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Brother’s New MFC-8860DN Flatbed 5-in-1 MFC Includes Standard Built-in Networking and Automatic Duplex

  • 01 May, 2006 17:16

<p>Sydney, 1st May 2006. Brother International Australia today announced the release of their new Multi-Function Centre, the MFC-8860DN which is set to retail at $1,199.00. The new model is loaded with features to help Small to Medium size Enterprises (SME’s) and workgroups streamline their everyday communications and printing needs, saving time and money.</p>
<p>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 automatic duplex capability for 2-sided printing, copying, faxing and scanning.</p>
<p>The MFC-8860DN is a fast, reliable MFC capable of handling the ongoing document needs of most busy office environments and comes with the entire base features found on the MFC-8460N:
• Up to 28ppm print speed, 28cpm copy speed
• Standard 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)</p>
<p>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 &amp; 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) 4
• 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®</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>The MFC 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). Standard emulations of PCL® 6 and BR-Script®3 (PostScript®3)™ are included with the MFC as well.</p>
<p>With the ability to function as a digital copier, the new MFC 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).</p>
<p>As a full-function stand-alone fax machine, the MFC 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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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 &amp; Replace’ where the machine will automatically replace the command so there is no need to develop any special firmware.</p>
As an organization that expands business globally, the Brother group pursues a "customer-first" policy in all aspects of their operations, with the particular goal of ensuring product reliability, approachable service staff, and value for money. They really do live up to their motto “At your side” throughout their corporate culture by working with consumers and retailers providing solutions not just selling products.
A trusted brand worldwide, Brother has become a world-class manufacturer by developing outstanding proprietary technologies; their commitment to finding better solutions for our customers has led to the creation of leading products such as Multi-Function Centres and P-touch electronic labelers and aim to create and deliver superior value swiftly to their customers through quality products and services.
Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd has state offices in each Capital City and a National network of service centers supporting their products.
Head Office
7 Khartoum Rd, North Ryde. NSW 2113 Australia
State Offices
Adelaide - Unit 4, 13 King William Rd, Unley SA 5061
Brisbane – 245 Riverside Dr, West End QLD 4101
Melbourne – 1/733 Whitehorse Rd, Mont Albert VIC 3127
Perth - 117 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont 6104
Sydney - 7 Khartoum Rd, North Ryde. 2113
For further information, please go to or for marketing information, please contact Marie Le, Marketing Manager on (02) 8875-6210 or for technical product specification enquiries, please contact Stephen Bennett, Pre-Sales Technical Support Specialist on (02) 8875-6216.</p>

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