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COPsync Delivers Data Collection and Information Sharing Solution Using the Brother MW-260 MPrintTM Mobile Printer for Citations, Warning Notifications, and More

Business Problem

The events of Sept. 11, 2001 pointed out a weakness in the federal law enforcement community to effectively share information between agencies on suspected terrorist activities. Recognizing the risks that this posed, the U.S. Government mandated a more comprehensive use of information sharing as it related to national emergencies and homeland security. Subsequently, the federal guidelines1 were set forth for realtime information sharing between law enforcement agencies and emergency response personnel at the federal, state, and local levels.

Compliance with these guidelines, however, would bring significant challenges with regards to current laws, privacy protection, technology standards, and nation-wide deployment. New systems would be required to build out the infrastructure and implement the applications locally. 

Business Solution

COPsync, Inc., a software technology provider to law enforcement and emergency service professionals based in Canyon Lake, Texas, recognized the need to offer their clients a solution to comply with the Government’s information sharing mandates. Founders Russell Chaney and Shane Rapp, with a combined 30+ years of law enforcement experience between them, saw firsthand the ramifications associated with the inability of law enforcement agencies to share information and intelligence to prevent and solve crimes. This, along with their software development skills, gives them the unique insight needed to develop user-friendly platforms to help improve the day-to-day performance of their fellow law enforcement officers.

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Fifth Annual Brother Small Business Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., (March 19, 2014) – Brother International Corporation, in partnership with SCORE, mentors to America’s small business – today released results from the fifth annual “Brother Small Business Survey,” which notably revealed a surprising 72 percent of small business owners indicate new technologies will offer a bigger return on their investment than new employees (28 percent) in 2014.

While the results show small business owners believe the use of computing and digital technologies will help with increased efficiency and keeping business running smoothly, they are still having difficulty keeping up with every tech innovation. In fact, 63 percent of respondents (a mere 3 percent less than last year) frequently feel overwhelmed with the number of technologies available to run their business.

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P-touch® Commercial Labeling Solution Helps Major Telecom Company’s Customers Stay Connected

Business Problem

One of the country’s leading providers of voice and data communications had long recognized the benefits of proper labeling and has practiced some form of labeling for many years. According to a senior field service engineer with the company, “we used a typical handheld labeler and typed in information we felt relevant to the application, but often forgot to include something (like the service number to call) or there was inconsistency in the format, making some labels difficult to read.” They tried preprinting their labels, but this presented problems with custom data, and there were so many different applications that it became impractical to preprint so many kinds of labels – not to mention the impossible task to manage the inventory for hundreds of installers all over the country. Handwritten labels solve some of these problems, but they are time consuming as each field service technician struggles to print legibly.

Labeling is a thumbprint of professionalism and the company was determined to find a labeling solution that meets their requirements.

Business Solution

The company made organization changes, including a new corporate logo which provided an opportune time to identify and standardize on a better labeling solution for the company. Since this group had positive experience using P-touch® electronic labeling machines in the past, they approached Brother to help them find an ideal solution. The field service technicians specialize on installing WANs (wide area networks) onsite for commercial accounts like retail stores and restaurants, and required a portable labeling solution that will work in any of these installation environments. They needed a solution flexible enough to label a 56K line, all the way up to a DS3 (T3) which contains 28 T1 lines; and needed to label all equipment these lines are connected to: panels, modems, routers, switches, network cables and power cords. They needed to control the look of the labels to be consistent for any company installation, but required flexibility to add new designs for future customers with special requirements. Finally, they needed the labeler to print the new corporate logo on the label as a mark of professionalism. 

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Brother Introduces New Line Of Compact, Multi-Page Scanners That Bridge The Gap Between Workgroup And Portable Scanners

The Flagship ImageCenter™ ADS-1500W Helps Users Maximize Productivity and Organization with 20-page Auto Document Feeder, Wireless and Web Connectivity, Comprehensive Software Suite, and Scan Speeds up to 18ppm

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 8, 2013 - Brother International Corporation, a leader in business technology, today announced the launch of the ImageCenter™ ADS-1500W, the flagship model in their new series of compact scanners for small office/home office (SOHO) and small business users. With the introduction of this series of compact desktop scanners, Brother now offers a complete lineup of scanners including newly redesigned mobile scanner models and an award-winning1 series of workgroup scanners.

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Brother Introduces New Lineup Of Scanners For Mobile Professionals And Home Offices, Highlighted By The DS-920DW With Duplex And Wireless Capabilities

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Sept. 25, 2013 -- Brother International Corporation, a leader in business technology, today announced the launch of the DS-920DW, the flagship model of the completely refreshed DSmobile® line of mobile scanners for consumers and small office/home office (SOHO) users. The line includes four models ranging in suggested price from $129 to $199.

Brother designed the DS-920DW with wireless transfer and duplex capabilities to help users digitize photos, invoices and other documents to help improve organization, reduce paper clutter and enhance their productivity. In developing the DS-920DW, Brother focused on creating a mobile scanner that had value for both the consumer and SOHO user. The ability to quickly scan receipts for business and then photographs or recipes for personal use, makes the DS-920DW invaluable to a home or business. The DS-920DW, along with every other model in the DSmobile series, is faster and more versatile than its predecessor, scanning at speeds up to 8 ppm1 in simplex and 5 ppm1 in duplex. And to promote easy integration into multiple personal and work environments, the TWAIN-compliant DS-920DW is compatible with Windows®, Mac® and Linux® operating systems.

