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 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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"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/kindlesoftwareupdates. Once the update is installed, printing to a home or office wireless printer from the Kindle Fire tablets can be set up in a matter of seconds to a wide range of Epson printers. For tips on how to set-up printing and boost productivity at the office with Kindle Fire Printing, visit the Epson Connect blog.

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/feature.html?docId=1000658051
.

About Epson
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.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

EPSON and Expression are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Epson Connect and Epson iPrint are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. Copyright 2013 Epson America, Inc.

1 Requires the free Amazon Fire OS 3.1 software update; available at Amazon.com/kindlesoftwareupdates.

2 Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet- and/or email-enabled device. See www.epson.com/connect for a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps.

SOURCE Epson America, Inc.



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