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Brother Canada Enters Desktop Scanner Category with Launch of the New ADS-2000

Model Boasts Fast, High-Quality Colour and Monochrome Scanning at a Value for Busy Office Professionals

Dollard-des-Ormeaux (QC) - October 25, 2012 - Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd., a leader in small to medium business technology, today announced its expansion into the desktop scanner category with the launch of the ADS-2000. Brother has a strong history of offering multi-function machines with scanning capabilities; however with the ADS-2000 it enters a new category of standalone desktop scanners. The cost-effective machine helps to maximize efficiencies among small to mid-size businesses by converting a large variety of hard-copy documents to electronic files for easy storage and organization. The ADS-2000 offers high-quality, high-speed scanning at a great value, further highlighting this machine’s ease of use and versatility to go with Brother’s heritage of reliability.

“We’re very excited to enter this new product category to provide efficient document management solutions to our customers,” said Dwayne Filipchuk, Director of Product Planning at Brother Canada. “Scanners are a growing market, with organizations looking for more overall productivity. Business professionals are looking for easy to use machines that can help them achieve this quickly and efficiently. The launch of the ADS-2000 will complement our long history of providing easy to use and affordable small and medium business solutions.”

The new ADS-2000 is reliable, affordable, versatile, and delivers high-speed duplex scanning in a single pass. It also offers other key features, such as multi-feed detection, blank page removal, deskew support and background removal. In addition to its fast scanning speeds, this unit provides additional advantages against the competition with its ability to scan to a USB memory flash drive1 and an Android phone or tablet2.

The competitively priced ADS-2000 boasts a comprehensive suite of software applications to offer added value to this feature-packed machine. The software bundle includes Nuance PDF Converter Professional 7 and Nuance Paper Port 12 SE for Windows®, along with Presto!® Page Manager® 9 for Mac® and Presto® BizCard® for both Windows® and Mac® operating systems. This robust combination of software offerings allows users to perform various document management functions ranging from creating searchable PDFs to scanning and exporting contact information from business cards directly to Microsoft® Outlook® and other contact management systems. In addition to the value the software provides, the unit includes free technical support for the life of the product.

The ADS-2000 is available at Staples Canada and other office supply retailers, dealers and online resellers.

New Brother ADS-2000 Desktop Scanner Model
Estimated Street Price: $399.99*

  • Two-sided scanning
  • Scans simplex and duplex up to 24 pages per minute in a single pass**
  • High-precision scanning up to 600 dpi optical resolution
  • ADF scans more than 50 pages to the same file, with Continuous Scan feature
  • Scans documents up to 34” in length
  • Scans receipts, cards (business and plastic ID) and paper documents
  • Customizable one-touch scan button
  • Windows® and Mac® compatible
  • Creates searchable PDFs
  • Scans to USB memory flash drive1, Android phones and Android Tablet PCs2
  • Includes Nuance PDF Converter Professional 7 and Nuance Paper Port 12 SE for Windows®
  • Includes Presto!® Page Manager® 9 for Mac® and Presto® BizCard® 6 for Windows®/5 for Mac®

For more information, visit www.brother.ca.

1 Additional purchase required
2 Android required
* Estimated street prices may vary
** See www.brother.ca for more details

About Brother Canada
Brother Canada was established in Montreal in 1960 and is part of a worldwide network of companies belonging to Brother Industries Ltd, of which the corporate headquarters is situated in Nagoya, Japan. Active in over 100 countries, Brother markets a wide range of business machines and home appliances known for their reliability, ease of use and versatility at affordable prices. Numerous Brother products have been awarded significant honours.

Recent awards for the company include: the PC Mag Reader’s Choice Award 2012 for best-in-category overall satisfaction, satisfaction with reliability, and likelihood to recommend ratings. It also won the PC Mag Reader's Choice Award 2011 for the quality and reliability of Brother B&W and colour laser printers and all-in-ones, and the internationally recognized iF Product Design Award 2011, commending seven Brother products for their innovation and quality of design. Brother Industries Ltd. is a 6 billion-dollar (USD) company employing more than 29,000 people operating in 44 countries and regions around the globe.

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For further information please contact:
Danielle Gibson
Veritas Communications
Phone : 416.640.4153
Email: gibson@veritascanada.com



 
 
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