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Brother International (Aust) unveils new Multi-Function Centre

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Brother International (Aust)  has released a new Multi-Function Centre(MFC), the MFC-8860DN. The MFC-8860DN is loaded with features to help small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) and workgroups streamline their everyday communications and printing needs, saving time and money.

Combing speed and laser technology, the MFC-8860DN is an extension of the MFC-8460N and is network ready, has up to 28ppm print speed, 1200 x 1200dpi print resolution, a 50-sheet multipurpose tray, 250 sheet paper tray, 32MB memory (expandable to 544MB), plus five new features; scan to FTP server, custom scan profile storage, LDAP, a secure function lock, and a fax receiving time stamp. The MFC-8860DN also features an automatic duplex capability for 2-sided printing, copying, faxing and scanning.

MFC-8860DN - high performance five-in-one Multi-Function Centre for business workgroups

The MFC-8860DN is a fast and reliable MFC capable of handling the ongoing document needs of the busy office environments and comes with the entire base features found on the MFC-8460N:

  • Up to 28ppm print speed, 28cpm copy speed
  • 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)

The MFC-8860DN also comes with Automatic Duplex (2 sided):

  • Duplex printing : saves paper and money by allowing you to print on both sides of the page and 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 into your PC/Mac

The ability to output 2-sided documents means considerable cost savings for customers and it also offers an environmentally responsible option for paper use. This print option can be set as a default or simply used on demand.

The MFC-8860DN 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 9.1-9.2, OS X 10.2.4 or greater). The emulations of PCL 6 and BR-Script 3 (PostScript3) are included with the MFC-8860DN as well.

With the ability to function as a digital copier, the MFC-8860DN supports reduction and enlargement of documents from 25-400% in 1% increments, makes up to 99 copies and include sorting functionalities. Copies up to A4 size can be made from both the glass and the automatic document feeder (ADF).

As a full-function stand-alone fax machine, the MFC-8860DN supports up to 340 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 a computer is not required.

When operating as a scanner, these units are capable of colour scanning 600 x 2400 dpi interpolated resolution. 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 colour 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.

In some customer environments the PCL commands sent to the printer do not match the printer’s PCL language support and a special firmware needs to be developed to fix the problem. Brother has developed a program called ‘Search & Replace’ where the machine will automatically replace the command so there is no need to develop any special firmware.

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