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Review: Business-Class A3 Inkjet Printers and AiO’s – Brother’s MFC-J6920DW is Best in Class

Since we at Wirth Consulting estimate that the processing of A3 documents in the office is in the single-digit percentile, we have always thought that the ultimate mix of digital-imaging devices for small business was one or more fast B/W A4 printers coupled with an economical A3 MFP or All-in-One (AiO). The problem is that […]

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New Brother Business Smart Inkjet All-in-One with 11″x17″ Printing and $169.99 Street Price

Brother International is introducing new Business Smart color inkjet All-in-Ones that it says feature lower price points, faster print speeds, and improved color touch screen. Designed for small and home offices, the new Business Smart printers start at $169.99 and are rated up to 20 (black)/18 (color) ppm. Brother also introduced a new inkjet All-in-One with […]

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Middle East and Turkey Printer/MFP Market Growing at Double-Digit Clip

The Middle East and Turkey hardcopy peripherals (HCP) markets continued their strong recovery from the recession by posting their third successive quarter of growth in first-quarter 2014, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The research and advisory firm’s Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker for first-quarter 2014 shows that shipments to the combined region were […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/11/2013

Events This week there was lots of product news out of Sharp America, which held its annual dealer meeting earlier this week. New from Sharp are “Advanced” MFPs which feature cloud and mobile connectivity, and lower-priced “Essentials” MFP configurations, as well as Cloud Portal Office (for the Advanced line), and more. Last week, we reported […]

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New Holographic Security Label Will Be Displayed on Brother Toner and Ink Cartridges, Drum Units

Brother Industries of Japan has introduced a holographic security label that gives customers the ability to identify genuine Brother consumables at the point of purchase – before they buy. The label will be affixed to Brother ink cartridges, toner cartridges, and drum units for Brother printers and All-in-Ones beginning in September 2013. Along with Brother’s […]

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IDC: Promotions Ignite the Australia-New Zealand Inkjet-Printer Market, but at a Cost

The ANZ (Australia-New Zealand) inkjet-printer market continued to expand during second-quarter 2013 to register about 443,000 units, according to market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). The growth was largely attributed to heavy price and bundling promotions particularly within the entry-level segment. This augmentation was further supported by the growth of high-end machines that served as […]

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New Brother MFC-J6920dw Color Inkjet All-in-One Provides 11″x17″ Print, Copy, Scan, and Fax, NFC Mobile Print and Scan

Brother International is introducing its latest color inkjet All-in-One, the MFC-J6920dw, which it says is the flagship model in its new Business Smart Pro series of inkjet All-in-Ones for small to mid-size businesses. The MFC-J6920dw provides two 250-sheet paper trays for a larger paper capacity, as well as higher ink capacity and print speeds of up […]

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New Brother MFC-J870dw is First Inkjet to Feature NFC Mobile Print and Scan

Brother International is rolling out the MFC-J870dw ($$149.99 estimated street price), the flagship model of its new Work Smart series of color inkjet All-in-Ones for small office/home office (SOHO) users. The MFC-J870dw features wireless connectivity and  “tap-and-print” NFC print  and scan, Wi-Fi Direct printing, Web connectivity, and a suite of Brother Cloud Apps. Brother will also […]

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Review: Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-2500W Scanner – Hands-On Test Report Available

We recently completed Hands-On testing of Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-2500W digital scanner ($799.99). Key feature include swipe-enabled touch screen; scan to network folders, cloud and social- networking services; single-pass scanning of two-sided originals; and wired and wireless networking. The ImageCenter ADS-2500W also includes a nice assortment of software, including: Brother ControlCenter4 Scanning Control Center, Nuance PDF Converter […]

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Videos and Photo Gallery – Brother’s Versatile ImageCenter ADS-2500W Scanner for the Office

