Brother UK Unveils New Compact Scanners for Home Workers

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Brother UK launches scanners for home workers 

Brother UK has launched a new line-up of compact scanners to help resellers tap into category growth and to support customers’ decentralised workforces.

With employees increasingly working in hybrid or fully home-working arrangements, they need a level of equipment in their home set-up that enables them to work as effectively as if they were in the office ‚Äď and this is where Brother‚Äôs new compact scanner range is aimed.

The new scanning range comprises the ADS-1300 and the ADS-1800W, which replace the ADS-1200 and ADS-1700W respectively. The range has been launched as analysts forecast the document scanner category is set to grow by 28% over the next five years, as more staff require workgroup-grade devices in the home office.

The upgraded models feature a new chargeable power bank making Brother’s desktop scanners portable for the first time, supporting mobile users working around offices or the home. Devices can also be powered by USB type-C directly from laptops, with no need for additional power cables.

The ADS-1800W is the first model on the home scanner market to feature a 7.1‚ÄĚ LCD touchscreen, designed to enhance user operability. The models are more compact than their previous generation, while scanning 20% faster at 30 pages per minute.

The range is also compatible and bundled with a range of solutions. For example, connectivity to Brother Web Connect, Barcode Utility and Tungsten Automation’s suite of software to automatically save digital copies of documents in set locations, saving time and improving workflow no matter where users are working.

Models are available with an additional output tray delivered in-box, making devices easier to pack away for users operating in a compact home or small office environment.

‚ÄúSet-ups in home and small offices are becoming more advanced, as users seek out the same benefits delivered by large work group devices, but at a fraction of the size and cost,‚ÄĚ said Terry Caulfield, chief commercial officer at Brother UK. ‚ÄúThe new range delivers on those needs, with faster scan speeds, reduced size and better connectivity to help users moving between home and the office.

‚ÄúBusinesses are investing in this tech because they recognise the productivity gains on offer. This represents an opportunity for resellers to help their customers with this goal, and it applies across the whole document management landscape.‚ÄĚ

The launch of the new scanning range comes after Brother introduced a revamped line-up of laser devices, with 36 new models that are the quietest available on the market and more compact.