Mopria Alliance addresses customer and industry need for simple, standardized, brand-agnostic mobile printing.
October 7, 2013
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Canon, HP (Hewlett-Packard), Samsung Electronics and Xerox recently joined forces to launch a new alliance—the Mopria Alliance, a global non-profit membership organization formed to promote, simplify and increase accessibility of wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.
The Mopria Alliance aims to bring together the mobile, software and print industries with the goal of aligning to standards that make printing universally compatible from any mobile device to any printer anywhere.
The Mopria Alliance will focus on:
By standardizing mobile printing technologies, the Mopria Alliance will enable mobile app developers and other industry players to focus resources on innovation and new features beyond maintaining basic print functions.
A number of software developers—Adobe, Papyrus, HP Live Photo and Diptic—plan to introduce applications equipped with Mopria Alliance standards so users can soon begin experiencing the benefits of mobile printing.
There will be different membership levels designed to support the goals of the Mopria Alliance while ensuring successful ubiquitous deployment of the standards.
For companies interested in joining the Mopria Alliance, please contact the alliance at: www.mopria.org/membership.