Brother Introduces Next Generation Color MFC with Versatile PhotoCapture Center Feature for Digital Media26 Sep, 2002
Brother Introduces Next Generation Color MFC with Versatile PhotoCapture Center Feature for Digital Media
International Corporation today announced that its successful flatbed color
MFC-9200c will be replaced with a newer generation that builds on the features
and success of its predecessor.
new 6-in-1 MFC-5200c(shown) comes standard with Brother's upgraded
PhotoCapture Center(TM) feature, enabling consumers to print color photos and
images from a wide range of digital media including the Sony® Memory Stick(TM),
CompactFlash(TM) and SmartMedia(TM) cards. As a 6-in-1 Multi-Function Center®
machine, the MFC-5200c also features a color printer, color fax, color copier,
color scanner and PC fax. It will begin shipping early October and will have an
estimated street price of $399.
one of the fastest rated print speeds of comparable color MFP models on the
market today, the MFC-5200c reaches up to 20ppm for monochrome printing and up
to 16ppm for color. It also supports photo quality printing with resolutions of
up to 2400 x 1200 dpi and comes with Brother's exclusive True2Life(TM) advanced
color enhancement technology.
addition to its faster printer speed, the MFC-5200c also features the fast
SuperG3 33.6k bps modem. This model also has the ability to send and receive
color faxes to/from other fax units that have the ITU-T30E standard for color
faxing. It also includes both a USB and parallel interface for compatibility
with both the Windows® and Mac operating systems.
MFC-5200c utilizes an economical, individual 4-ink cartridge system to minimize
wasted ink versus competitor's tri-color cartridges. With this design, only the
depleted color needs to be replaced rather than all three. The result is a
greater savings on consumables over the life of the machine.
addition to its fast 33.6k bps modem, the MFC-5200c comes with a 30-page
document feeder, 100-sheet paper capacity, 100 auto dial locations, and a huge
8MB memory for up to 480 pages for out of paper reception. With other features
like Dual Access, 3 second per page Quickscan, JPEG compression, and
broadcasting, the MFC-5200c is a unit that rivals the best stand-alone fax
copying is simple, and no PC is required. Producing quick color copies with this
model could not be easier. The MFC-5200c can copy in vibrant colors at up to
1200 x1200 dpi. The reduction and enlargement ratios have a range from 25% to
400% and can be varied in 1% increments.
of the convenient functions provided by the MFC-5200c is a high quality color
scanner. It has up to 9600 dpi interpolated resolution (600 x 2400 dpi optical)
and 36-bit color depth. Three, easy to use scan buttons are dedicated to scan
the document and automatically launch your primary email, image or OCR
applications. Also bundled with the MFC-5200c are ScanSoft(TM) PaperPort® and
TextBridge® OCR software.
PhotoCapture Center Options
The PhotoCapture Center feature includes a "Scan-to-Card" function, which allows for documents to be easily scanned from the platen or feeder and then stored and retrieved from a media card. With an optional network print/fax server(1), the MFC-5200c offers network printing, "Scan-to-LAN", Internet FAX functions and Brother Network PC Fax send capabilities.(a) When connected using the network option, The PhotoCapture Center function also allows users to view and download files stored on a card from any computer on the LAN using a standard web browser.
Communication Center on the Desktop
Brother is also introducing the new sheet-fed color Multi-Function Center MFC-3200c, as a step-up model to its currently successful MFC-3100c. Designed for the consumer that does not require the flatbed functionality, the MFC-3200c is a 5-in-1 color printer, color fax, color copier, color scanner and PC Fax. This unit also comes with a convenient telephone handset.
MFC-3200c has rated print speeds of up to 10ppm for black / 8ppm for color. Its
paper handling includes a 100 sheet paper capacity, Dual Access and Quickscan
features. Like the MFC-5200c, it too has a large 8MB memory for up to 480 pages
of out of paper reception.
than a convenient communications center, the MFC-3200c also features a scanning
resolution with up to 2400 dpi interpolated scanning, 300 x 600 dpi optical
scanning, and 30-bit color depth. It too is bundled with the award-winning
ScanSoft(TM) PaperPort® and TextBrige® OCR software package.
MFC-3200c works with the Windows® and Mac operating systems and has an
estimated street price of $229.99. It begins shipping early October with a $30
mail-in rebate launch promotion that runs until December 31, 2002.