The Brother UK education newsletter (secondary) - November
YOUR BROTHER UK EDUCATION NEWSLETTER
We talk to Ken Walsh of
SSAT about ICT
HOT OFF THE
Cool cashback and
extended warranty offers
Smart guide to
Please feel free to contact us
with your queries
Head of Verticals
07968 097 283
Senior Education & Mobile
07799 113 697 National
& Solutions Manager
07968 097 289 National
Every issue we interview a leading light in education IT, to find
out a little about the challenges they face and how they’re
working with Brother to make a sustainable impact on learning. Diane Barnes
Senior Public Sector
This issue we meet Ken Walsh, associate director at the Manager Lead Contact:
Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT). email@example.com
07766 251 842
How important is ICT for the SSAT? experiences – good and bad – of ICT to guide
It’s vitally important and something that I’ve schools starting out on their plans.
been deeply involved with over the past few
How are you working with the technology
years with the ICT Register, an online database
providers? What more can they do to help?
of schools that are keen to learn and share
The ICT Register brings vendors and schools Niall Beath
their experiences of how to develop effective Client Manager Lead
ICT programmes. There are over 600 primary together to better understand how they can
and secondary schools, academies and special work together. Our Futures Vision Tour Awards Area: NEUPC, NWUPC
schools registered - you can apply today at initiative, where suppliers such as Brother, Misco firstname.lastname@example.org
07900 675 934
www.ict-register.net and Toshiba tour some of the most innovative
ICT education projects in the UK, is a great
What is the ICT Register telling you example.
about the innovation going on in schools Brother is also currently using the ICT Register
at the moment?
“ Welcome to the latest edition of At Your Side, the There is still a gap between schools who
to work with schools piloting its M-Print mobile
printing solution. Hayley Davis
know what they want from ICT, and those who
dedicated newsletter for the education sector. ” are still very unsure. This is where the ICT
Register comes into its own. Schools can share
Find out more about our M-Print trials with
schools on page 6.
Lead Contact: APUC,
0161 931 2389
07824 448 612
“ In this newsletter you’ll find out more about the Brother education events we’re attending and wider initiatives
DID YOU KNOW?
education solutions designed to bring students’ work we’re supporting.
to life and find out more about how schools are already
using Brother printers in the classroom and in admin Your feedback is really important to us, so please let
offices. You’ll also be able to read about the range of us know your views!”
Brother is co-sponsoring the ICT Register Awards with Toshiba to help understand the needs Gavin Thurston
and future plans of pioneering educational organisations. We’re proud to be at the side of ICT Client Manager Area: SUPC
Michelle Molloy, pioneers across the UK and can’t wait to find out more about the projects currently underway. email@example.com
07968 097 337
Senior Education & Mobile Solutions Manager
The HL-4050CDN means there’s no
need to wait around for colour prints
Admin offices in education are very busy places that need
to produce a whole host of external documents quickly and
cost-effectively – whilst still giving a great first impression
for your school or college.
The HL-4050CDN offers print speeds of 20 pages per minute
for both colour and mono documents so there’s no need to
wait. And with duplex as standard, the HL-4050CDN delivers
double-sided (duplex) output quickly and easily, making
this the ideal printer for producing booklets, reports and
presentations. Duplex printing can also save you paper
and, therefore, money.
The HL-4050CDN retails for just £393.00 SRP excl VAT. And
with our fantastic colour offers for Autumn, as shown below,
you could snap up a great bargain this term.
Speak to a member of the Brother education
team on page 3 to find out more.
New low-cost compact Colourful offers to
colour print solutions brighten Autumn days
Bring pupils’ work to life with speedy colour prints Bring your lesson plans to life with our colour laser printers and
all-in-ones and take advantage of our fantastic cashback and
warranty offers. UP TO £100 CASHBACK
Access to colour printing is now essential in any
classroom, but can often be perceived to be
The first two printers in the range – the HL-3040CN
and the HL-3070CW and the range’s multifunction Purchase one of our colour lasers^ and choose from up to £100.00 OR FREE 3 YEAR
expensive and the printers too bulky to fit into machines will be available from November. cashback or opt for a free 3 year on-site warranty. This offer is
smaller classroom setups. These concerns needn’t redeemable through our website www.brother.co.uk - simply enter
Printer prices start from just £217.00 SRP excl VAT.
be a problem with our new colour print solutions. a promotional code before 10th January, 2010.
The new colour range offers low cost printing But don’t take our word for it – try for yourself
using the one-pass LED technology, meaning it with our FREE evaluation. You can try out any of
can print colour documents quickly and efficiently. our machines before you buy, to make sure you’re
Plus they’re compact enough to fit easily into a choosing the best machine to support you in the
classroom or any admin office with limited space. long-term.
Contact a member of the Brother education team on page 3 for more information.