We recently completed Hands-On testing of Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-2500W digital scanner ($799.99). Key feature include swipe-enabled touch screen; scan to network folders, cloud and social- networking services; single-pass scanning of two-sided originals; and wired and wireless networking. The ImageCenter ADS-2500W also includes a nice assortment of software. including: Brother ControlCenter4 Scanning Control Center; Nuance PDF Converter Professional […]

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Kodak Looks to Sell Document-Imaging Assets to Brother for $210 Million

Eastman Kodak Company will sell some of its Document Imaging assets to Brother Industries, Ltd. of Japan for approximately $210 million. Brother, which will use the acquisition to expand into the document-scanning market, will also assume the deferred service-revenue liability for the business, which totaled approximately $67 million as of December 31, 2012. Kodak’s Document Imaging business […]

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Infinity Computer Products Suing 13 Printer Companies for Fax-Related Patent Infringement

PriorSmart.com, which reports on patent and IP news, reports that Infinity Computer Products has sued 13 printer companies (Toshiba, OKI Data Americas,  Samsung, Lexmark, Canon, Konica Minolta, Panasonic, Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Epson, Dell, Brother, and Ricoh) for infringement of four patents related to interface circuits for linking a fax machine to a computer, enabling the fax machine to also […]

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Brother Introduces $249.99 Toner-Based Color Printer, HL-3140CW, with Wireless Connectivity

Brother has introduced two new sub-$300 desktop color printers,  the HL-3140CW and HL-3170CDW, which use toner-based LED imaging technology and have estimated street prices of  $249.99 and $279.99 respectively. The HL-3140CW is rated at up to 19 ppm for black/color, while the HL-3170CDW is rated at up to 23 ppm for black/color, both at 600 […]

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Photo Gallery – New from Brother – MFC-J4510DW Business Smart Inkjet All-in-One

We recently completed Hands-On Testing of one of Brother’s latest generation of color inkjet All-in-Ones, the MFC-J4510DW Business Smart Inkjet All-in-One ($199.99). It’s an attractive unit with a compact design, and the unit folds up into a sleek and attractive form. Notably, it has the ability to print onto 11″x17″ (U.S. ledger-size) media one sheet-at-a-time […]

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New Brother ImageCenter ADS-2500W Desktop Scanner Features Wireless Connectivity, Scan to Cloud

Brother International introduced a new flagship desktop scanner, the ImageCenter ADS-2500W ($799.99 estimated street price), which will ship in September 2013, and which features wireless scanning and Scan-to-Web (cloud). Scanned documents can be sent directly from the scanner machine to cloud-based document-storage destinations such as Google Docs, Evernote, Dropbox, Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa Web Albums, […]

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Brother Revamps CreativeCenter Web Site

Brother International has updated its free CreativeCenter Web site with a cleaner, revamped user interface, as shown above, new cloud-based document storage, and hundreds of new templates for creating business documents such as business cards, brochures and mailers, as well as new templates for consumer documents such as greeting cards, calendars, and scrapbooks. With new […]

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Brother Introduces PocketJet 673 Mobile Printer for Full-Page iPhone, iPad Printing for Enterprise Use

Brother Mobile Solutions (BMS), a subsidiary of Brother International, today introduced the PockeJet 673 direct-thermal printers with 802.11b/g wireless interface and full-page printing for Apple iPad and iPhone 4.3 and later devices only. Downloading of Brother’s iOS Software Development Kit from the Brother Developer Center at http://www.brother.com/product/dev/mobile/ios is required – this isn’t an AirPrint compatible […]

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Brother Australia Adds Slew of New A4 Printers, All-in-Ones

Brother International Australia is launching a total of eight new A4 monochrome laser printers and All-in-Ones – four printers and four All-in-Ones – with print speeds up to 40 ppm The new models for the Australian market include the HL-6180DW, HL-5470DW, HL-5450DN and HL-5440D standalone printers, and MFC-8950DW, MFC-8910DW, MFC-8510DN and DCP-8155DN All-in-Ones. The new […]

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