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The Brother education newsletter (HE&FE) Feb 09

  1. 1. YOUR BROTHER FURTHER EDUCATION AND UNIVERSITY NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2010 LEADING LIGHT Brunel University talks to Brother page 3 ADD COLOUR TO YOUR CAMPUS Great New Year deals on colour lasers page 6 SUPER-SMART SAVINGS Reduce costs with booklet printing page 7
  2. 2. Welcome CONTACT US Please feel free to contact us with your queries John Greenhalgh Head of Verticals 07968 097 283 Michelle Molloy Q&A Senior Education & Mobile Solutions Manager 07799 113 697 National Gavin Sever Special Projects Every issue we interview a leading light in education IT, to find out a little about & Solutions Manager the challenges they face and how they’re working with Brother to make a 07968 097 289 National sustainable impact on learning. This issue, we meet Norman Bonney, IT Director and Janet Al-Karaghouli, Senior Retail Officer from Brunel University. Tell us about your role Norman – I direct the continuity planning and execution. From a work of the Computer Centre which comprises director’s perspective, I can see an even stronger of a corporate information services unit, a media partnership with Brother emerging. and AV department and an academic computing Diane Barnes services department, supporting about 15,000 Janet, what are the benefits of the NEPA Senior Public Sector students and 3,000 members of staff. agreement for Brunel? Manager Janet – I’m responsible for IT purchasing, working The excellent three year warranty is worth a lot 07766 251 842 with manufacturers and resellers to find the best of money to us and it says a lot about Brother. printing solutions for Brunel. It guarantees the products are good and are built to last. Norman, what are the key printing challenges faced by Brunel? Janet, how did you find your recent visit to Our main challenges are keeping to our green Brother? agenda and bearing down on the total cost of I always find it interesting to visit a company’s ownership. These are important areas as we headquarters to find out how things run on a Niall Beath have to be as cost effective as possible on both day-to-day basis. I visited the helpdesk and Client Manager “ Happy New Year. Welcome to the latest edition ‘carbon and cash’, especially looking ahead at future compliance requirements and likely public experienced what happened when we call in for support and advice. It was important for me to 07900 675 934 of At Your Side, the dedicated newsletter for the sector funding restrictions. see that the person we phone is based at Brother and knows the products extremely well. I find the further education and university sector.” I recently conducted a Brother product evaluation, primarily in support of home office longevity of the staff at Brother comforting and I was very impressed by the company. installations for key technical personnel and academic staff, which is a new phase for us. I’m I also attended a presentation on Brother’s “ The days may seem short and dark at the understand the challenges universities are pleased with every aspect of the machines I have environmental credentials which was excellent. Simon Davis been testing and hope we can make them part The company is at the forefront of dealing with Client Manager moment, but February is a busy month on facing and their needs from the perspective of of the package for people involved in business environmental issues. the further education and university calendar, manufacturers. We also bring you money-saving 07824 448 612 particularly behind-the-scenes. We’ve just ideas and great offers on colour lasers. started the second semester where thoughts DID YOU We know IT teams in further education are dealing with hundreds of printers in different are turning to end of year exams and to next Your feedback is really important to us, so locations and supporting a variety of users. That’s why our network printers come with a year’s budget. please let us know your views!” free of charge network administration software – BRAdmin. In addition, if you buy a Brother machine through approved NEPA suppliers – you’re entitled to three years of on-site warranty, KNOW? two months of ‘try before you buy’ and tailored engineer and helpdesk training. In this newsletter we talk to Norman Bonney, IT Gavin Thurston Director, and Janet Al-Karaghouli, Senior Retail Michelle Molloy, Client Manager Officer from Brunel University, to help us further Senior Education & Mobile Solutions Manager 07968 097 337 2 3
  3. 3. Print, copy and scan with our new compact inkjets Students and admin staff want their work to look polished. Colour printing can help achieve this by making a student assignment or department hand-out look more eye-catching and engaging. Colour multifunction machines are often thought of as being bulky and expensive; therefore there would be no space for them in a small admin office or in the home. These factors are no longer a problem with our new A4 all-in-one inkjet range. Our compact inkjet range is perfect for home office installations for key personnel and academic staff, or indeed for students’ home use. The new models are part of our award-winning range. They offer low cost, high quality printing, copying and scanning, so nobody needs to wait around for prints. Plus, they’re compact enough to fit into a limited space. All of the machines are Energy Star and Blue Angel accredited, meaning the range is as environmentally and ethically sustainable as possible. The range also benefits from low energy usage which is a great cost-saving feature. Prices start from just £57 SRP ex VAT. Colour Inkjet All-in-One Printers DCP-195C DCP-585CW MFC-255CW MFC-990CW Colour print speed 27ppm 27ppm 25ppm 27ppm Colour copy, scan • • • • Fax • • DECT handset • Wired network • • Wireless network • • • PictBridge • • • USB host • • • Media card centre • • • • 100 + 20 sheet 100 + 20 sheet Paper capacity 100 100 photo tray photo tray Price (SRP ex VAT) £57 £94 £87 £199 SPOTLIGHT ON SOFTWARE A colourful The recent upgrade announcements from Microsoft and Apple could mean you’re currently facing a major logistical challenge to keep your computer network up-to-date. There’s no need to worry about whether your Brother printers are campus compatible – all of our machines are now fully compatible with Windows 7 and Snow Leopard. In-box or downloadable drivers will be available across our entire range. Visit for further information Alternatively, please contact a member of our education team on page 3 or your approved NEPA reseller for more information. 5
