Apex Re-programs Chips for Brother Printers

Apex Microelectronics (Apex) is one of the first chip manufacturers to respond to Brother’s White Paper released last week calling for the Aftermarket’s compliance on chip messages.

Apex has collected all the information on the newly released Brother printers and programmed the data field on their Aftermarket chips to make sure the chips comply with the correct messages, as requested by Brother.

Apex told RT Media they understand OEMs have made huge investments in research and development of the technology. They fully respect and take seriously the intellectual property of the OEMs.

Apex was also quick to respond to the October 2013 request by HP who launched the first industry White Paper on brand misidentification, at the Recycling Times’ (RT Media’s) RemaxWorld Summit in Zhuhai, China. HP issued a similar warning about the use of Aftermarket chips in printer cartridges intended for HP printers. HP regularly updated its white paper between 2013 and 2014 and Apex claim they have followed each set of instructions and programmed the data field on their HP compatible chips since the very beginning.

Brother released their technical White Paper on the correct messaging to be used in aftermarket chips shown as “Non-Brother Supply” for remanufactured and manufactured inkjet cartridges. Related printer models include MFC-J680DW, MFC-J880DW and MFC-J885DW (cartridge models are LC201 and LC203).

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