Mobile based solutions provider Cortado has joined other printer and network solutions providers to form the Cloud Printing Alliance, which aims to make printing on the move easier.
The alliance, which was announced at the CeBIT Fair in Hannover, Germany, aims to create an industry standard for IP based wireless printing, particularly for smartphone devices.
The company has been joined by Dell, Brother, Funkwerk, Oki, Kyocera Mita and other companies to form the alliance.
According to Cortado, the long-term aims of the CPA will be to form a common printing standard for all types of devices, desktop or mobile, and networks like Wi-Fi and cellular. The alliance has already started working with several cloud services providers for the standard.
Apart from printer and networking solutions providers, the CPA plans to bring Wi-Fi hotspot providers and telecom firms into the alliance to ensure interoperability, Infosecurity Magazine reveals.
Carsten Mickeleit, CEO of Cortado’s ThinPrint division, said in a statement, “Customers can use a variety of devices and do not need to purchase specialised cloud printing printers, or even turn on a computer to print.”
The company also took the opportunity to announce a cloud based printing app Cortado Workplace for Google Android, BlackBerry OS, Symbian and iOS platforms.