Brother is bundling network management software in its new HL-5200 range of mono laser printers to simplify the management of networked printers in large office spaces,
The HL-5200 series offers BR Admin network management software, which aims to help IT departments identify when consumables need replacing.
BR Admin keeps the network administrator informed of the status of every printer on the network, allowing the network settings of each printer to be changed from a central location.
All models in the HL-5200 series support print speed of up to 28ppm and a high print resolution of up to 1200 x 1200dpi.
Brother has also developed a higher yield toner cartridge, offering up to 7,000 A4 pages at 5% coverage.
The £199 HL-5240 non-networked, entry-level model comes with 16Mbyte of memory (expandable to 528Mbyte). The HL-5240DN costs £249 and includes 32Mbyte of memory (expandable to 544Mbyte), automatic duplex printing and network facility as standard. The HL-5270DN costs £299 including an LCD screen, and the £349 HL-5280DW is wireless-ready.