KYOCERA MITA Europe becomes a founder member of the Cloud Printing Alliance

Agreement with Cortado on de facto cloud printing standard will bring truly mobile printing to smartphone and tablet users

04 March 2011

KYOCERA MITA Europe B.V. is delighted to announce that it has become a founder member of the Cloud Printing Alliance. The Alliance, formed by Cortado, the mobile division of ThinPrint, will facilitate mobile printing from any smartphone or tablet device to any supported Alliance member’s printer located in a Wi-Fi network. In joining the alliance KYOCERA MITA confirms the compatibility of its current and future products with Cortado Workplace technology.

Cortado Workplace is the only truly agnostic cloud printing solution. It works regardless of the device, printer or file type and is not PC dependent.

KYOCERA MITA’s range of ECOSYS printers and multifunction copiers offers reliable, economical printing with low environmental impact, while KYOCERA Managed Document Services enable organisations to deploy optimised hardware, software and management solutions to enhance business efficiency.

Oliver Kreth, Director of Marketing at KYOCERA MITA Europe B.V comments: “The proliferation of tablet devices and smartphones in the business environment has created a logical requirement for a cloud-based print standard. The Cloud Printing Alliance will ensure that a robust standard is agreed which will bring the requisite simplicity to printing from mobile devices.”

“We look forward to working with KYOCERA Mita within the Cloud Printing Alliance. KYOCERA printers with the Cloud Printing Ready logo
are the first choice for use in Wi-Fi hotspots and thanks to print support for BlackBerry, iPad etc. offer significant added value for customers and service providers,” says Frank Hoffmann, Director Strategic Relationships at ThinPrint AG.

Cortado Workplace is available as a free app in all popular app stores.


KYOCERA MITA is one of the world's leading office document solutions companies. Its product range consists of ECOSYS printers, reliable multifunctional systems and wide format devices, completed by supplies, efficient document solutions and comprehensive services. KYOCERA MITA provides innovative products, built on a foundation of long-life components, allowing it to offer its customers low total cost of ownership and high efficiency in any workplace. For further information, visit:
KYOCERA MITA Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of KYOCERA Corporation, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2009. Ranked no. 418 on Forbes magazine’s 2009 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, KYOCERA Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-tech ceramics, electronic components, solar cells and electronic office equipment. KYOCERA Corporation’s long-term growth strategy is to focus on business that supports telecommunications, information processing, environmental protection and the preservation of quality of life.