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Brother Introduces New Laser Multifunction Centre

16 Oct, 2001

Brother Introduces New Laser Multifunction Centre

Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd., a leading supplier of office equipment, has introduced the new MFC-4800. The new machine increases the print speed of its preceding model, offering the home office user a new level of performance and value. The MFC-4800 includes a 10 PPM laser engine and will be available in the market beginning in September 2001.




The MFC-4800 is targeting the entry-level laser MFP market. It is a 5-in-1 laser multifunction centre that operates as a plain-paper laser fax, printer, copier, scanner and PC Fax. Its estimated street price of $599 makes it the lowest priced 10 PPM laser MFP currently on the market. With its fast 10 PPM engine, it dramatically raises the bar for entry level performance in the MFP category.

Introduced as a replacement model for the MFC-4600, Brother's new MFC-4800 continues to deliver professional quality output with enhanced performance and features. One of the key improvements is faster print speed - an increase of four pages per minute, making it 67% faster than its predecessor. The enhanced print speed translates to greater productivity for fast-paced offices.

The small, compact footprint and integrated folding trays make the MFC-4800 perfect for a home office or small office environment. It also includes an all-new navigation keypad for simplified menu selection, high quality 600 x 600 dpi resolution, and works with Windows® 95/98/2000/Me/SE/NT 4.0 as well as the Apple® iMac(TM), iBook(TM), G3 and G4 operating systems. Both parallel and USB ports are standard for true cross-platform compatibility.


Other key features include a fast 14.4K bps fax modem and 2MB of memory for Quick Scan faxing or out-of-paper reception. A 20-page auto document feeder and 200 page paper cassette also ensure maximum productivity and minimal paper handling. The MFC-4800 has scanning resolutions of up to 1200 x 1200 (interpolated) and three easy ``scan-to'' buttons (for e-mail, image and OCR applications) offer additional speed and convenience to the user.


The MFC-4800 consumables include the TN-250 toner cartridge with a yield of 2200 pages at 5% coverage and the DR-250 drum unit which has a yield of up to 20,000 pages.



(1) Cables not included

Note: photos available on request


Modem Speed 14.4 kbps
Auto Document Feeder (Pgs) 20
Paper Tray Capacity (Min/Max) 200/200
Memory Capacity (MB/Pgs.)  2MB/90
Phone Handset Included
Dual Access Capability Yes
One Touch/Speed Dial 0/100
Print Speed (Max.) Up to 10 ppm
Maximum Resolution (dpi)  600 x 600
Windows compatibility   95/98/2000/Me/SE/NT  4.0
Apple compatibility  iMac(TM)/iBook(TM)/G3/G4
PCL Emulation None
Multi-Copy Capability Up to 99 copies
Maximum Copy Resolution (dpi) 600 dpi
Reduction/Enlargement Range 50% - 200%
Optical Resolution     200 x 400
Interpolated Resolution 1200 x 1200
Document Viewer PaperPort(R)
OCR Software TextBridge(R)
PC Fax Software (Send/Receive) Brother PC Fax (Send only)
Scan & PC Fax Compatibility
- for Windows W95/98/2000/Me/SE/NT  4.0
- for Apple* iMac(TM)/iBook(TM)/G3/G4
Dimensions (W x D x H) 15.6" x 14.1" x 9.6"
Weight  16.5 lbs.
Memory Expansion (Option) N/A
Interfaces (Standard)  Parallel, USB
Consumable Yield (Toner) 2,200 Pages
Print Engine Technology Laser
Estimated Street Price (Cdn $) $599
Approximate Availability Date September, 2001

* Compatible with Scanning and PC Fax Sending Functions only.  No

  PC Fax Receiving is available for Apple O/S.





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