Brother has taken an important step to facilitate printing from smartphones and tablets . The company has updated the firmware of its latest multifunction laser printers to be Mopria certified compliant . This technology allows printing from an Android mobile device without the need to install any type of driver or dedicated application. Without a doubt, a great advance in this field in which other companies in the printing scene such as HP, Samsung or Canon also participate . We tell you all the details about this update and about Mopria technology .
Until now, mobile printing has had a very mixed development. Each manufacturer has developed its own technologies and applications so that users can print from a smartphone or tablet, which causes these tasks to be heavier than when working through a computer. Therefore, several manufacturers decided to take a step forward in this field with a unique system to print remotely. Among them we find names like HP, Samsung, Canon and Xerox. The name of this alliance is Mopria . Later other companies such as Brother itself joined .
The objective is simple. Develop a remote printing protocol that does not need to install any type of driver or dedicated application to work. Brother has wanted to join this initiative by means of a software update in its latest models of laser multifunction printer. These are the Brother MFC-L8650CDW, Brother MFC-L8850CDW and Brother MFC-L9550CDWT multifunction machines with print, copy, scan and fax capabilities and the Brother DCP-L8400CDN machine , which sacrifices fax functionality. Users who want to enjoy Mopria technology should visit the download page of the Japanese company (we offer the link at the end of the article) and then search the list for their model.
The next step is to choose our operating system and version (for example Windows and then Windows 8.1 ) and then search among the available downloads for the latest firmware that has been published for this printer. After downloading it, we can now enjoy the Mopria Print Service. The main requirement is to have a smartphone or tablet with the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system or higher. Most of the launches in recent months already incorporate this operating system, designed to end the fragmentation of this platform. Printing with Mopriait is really simple. All you have to do is reach the file you want to print and then open the print menu on your mobile device. As usual, the printer with Mopria has to be on the same WiFi network. In just a couple of keystrokes we can carry out our printing tasks, even easier than on the computer since it is not necessary to install any type of driver.
In the words of Justo Cuadrado , General Manager of Brother Iberia: “We are proud to be part of this initiative. The goal of the Mopria Alliance is to provide easy, wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. This purpose is aligned with our values and commitment to easy connectivity. The incorporation of these new equipment certified by Mopria are proof of this ”.
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