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Brother Introduces 2 New Laser Flatbed 5-in-1 Multi-Function Centre's

  • 23 July, 2004 10:36

<p>The MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D are fully featured document centers with high speed 20ppm printing and Super G3 fax. The MFC-8840D also offers built in duplexing.</p>
<p>Brother International, a leading manufacturer of quality Multi-Function Centres® has introduced two new 5-in-1 flatbed laser Multi-Function Centre’s® (MFC) models – the new MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D.
The development of the Multi-Function Centre® category has come a very long way in a fairly short time with more and more Businesses and individuals understanding its value and benefits. What these customers have come to understand is that products like those we’re now introducing offer the same professional quality that they expect from multiple ‘single-function’ devices. They are also much more robust, offering a long, dependable life, and considerable savings in terms of space and costs.</p>
<p>The new 5-in-1 Laser Flatbed MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D Multi-Function Centre’s® come standard with high-speed Super G3 33.6K bps plain paper fax, an HQ1200 (up to 2400x 600 dpi) laser printer with up to 20ppm print speed, a flatbed digital copier (up to 20cpm), PC Fax capability, and colour scanner with high-quality resolution up to 9600x9600dpi. The MFC-8840D also has paper-saving duplex (two-sided) printing built in. It also has the ability to print received faxes on two sides of the paper and optional built-in networking capability.</p>
<p>Both machines have a large 32MB standard memory capacity and an expandable printer memory of up to 160MB‡. A 5-line back-lit LCD display makes for easy setup and operation — all of which to makes the new Brother Multi-Function Centre’s® a integral part of any office. Features such as duplex printing and internal network cards are important added features that separate the MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D from the competition.</p>
<p>The new MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D address a wide range of customer applications, not the least of which is a need for copying or scanning of bound documents. They include high-speed USB 2.0∆ and IEEE 1284 parallel∆ interfaces, and are compatible with both Windows® and Macintosh® operating systems.</p>
<p>High Speed Printer Features
As a business laser printer, the MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D have a fast print speed of up to 20ppm, HQ1200 dpi resolution printing (up to 2400x600 dpi), up to 250-sheet¤ standard paper capacity (expandable up to 500 sheets¤ with an optional second paper tray)‡, a single sheet¤ feeder and support for PCL6 and BR-Script 3 (PostScript Level 3) emulations. It also includes a robust 32MB standard memory that is upgradeable to 160MB using industry-standard 100-pin DIMM memory‡. The single sheet¤ feeder folds down from the front of the unit and can be used for envelopes, letterhead and card stock, thus providing an always-ready secondary paper source.</p>
<p>Additional Printer Features of the MFC-8840D
The MFC-8840D has the same features as the MFC-8440 but with additional built-in duplex printing capability, an up to 50-sheet¤ multi-purpose tray. The up to 50-sheet¤ multi-purpose tray folds down from the front of the unit and can be used for envelopes, letterhead and card stock, thus providing an always-ready secondary paper source like high performance workgroup printers, the built-in automatic duplex (2-sided) capability of the MFC-8840D allows printing of 2-sided pages for your PC print jobs, but it also allows the ability for 2-sided copy output and fax receiving and allows the user to use less paper for large multi-page output jobs.</p>
<p>Fully Featured Super G3 33.6 kbps Fax
As a full function stand-alone fax machine, the MFC-8840D and MFC-8440 incorporates a Super G3 33.6 kbps high-speed fax modem, 340-station automatic dialling, broadcasting up to 390 locations, and a built-in 50-page automatic document feeder. The MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D can store up to 500 pages† for Quick Scan faxing or out-of-paper fax reception, plus with Dual Access capability the user can scan an outbound fax into memory while an incoming fax is being received. The added security of a 4-day memory battery back-up also ensures that important documents will not be lost as a result of electrical outages or the paper supply running out.</p>
<p>Flatbed Digital Copier
The MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D also are a digital copier that delivers up to 20cpm, reduction and enlargement of documents from 25-400% in 1% increments, makes up to 99 copies and includes sorting functionality. Copies up to legal size can be made from either the document glass or, in the case of multiple page documents, the automatic document feeder (ADF). There is also an “N-in-1” function where multiple pages are reduced in size and copied onto a single sheet.</p>
<p>Flatbed Colour Scanner
As a colour scanner, the MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D have the ability to scan colour documents at up to 9600 x 9600 dpi interpolated resolution (600 x 2400 dpi optical) on either the legal-size document glass or through the automatic document feeder. For Windows®-based users there is an easy to use “scan to” button for scanning directly to an Image, OCR, File or e-mail applications. Document management and OCR software is bundled on the CD; ScanSoft™ PaperPort® and TextBridge® OCR software are included standard for Windows users, and Presto! Page Manager (which also includes an OCR application) is included for Mac®.</p>
<p>PC Fax
In addition to the stand-alone fax Brother includes a PC Fax function that works with both PC and Mac® computers, giving users the option of faxing and receiving documents directly from the Brother PC Fax software application**.</p>
The new MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D supports networking as an option‡. This feature provides a variety of LAN networking solutions- including Internet Fax, Network Printing, Network Scanning, Scan to e-mail, Network Faxing and Web-based Management Utilities. The Brother NC-9100h Print/Fax/Scanner Server allows the MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D to connect with a 10/100Mbit Ethernet Network. The Web-based Management and Administration utilities provide easy configuration and management, while connected to the network. Multiple protocol capabilities allow users in Windows®, Novell, Macintosh®, and UNIX environments to simultaneously have access to the MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D.</p>
Standard Yield
The MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D come standard with a TN-3030 toner cartridge (up to 3,500 pages @ 5% page coverage) and a DR-3000 drum unit (up to 20,000 pages).
High Yield
Also available is a TN-3060 high-yield toner cartridge (up to 6,700 pages @ 5% page coverage).</p>
The MFC-8440 and MFC-8840D delivers comprehensive compatibility in either stand-alone or network environments. They also come with parallel∆, USB 2.0∆ connectivity standard and has an optional 10/100 BaseTX Internal Ethernet print server NC-9100h‡. They include drivers for Windows® 98/NT4.0/2000/Me/XP and Mac OS® 8.6-9.2, OS X 10.2.1-10.3 or greater</p>
<p>* At 5% coverage per page
** Windows® Only
† Based on ITU-T No. 1 Chart at standard resolution in error correction mode.
‡ Additional purchase required
∆ Cables not included
¤ At 75gsm paper
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<p>For sales contact
Ph: 02 9887 4344, Fax: 02 9888 9707
Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd</p>

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