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Brother NFC printers powered by Broadcom

August 5, 2013

MFC-J870dwThe technology company’s NFC technology powers the OEM’s new machines.

Evertiq reported on the OEM’s agreement with Broadcom to manufacture the near-field communication (NFC) technology to be installed in a range of new Brother machines recently released.

Following Samsung’s announcement in June of its own NFC-enabled devices, Brother itself revealed the release last month of its first NFC printers, the MFC-J870DW and MFC-J970DW, and the deal with Broadcom saw its BCM20792 and BCM43362 controllers fitted to the OEM’s machines for touch or proximity printing from mobile devices.

Shogo Suzuki, Brother’s General Manager for Electronic System Development, stated: “We are thrilled to introduce NFC-enabled printers to our customers. This represents a huge step in bringing this transformative technology to new consumer electronic devices with significant and positive changes to the overall user experience.

“Broadcom’s demonstrated success in all corners of connectivity make  it a prime partner to serve as the foundation of our next generation of printers, delivering the performance and quality required to drive new experiences.”

Broadcom’s Rahul Patel, Vice President of Product Marketing for Wireless Connectivity Combos, added: “Brother is a longstanding global leader with a commitment to adaptive and innovative products that meet evolving customer demands. We are honored to help launch the first Brother NFC-enabled printers, and are exceptionally pleased to see the continued traction of this technology into applications that make pairing devices simple and seamless.”