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CSR Announces Newest Universal Print Interpreter Software – IPS™ Adds Support for Latest Apple® and Google® Wireless Protocols
By: Business Wire
Dec. 12, 2012 07:32 AM
CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today announced the latest version of its IPS™ Universal Print Interpreter – the only market-proven software that supports all major print languages and protocols, including printing from Google’s Cloud Print and Apple iOS devices. This latest generation of CSR’s Universal Print Interpreter software, IPS 2012.2, ensures that printers can handle print jobs from the widest variety of sources, including desktop PCs, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices, on-premise and cloud-based ERP systems as well as graphic arts and engineering applications.
Wireless device users and OEMs are placing increased emphasis on the ability to print from tablets and smartphones, and IPS 2012.2 enables rapid introduction of printers that comply with new wireless printing protocols from major wireless device and device operating systems, including Apple and Google. By incorporating all major print languages into a single architecture, the IPS Universal Print Interpreter is designed to provide OEMs with a highly efficient solution that has superior performance, reduced memory footprint and the lowest integration cost. CSR’s IPS software is used by the top printer manufacturers around the world, including Canon, Epson, Fuji Xerox, HP, Oki, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox.
For Apple driverless printing, IPS 2012.2 optimises handling of the PDF files generated by Apple’s Quartz® 2D rendering subsystem, and includes extensions for other print formats used by Apple’s iOS and OS X operating systems. IPS 2012.2 also includes extensions to receive print jobs directly via Google’s Cloud Print protocol.
IPS interpreters have emerged as the industry’s most widely-adopted PDL interpreters, and enable OEMs to deliver colour and monochrome printers and multifunction devices capable of printing complex, graphics-rich documents without losing time, quality or data.
“IPS 2012.2, on the strength of its wireless-printing capabilities and ease of integration, has already had significant impact among printer OEMs,” said Anthony Murray, SVP Business Group, CSR. “With this latest version, these manufacturers can quickly offer their users the widest possible number of printing options while making printing from wireless devices – whether from Apple, Google or others – far easier than ever before.”
CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimised for the automotive navigation and infotainment, digital cameras and imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC™ audio codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found at www.csr.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our technical blog or CSR people blog, YouTube, Facebook or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CSR_plc
CAUTIONARY NOTE ON FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains certain statements (including statements concerning plans and objectives of management for future operations or performance, or assumptions related thereto) that are not historical facts and constitute ‘forward looking statements’ within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in relation to CSR’s IPS Universal Print Interpreter software, and their performance characteristics in wireless device and device operating systems, including Apple and Google, and other future events and their potential effects on CSR. These forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as ‘will,’ ‘can deliver,’ offers', 'allows', 'to enhance,’ ‘enables,’ 'designed to' and other similar expressions regarding the performance characteristics of CSR’s IPS Universal Print Interpreter software , and their performance characteristics in consumer electronics products, and their potential effects on CSR. Any future release of CSR’s IPS Universal Print Interpreter software or consumer electronics products containing such technology, related products or modifications to such products’ capability, functionality or features are subject to ongoing evaluation by CSR and its customers, and may or may not be implemented and should not be considered firm commitments by CSR or its customers and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. Such forward-looking statements represent the current expectations and beliefs of management of CSR, and are based upon numerous assumptions regarding CSR’s business strategies and the environment in which CSR will operate and therefore involve a number of known and unknown risks, contingencies, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of CSR, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in CSR’s periodic reports (whether under the caption Risk Factors or Forward Looking Statements or elsewhere), which are available at the SEC’s web site http://www.sec.gov. Each forward looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof. CSR does not undertake to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward looking statements contained herein, otherwise than required by law.
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