  4. 4. How to... hten up winter days Brig with colour ful offers * A splash of colour will bring hand-outs and Booklet Print Get smart results that look great and save paper too! handouts in handy A5, UP TO £100 CASHBACK s to life. And with our fantast ic Printing your se minar notes or department , to 75% on your paper costs assignment ed booklets can also save up er been a better cashback offers, there’s nev ersity or college. double-sid et. time to bring colour to your univ environment and your pock which is kinder to both the / our colour lasers a duplex Customers purchasing one of * y for staff to booklets – if your machine has can claim up to £100 cashba ck. This offer is Booklet printing is an ideal wa double-sided function, then you ’ll be able to tion packs redeemable through our web site produce documents like informa booklet print. If your machine is all set to go, s – simply enter the relevant up booklet and newsletters. And setting just follow these easy steps: * t March 2010. of all, you need promotional code before 31s printing is simple to do. First e to print our Winter offers to check that your printer is abl For more information on all Print a booklet er of the education team on Print a booklet contact a memb eller. page 3 or your preferred res • To print your document, click ‘File ’ and then ‘Print’ as standard as usua l ct ‘Control Panel’ • Go to the ‘Start’ menu, then sele • Click on the ‘Properties’ button er • Open the ‘Printers and Faxes’ fold drop • Sele ct ‘Booklet’ from the ‘Duplex/ Booklet’ and select down menu • Right click on the correct printer ‘Printing preferen ces’ come out as a • Press OK. The print out will now Booklet’ drop booklet which is automatically reduced to A5 and • Select ‘Booklet’ from the ‘Duplex/ put in the correct order for you down menu and click ‘OK’ t booklets at all set • Your printer will now be set to prin It’s as simple as that – now you’re all times klets. up to create some great-looking boo Colour Laser Printers MFC-9450CDN, MFC-9840CDW HL-4040CN, HL-4050CDN, DCP-9042CDN, DCP-9045CDN Model shown HL-4070CDW • • • • • • • 20ppm colour and mono printing • • Copy and scan • • • • • Fax • • Double-sided print ^ • • Double-sided copy & scan • Double-sided fax • • • • • £50 (MFC-9450CDN) Network ready £50 £100 (MFC-9840CDW) £50 Cashback model. colour laser is dependent on . Cashback value on Brother * Terms and conditions apply more details h 2010 . See for Offers valid until 31st Marc and models. ly between different manufacturers ^ Not available on HL-4040CN * The instructions above may vary slight 6 7
  5. 5. Top marks for ethical Brother For the third year running, The Good The Good Shopping Guide business technology manufacturer Shopping Guide* has revealed we’re Ethical Company Index Score to have passed the Ethical Company the leader in every category when it Accreditation Scheme across our comes to respecting the environment. POSITION COMPANY SCORE printers, faxes, all-in-one printers From animal welfare, nuclear power 1 Brother 100 and labelling machines. and environmental reports, to political 2 Kyocera 90 donations and human rights, we got a We’ve also established a state of the total score of 100 – the highest score 3 Lexmark 85 art recycling plant in Ruabon, Wales for any office equipment brand. 4 Konica 80 for your old Brother consumables. 5 Epson 70 To use this great free service, which We’re committed to minimising our 6 Xerox 65 now recycles inkjet cartridges as environmental impact, providing the 7 Canon 60 well as toners and for more information very best working conditions for our on our sustainable credentials, 8 Dell 55 employees and making a positive visit or 9 Samsung 55 contribution to the communities call 0870 830 4015 to arrange a where we work. We’re the only 10 HP 40 collection box. Judging categories: Environment, animal welfare and human rights. * The Good Shopping Guide, November 2009 On the Road On the Road We’re demonstrating our continued commitment to the sector by making sure we’re on hand at all the important education events. Last month we had a stand at the BETT show at London Olympia, where we demonstrated print solutions for the education sector, including wireless machines, mono and colour lasers and colour LEDs. We held a prize draw each day where winners could choose between two prizes to suit their printing requirements. The prizes were a HL-3070CW compact colour printer or a QL-580N labeller and visitor ID solution. The three lucky winners were David Wiffen from Leicester, John Ord from Cleveland and John Nixon from Cumbria. AT YOUR SIDE Dates for March 3-5th The UCISA 2010 conference is being held from 3rd your diary to 5th March, at Harrogate International Centre. This EDUCATION is the premier event for UK universities and colleges. ISSUE 3 Hopefully we’ll see you there! Any queries or comments about this issue? Contact Rhia Whytock at Citypress on 0161 235 0312 or email ZLFTUNINEWSLTRU2