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Brother International introduces the MFC-8820D 5-in-1 flatbed laser multifunction centre

  • 28 October, 2003 16:50

<p>Release Date: 02 July 2003</p>
<p>Brother International, a leading manufacturer of quality Multi-Function Centres® has introduced a new, high featured flatbed Laser Multi-Function Centre® targeted at the Corporate/SME markets.
The new 5-in-1 Laser Flatbed MFC-8820D Multi-Function Centre® comes standard with built-in duplex which has the ability to print received faxes onto two sides of the paper. As a 5-in-1 Multi-Function Centre®, the MFC-8820D features a laser printer, super G3 33.6 Kbps fax, laser flatbed digital copier, colour flatbed scanner and PC fax. The MFC-8820D comes packed with a fast print speed of up to 16ppm, large 32Mb memory and a new 5-line back-lit LCD display. The MFC-8820D also has optional built-in networking capability.</p>
As a business laser printer, it has built-in duplex printing capability, a fast print speed of up to 16ppm, 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) ‡, an up to 50-sheet¤ multi-purpose tray 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 built-in automatic duplex capability of the MFC-8820D not only allows printing of 2-sided pages for your PC print jobs like high performance workgroup printers, but it also allows the ability for 2-sided copy output and fax receiving.</p>
As a full function stand-alone fax machine, it 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-sheet¤ automatic document feeder. The MFC-8820D 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.</p>
As a digital copier, it provides fast copying up to 16cpm, reduction and enlargement from 25-400% in 1% increments, up to 99 copies, and a sorting function. It also allows for the ability to copy up to legal size documents from either the document glass or from the automatic document feeder. Also included is a “N-in-1” function to allow the user to copy multi-page documents to either 2-in-1 or 4-in-1 page formats.</p>
The MFC-8820D has 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. 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®. The MFC-8820D is compatible with both PC and Mac® environments (Windows® 95/98/NT4.0/2000/Me/XP and for the Mac® OS 8.6-9.x, OS X 10.1, 10.2.1 or greater are included).</p>
The PC Fax capability allows sending and receiving of faxes to and from the PC (sending only from Macintosh).</p>
The new MFC-8820D 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-8820D 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-8820D.</p>
<p>RRP $1499 Inc GST</p>
Marie Le, Assistant Manager, Marketing and Communications
Stephen Bennett, Pre Sales, Technical Support
Ph: 02 9887 4344, Fax: 02 9888 9707</p>

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