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Brother Solutions Interface

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Create powerful cloud and on premise solutions directly integrating the advanced print, scan and security capabilities of Brother scanners, printers and all in ones.


"Secure Cloud Print Management made simple"

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"We integrated Brother devices with our print management solution quickly and easily using BSI. The solution is easy to configure and brings PaperCut's cost control features to the Brother MFPs."

Matt Doran, CTO, PaperCut Software.
"Integrated into Brother devices, our print, copy, scan and fax management system - Q-vision - leverages on BSI's single interface to handle different devices. As a result of utilising Q-vision with BSI, devices are a lot easier to use and maintain, and it also simplifies user support."

Pawel Bielinski, Qube Technologies

How does it work?

BSI uses web services technology so all solutions are stored and run on a server rather than on each individual Brother machine.  The server could be based in the cloud or on premise.

Your server application controls the BSI device by using XML commands. These XML commands can control the devices UI, functions and collect data.

Deployment and updates of your solution are simple since you only need to update the server and not every device connected to it.

School teacher using a Brother ADS-2600W scanner


Send BSI XML commands to initiate and control scanning. Set duplex, colour, quality settings and destination such as email, FTP, Network, SharePoint or your own web service.


Flexible UI

  • Create single or multiple choice menus
  • Customise option screens
  • Display custom messages
  • Collect numeric or text user input


Smarter UI

Normally developing for different screen sizes and display types can be a lot of work. BSI keeps things simple by using standard commands which work on any device, no matter the type of display it has. 

Some devices have advanced capabilities - such as being able to display custom icons and images. However devices with displays that do not have this capability will simply ignore these commands and just display text instead. These innovations drastically reduce the time it takes to integrate Brother devices into a solution.


Lock device

Allow access to a device only after user authentication by PIN code, username and password or ID card. 
External USB card readers are available or use the NFC reader on Brother flagship devices. 

Once authenticated only open certain functions to certain users.


Device information and settings

Your solution can collect statistical information from individual devices such as scan and print counters as well as the ability to remotely configure device settings



BRAdmin is a free device management tool that can be used to activate and deploy BSI settings to multiple devices at once making deployment of your solution simple. 

Below is a comprehensive list of our BSI compatible devices.

Monochrome High Speed Workgroup Printer


Colour Laser/LED MFC/DCP

MFC-9970CDW*, DCP-9270CDN*, DCP-9020CDN, MFC-9130CW, MFC-9140CDN, MFC-9330CDW, MFC-9340CDW, DCP-L8400CDN, DCP-L8450CDW, MFC-L8600CDW, MFC-L8650CDW, MFC-L8850CDW, MFC-L9550CDW, DCP-L8410CDW, MFC-L8690CDW, MFC-L8900CDW, MFC-L9570CDW, MFC-L9610CDN, MFC-L9630CDN, 

Colour Laser/LED Printer

HL-L3295CDW, HL-L9200CDW, HL-L9200CDWT, HL-L8360CDW, HL-L9310CDW, HL-L9410CDN, HL-L9430CDN, HL-L9470CDN, HL-L8230CDW, HL-L8240CDW, HL-L8245CDW, HL-L8360CDWT

Monochrome Laser/LED MFC/DCP

DCP-8110DN, MFC-8510DN, MFC-8520DN, DCP-8150DN, MFC-8710DW, DCP-8155DN, MFC-8910DW, MFC-8810DW, DCP-8112DN, DCP-8152DN, DCP-8157DN, MFC-8512DN, MFC-8712DW, MFC-8912DW, DCP-8250DN, MFC-8950DW, MFC-8952DW DCP-L5500DN, DCP-L6600DW, MFC-L5700DN, MFC-L5700DW, MFC-L5702DW, 
MFC-L5750DW, MFC-L5755DW, MFC-L6800DW, MFC-L6900DW, MFC-L6902DW, DCP-L5502DN,DCP-L5510DN, DCP-L5510DW, DCP-L5512DN, DCP-L5518DN, DCP-L5600DN, DCP-L5602DN, DCP-L5610DN, DCP-L5650DN, DCP-L5652DN, DCP-L5660DN, DCP-L5662DN, MFC-L5710DN, MFC-L5710DW, MFC-L5715DN, MFC-L5715DW, MFC-L5717DW, MFC-L5718DN, MFC-L5728DW, MFC-L5800DW, MFC-L5802DW, MFC-L5850DW, MFC-L5900DW, MFC-L5902DW, MFC-L5912DW, MFC-L5915DW, MFC-L6700DW, MFC-L6702DW, MFC-L6710DW, MFC-L6750DW, MFC-L6810DW, MFC-L6910DN, MFC-L6912DW, MFC-L6915DN, MFC-L6915DW

Monochrome Laser Printer

HL-L6300DW, HL-L6400DW, HL-EX415DW, HL-EX470W, HL-JF1, HL-L6300DWT, HL-L6310DW, HL-L6400DWT, HL-L6402DW, HL-L6410DN, HL-L6412DW, HL-L6415DN, HL-L6415DW, HL-L6418DW

Inkjet MFC/DCP

MFC-J2330DW, MFC-J2730DW, MFC-J3530DW, MFC-J3930DW, MFC-J5330DW, MFC-J5335DW, MFC-J5730DW, MFC-J5830DW, MFC-J5930DW, MFC-J5945DW, 
MFC-J5955DW, MFC-J6530DW, MFC-J6535DW, MFC-J6580CDW, MFC-J6730DW, MFC-J6930DW, MFC-J6935DW, MFC-J6945DW, MFC-J6947DW, MFC-J6955DW, 
MFC-J6957DW, MFC-J6997CDW, MFC-J6999CDW, MFC-J7500CDW, MFC-J7600CDW, MFC-J6959DW, MFC-J6980CDW, MFC-J6995CDW, MFC-J7700CDW

Inkjet Printer

HL-J6000CDW, HL-J6000DW, HL-J6010DW, HL-J6100DW, HL-J7010CDW, HL-JF1

Document Scanner

ADS-2600We, ADS-2800W, ADS-3600W, ADS-4700W, ADS-4900W


* Only available when using special firmware. Please contact your local office to request the firmware.

What does BSI stand for?

Brother Solutions Interface

What does BSI cost?

There are no licence fees for using BSI technology. Developers simply to need to register their interest for access to the BSI documentation. Once approved by a representative in their local Brother office they can gain full access to the materials.

Who is BSI for?

BSI is for software development companies creating bespoke printing, scanning and device management solutions as well as end customers with their own development capability. Although you need to be a developer BSI uses simple XML commands across web services which is easy to learn for those with a technical background.

What type of solutions can be made with BSI?

BSI can be used for simple solutions such as one touch scan to head office or more advanced solutions such as integrating Brother products with Print Management, Document Management, Device management and custom scan solutions.

How can I find out more about BSI?

Please use the registration link on this page to request access to the BSI documentation.

What happens after I register?

Once you register Brother will aim to process the registration in 2 working days. Our criteria for approval is quite broad so if you are a software development company or an existing Brother customer that wants to create your own solution we want to hear from you. It's possible your local Brother office will contact you to check your requirements and offer assistance.

I have some other questions about BSI? Who can I contact?

Please contact your local Brother office -

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