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Canon press release:
Canon Announces Free Firmware Ugrades for Company’s First Mopria™-certified Products
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 15, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces that it will begin offering free firmware upgrades* for four imageCLASS laser multifunction printers and one PIXMA Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One printer that have received Mopria™ certification, allowing for simple and convenient printing from select mobile devices.
Laser Multifunction Printer
Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer
The Mopria™-certified Canon printer lineup includes the imageCLASS MF6180dw/MF6160dw and Color imageCLASS MF8580Cdw/MF8280Cw laser multifunction printers for home offices and small-to medium-sized businesses, and the PIXMA MG7120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One printer.
The upgrades allow for automatic detection of these Canon devices over a Wi-Fi connection from Mopria™-certified smartphones, tablets and other compatible mobile devices.** Users can print documents and photos from these mobile devices by simply selecting a detected printer indicated on their device’s screen.
Mobile printing to date has required the installation of applications specific to each printer manufacturer or model. With the unified Mopria™ standard, users will be able to print through the same simple print procedure to Mopria™-certified Canon devices, along with other certified devices. Additionally, as the number of Mopria™-certified printers increases, users will be able to easily print wirelessly from mobile devices from home, in the workplace or on the go.
Canon, as a founding member of the Mopria Alliance, is among the first companies to begin developing Mopria™-certified products. Canon will continue its efforts to make printing as convenient as possible for users while enhancing its lineup of Mopria™-certified products.
About the Mopria Alliance
The Mopria Alliance, launched in September 2013 by Canon, HP, Samsung Electronics and Xerox, 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.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.
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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.
* The upgrades for the four imageCLASS all-in-ones will be made available in May 2014 while the upgrade for the PIXMA printer will be released in late June 2014.
**List of Mopria™-certified products:www.mopria.org/KnowledgeCenter/SupportedProducts.aspx
Mopria Alliance website: www.mopria.org
This is based on a release issued in Japanese by Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. in Tokyo on April 16, 2014. For further information contact Richard Berger (tel: 03-5482-8055; fax: 03-5482-5130; e-mail: email@example.com).