April 16, 2014
Company confirms its goal of pursuing a standardized print environment from Mobile Devices
Osaka, Japan – April 16, 2014 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, announced today it has joined the MopriaTM 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 is 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," said Ryuzo Morita, director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. 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."
Joining the Mopria Alliance is the latest strategic initiative undertaken by KYOCERA to expand the capabilities of its award-winning MFPs and printers.
The Mopria Alliance is a non-profit membership organization of leading global technology companies with the shared goal of providing intuitively simple wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The Mopria Alliance's goal is to bring together the entire industry to drive selected standards adoption, support mobile software application providers to deploy print functionality in their applications, develop experience guidelines in the interaction of mobile and print devices, certify products which will carry the Mopria logo, and educate consumers and business customers about the ability to easily print from mobile devices.
Find out more about the Mopria Alliance at www.mopria.org.
|* MopriaTM is a trademark of the MopriaTM Alliance. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.|
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. headquartered in Osaka, Japan is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including color and monochrome multifunctional products and printers and wide format devices. KYOCERA's products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability, less waste - resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product.
The KYOCERA Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment. KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of KYOCERA Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. During the year ended March 31, 2013, KYOCERA Corporation's net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen (approx. USD13.6 billion).