As part of its strategy to expand into the higher-volume office-imaging market, Brother International is introducing new monochrome laser printers and All-in-Ones, the L5000 and L6000 Series, that it says are designed for office, workgroup, and larger-volume office environments, providing faster print speeds, more flexible paper-handling, advanced scanning capabilities, mobility features, as well as access to business Web-based cloud services.
Details are limited at this time, but the L5000 and L6000 Series include seven printers, six All-in-Ones, and three “multi-function copiers.” They’ll be available from all Brother authorized resellers. Select models will be available at the end of January 2016.
The new models feature compatibility with several mobile-connectivity solutions, including Apple AirPrint and the Mopria mobile-printing standard, while they’re also the first Brother laser models to support Google Cloud Print 2.0 mobile printing.
Most of the new models also feature a color touchscreen for access to Brother Web Connect (Internet connection required) to directly print from Web-based business-cloud services, including Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and OneDrive. Users can also scan to these online cloud services. Other business-focused scanning destinations include Microsoft SharePoint, SSH Server (SFTP), Network Folder (CIFS), and more. Touchscreens also enable users to create up to 48 customized shortcuts.
For businesses with higher print and scan volumes, Brother is the introducing the HL-L6300DW printer and MFC-L6800DW All-in-One, both of which are rated at up to 48 ppm, with scanning up to 50 images per minute. They also feature single-pass, two-sided monochrome scanning at up to 100 images per minute. Additional paper trays are available in 250-sheet or 520-sheet capacities for up to 1,610 sheets total. Also available is a high-yield 12,000-page toner cartridge. Both of these models also feature Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity for touch-to-print-and-scan and network user authentication.from NFC-enabled mobile devices.