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DateMonday, January 25, 2010
AuthorS Kelly

Epson Kit Simplifies Printer Support

Epson Releases Open Source Kit  Allowing Developers To Support Most  Inkjet Printers With  A Single Driver



The ESC/P-R development kit has already been used to develop printing applications for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and for phones using the Android Seiko Epson Corporation has announced global support for its open-source development kit, the ESC/P-R library, which assists product designers wishing to develop printing applications for electronic devices. With the kit, developers are able to support most Epson inkjet printers worldwide with just one driver.



The  kit has already been used to develop printing applications for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and for phones using the Android operating system, enabling people with these devices to enjoy the high image quality that Epson printers are known for.


Applications such as ePrint by Microtech Corp. and Epson's own "Epson iPrint" can be found in Apple's App Store, while CyCom Technology Corp.'s "CyPria" application is available for download from the Android Market. All of Epson's Wi-Fi capable all-in-one printers launched this year will  also support these applications.



ESC/P-R is a common language for selected Epson inkjet printers that supports every media type, paper size and associated printing mode available on those products.



The ESC/P-R  kit  allows many kinds of devices to connect and communicate with Epson printers, expanding possibilities for use with medical equipment, measuring equipment, electronic whiteboards, and at home with home electronics and games consoles. It is especially suited for consumer electronics devices and embedded equipment.



The ESC/P-R language is designed to be easy to develop and maintain, as it removes the necessity to create and update separate drivers for each printer. It enables speedy printing of high quality images even from devices with a slow CPU, and does not require dedicated image processing memory. Development support will be provided by Epson Imaging Technology Centre, which has offices in San Jose and Seattle.



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