Brother Network Multi-Function Centre For SMBs
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A new multi-function printer from Brother claims to offer the perfect balance of network connectivity and ease-of-use for small and medium-sized businesses, delivering professional results for time-poor workers.

The new MFC-9840CDW (RRP $1,799) offers “superior quality” printing, faxing, copying and scanning with wireless connectivity allowing users to send their documents to the printer without the need for cables, according to Brother.

The model, which Brother calls a Multi-Function Centre (MFC), can either be installed on a wired network for multiple users to take advantage of, or it can be connected to a single PC via USB.

Also via USB, users can print PDF or JPEG files directly from a USB device without the need for a connected PC, as well as scan and save documents from the MFC onto the USB. There is also the functionality to print photos directly from a memory card taken from a digital camera, using PictBridge software.

“Giving users multiple networking options allows them to select a printer that will adapt and grow with the changing needs of the business including its size and whether they require wired and wireless communication.  More importantly, Brother has set a price point for this colour laser MFC that is extremely competitive and affordable without compromising on quality,” said Brother general manager for customer service and marketing, Gabriel Hamid, in a press release.

The Brother MFC-9840CDW prints at 20 ppm (pages per minute) in both colour and mono with a copy speed of 16cpm colour/mono.