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Summary of PWG Face-to-Face Meeting in Irvine, CA February 12, 2013

The Printer Working Group recently held a face-to-face meeting on February 4-6, 2014 at Samsung's facilities in Irvine, CA. We discussed current and future liaison's with other standards groups, reviewed several drafts of in-progress. specifications, and enjoyed presentations from CIP4 and the Mopria Alliance.

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PWG Approved: Update to PWG Hardcopy Device Health Assessment Attributes January 6, 2014

An update to PWG Candidate Standards 5110.1: PWG Hardcopy Device Health Assessment Attributes has been published.

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PWG Approved: IPP FaxOut Service December 2, 2013

PWG Candidate Standard 5100.15: IPP FaxOut Service has been published.

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PWG Approved: IPP Transaction-Based Printing Extensions November 22, 2013

PWG Candidate Standard 5100.16: IPP Transaction-Based Printing Extensions has been published.

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Summary of PWG Face-to-Face Meeting in Cupertino, CA October 28, 2013

The Printer Working Group recently held a face-to-face meeting on October 22-24, 2013 at Ricoh's facilities in Cupertino, CA. We discussed current and future liaison's with other standards groups, reviewed several drafts of in-progress. specifications, and outlined future IPP System Control Service and Semantic Model 3.0 documents.

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PWG Formal Vote of IPP FaxOut Service October 10 - November 15, 2013

The PWG Formal Vote of the IPP FaxOut Service has begun. The IPP FaxOut specification defines defines an IPP extension to support the PWG Semantic Model FaxOut service over IPP.

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PWG Formal Vote of IPP Transaction-Based Printing Extensions October 8 - November 8, 2013

The PWG Formal Vote of the IPP Transaction-Base Printing Extensions has begun. The IPP Transaction-Based Printing Extensions specification defines extensions to the Internet Printing Protocol that support the business transaction logic needed for paid, PIN, release, and quota-based printing through local and commercial services.

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W3C Workshop on Publishing and the Open Web Platform October 8, 2013

A representative from the IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group (PWG) attended the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) "Publishing and the Open Web Platform" workshop in September 2013 and participated in the "Standards Bodies: Who does what?" panel.

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PWG Meets with Broadband Forum September 20, 2013

This week in Atlanta, a representative from the IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group (PWG) presented and participated in the Broadband Forum's Q3 meeting to discuss wide-area Internet-based management of printers by telecom providers and how PWG standards can support that effort.

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Summary of PWG Face-to-Face Meeting in Camas, WA August 14, 2013

The Printer Working Group recently held a face-to-face meeting on August 6-8, 2013 at Sharp's facilities in Camas, WA. We discussed a potential 3D printing BOF, reviewed several drafts of in-progress specifications, and set new goals and milestones for the Cloud Imaging, Internet Printing Protocol, and Semantic Model workgroups.

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PWG Last Call of IPP Transaction-Based Printing Extensions (concluded) July 30 - August 30, 2013

The PWG Last Call of the IPP Transaction-Based Printing Extensions has begun. The IPP Transaction-Based Printing Extensions specification defines an IPP extension to support monetary, quota-based, and release printing transactions. Please provide your responses prior to August 30th so that we can advance it to a formal vote.

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Printing from Mobile Devices, Part 3 May 20, 2013

The PWG has announced IPP Everywhere to enable printing from mobile devices without apps or vendor-specific drivers. In our previous post we talked about the advantages of allowing native printing capabilities. Users don't have to download apps or update them. They don't have to create accounts or sign in. Touch "print", choose options, and you're good to go.

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Printing from Mobile Devices, Part 2 May 17, 2013

In a previous post, we talked about how printing from mobile devices has moved from a non-starter to a somewhat more complex capability based around vendor-specific apps and with little standardization. Wondering if mobile device users really do want to print something?

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New IPP Everywhere Standard Lets Users Print From Smartphones and Tablets Without Apps or Vendor-Specific Device DriversMay 14, 2013

CUPERTINO, Calif., May 14, 2013 – Users of today’s smartphones and tablets can do almost anything on these devices – except print from them natively, without downloading apps or vendor-specific device drivers. Now, an industry standards group, the IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group, has solved that problem with a new specification, IPP Everywhere.

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Joint PWG-OpenPrinting Face-to-Face Meeting May 14-17, 2013

The joint PWG-OpenPrinting meeting is being hosted by Apple at their facilities in Cupertino, CA. Topics include: printing on Linux and other platforms, Cloud-based imaging services, IPP Shared Infrastructure Extensions, IPP Everywhere self-certification, IPP Best Practices, the Transform service, mapping of job ticket formats, and printer-related security.

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Printing from Mobile Devices May 12, 2013

According to a recent Forbes blog on the growing use of smartphones and tablets, "Shipments of smartphones and tablet PCs are both on the rise, with the first up 40 percent and the second nearly 100 percent this year, market research firm TrendForce forecasts." What does that mean for printing? Does everyone with a smartphone or tablet want to give up the option to print something from the device?

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PWG Last Call of IPP FaxOut Service (Concluded) May 1 - June 7, 2013

The PWG Last Call of the IPP FaxOut Service has begun. The IPP FaxOut Service specification defines an IPP extension to support the PWG Semantic Model FaxOut service over IPP. Please provide your responses prior to June 7th so that we can advance it to a formal vote.

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New IDS Standards Approved May 1, 2013

Three new IDS standards were approved today:

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