Epson America addressed some additional mobile printing needs for its clients this week by releasing seven new Mopria-certified printers for home and business. The new models include the Epson Expression Photo XP-860, Epson Expression Premium XP-820, XP-620, XP-520, and Epson WorkForce WF-2660, WF-2650 and WF-2630. As more and more smartphones and tablets enter the mainstream business community, SMBs are more consistently looking for simple and secure solutions for print. The market is expected to reach 5.1 billion worldwide by 2018. These new Epson Mopria-certified all-in-one printers look perfect for both home and business mobile printing applications.
Epson is addressing the needs of mobile print by embracing multiple operating systems and platforms. The Mopria Alliance was developed to facilitate intuitive mobile printing and advancing mobile print standards for small to medium business (SMB) and home users. Their goal is to facilitate printing solutions from mobile devices independent of brand, device or operating system. These seven new Mopria-certified Epson all-in-one printers are just the beginning. They all work with the Mopria Print Service and use the built-in Printing Framework available in Android v4.4 (KitKat) or later. With the latest printer firmware, Android 4.4 users can print directly from Google apps like Chrome, Gmail, Drive and QuickOffice, or even Adobe Reader. While there is no mention of Apple or iOS support, the goal for Mopria is to universally accept print commands issued from all devices (iOS, Android, Windows and even Kindle). As Android represent roughly 74 percent of the global smartphones and tablet sales in 2014, Epson’s emphasis on Android first is understandable.
Epson Mopria-certified All-in-One Printers
- Epson Expression Photo XP-860
- Epson Expression Premium XP-820
- Epson Expression Premium XP-620
- Epson Expression Premium XP-520
- Epson WorkForce WF-2660
- Epson Expression Premium WF-2650
- Epson Expression Premium WF-2630
According to Epson-sourced research, 9 out of 10 smartphone users in the United States are 16 years or older and 40% of all employees use smartphones on the job. Given this, the need for mobile printing isn’t just looming—it’s very clear and present. It’s great to see Epson join a growing movement and organization of industry manufacturers who want to streamline mobile printing.
Read more at the Epson website.