, particularly in high-volume printing. “Even during peak periods, users won’t see any noticeable slowdowns in output speeds,” says Orr. She also notes the ease of use: “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.” In addition, BLI pointed to robust scan features that boost worker productivity, and simple affordable sharing of content and collaboration in the cloud with Brother WebConnect+.
Brother’s new mono laser series will be available from the following dates at the following prices (refer below). For more information about Brother, visit www.brother.com.my.