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Brother Wins Two Prestigious Buyers Laboratory Pick Awards

Sydney, Australia - March 2013 – Brother International, a leader in home and business IT space with a strong commitment to the ‘Customer-First’ approach, has this year won 2 of the prestigious Winter 2013 Buyers Laboratory Inc.(BLI) Awards.

The MFC-8950DW was the pick for Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Small Workgroups because of its high-speed output and robust reliability in even the most demanding environments with the second award going to Brothers new HL-S7000DN for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation.

A colour touch screen and Web Connect has helped the Brother MFC-8950DW earn BLI’s “Pick” award in the small workgroup monochrome MFP category. “In spite of its low price tag, the MFC-8950 includes a robust feature set, with standard fax and wireless interface,” said Lynn Nannariello, BLI’s assistant managing editor. “Adding even more value is the full-featured scanning, support for printing from mobile devices via AirPrint and Brother’s iPrint&Scan app, and a touch screen display that features Web Connect, which lets users access Google Docs, Evernote and Dropbox accounts right at the panel.”

“Brother is delighted to have received this recognition from BLI for the MFC-8950DW in the Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Small Workgroups category” commented Kelly Wilson, Brand and Marketing Manager at Brother International Australia. “Passing BLI’s rigorous battery of tests with flying colours is a vindication of our strategy of providing customers with products that are proven to be reliable and productive.”
“The HL-S7000DN is a new breed of inkjet printer engineered by Brother that offers high speed and a low running cost,” said head of BLI’s European Research and Lab Services David Sweetnam. “The HL-S7000DN has a class-leading 100-ppm simplex engine speed and 50-ppm duplex speed. In lab testing, it proved to have the fastest speeds of any departmental monochrome printer tested.”

“Brother is greatly honoured to have received this award in innovation for the HL-S7000DN” commented Kelly Wilson, Brand and Marketing Manager Brother International Australia. “This product represents a major leap forward in the workgroup printer category and utilises a page wide print head to deliver breakthrough print speeds combined with low power consumption. We are delighted that the product has performed so well on BLI’s stringent reliability and productivity tests.”

“Brother strives to constantly develop and introduce new technology into the product range to enable consumers to experience convenience and efficiency anywhere” said Ms Wilson.

The Brother MFC-8950DW is the ultimate workgroup Performer offering high-speed output and robust reliability in even the most demanding environments.

  • Print / Copy / Scan / Fax
  • High-speed output at up to 40ppm
  • 2-Sided (duplex) print, scan, copy and fax
  • Wired and wireless network capability
  • 1,200 x 1,200dpi resolution
  • 550-Sheet standard paper capacity
  • First page out in less than 8.5 seconds
  • Up to 12,000¹ page high-yield toner cartridges

The NEW Brother HL-S7000DN is the dependable productivity partner offering high print speeds of up to 100ppm, 2-sided printing and wireless network capability making it perfect for any business environment. Product specification will be released soon and the anticipated model is due for launch in Australia mid this year.

Model RRP PPM* 2-Sided Network Wireless Toner
MFC-8950DW^ $1199 40ppm Y Y Y TN-3310/3340/3360
HL-S7000DN^ TBC 100ppm Y Y Y HC-05BK
Product features and RRP:

^ Available from selected authorised partners only
* A4 Plain paper in fast mode

Warranty: 1 year return to base (RTB). For Brother’s warranty statement click here
Website: www.brother.com.au
Where to buy: Products featured are available from authorised Brother retailers and distributors nationally.
Availability: The MFC-8950DW is in-store now. The HL-S7000DN available from selected dealers (please contact Brother)

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