Brother's Business Smart Printers

  • Episode 274
  • December 18, 2012
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Robbie and Sasha speak with Tania Goffredo from Brother Canada about the brand new, innovative Business Smart line of printers from Brother, and what they mean for small business owners.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Brother Canada, Netflix, Eco Alkalines and Cordery Electric.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Sasha Dirmeitis present from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario. Tania Goffredo from Brother Canada joins us via Skype Video.
  • {play 3:31}Viewer Postcards.
  • {play 6:19}Feature: The new Business Smart line of printers from Brother Canada.
    • Interview: Tania Goffredo
    • The new Brother MFC-J4510DW Business Smart printer.
    • Why the new Business Smart series from Brother Canada is so exciting.
    • Landscape Printing Technology allows the Business Smart line of printers to print up to 11x17 with a much smaller physical footprint.
    • The Business Smart printer allows small businesses a chance to do their own poster printing without having to outsource.
    • The MFC-J4510DW features a 3.7" Swipe color TouchScreen.
    • The MFC-J4510DW is fast, easy to use, and has a very sleek design with a small footprint.
    • The new Super High-Yield cartridges from Brother Canada offers printing of around 1,200 pages, which saves both time and money and is much more environmentally friendly.
    • Brother not only makes exceptional printers, but their environmental initiatives are making a big difference in sustaining the planet. See brotherearth.com.
    • The Brother MFC-J4510DW has excellent quality in both print and scan.
    • The scanner supports scanning to OCR and has a sheet-feeder.
    • Brother's iPrint&Scan app for Android, iOS and Windows Phone allows you to print and scan from your phone or tablet over WiFi.
    • The printer automatically prints two sided (duplexing), which is shocking for such a small printer.
    • The Brother Business Smart MFC-J4510DW is only $199.
    • Viewer Question: Does the MFC-J4510DW have card readers? Yes!
    • Viewer Question: Does the MFC-J4510DW work on Linux? Yes! Get the drivers here: cat5.tv/brotherlinux
    • Viewer Question: Can you print on smaller paper? For example: Post Cards. Yes!
  • {play 26:43}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Why Category5.TV has a Facebook page, but not a Google+ page.
  • {play 36:14}Viewer Questions
  • Viewer Question: Why don't you use Hootsuite?
  • Viewer Question: In 2006 I took it upon myself to learn Linux. Is there any script or application to clean up Linux sound systems, fixing the mix of ALSA, PulseAudio, OSS, etc?
  • Viewer Comment: I'm not installing Adobe Flash for political reasons, but also technical ones (it's crappy software). This means I can't watch live. I think YouTube works with Gnash.
    • Why Robbie thinks non-free software is sometimes important, and we shouldn't be over-the-top about using free-as-in-freedom software since some application developers simply don't want to release proprietary code--but want you to be able to use their tools.
  • Viewer Comment: I chose to use Freenas instead of unRAID because I found unRAID to have poor performance.
    • Robbie defends unRAID, and its performance. Suggestion: Cache drive.
    • Viewer Comment: ZFS is the best filesystem.
  • Viewer Question: I setup a ReadyNAS NV+ on my network but can't backup to it from Linux. Can you help?
  • Viewer Question: Is there a way to watch Category5 Technology TV on Roku now that they've removed YouTube? Yes! Install the Blip.tv app.
  • Viewer Question: I was watching an episode of Category5 where you were demonstrating some things with Wirecast. Very informative! My question is, when I record to disk using Wirecast, how do I get that video onto a playable DVD? Do I have to convert the Wirecast recorded file to something different?
    • Recording to disk in Wirecast is going to save to whatever file format you specified when creating the record to disk profile.
    • What a DVD video disk requires in order to be playable on your TV.
    • Using DeVeDe lets you convert video files to DVD format (Windows, Linux or Mac). Get it here: DeVeDe for Linux (Main Site), DeVeDe for Windows
  • Viewer Question: Does anyone know of a good hard drive repair application?
  • Viewer Comment: If you can get around having to use the modern UI, I find that Windows 8 really does perform better than previous versions of Windows.

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Sasha Dirmeitis

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