Dell announced today five new additions to its family of laser printers--both color and monochrome--as well as a new printer manager for larger work groups.
The new color lasers are the 3010cn and the 5110cn, which feature the ColorTrack 2 control tools, letting network administrators control user access to save money. Admins can define color printing rights at the group or individual level, set print volume limitations, and track usage via a Web browser. The 3010cn is network-ready, prints black-and-white at 25 pages per minute (ppm), and starts at $379. The 5110cn has built-in duplexing, prints black-and-white at 40ppm and color at 35ppm, and starts at less than $1,000. The 3010cn is geared for SMBs, while the 5110cn is a larger work group machine.
The 5210n and 5310n are monochrome laser printers designed for large work groups and offer built-in networking and expansion options. The 5210n is wireless ready and starts at $899. The 5310n prints up to 50ppm and starts at $999. Finally, the 1815dn is a mono multifunction laser for SMBs. It comes with built-in duplexing and starts at $429.
Dell's new OpenManage Print Manager is a free utility that allows office managers to remotely troubleshoot and manage a fleet of printers. Users can configure the tool to provide a variety of information and statistics, such as consumption rates, hardware problems, and printer configurations. It requires a dedicated serving PC and can manage many third-party machines.
The 3010cn and 5310n are available now in the United States. The 5210n will be available in the States on May 25, while the OpenManage Print Manager, the 5110cn, and the 1815dn will be available in June.