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  1. 1. YOUR BROTHER UK EDUCATION NEWSLETTER JULY 2009 Q&A With Head of Consortium at NEUPC page 3 A3 PRINTERS GET A page 6 WHAT’S DUPLEX? page 7
  2. 2. Welcome CONTACT US Please feel free to contact us with your queries John Greenhalgh Head of Verticals 07968 097 283 “Welcome to the first issue of At Your Side – our dedicated Michelle Molloy Senior Education & Mobile newsletter for our education Solutions Manager customers. 07799 113 697 National Q&A We’ve put a lot of thought into how we can make this as helpful as Gavin Sever possible - as well as finding out Special Projects & Solutions Manager about our latest products, we’ll 07968 097 289 National be showcasing how schools and colleges are using Brother printers to bring classroom activities to In each issue, we interview an influential, inspirational or just Diane Barnes life, streamline office processes or plain interesting character from the education sector. In our first Senior Public Sector Manager Lead Contact: Q&A we speak to Simon Toplass, head of consortium at NEUPC. transform letters home to parents. LUPC, SUPC 07766 251 842 Tell us a bit about what you do. be able to offer the most competitive price You’ll also be able to find out which to our members. I’m the head of the North Eastern events we’re attending, or wider Universities Purchasing Consortium What can technology suppliers do (NEUPC for short), which provides a initiatives we’re supporting. centralised purchasing structure for our 24 to help? members. We help to create frameworks Niall Beath Communication is key – be transparent Client Manager Lead across 11 specific commodity groups about roadmaps and upcoming technology Contact: HEPCW We’d love to know what you think – such as catering, computing, telecoms and travel. My role is to set the strategy that may be beneficial to our members. Area: NEUPC, NWUPC Specific support for IT managers in our let us know what you’d like to read 07900 675 934 for the consortium and steer it to areas of member organisations throughout the growth, as well as continuing to keep the about – you can contact any of the organisation fresh. duration of a contract would be a crucial factor in a successful partnership. team using the details opposite.” What are the key challenges for Equally, resellers too need to show the procurement officers, particularly same level of clarity, to ensure education Hayley Davis Simon McIntyre organisations get the clearest picture Channel Client Manager when it comes to IT? Michelle Molloy Keeping up with the rapid changes in possible. Development Assistant Lead Contact: APUC, NEUPC, NWUPC 0161 931 2389 Senior Education & Mobile technology is a huge task. Not only do we Finally, what does the future hold? 07824 448 612 need to understand the latest technical Solutions Manager advances, but equally we have to balance Our frameworks are designed to support this with the needs and requirements of our long-term agreements, so it’s important to members and make sure our framework is make sure our contracts are correctly flexible enough to allow the best solutions futureproofed – this means making it flexible to be found, selected and procured. enough to incorporate any changes with regards to technical improvements or Gavin Thurston Price is also a major challenge – as our convergence in the marketplace. Client Manager Area: SUPC frameworks aren’t mandatory, we need to 07968 097 337 2 3
  3. 3. Model On The Road Behaviour We’re getting out and about to spread the word on our latest and greatest products It’s important that we’re all up to speed with the very latest happenings in education, so back in May we travelled to the e-Learning Foundation’s ‘Preparing for Home Access’ exhibition to share knowledge and advice with the education technology community. The one day conference in Leeds was held in order to support schools as they get to grips with the government’s new £300m scheme to get computers and internet access into one million homes. We showcased our DCP-375CW all-in-one printer (launched July), which, with its speedy scan, copy and print capabilities, is ideal either for use in the classroom or for students at home. For more information on the e-Learning Foundation and the Home Access Scheme, visit Next on the agenda is COUP, the Conference On University Purchasing. Due to take place at the Royal Holloway University in Egham, Surrey on 8th and 9th September, we’ll be sharing learnings on purchasing technology with procurement officers and managers representing universities from all across the country. For more information on COUP, visit DESIGNER LABELS: Get organised with our Back To School labeller Give your students’ work a professional touch with our award winning new mono lasers There’s a whole host of documents that need printing daily in education – whether it’s We’ve been thinking how we can WIN! reports for PTA meetings, student assignments or project sheets for the classroom. The help make returning to school latest additions to our best selling mono printers (the 5300 and 8000 ranges) will help after the long summer break that ensure documents are crisp and clean, everytime. little bit easier. A FAMILY HOLIDAY The 5300 printers in particular have already received some fantastic accolades: check out Our Back To School handheld TO FLORIDA the reviews at Trusted Reviews ( They offer a sleek, compact labeller, the PT-1005F, allows you design and can produce great-looking essays, class handouts and presentations. to print out smart-looking labels immediately either on fabric or If you’re after a machine that can not only print, but also copy, scan and fax, the 8000 scuffproof tape. It’s perfect for all-in-one models could be a great option for bulk copying documents, scanning project organising classroom equipment as work or creating displays. well as making sure that you can keep track of children’s belongings. HL-5300 SERIES These models are not only efficient but they’re safe too. All are Pira-approved to prevent cheque fraud and include Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to ensure that The labeller is available for £34.49 inc confidential details can’t be intercepted when your documents are sent to print. VAT and will be launched with a fantastic opportunity to win a family And, as if that wasn’t enough, these printers offer double-sided (duplex) printing functions holiday to Disneyworld Florida by as standard, reducing paper consumption by 50% and up to 75% if booklet printing, and playing an exciting online game. are Energy Star and Blue Angel accredited for having the minimum possible environmental Go to to find impact. Saving the planet and saving money at the same time – what could be better? out more. 8000 SERIES SRP start from £179 for the HL-5300 range and from £375 for the 8000 range. For more information, visit 4 5
