Canon Announces Free Firmware Ugrades for Company’s First Mopria™-certified Products

  Canon Announces Free Firmware Ugrades for Company’s First Mopria™-certified
  Products

Business Wire

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.

imageCLASS MF8580Cdw Laser Multifunction Printer (Photo: Business Wire)

imageCLASS MF8580Cdw Laser Multifunction Printer (Photo: Business Wire)

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.

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

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark
Office.

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:
richard.berger@canon.co.jp).

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Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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or
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http://www.usa.canon.com
or
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