Brother Fax Machines

Brother Industries, Ltd. was officially established in 1941, however its roots go back to Japan, 1908, where it was known as the Yasui Sewing Machine Co. Brother started producing home electric appliances in 1954. The company expanded into the US that same year, and moved into Europe in 1958. The company began manufacturing business machines and portable typewriters in 1961, and fax machines and printers in 1987. Throughout the years, Brother has proven itself to be one of the leading manufacturers of fax machines and other home and business appliances in the world. To learn more, the company has a website where you can view and register its products and use its software download section.

Brother IntelliFax-2820 Fax Machine / Copier

The IntelliFax 2820 by Brother is designed for use in home offices and small business environments. This plain paper laser fax machine / phone / copier comes with a high capacity, front-loading paper tray, and easily supports multiple users. It can scan documents into memory while the line is in use, and the 14.4 Kbps fax modem can send a page in approximately six seconds. The machine can store up to 500 pages in its 8MB of memory. It can broadcast fax up to 270 locations at a maximum resolution of 203 x 392 lines per inch. It has a telephone handset and comes with a 220 location auto dial. The machine is also ring detection and caller ID ready. This unit sells for approximately $200.

Specifications

  • Print / Fax / Copy Technology - B / W laser
  • Fax Modem Speed - 14.4 Kbps fax modem
  • Best Transmission Speed - Approx. six seconds per page
  • Automatic Document Feeder Capacity - 20 pages
  • Standard Input Paper Capacity - 250 Sheet input capacity
  • Standard Memory - 8MB Memory
  • Fax Page Memory - Up to 500 pages
  • Dual Access and Polling - Yes
  • Broadcasting - 270 locations
  • Group-dial - Yes, eight groups
  • Quick Scan - Approx. 3.5 seconds per page
  • Document Memory Backup - Yes
  • Gray Scale Mono - 64
  • Remote Fax Retrieval - Yes
  • Fax Forwarding / Paging - Yes
  • Auto Fax Reduction - Yes
  • Transmission Verification Report - Yes
  • Out-of-Paper Reception - Yes
  • ITU-T Group - G3
  • Max. Fax Resolution - 203 x392 lines / inch
  • Activity Report / Journal Report Yes (up to 200)
  • Telephone Handset - Yes
  • Fax / Telephone Switch - Yes
  • One-Touch Dial - 20 locations
  • Speed-dial - 200 locations
  • Automatic Redial - Yes (1 time / 5 min.)
  • Distinctive Ring Detection and Caller ID Ready - Yes
  • Multi-Copying - Yes up to 99 copies
  • Copy Output Resolution - Up to 200 x 300 dpi
  • Max. Copy Speed - B / W (cpm) 15 cpm
  • Copy Reduction / Enlargement - 50% - 200%
  • Max. Black Print Speed -15 ppm
  • Max. Print Resolution - Up to 1200 x 600 dpi
  • Min. Input for ADF - (W / H) 5.8 inches / 3.9 inches
  • Max. Input for ADF - (W / H) 8.5 inches / 14 inches
  • Output Paper Capacity - 100 sheets
  • Unit Dimensions - (W / D / H) 14.7 inches x 14.7 inches x 10.3 inches
  • PC FAX Capability - Yes (send only)
  • Max Monthly Duty Cycle - 10,000 printed pages

Brother 575 Fax Machine / Phone / Copier

The Brother 575 fax machine also comes with telephone and copying functions that are ideal for personal and office applications. It is a plain-paper machine with telephone usage that lets you switch between fax and telephone modes. This allows you to receive fax and voice calls on a single line. It comes with a 9,600 bps fax modem that can send a page in approximately 15 seconds. The unit has a 512 kb memory which can store up to 25 pages of fax documents. The 575 has a telephone handset with 104 total auto dial locations, and is distinctive ring detection, caller ID, and call waiting ready. The device can also copy in black and white at up to 400 x 400 dpi. This fax machine sells for about $60.

Specifications

  • Print / Fax / Copy Technology - Ribbon Transfer Technology
  • Fax Modem Speed - 9,600 bps
  • Best Transmission Speed - Approx. 15 seconds per page
  • Automatic Document Feeder Capacity - 10 pages
  • Standard Input Paper Capacity - 50 sheet input capacity
  • Standard Memory - 512 kb
  • Fax Page Memory - Up to 25 page fax memory
  • Polling - Yes
  • Broadcasting - 104 locations
  • Group-dial - Yes, four groups
  • Quick Scan - Approx. 14 seconds per page
  • Document Memory Backup - Yes
  • Gray Scale Mono - 64
  • Remote Fax Retrieval - Yes
  • Fax Forwarding / Paging - Yes
  • Auto Fax Reduction - Yes
  • Transmission Verification Report - Yes
  • Out-of-Paper Reception - Yes
  • ITU-T Group - G3
  • Max. Fax Resolution - 203 x 392 lines / inch
  • Activity Report / Journal Report - Yes, up to 200
  • Telephone Handset - Yes
  • Fax / Telephone Switch - Yes
  • One-Touch Dial - Four locations
  • Speed-dial - 100 locations
  • Automatic Redial - Yes (1 time / 5 min.)
  • Distinctive Ring Detection and Caller ID Ready - Yes
  • Multi-Copying - Yes, up to 99
  • Copy Output Resolution - Up to 400 x 400 dpi
  • Copy Reduction/Enlargement - 50% - 150%
  • Output Paper Capacity - 50 sheets
  • Unit Dimensions - (W x D x H) 11.9 inches x 10.5 inches x 13.4 inches
  • Unit Weight - 5.5 lbs.
  • PC FAX Capability - No
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