Brother™ Enters Desktop Scanner Category With Launch of the ImageCenter™ ADS-2000 New Model Boasts Fast, High-Quality Color and Monochome Scanning at a Value for Busy Office Professionals

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brother International Corporation, a leader in small business technology, today announced its expansion into the desktop scanner category with the launch of the ImageCenter™ ADS-2000. Although Brother has a strong history of offering multi-function machines with scanning capabilities, the ImageCenter™ ADS-2000 enters the category as a standalone desktop scanner. The ImageCenter™ ADS-2000 bolsters the brand's recent scanner expansion into the mobile category with their DSmobile® line. The new machine helps to cost-effectively maximize efficiencies among small to mid-size businesses by helping convert a large variety of hard-copy documents to electronic files for easy storage and organization. The ImageCenter™ ADS-2000 offers high-quality, high-speed scanning at a great value, further highlighting this machine's ease of use and versatility to go with a heritage of reliability.

"We're excited to break into this new category for Brother to provide cost-effective document management solutions for our customers," said Steve Feldstein, Director of Marketing for Brother Laser and Scanner products. "The expansion of our scanner offerings, with the launch of the ImageCenter™ ADS-2000, will complement our long history of reliability in meeting the needs of the small to mid-size business professional."

With the increasing need for businesses to convert hard copy documents into digital files in order to maximize efficiencies in the office, the new ImageCenter™ ADS-2000 delivers high-speed duplex scanning in a single pass. It also offers other key features, such as multi-feed detection, blank page removal, deskew support and background removal. In addition to its fast scanning speeds, this unit provides additional advantages against the competition with its ability to scan to a USB memory flash drive(1) and an Android™ phone or tablet(2).

The competitively priced ImageCenter™ ADS-2000 boasts a comprehensive suite of software applications to offer added value to this feature-packed machine. The software bundle includes Nuance™ PDF Converter Professional 7 and Nuance™ Paper Port™ 12 SE for Windows®, along with Presto!® Page Manager® 9 for Mac® and Presto® BizCard® for both Windows® and Mac® operating systems. This robust combination of software offerings allows users to perform various document management functions ranging from creating searchable PDFs to scanning and exporting contact information from business cards directly to Microsoft® Outlook® and other contact management systems. In addition to the value the software provides, the unit includes toll-free technical support for the life of the product.

The ImageCenter™ ADS-2000 will be available at Best Buy and other various office supply retailers, dealers and online resellers starting in late May 2012.

New Brother ADS-2000 Desktop Scanner Model    

ImageCenter™ ADS-2000 Desktop Scanner

Estimated Street Price:  $399.99*

  • Two-sided scanning
  • Scans simplex and duplex up to 24 pages per minute in a single pass**
  • High-precision scanning up to 600 dpi optical resolution
  • ADF scans up to 50 sheets
  • Scans documents up to 34" in length
  • Scans receipts, cards (business and plastic ID) and paper documents
  • Customizable one-touch scan button
  • Windows® and Mac® compatible
  • Creates searchable PDFs
  • Scans to USB  memory flash drive(1), Android™ phones and Android™ Tablet PCs(2)
  • Includes Nuance™ PDF Converter Professional 7 and Nuance™ Paper Port™ 12 SE for Windows®
  • Includes Presto!® Page Manager® 9 for Mac® and Presto® BizCard® 6 for Windows®/5 for Mac®

About Brother
Brother International Corporation is one of the premier providers of products for the home, home office and office. The U.S. corporate office in Bridgewater, N.J., was established on April 21, 1954 and currently markets many industrial products, home appliances and business products manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan.

These products include an award-winning line of Multi-Function Center® machines and printers. Brother also provides the number-one line of facsimile machines in the U.S. and is the leader in electronic labeling, with its full line of P-touch® Electronic Labeling Systems. For more information you can visit the website at www.brother.com.

Microsoft, Windows and Outlook are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the US and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google permissions. All other trademarks referenced herein are property of their respective owner.

(1) Additional Purchase Required.
(2) Android™ cable required.
* Estimated street prices may vary.
** See www.brother.com for details.

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