• Kodak To Sell Document Imaging Business To Brother For $210 Million

    Kodak To Sell Document Imaging Business To Brother For $210 Million

    Brother, a Japanese document imaging company, has bought Kodak’s imaging business for $210 million, according to a company release. Kodak sought bankruptcy protection in January 2012 and has been restructuring itself since. Read More

  • AiRScouter: Brother Ready To Commercialize Its See-Through Head-Mounted Display (Video)

    AiRScouter: Brother Ready To Commercialize Its See-Through Head-Mounted Display (Video)

    Sometimes futuristic-looking prototypes of gadgets do get commercialized: Brother has announced it is ready to bring to market the so-called AiRScouter, a head-mounted and transparent transmissive liquid crystal display that was first showcased back in 2008. When worn, the device creates the impression of a 16-inch screen that’s about one meter away from user’s eyes. Brother says… Read More

  • Video: AiRScouter, Brother’s Futuristic Head-Mounted Display

    We reported in July about the AiRScouter, Brother’s pretty awesome-looking “Retinal Imaging Display”. The futuristic head-mounted display was first showcased in 2008, and now, thanks to our friends at Diginfonews in Tokyo, we have a video that shows the newest version in action. Read More

  • AiRScouter: Brother's futuristic head mounted display

    Head mounted displays still have something futuristic about them, and Brother’s offering, the so-called AiRScouter, is no exception. The company today unveiled [press release in English] the newest version of the HMD, which was first shown to the general public in 2008 (and once again in 2009). Back then, the AiRScouter was unnamed and had a different design. Read More

  • Brother Japan to release a $1,100 "document reader"

    In March last year, we covered the SV-100, a monochrome, A4-sized “document reader” made by Brother that never found its way outside Japan. Mainly targeting business users, the device went on sale in this country in June 2009 for $1,450. And next week, Brother is going to roll out the SV-70 [JP], a new version, which is again Japan-only (at this point, at least). Read More

  • Brother rolls out A4-sized e-document reader

    Amazon’s Kindle isn’t available in Japan and nobody over here bought the Sony Reader (Sony stopped sales over here already). Japanese people love reading (and even writing) stuff on their mobile phones too much. But now Brother is trying to at least get business people interested in a document reader, their SV-100B the company introduced today [JP]. Read More

  • Wide format affordable ink jet printer from Brother

    Brother has come out with a wide format printer for only 200 bucks. The MFC-5890CN is part of the ‘Professional Series’ line of Brother all-in-one printers. Combining the capability to print, scan, fax and copy the company is marketing these for business users who would like the ability to make ledger size prints. Big prints make for a better impact in any presentation, and… Read More

  • Brother Printer Lets You Create RFID Tags

    Let’s make some mischief on this amnesty Friday, shall we? All we need is this Brother RL-700S printer that prints out passive RFID tags and we’re golden. Well, more accurately, it uses rolls of tape that contain the proper IC chips, complete with working antenna, which can be programmed with the corresponding data. I’m sure the black hats out there can figure out how to get… Read More