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New Digital Color All-in-Ones Empower Small Businesses To Create Critical Color Documents In-House At A Savings Of Up To 60%

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 22, 2013 -- Brother International Corporation, a leader in small business technology, today announced the launch of the MFC-9000 series, its newest series of digital color all-in-ones. This new series is anchored by the flagship model MFC-9340CDW, which offers small business users advanced, big business features, such as fast color and black printing speeds (up to 23ppm color and black), automatic duplex printing, plus, single-pass duplex scanning/copying. All models in the MFC-9000 series feature a 3.7" Color TouchScreen Display with WebConnect3 and are all priced under $4504.

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Doculex Archive Studio Comes to Brother Online

 Bridgewater NJ – Brother International Corporation, premier provider of products for the home, home office and office, recently announced a strategic collaboration with DocuLex, Inc., creator of award-winning, business-ready document management software. The combination adds workflow integration to the DocuLex Archive Studio, an advanced document management software solution. Through Brother Online, a suite of smart, web-based business services and solutions, customers looking to take advantage of cloud computing technology can access multiple services, such as the DocuLex Archive Studio, as well as additional resources and information to support cloud adoption into their businesses. This new offering reinforces the Brother commitment to provide its customers with convenient and affordable access to web-based applications from leading document management companies.

Brother customers can utilize its family of scanners and Multi-Function Center® devices, including the new ImageCenter™ ADS-2500W scanner and MFC-J4510DW all-in-one printer, to move documents from paper to the cloud. Once the document is delivered to the Doculex Archive Studio via the Brother cloud service, users can manage diverse content types from a secure, indexed and searchable electronic repository, virtually anytime and from anywhere. To simplify paper-to-digital conversion, Brother offers its unique one-touch pull scan feature, usable directly from within the Doculex Archive Studio, allowing users to securely scan and send documents to the cloud with the touch of one single button on the user interface. The DocuLex Archive Studio also offers users a full suite of document management, records management and email management capabilities, for a virtually unlimited mailbox and document repository, all via a 100 percent browser-based application. This centralized and robust service offering can help drastically minimize IT overhead for SMBs and large corporate workgroups while streamlining workflow and collaboration.

Product Summary for Remark Office OMR

OMR / Remark Office OMR Overview

Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) is a technology that has been used for many years in schools, universities, businesses, government agencies and many other institutions. OMR is the process of reading data from “fill in the bubble” types of forms. Typical uses for OMR forms include standardized tests, course evaluations, surveys and many other types of forms. Traditionally, OMR forms have been processed using special scanners, special forms printed using high-end printing presses and number two pencils for filling in these forms. Traditional OMR solutions tend to be expensive and inflexible and are only practical in situations where large volumes of the same form are processed over and over. Gravic set out to change this, and since 1991 has been developing and perfecting our software to bring this useful technology to the desktop. Over the years, Remark Office OMR has become the world’s leading package for collecting data from OMR forms. 

Remark Office OMR is a software package designed to collect data from optical marks (bubbles, checkboxes) on plain paper forms. The software works in conjunction with an image scanner to collect the data. Instead of special forms, users can create their own forms with any word processor, desktop publishing package or form design software. Users are allowed a great deal of flexibility in the design process. These forms can be printed on any laser printer or photocopier and do not need special registration marks or drop-out inks. Respondents no longer need to keep a number two pencil on hand to fill in the forms. Over the years, Gravic has added other technologies such as barcode recognition and OCR (machine printed text recognition) to the product, but the product focus remains to be the easiest and most powerful solution on the market for collecting data from surveys, tests, assessments, evaluations and other forms. 

Image Scanning vs. Traditional OMR

The main difference between the two types of scanning is in the hardware with which they work. Remark Office OMR works with common image scanners. These are the type of scanners that can also be used for scanning pictures or pages of text and are readily available from online electronics vendors or your local computer dealer. Traditional OMR readers are commonly associated with standardized testing, pre-printed forms and number two pencils. Typically, the manufacturers’ sales representatives sell these machines directly to the end user.

Singapore Printer Brands Launch First-Ever Joint Recycling Initiative - Project Homecoming

<h4>–Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson and Lexmark join hands to raise public environmental awareness through Singapore's first joint cartridge recycling project–</h4> <p>Five major printer brands based in Singapore: Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson and Lexmark, with the support of the National Environment Agency (NEA) and National Library Board (NLB); have announced the launch of Singapore's first-ever joint funded and managed printer brand ink and toner cartridge recycling initiative: Project Homecoming.</p> <p>As the first international expansion of a successful joint printer brand recycling project (called &quot;Ink Cartridge Satogaeri&quot;) started in Japan three years ago, the project aims to encourage community awareness and environmental responsibility among Singaporeans through convenient cartridge recycling initiatives and education.</p>

Brother Donates 60,000 Turkish Lira to Earthquake Relief in Turkey

<p><b>Nov 28, 2011</b> Brother Industries, Ltd. (President: Toshikazu Koike, hereinafter &quot;BIL&quot;) has announced that BIL and its subsidiaries: Brother International Corporation and Brother International (Gulf) Fze will donate 60,000 Turkish Lira (approximately 2.6 million yen) in total to the Turkish Red Crescent Society, to help with the relief efforts following the disaster caused by the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey in late October 2011.</p>

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