Boston, MA 05/20/2014 (wallstreetpr) – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (ADR) (NYSE:CAJ), plans to offer free firmware promotion for printers which have gained Mopria™ certification.
The leading digital imaging solutions provider will provide free upgrade for five printers including four of its image CLASS laser multi- function ones and a PIXMA Wireless Inkjet Photo All- In- One Printer. All these five printers have received Mopria™ certifications and the intended upgrade will allow easy and convenient use from select handsets. The upgrade will enable automatic detection of the printers on Mopria™ certified mobile phones, Smartphone or tablets and some other compatible devices when connected through a Wi-Fi network. This will permit users to print documents and pictures from their mobile phones easily by selecting the printer detected on them.
Wireless printing has, until the invention of this new technology, required applications specific to individual printer model or manufacturer. Without installing these applications on the mobile phones, mobile printing was not possible. The new Mopria™ standard provides users a unified approach to wireless printing as it allows them to use their printers via the same procedure. This will be a more powerful tool as Canon increases the number of Mopria™ certified products in the market. Hence users will have the freedom of printing wirelessly through not only their Mopria™ certified Canon devices but also a range of other certified devices.
Canon Inc. (ADR) (NYSE:CAJ) is one of the founding members of the Mopria Alliance which was launched in Sept., 2013. The other members of the Alliance include Hewlett-Packard Company (MYSE:HPQ), Xerox Corp (NYSE:XRX) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Together, these leading technology companies aimed at developing a non- profit organization which would allow easy and convenient wireless printing from mobile phones, Smartphone’s and tablets. Canon is also one of the first companies to start the development of Mopria™ certified devices.