Kyocera Joins Mopria Mobile-Printing Alliance as Executive Member

Kyocera Document Solutions of Japan reports that it’s joined the Mopria Alliance, a non-profit organization created with the goal of simplifying wireless printing from smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

The Mopria Alliance aims to develop a standard interface that will allow users to connect to any printer —regardless of its manufacturer—with virtually any mobile device. By joining the alliance as an executive member, Kyocera says it’s confirming its stance as an “active participant in the pursuit of standardized, intuitive, and wireless printing environment.”

“This is a concerted effort by software designers, OS providers, mobile device designers, and printer manufacturers,” commented Ryuzo Morita, director of Kyocera Document Solutions and senior general manager of its Corporate Strategy Planning Division. “Our mutual goal is to achieve intuitive mobile printing in any environment, regardless of location or platform. It’s where today’s mobile users want us to devote our attention.”

The addition of Kyocera to the Mopria Alliance brings the number of printer/MFP vendors who’ve joined the alliance to 10 members, which consist of Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Lexmark International, Xerox, Brother International, Seiko Epson, Konica Minolta, Pantum, and Ricoh. Other members consist of Adobe, CSR, Monotype, Marvell, Conexant, and Allion.

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