Being an Apple MFi Licensee opens the door for Apple-iOS-based hardware/software product development
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2011
DeviceLab (http://www.devicelab.com/), a medical device design and engineering development firm, is announcing an approval by Apple as an Apple MFi Licensee. This licensing is significant because it gives DeviceLab the additional capability of building iPhone, iPad, and iPod accessories, dongles, adapters that interface with Apple devices via either their docking connectors or wirelessly.
Apple has developed an MFi licensing program to provide licensing to companies that would like to develop electronic accessories that connect to iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Licensed developers gain access to technical documentation, hardware components, technical support and certification logos. The three main components of the MFi program are:
- MFi Logos: The Made for iPod, Made for iPhone, and Made for iPad logos mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.
- Technical Documentation and Hardware Components: Developers receive technical specifications describing the iPod Accessory protocol, the communication protocol used to interact with iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Developers also gain access to the hardware connectors and components that are required to manufacture iPod, iPhone, and iPad accessories.
- Technical Support and Compatibility: Developers have access to Developer Technical Support and Compatibility Labs to assist in product development and testing.
DeviceLab is already a software developer for Android phones and Android embedded systems. This apple MFi license enables DeviceLab to introduce Apple iOS-based hardware/software products targeted for medical, home CE (consumer electronics), industrial automation, and test and measurement applications. DeviceLab offers a demo of the Android and Apple MFi-based products or view their video demos in other press releases.
DeviceLab is a contract medical device design and product development firm. They are a full service company for mechanical engineering, electronics, software, industrial design, prototyping, manufacturing, FDA regulatory consulting and product testing services. Experience includes User Interface (UI) Design, custom and cart development, medical device, industrial design, hospital equipment and lab instrument development. Based in Orange County, CA, they serve Southern California (San Diego, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties) and medical device firms nationwide.