|iPad and iPhone can be enabled with USB connectivity using Silex' Tech|
|Tuesday, 22 November 2011 01:11|
Silex Technology has launched the SX-Virtual Link SDK for iOS. The SDK allows USB device manufacturers and system integrators to communicate from an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to their devices. iOS hardware, such as iPad, does not have a USB host port, so the SDK code is a set of libraries designed to create an application for iOS platforms that communicate to the USB device over the network.
"Tablets and touchscreen portable devices like the iPad and iPhone are the fastest growing computing platforms with hundreds of millions of units shipped," said David Smith, president and chief executive officer, Silex Technology America. "This is an important step in continuing to evolve our leadership position and technology portfolio for USB device networking."
The SDK allows iOS devices to connect wirelessly to USB devices attached to Silex USB network-enabled devices. Target applications include USB TV tuners, USB cameras and video equipment, USB multifunction printers, scanners, printers, bar code/RFID scanners and more.