Information, communications technology services provider Brother UK has launched its first enterprise-level mono laser series tailored for large organisations which require rapid, high volume printing.
The four new models in the L6000 workgroup range have been designed to target the high growth being experienced in the above 45ppm print market and further cement Brother's position as the number one mono laser vendor*. They've been developed as solutions to a range of key customer challenges, including security and increasing cyber threats, workflow solutions, cost, and integration.
The range has enterprise-level security and include the latest authentication (Active Directory integration and in-built NFC card readers), encryption (IP-Sec, TLS and SSL) scanning and workflow (scan to FTPS) features to ensure confidential information is protected. In addition, the series offers high speed scanning of 100 ipm 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.
The models will also aid end-users in reducing print costs, through compatibility with Papercut, Ringdale, FollowMe and Ubiquitech. In addition users can print directly from IOS, Android and Windows devices, as well as via AirPrint and Google cloud print, to support BYOD working environments.
Designed for high print volume departments with up to 20 users, the L6000 workgroup range will give Brother's channel partners the ability to tap into the enterprise-level print market and will complement its existing MPS offering. The business is also offering customised integration via its open interface, Brother Solutions Interface (BSI), allowing bespoke software solutions to be easily implemented – a first for printers of this category.
In addition, the printers are high speed, with up to 50ppm achievable, and offer Brother's lowest cost per page through a high-yield 12,000-page toner as standard, with ultra-high yield cartridges (20,000 pages) available as replacement options.
The printers offer a range of customer options through a fully-customisable multi-tray input system, with its 520-sheet standard trays able to expand to an input of 2,650-sheets, in addition to mailbox options in its L6400 models. Brother's channel partners will be able to recommend a range of different modular stacking options, from desk-top printers to fully configured volume devices, through the models to suit end-user needs.
The business is targeting the government, healthcare and education sectors as key verticals.
Andy Johnson, head of UK product management at Brother, said: "The launch of this range marks our entrance into the enterprise-level category. The models give our channel partners a significant opportunity to work with end-user IT Managers to incorporate a bespoke, high volume, high security printer that can easily be integrated into their existing print environment.
"Customers are shifting from A3 printers to A4 models according to IDC data, simply because they don't print enough A3 documents to warrant the level of cost. This new range offers the volume demanded by businesses and includes the enterprise-level security that is now necessary for customer's print environments. In addition, these devices form part of our MPS offering, and will allow channel partners the opportunity to drive long-term revenue contracts through these sales."
*Context data Jan – Dec 2015