SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Mopria® Alliance, a global non-profit membership organization providing universal print and scan standards, celebrates a decade of significant innovation and industry transformation. Today, there are more than 8,000 Mopria certified product models that offer print and/or scan capabilities, with 120 million certified products in active daily use. Mopria achieved 3 billion installations on both computers and mobile devices using the world’s most popular operating systems. This journey is underscored by billions of pages printed or scanned daily.
Notably, the recent decision by Microsoft in August 2023 to discontinue support of third-party printer drivers in Windows 11 and rely upon Mopria standards represents a monumental shift in the industry, underscoring the Alliance’s impact. The Alliance has proven itself to be the axis of print and scan innovation and a leader in the computing industry with a strong roster of innovative members.
Mopria Alliance has played an instrumental role in shaping the mobile printing and scanning landscape since its inception in 2013 when founding members Canon, HP, Samsung, and Xerox united to create standards that made printing universally compatible across all mobile devices and printers. The Alliance has since welcomed 18 additional members representing an overwhelming majority of companies in the global printer and scanner industry.
Mopria standards drive the Alliance’s free Android apps, Mopria Print Service and Mopria Scan. They ensure that individuals can easily print or scan documents anywhere, anytime, with no setup required, enhancing the print and scan functionality of smartphones and tablets. The Mopria standards offer a convenient and efficient experience for consumers and business customers, enabling seamless printing and scanning from PCs and laptops.
Stepping into a new decade of innovation, the Mopria Alliance envisions a future marked by extraordinary breakthroughs and enhanced accessibility. Michael St. Laurent, President of the Mopria Alliance, expressed the Alliance’s vision for the future, stating, “Mopria Alliance is the industry authority for printer and scanning innovation, and we extend an open invitation to all industry participants to join our collective effort. The past decade has been a testament to our commitment to simplifying and revolutionizing mobile printing and scanning. We envision a future where universal standards, simplicity, and accessibility are realities for everyone.”
The Alliance recognized Alan Berkema, Hiro Masuda, Shusaku Kusaka, and Harvey Shimizu as Mopria Alliance Fellows in recognition of their significant leadership and contributions to the Alliance. St. Laurent added, “These individuals took actions in their own unique ways to establish the Alliance into the leading organization that it is today. We are forever grateful for their many contributions and happily induct them into our Fellows program.”
About the Mopria® Alliance
The Mopria® Alliance is a non-profit membership organization of leading global technology companies with the mission of providing universal standards and solutions for print and scan. With a focus on mobility and modern productivity trends, Mopria technology is used to allow users to interact intuitively and seamlessly with a printer, multi-function printer, or scanner, regardless of brand. Learn more at www.mopria.org. Print. Scan. Go.
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