Over 60 Epson models will work with no additional setup
Amazon's latest Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets support a new wireless printing standard called "Kindle Fire Printing," and Epson is now on-board with the standard. Now if you have one of the new Amazon tablets (with OS 3.11) and an Epson Connect-enabled printer, you can seamlessly send documents, emails and photos between your tablet and that printer with no additional setup.
Epson says that over 60 printers are Epson Connect-enabled, so there's a pretty good chance if you have a late model printer from the manufacturer and a new Kindle you'll have a good chance of this working out of the box. It may not be as robust and supported as Google Cloud Print at the moment, but we can bet that more than a few Kindle Fire HDX owners will be happy about the increased support.
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Epson Ignites Productivity with Mobile Printing Support
on New Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets
Print Wirelessly from the New Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX to 60 Epson Printers
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 5, 2013 – Epson America, Inc. today announced its support for Kindle Fire Printing, an integrated wireless print solution from the all-new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets. A wide range of Epson Connect-enabled printers now deliver extensive mobile printing capabilities for the new family of Kindle Fire tablets with Amazon Fire OS 3.11, making it easier than ever for users to wirelessly print documents, photos, appointments, events and emails.
“Amazon just gave mobile productivity a huge boost, enabling Kindle Fire users to go beyond leisure and entertainment and use their tablets to stay connected and get the job done,” said Patrick Chen, product manager of mobile connectivity, Epson America, Inc. “Collaboration and innovation are an important part of Epson’s strategy to drive home and business productivity via powerful mobile printing solutions across a range of devices and platforms. Today’s on-the-go users require multifunctional, easy-to-use options, and support of the new family of Kindle Fire tablets provides yet another convenient and powerful way to access, share and print from anywhere.”
The newest Kindle Fire tablets are the first ever Amazon devices to offer built-in wireless printing, and when combined with select Epson Connect-enabled printers, customers can produce quality output at home or at work. Read and print documents, photos, emails, and calendar events directly from the all-new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX to any one of 60 compatible Epson models. Plus, with the free, built-in viewer application, on-the-go business and home users can preview Microsoft Office files and print instantly, saving valuable time and money.
The new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX require the free Fire OS 3.1 software update, available at Amazon.com/
More about Epson Connect and Kindle Fire Productivity
Epson Connect™ mobile printing solutions makes it easier and more powerful than ever for users to print documents, photos, emails and web pages from anywhere in the world using an Epson Connect-enabled printer and a tablet, smartphone, or computer.2 More information is available online at www.epson.com/connect.
In addition to printing, the Amazon Fire OS 3.1 update provides other productivity tools for the New Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets. Find out how Kindle is made for work by visiting https://www.amazon.com/gp/
Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.epson.com.