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The shifting workplace landscape of recent years has presented IT managers with the unique struggle of supporting and maintaining employee productivity in an age of hybrid work, fully remote teams, and BYOD policies. Juggling a menagerie of mobile devices and proprietary apps while facing the constant threat of compatibility and security nightmares, managing mobile printing for a modern business can feel like herding cats.

For weary warriors of IT trenches, using Mopria certified printers alongside the Mopria Print Service eliminates the need for proprietary apps and drivers, allowing seamless printing from Android phones and tablets to any certified printer, regardless of the manufacturer.

Let’s explore why Mopria should be your go-to solution for streamlined, secure, and cost-effective mobile printing in the workplace.

1. Simplicity Unleashed:

  • Ditch the app-ocalypse: No more app fatigue for your employees. With Mopria Print Service, just one app unlocks access and advanced settings for more than 120 million Mopria certified printers from 24 printer companies.
  • Connect and print: Gone are the days of frantic printer driver hunts and compatibility woes. Mopria’s plug-and-play functionality lets users print directly from their devices with minimal setup, saving precious time and reducing support tickets. Any Android device with the Mopria Print Service app can wirelessly locate and connect with nearby compatible printers on the same wireless network, or using Wi-Fi Direct. Here’s a video explaining how it works.

2. Fortified Security:

  • Enterprise-grade protection: Mopria prioritizes data security by integrating TLS protocol to enforce secure print data transfer between Mopria Print Service and printers.
  • Granular control: Administrators can also require users to enter a PIN before printing, or that they use a SSL connection. Admins can even track the printing behaviors of individual users via User and Account IDs.

3. Cost Savings Unlocked:

  • Implement print policies: Using Mopria Print Service, administrators can implement print policies that save money, like restricting printing to only allow two-sided or monochrome printing.
  • Boost employee productivity: By making printing effortless and accessible, Mopria empowers employees to be more productive, minimizing wasted time and frustration.

4. Unbridled Scalability:

  • Future-proof your printing: The commitment to open standards made by all members of the Mopria Alliance ensures compatibility with a vast and ever-growing ecosystem of mobile devices and printers. As your business expands, your printing solution can seamlessly adapt. Plus, Mopria certified printers will automatically download new software and driver updates, and never ask you to do this manually. With third party printer drivers soon phasing out on Windows, now is the time to upgrade your fleet to Mopria certified printers in order to avoid future compatibility issues.
  • Centralized management: In addition to offering services specific to business users like punching, folding, stapling and user authentication, the Mopria Print Service also includes accounting features for print cost calculation, so you can keep an eye on your printing expenses as your business grows.

5. Peace of Mind:

  • Free to use: Mopria Print Service is totally cost-free, and can be downloaded from Google Play with immediate access to advanced features for simple and seamless mobile printing from Android devices to millions of certified printers worldwide.
  • Easy to use: Employees won’t need IT setup support – with one app, they can easily connect and print to any Mopria certified printer without having to install or create separate accounts for printer brand-specific apps. Employees just press print to send business documents, reports, spreadsheets, presentations, web pages, emails, and more to a nearby printer.

Mopria is not just a printing solution, it’s a strategic investment in simplicity, security, cost-efficiency, scalability, and peace of mind. By embracing Mopria certified printers and the Mopria Print Service, you empower your employees, optimize IT resources, and pave the way for a streamlined and future-proof business printing ecosystem.

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