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Brother Set to Bring New and Innovative Business Laser Printers to Market
January 23, 2016
Brother International announced earlier this week that the company is introducing two new laser printer series, the L5000 and L6000 series to update is broad range of offerings in the laser printer space for businesses. They are set to service multiple types of environments including offices, workgroups, and those that require larger volumes of printing as well.
Steve Feldstein, Brother International Corporation Director of Marketing–Business Laser & Scanner Products said, "Brother continues to deliver durable, reliable, and flexible solutions for business users looking for productivity and cost-effectiveness. These printers and All-in-Ones represent dependability and reliability ?all built on Brother quality."
The two new series are built upon the numerous advances of previous generations of Brother laser printers. Improvements include faster print speeds, more flexible paper handling, advanced scanning options, convenient mobility features and access to standard business cloud services, according to the release.
Feldstein also remarked , "Knowing the business user is focused on results, we created this next generation of printers and All-in-Ones to dependably and consistently perform with the features and functionality needed to improve and enhance workflow"
As the workplace has shifted boundaries and employees are more mobile than ever before, the new Brother L5000 and L6000 Series are engineered to allow printing from virtually anywhere at any time. Included among the mobile connectivity options is support for Google Cloud Print 2.0, making these the first Brother Lasers to support the popular solution from the tech giant. With Google Cloud Print 2.0, users gain access to a reliable and rapid printing solution that matches the needs of their respective businesses. In addition the Google Cloud Print compatibility, users will also be able take advantage of Apple Air Print and the solution from the Mopria Alliance.
The majority of the units across the two new series offer a full color Touchscreen display that provides quick access to the powerful and award-winning Brother Web Connect interface which allows users to directly print from several standard business cloud services including Dropbox, Google Drive™, Box, and OneDrive®. Scans can also be sent to other cloud services such as Evernote® and OneNote® among others. The new machines also make it possible to send files to business-focused scanning destinations including SharePoint®, SSH Server (SFTP), Network Folder (CIFS) and more. Offices can program up to 48 customized shortcuts to make their businesses run more efficiently.
For those offices which need high-volume solutions, Brother brings forward in the L6000 series the top-end HL-L6300DW single-function printer and the MFC-L6800DW AIO. Among the productivity highlights of these devices are printing and copying speeds of up to 48 pages per minute as well as monochrome scanning at speeds of 50 images per minute and single-pass, two-sided scanning at up to 100 images per minute.
From their base capacities, users and offices can opt to add either 250-sheet or 520-sheet capacity trays, bringing total input capacities to 1,610 sheets, providing enhanced flexibility in paper handling. These two units are also designed to work with new super high-yield 12,000 sheet replacement toner cartridges, helping to lower overall print costs. Beyond the mobile options described above, the HL-6300DW and MFC-L6800DW offer NFC (near field connectivity) for printing and scanning in addition to network user authentication.
According to the OEM, they have had several of the new models evaluated and tested by independent Buyers Laboratory (BLI) and concluded that "The Brother models offer competitive to lower than average cost of ownership," says Marlene Orr, BLI’s Director, Office Equipment Product Analysis.
Orr continued, "Even during peak periods, users won't see any noticeable slowdowns in output speeds. The smartphone-like interface on the Touchscreen models reduces the learning curve, and NFC connectivity eliminates guesswork for mobile printing, offers badge authentication, and a quick link to troubleshooting information." Additionally, BLI recognized the aforementioned print and scan features and easy sharing of information via Brother Web Connect that improves the worker productivity.
The OEM concludes, "The Brother L5000 and L6000 Series further confirms the company’s commitment to business with a comprehensive line of office machines with options and features to fit every office environment. The 5000 and 6000 Series include seven printers, six All-in-Ones and three multi-function copiers. These models are available from all Brother authorized resellers (select models will be available at the end of January). "