Epson Drives Intuitive Mobile Printing Experience for Home and Business Users with Mopria-Certified All-in-One Printers
New Epson Printers Are Certified To Work with The Mopria™ Print Service
Underscoring its commitment to creating a better, easier and more accessible user experience for mobile printing, Epson today announced it has launched its first Mopria-certified printers for home and business*1.
The need for mobile printing is increasing in tandem with the growing ownership of smartphones and tablets that is expected to reach 5.1 billion worldwide by 2018*2. Epson’s mobile print efforts are designed to embrace both the rapidly evolving demands of mobile customers and the diversity of multiple operating systems. One key initiative is Epson’s commitment to the Mopria Alliance’s mission for intuitive mobile printing. Mopria members are advancing mobile print standards that allow business and home users to print regardless of brand, device or operating system.
Epson Mopria-certified printers work with the Mopria Print Service and the built-in Printing Framework in Android v4.4 or later (KitKat). After ensuring the printer has the latest version of firmware installed, Android 4.4 users can print from Google apps such as Chrome, Gmail , Drive and QuickOffice, as well as the Adobe Reader and Kingsoft WPS Office App. With Android projected to account for 74 percent of global smartphones and tablets sold in 2014*2, Epson is actively enabling intuitive printing for an unprecedented number of new Android users.
“With global tablet and smartphone sales more than five times greater than desktop sales*2 and two of five employees using smartphones on the job*3, the need for intuitive mobile printing options and support is apparent,” Ian Cameron, responsible for global communications at Epson. “Epson is proud to actively support an industry-wide movement to streamline mobile printing ease-of-use and accessibility.”
*1: Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet- and/or email-enabled device. Availability, specifications and product names may vary by region. Check with your local Epson sales companies for information about products available in your country.
*2: “Forecast: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2011-2018, 2Q14 Update” Gartner Research; June 2014
*3: "Is Printing from Mobile Devices Ready to Take Off? InfoTrends; July 2012
About Mopria Alliance
The Mopria Alliance is a non-profit membership organization of leading global technology companies with the mission of providing intuitively simple printing from smartphones, tablets and other devices. By bringing together the mobile, software and print industries, the Mopria Alliance selects and promotes technology standards that will drive ease-of-use (interoperability) between different devices and operating systems. This will enable users (at home or at work) to easily connect and print from their mobile device to a printer, regardless of brand. As an additional convenience, app downloads and setups for new mobile devices or printers will become unnecessary. The Mopria Alliance pursues these goals by driving the adoption of selected technologies and by operating a program to test and certify printer compatibility with Mopria-enabled mobile devices. To learn more about Mopria, please visit: www.mopria.org.
Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce and industry. Epson’s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.
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