Compact Colour Printers
HL-3040CN HL-3070CW Colour Laser Printers
16ppm colour and mono printing • • HL-4040CN, HL-4050CDN,
Model shown HL-4070CDW
DCP-9042CDN, DCP-9045CDN MFC-9450CDN, MFC-9840CDW
Network ready • • 20ppm colour and mono printing • • •
Wireless network ready • Copy and scan • •
Secure printing • • Fax •
USB host port • Double-sided^ • • •
Poster printing • • Network ready • • •
250 sheet paper tray • • £50 (MFC-9450CDN)
Cashback £50 £50
Emulation GDI PCL6 & BR-Script 3 £100 (MFC-9840CDW)
* MFC-9840CDW – £100 Cashback. HL-4040CN, HL-4050CDN, HL-4070CDW, DCP-9042CDN, DCP-9045CDN, MFC-9450CDN £50 Cashback. ^ Not available on the HL-4040CN
Give your reception
touch with a smart,
It’s important to know who’s onsite at any
given moment – in particular in a busy
education organisation where there could
be hundreds of parents, students, supply
teachers and visitors on the premises.
Our new visitor management solution
offers an effective way to register and
manage onsite visitors as well as produce
professional looking badges. There’s no
need for a book on reception, or untidy
and expensive paper badges. The software
allows you to record each visitor, and print
a smart badge using a QL label printer. You
can even add photos to badges using a
webcam – giving a highly professional look
from the very start of a visit.
For emergency situations, the software has
Keeping costs down is easy when you’re initially selecting
Create the a printer to buy, but many people worry that replacing toner
a one-click emergency report, which will
provide a simple check list of all registered
visitors – so you can feel secure that cartridges regularly could mean spiralling long-term costs.
everyone is accounted for.
It won’t be a problem providing you plan ahead and make sure your printers are set up to work as efficiently
And with an SRP of just £249 excl VAT, as possible – for example by setting up the Toner Save mode on your printer. Not only are you helping to
the system is extremely affordable to run keep running costs low, but using Toner Save will help to reduce the environmental impact of your machine
and offers great value against competitor – something that’s becoming increasingly important for any new technology bought for an education
products. organisation. Combine this with features such as double-sided and booklet printing to make your machine
run even more efficiently!
For further information or a full demonstration,
just contact one of the team on page 3. Setting up Toner Save couldn’t be easier – here are some simple steps to get you up and running in minutes.
Setting up Toner To make this a
Mobile pioneers Save from default on a PC:
Mobile printers have transformed how, where and when we can print
information, by enabling users to print information wherever they are, • Go to the start menu and go to Control Panel
using portable devices.
• Open up ‘Printers and Faxes’
With the increase of mobile devices such as laptops and PDAs as
learning tools within the school environment, the ability to print
wherever staff or student require would be a huge benefit. We’re • Go to File > Print on the document you wish to print • Right click on the preferred printer and go to
working with the SSAT and some innovative schools who’ve already ‘Printing preferences’
embraced mobile technology to understand how mobile printing could • Click on the ‘Properties’ button on the print screen
work in a school environment. • Click on the advanced tab
• Click on the ‘Advanced’ tab and you will see an
Rivington & Blackrod Secondary in Bolton, Heath Primary School • Turn on Toner Save by ticking the box, and then
empty tick box to turn Toner Save on. Click this to
in Chesterfield and Blackfriars Further Education Special School in click ‘Apply’
Stoke are three of the schools who will be using our M-Print handheld add a tick
solutions in and around their organisations as well as during community
learning projects. They’ll be keeping us updated on their progress – • Click OK twice and the Toner Save mode will You’re now set up to print in Toner Save mode
which we’ll share with you in future issues. be active at all times!
The cool way to stop
We’ve joined up with Cool Earth to do our bit for the environment
We’ve recently launched an exciting partnership with Cool This partnership further emphasises our ongoing commitment
Earth, a pioneering rainforest sustainability charity, which will to the environment, which is already demonstrated throughout
see us sponsor four square kilometres of the Amazon rainforest the company, from our recycling programmes for resellers and
in Peru – that equates to over 600 football pitches! customers, to our products’ green credentials. To find out more
Our sponsorship will keep 100,000 tonnes of living carbon
safely locked away in the trees as well as protecting a unique
and irreplaceable eco-system.
To find out more about Cool Earth, go to www.coolearth.org
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. And we really
enjoy getting out and about and meeting you all, like at the recent
Partnerships For Schools (PFS) annual conference.
The event, which took place at the Southbank Centre at the beginning of
September, was held as part of the Building Schools for the Future school
renewal programme. We were able to provide delegates with information
on the very latest technology, including our brand new visitor ID software
(more information on page 6).
In terms of upcoming events, our diary is filling up quickly. We’ll be at the
E-Learning Foundation’s Engaging with Home Access event. And looking to
the year ahead, we’ll be at BETT, the world’s largest education technology
event, taking place in Olympia, London from 13th to 16th January.
Hopefully we’ll see you there!
SIDE Dates for November 20th
E-Learning Foundations’ Engaging with Home Access.
ISSUE 2 your diary January 13-16th
BETT, Olympia, London, Stand no. G116
Any queries or comments about this issue? Contact Katie Colledge at Citypress on 0161 235 0316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org