Brother International Corp.
on Tuesday introduced new inkjet all-in-one “Multi-Function Centers” designed to work with Macs and Windows PCs. The devices include the MFC-210c, MFC-420cn and MFC-620cn.
The MFC-210c features color copying, color scanning, color faxing and color printing. It sports 6000 x 1200 dot per inch (DPI) resolution, borderles photo printing and USB 2.0 interface. It can sscan at 600 x 2400 dpi optical resolution and copies at 1200 x 600 dpi. It features reduction and enlargement capabilities and multi-copying for up to 99 copies. A front-loading paper tray holds up to 100 sheets. The MFC-210c integrates the “PhotoCapture Center,” a memory card reader that lets users output digital photos straight from Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, SmartMedia, CompactFlash and Secure Digital cards without needing to use a computer first. Also included is Presto PageManger for the Mac.
The MFC-420cn and MFC-620cn are both network-ready devices. They have built-in interfaces and support Mac OS X v10.2.4 or higher, and feature built-in document feeders that support up 10 pages. They have larger memory buffers to store up to 480 pages of faxes, and can “broadcast” faxes up to 130 locations. The MFC-620cn also includes the “Message Center System,” a built-in telephone handset and speakerphone that can also record voicemail for up to 29 minutes of messages.
They new Multi-Function Centers are expected to ship in September. The MFC-210c, MFC-420cn and MFC-620cn will be priced at US$129.99, $149.99 and $199.99 respectively. Brother’s Web site had not been updated with information on the new models as MacCentral posted this article.