Canon, HP, Xerox and Samsung are working on standards for mobile printing




The printer manufacturers Canon, HP, Samsung and Xerox together started an alliance called Mopria. The companies want to focus on making it easier to print from mobile devices. In order to achieve this will be a new standard and a mark developed.

The purpose of the Mopria alliance is to get that meets a new standard for wireless printing a new category. printers on the market These printers are then the Mopria mark provided so that consumers know that the printer is compatible.

The new standard is based on NFC and wifi directly. Smartphone users can use NFC to pair the phone once, by to stop it. Printer with a printer Via a wifi connection is then immediately sent the print job. The current version of the standard Mopria can only handle jpeg and png files, should follow. PDF support Devices, the print job so first have to convert. To one of these formats The alliance intends to provide more support. Formats in the future

On the side of the user, it is intended that the support is embedded in the operating system, so that there are no applications are needed. For Windows tablets and laptops would mean that users no longer need to install printer drivers if they want to use a printer. Mopria with support The alliance hopes that more companies will join in, particularly manufacturers of phones and tablets, printer manufacturers, laptop manufacturers and OS developers.

When the first Mopria printers will come on the market is not yet known. It is not yet known whether companies like Microsoft, Apple and Google support for the standard in their operating systems will build.

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