  4. 4. results for A3 prints are a perfect way to showcase students’ work, create high quality marketing material such A3 Duplex as posters and flyers or provide clear reports for How To... staff meetings. Last year we launched the world’s first compact all-in-one A3 inkjet printer – a sleek machine that produced great A3 prints and copies for the cost of A4. The machines are a perfect fit for the classroom, a student computing room or in the administration office. The new addition to the range, the MFC-6890CDW combines the best of the existing models, offering users A3 printing, scanning, copying and faxing as well as a 4.2” touchscreen colour LCD and built in A4 duplex at an SRP of £335.80. Duplex may not be a word you’re familiar with when it comes to These machines come with a free three year warranty.* printing, but if we told you it simply meant double-sided printing, then Go to to find out more. MFC-6890CDW you’ll understand why it’s a big deal in today’s paper-conscious organisations. Terms and conditions apply. While most organisations are keen to cut their paper An even more useful duplex function is to set up PCs and ng the gradeLAUNCH use, many simply aren’t aware of duplex or how to set laptops to always print double-sided as standard – this Maki up printers in the correct way. Take a look at our top tips will mean that users don’t have to remember to always and make sure your machines are ready for some duplex select the right printing format – it will just become the colour printer to showcase its action… norm across your organisation: James Rennie S students’ achie 8000 ch vements. ool uses our A3 printer in more tra ditional ways, to o,” First of all, check that your printer actually can print double-sided pages. Your printer manufacturer will be Printing duplex as standard: SERIES • Open up Printers and faxes from your “We’ve used the int s are superb and able to confirm – Brother’s duplex-enabled machines nnie School, a “The A3 photo pr control panel ing with James Re Kris continued. huge success. We’ve been work n and interac tion college in lays have been a have a ‘D’ at the end of their serial number. If your unicatio our A3 photo disp specialist comm its printers machine’s good to go, then it’s time to get set up. • Find your printer and right click on it and go to t the most out of n, though, has Cum bria, to help it ge mation fo r parents. t useful applicatio printing preferences room and for infor “Perhaps the mos ge format report cards for Printing a single document in duplex: both in the class e production of lar been th share with their The majority of th e stud ents at James Re learning difficulties nnie have , making stud DUPLEX ents that they ca n take home and • To print your document, click ‘File’ and then ‘Print’ as usual • Choose the duplex option and then click apply seve re or pronounced vements parents.” AS STANDARD • The machine will now be set up to duplex every rating achie 90CW printer clear commun ication and celeb end the DCP-66 document automatically of scho ol life. Kris is keen to recomm very neat and • Click on the ‘Properties’ button an important part s. “Although it’s to other organisation e offers a whole And that’s it – an interesting follow up experiment is to printer, the w Brother machin the DCP-6690CW compact, our ne f and students • Select ‘Duplex’ from the ‘Duplex/Booklet’ drop benchmark your current paper usage, and see how much The school trialled A3 colour inkjet that both the staf down box mpact all-in-one host of features We believe it’s a worthwhile consumption reduces once you’ve set up double-sided world’s first co world of differenc e since it und really useful. made a have fo make an impact.” printing as standard – it could even form the basis of a machine, and it’s school looking to ck in November. inv estment for any • The printer will print on both sides of the paper lesson on reducing your school’s environmental impact. was installed ba automatically colour print ers has cost of many A3 “In the past, the d the Brother mac hine ’ve foun put us off, but we is Williams, depu ty use,” said Kr afford able and easy to ICT at the school. head and head of smaller pieces of ents can’t work on “A lot of our stud take their work on A3 paper paper, and now we can Staff have also into the system. an d scan it directly inter to scan page s from books, SAVE MONEY WITH been using the pr blow them up an d print them out on A3 paper, mak ing DOUBLE-SIDED PRINTING to read.” r for the children them much easie * Free 3 year warranty upon registration until 30th September 2009. Terms and conditions available at 6 7
  5. 5. Who you gonna call? Take part in our online WIN! Ghostbusters game for a chance to win a trip to New York. A TRIP TO To celebrate the release of the digitally remastered Ghostbusters 1&2 DVD, Brother NEW YORK Originals is giving you the chance to win some great prizes in our online video game. Capture the slimers to make it through the five levels, register your score, and, if you come out on top, you’ll win a fantastic trip to New York. The terrific runner-up prizes include a Sony Bravia Home Entertainment System, Playstation 3 and Sony DVD player. On top of all this, those with the top three scores at the end of each week will win their very own Ghostbusters goody bag. The game will be online until November, and you can enter as many times as you like, so pass on the word to others in your organisation and you’ll all be in with a chance. If you ain’t afraid of no ghost, then give it a go. Play the Ghostbusters game at SHARE IN OUR AT YOUR SIDE EDUCATION ISSUE 1 This summer we’re helping to make it even easier to add a splash of colour to your classroom with some sizzling colour promotions. Any queries or comments about this issue? Contact Our Summer of Colour campaign has a whole range of fantastic offers across our colour machines, Katie Colledge at including a free 3 year warranty* on our A3 inkjet range. So whatever way you choose to brighten up Citypress on 0161 your students’ projects, there’s a hot summer deal for you! 235 0316 or email katie.colledge@ For more details contact your usual Brother reseller. ZLFTEDUCNEWSLTRU1 * Free 3 year warranty upon registration until 30th September 2009. Terms and conditions available at