Brother, Rendezvous printer – Macitynet.it
Rendevous also begins to spread among peripherals. In fact, Brother with a monochrome laser printer marries Apple's "zero configuration" technology that allows access to a network without any settings.
The new Brother HL-5070N prints up to 17 pages per minute in any LAN over IP and the first "Rendevous" solution on the market. Don Cummins, vice president of Marketing for Brother International Corp, said he was proud to have proposed first a network printer for small office networks with integrated technology support that will drive the entire networking market. Apple has also shown appreciation for the latter Brother model with a comment by Ron Okamoto, vice president of the sector that manages relations with Mac developers around the world: “this printer will demonstrate how in the future thanks to Rendezvous the only operation to to configure a network device will be as simple as pressing the power button ".
The HL-5070N in which it will be possible to use PostScript 3, PCL6, IBM Proprinter and Epson FX standards, will be sold with drivers for OSX but also for 8.6 and 9.2 as well as for Windows 95/98 / NT4.0 / Me / 2000 / XP .
Here are the characteristics declared by the house in detail: printing up to 17ppm with resolution up to 2400x600dpi; USB 2.0 and parallel port; Eth. 10/100 BaseT; RAM 16MB (144MB max.); compatible PC and Mac; PCL6 and BR-Script 3; 250-sheet feeder + optional upgrade http://www.brother.com
The commercialization foreseen starting from February 2003. (By Rudy Belcastro)