The Mopria Alliance, Inc., a global non-profit membership organization,
is announcing today significant traction in its effort to promote and
simplify mobile printing. Less than six months since its formation in
September 2013, the Alliance has launched its product certification
program, inducted 12 new member companies, and introduced new technical
standards to meet the changing needs of the mobile printing market.
"The industry need for simple, standardized, brand-agnostic mobile
printing from any device is clear, so we're proud of how quickly we've
been able to make this a reality," said Sungho Choi, Chairman of the
Mopria Alliance. "We're working with companies involved in all aspects
of mobile printing - printer manufacturers, software developers, handset
manufacturers, and beyond - to ensure the ease and proliferation of
New Members Expand the Ecosystem
When the Alliance launched in September 2013, its four founding members
- Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung and Xerox - represented leaders in the
printing market, as well as top names in the handset and software
sectors. Today, with 12 new member companies, the Alliance includes more
than 86% of the worldwide printer* business, as well as frontrunners
from software companies, engineering and consulting firms, semiconductor
companies and typeface designers.
New member companies include:
The Mopria Alliance formally launched its certification processes,
demonstrating a rapid deployment of Mopria standards. Since its
formation, the Alliance has developed technical prototypes, conducted
product testing and has issued certifications to qualified products. The
Alliance expects member companies will begin promoting their newly
certified products within the coming months. The Alliance puts
interoperability at the core of its certified printers, handsets, and
applications to ensure functionality across all manufacturer devices.
Technological Advances Keep Pace with the Industry
Google's incorporation of print into the new AndroidTM
Operating System (OS) version 4.4 (KitKat) demonstrates the industry's
continued interest in expanding the availability and use cases of mobile
printing. The Mopria Alliance is well positioned to complement and
innovate on top of this basic print framework, with the introduction of
new technological components:
Mopria Alliance at Mobile World Congress
The Mopria Alliance will be at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
February 24-27 to meet with prospective members and app developers to
discuss membership and the state of mobile printing. For more
information or to schedule an appointment, please send us an e-mail.
About the Mopria Alliance:
The Mopria Alliance is a non-profit membership organization of leading
global technology companies with the shared goal of providing
intuitively simple wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other
mobile devices. The Mopria Alliance's goal is to bring together the
entire industry to drive selected standards adoption, support mobile
software application providers to deploy print functionality in their
applications, develop experience guidelines in the interaction of mobile
and print devices, certify products which will carry the Mopria logo and
educate consumers and business customers about the ability to easily
print from mobile devices.
*Source: IDC's WW HCP Tracker, 2013Q4 Release for Unit Shipments,
Printer = single-function printers, multifunctional systems (MFPs), and
single-function digital copiers (SF DC).
**A golden unit or golden device is an ideal example of a
device (such as a unit of measure) against which all later devices are
tested and judged.
Mopria is a trademark of Mopria Alliance, Inc. All other marks are the
property of their respective owners.
The Mopria Alliance does not endorse or sponsor software or products
from companies mentioned. The only warranties for products and services
are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such
products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as
constituting an additional warranty.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
The Mopria Alliance shall not be liable for technical or editorial
errors or omissions contained herein.
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