Brother UK expands its mono printer range


Brother UK has launched 13 mono laser models with features designed to help small and medium sized businesses improve productivity while helping ensure IT security.

The information, communications and technology services provider's 13 models across the L6300, L6600, L6800 and L5000 ranges follow its launch of its L6000 Workgroup mono-laser series earlier this year – further securing its position as the number one mono laser vendor.* Brother has designed the printers to give smaller businesses access to the same enterprise-level features in models to suit their scale.

The new ranges offer a variety of security features to help end-users protect against the increasing threat of cyber-attacks. These include Active Directory integration, LDAP, NFC secure function lock, secure print, IP-sec and secure PDF, to help prevent data breaches via customers' IT peripherals and keep confidential data safe.

The vendor's L6300, L6600 and L6800 ranges include two printers and three all-in-ones and have been created for SMBs of up to 10 users, printing up to 5,000 pages per month. The models have been designed to improve productivity, through print speeds of 46 pages per minute and a 500-page input tray, while providing low cost per page, with a high-yield 8,000 page toner supplied as standard.

The three all-in-ones in the L6600 and L6800 ranges also offer high speed scanning of 100ipm directly to SharePoint and cloud applications including Dropbox, One Drive and Google Drive to cater to the increasing number of customers that require workflow solutions.

Brother's eight-strong L5000 series has been designed for smaller-scale SMBs, bringing high-grade security features and cost effective, productive printing and scanning to this end of the market. With print speeds of up to 40 pages per minute, they have been designed for up to five users printing 3,500 pages per month.

In addition, the printers have been designed to easily integrate with existing business systems and current document management systems, while the Brother Solutions Interface (BSI) allows custom third-party applications to be developed for the models. To support BYOD environments, the range also include the ability for employees and guests to print directly from mobile devices.

Brother is targeting government, healthcare and education customers across the ranges.

Andy Johnson, head of UK product management at Brother, said: "We're currently outperforming the mono laser market and with the launch of these models we're providing channel partners with a new opportunity to target small business customers. The models have been designed with customer pain points in mind – with security, cost and productivity significant challenges for their print environments, the range gives these users an enterprise-level solution at small scale.

"Using these models, and our recently launched L6000 Workgroup range, our channel partners will be able to create a vast range of solutions to better meet customers' printing needs. In addition, through our Brother Solutions Interface (BSI), partners will be able to integrate these models into MPS environments and provide custom solutions for customers – allowing them to drive additional revenue through Managed Print Services."

*Context data Jan – Dec 2015

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