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Brother’s mobile and desktop scanners praised for Innovation and Outstanding Achievement by Buyer’s Lab (BLI)

Press Release   •   Aug 09, 2016 14:52 GMT

Brother's new scanner models swept the board at the BLI Summer 2016 Pick Awards

Brother’s new scanner models have received innovation and outstanding achievement awards as well as recommendation and reliability certificates following comprehensive tests.

Brother’s feature-rich and technologically-advanced hardware was recognised at the BLI Summer 2016 Pick Awards with the DS-820W/DS-920DW portable wireless document scanners jointly receiving the Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award. Meanwhile, the ADS-3600W networked desktop model was singled out from the competition and named Outstanding A4 Network Scanner.

World-leading independent tester of document imaging products BLI issue Pick Awards twice a year. The highly-respected awards and certifications are some of the industry’s toughest to achieve, with experienced analysts putting products through months of rigorous, real-world environment testing to find a winner.

The Outstanding Achievement awards acknowledge products or capabilities that achieved unrivalled performance levels during extensive BLI evaluations and stand out for attributes such as innovation, usefulness, energy efficiency or value.

In addition to the Outstanding Achievement awards, BLI issued Highly Recommended seals and certificates of Reliability to models in Brother’s latest ADS range of networked desktop scanners, the ADS-2400N, ADS-2800W and ADS-3600W. Meanwhile, the ADS-3000N was granted Recommended status and a certificate of Reliability.

BLI Manager of Lab Operations Joe Ellerman said: “A first for scanners tested by BLI, the ADS-3600W provides NFC functionality, which lets users access the Brother iPrint&Scan app on their mobile devices simply by placing the mobile device near the ‘NFC’ symbol on the scanner’s control panel. The app adds basic scan functionality to compatible mobile devices, helping to further promote the scanner as a kiosk-style scan station that any walk-up user can operate.”

Ellerman added: “We are proud to honour Brother with an Outstanding Achievement award for this innovative product design, and we look forward to seeing what the company can accomplish with future iterations.”

[Insert name],[insert job title] at Brother [insert country],said: “It is an honour and a huge achievement to see Brother scanners recognised by the global leader of independent testing BLI. The awards, certificates and seals confirm Brother’s position as a best-in-class manufacturer of reliable, efficient and easy to use scanners in both networked and mobile ranges.

“We set out to create a series of reliable, easily connected and technologically-advanced scanners that cut down on workflow steps while boosting business productivity. Each scanner comes complete with support for PC, Mac and Linux as well as a professional software bundle to ensure that all levels of user can digitize business critical documents, receipts, plastic cards and much more at the touch of a button whether in the office or on the road. To have these features recognised by BLI is further proof that Brother scanners are built for the continually evolving demands of contemporary business.”

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Product features of BLI Summer 2016 Pick Award winners:

Brother DS-820W (Portable document scanner with wireless)

  • Built-in wireless connectivity
  • Battery or USB powered for truly mobile efficiency
  • Up to 7.5mm scan speed in mono and colour
  • 600 x 600 dpi optical scan resolution (1200 x 1200 interpolated)
  • Scan to email, file, app, printer, shared network folder, FTP, SD card, cloud via mobile and SharePoint®
  • Scan a wide variety of document types including business cards, plastic ID cards, photographs, receipts and up to A4 documents
  • Windows, Mac and Linux compatible
  • 8GB SD card included
  • Professional software suite including DSmobileCapture (Windows and Mac), Nuance PaperPort 12SE (Windows), NewSoft Presto! PageManager 9 (Mac), Button Manager V2 (Windows) and NewSoft Presto! BizCard 6 (Windows and Mac) included

[insert cost]

Brother DS-920DW (Portable document scanner with 2-sided duplex scan and wireless)

  • Built-in wireless connectivity
  • Battery or USB powered for truly mobile efficiency
  • Up to 10ipm 2-sided (duplex) scan speed
  • 600 x 600 dpi optical scan resolution (1200 x 1200 interpolated)
  • Scan to email, file, app, printer, shared network folder, FTP, SD card, cloud via mobile and SharePoint®
  • Scan a wide variety of document types including business cards, plastic ID cards, photographs, receipts and up to A4 documents
  • Windows, Mac and Linux compatible
  • 8GB SD card included
  • Professional software suite including DSmobileCapture (Windows and Mac), Nuance PaperPort 12SE (Windows), NewSoft Presto! PageManager 9 (Mac), Button Manager V2 (Windows) and NewSoft Presto! BizCard 6 (Windows and Mac) included

[insert cost]

Watch the mobile scanner range advert here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTObDzi_zSs

ADS-3600W (Wireless high speed network scanner with professional software bundle)

  • Rapid double sided scans (50 pages per minute / 100 images per minute)
  • GigE wired network, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and Wifi connectivity
  • 50 sheet mixed batch document capacity from long paper to embossed plastic cards
  • Lockable 9.3cm colour LCD touchscreen

Loaded with advanced image processing features plus TWAIN 2.2, ISIS, WIA, ICA and SANE drivers for optimum performance and easy compatibility with existing software and across Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems

  • Free premium software essentials bundle including ABBYY FineReader Professional, ABBYY PDF Transformer+ and Nuance PaperPort 14 SE

[insert cost]

Watch the new desktop scanner range advert here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksfp3_-yERM

About Brother

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About BLI Pick Awards

Twice a year with the Pick awards, BLI gives special recognition in each category to products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests. Its Outstanding Achievement awards acknowledge products or capabilities that stand out for attributes such as innovation, usefulness, energy efficiency or value.

BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that takes approximately two months to complete. The evaluation includes an extensive durability test, during a portion of which among office product evaluations and uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.

Other performance attributes evaluated include ease of use, media handling, productivity and value, among others. Each product that successfully passes BLI’s lab test earns BLI’s Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and a BLI certificate of Reliability and the best performers qualify as Pick contenders. Consequently, a BLI Pick is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.

You can find out more about the awards here: https://www.buyerslab.com/Products/Pick-Awards

Contact

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Founded in Japan over a century ago by two brothers Masayoshi and Jitsuichi, today, Brother is a globally recognised innovative technology brand. The company now has operations in 44 countries and its products are sold in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Brother products include printers, all-in-one printer devices, fax machines and labelling machines. New products for an increasingly digital and smart technology era include mobile print solutions, OmniJoin HD web conferencing software through to Managed Print Services (MPS).

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