Epson joins the Mopria Alliance, a global non-profit membership organization aimed at promoting the expansion of mobile printing. The Alliance brings together the mobile, software, and print industries with the goal of aligning standards that ensure printing is universally compatible from any mobile device to any printer, anywhere.
“The Mopria Alliance is dedicated to advancing mobile printing to allow busy people on-the-go to conveniently print wherever or whenever, regardless of brand or operating system,” said Ian Cameron, responsible for global communications at Epson. “Epson is committed to making printing as easy as possible for its customers, and is honored to collaborate with like-minded organizations to improve how we meet and anticipate customer needs in today’s increasing mobile culture.”
With an estimated 50 billion connected devices by 2020, the Mopria Alliance is focused on making wireless printing from smartphones, tablets, and other devices simple and standardized.
The just announced Mopria plug-in for KitKat also complements the core print feature in Android OS 4.4 enabling printing from Android-based mobile devices to many brands of printers. Epson will be working to offer support for the Mopria plug-in and other Mopria standards.