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DFU Toolkit 3.3 provides Mac OS X 10.12 Support

Barcelona, September 30th 2016

tSoniq is pleased to provide compatibility for Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) with version 3.3 of its CSR DFU compatibleMac OS X Firmware Update Toolkit for USB peripherals. Developed by tSoniq, two versions of the SDK are available to provide support for both "traditional" and HID based firmware update models. We can support application development using traditional a Cocoa/Swift architecture, or via cross-platform frameworks such as Electron.

tSoniq can also help minimise the risk of in-field firmware update failures by providing full regression testing of the DFU toos with your specific product and a wide range of Apple hardware and software. Testing includes the recovery of devices from hard-failures, such as an unplug of the USB cable during the update process. We also cman provide code-signing compliant with Apple requirements so that no special signing certificates are required when developing an application with the SDK.

The toolkit supports all Device Firmware Update (DFU) compliant USB peripherals, and adds extensions for Bluetooth based hardware that can be difficult to support under Mac OS X due to driver conflicts. It includes an easy-to-use API together with an sample Cocoa applications and command-line tools and is supplied with full source-code. The software includes two pre-built and code-signed kernel drivers for CSRs "classic" DFU mode to provide support from macOS 10.6 through to 10.12.

The SDK can be licenced directly from us or may be used in conjunction with our consulting services as part of a custom software project. For pricing and availability, please email us atinquires@tsoniq.comwith your requirements.

About tSoniq: tSoniq develops drivers and applications for wireless multimedia and peripherals for Mac OS X and iOS. tSoniq offers a range of proven SDKs and drivers for Apple and CSR technologies, and can manage a complete application development, localisation and test. For more information please visit http://tsoniq.com

Contact:

email: inquiries@tsoniq.com

Tel. +34 635 289932

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DFU Tools Compatible with Mac OS X 10.11

Barcelona, September 30th 2015

tSoniq is pleased to compatibility for Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) with version 3.2 of its CSR DFU compatibleMac OS X Firmware Update Toolkit for USB peripherals. Developed by tSoniq, two versions of the SDK are available to provide support for both "traditional" and HID based firmware update models. We can support application development using traditional a Cocoa/Swift architecture, or via cross-platform frameworks such as Electron.

tSoniq can also help minimise the risk of in-field firmware update failures by providing full regression testing of the DFU toos with your specific product and a wide range of Apple hardware and software. Testing includes the recovery of devices from hard-failures, such as an unplug of the USB cable during the update process. We also cman provide code-signing compliant with Apple requirements so that no special signing certificates are required when developing an application with the SDK.

The toolkit supports all Device Firmware Update (DFU) compliant USB peripherals, and adds extensions for Bluetooth based hardware that can be difficult to support under Mac OS X due to driver conflicts. It includes an easy-to-use API together with an example Cocoa application supplied with full source-code. The softwaresupports USB DFU 1.0 and 1.1 compliant devices and also provides extensions for PSKEY access with popular Bluetooth chipsets such as Cambridge Silicon Radio's BlueCore 5 and CSR8670.

The SDK can be licenced directly from us or may be used in conjunction with our consulting services as part of a custom software project. For pricing and availability, please email us atinquires@tsoniq.comwith your requirements.

About tSoniq: tSoniq develops drivers and applications for wireless multimedia and peripherals for Mac OS X and iOS. tSoniq offers a range of proven SDKs and drivers for Apple and CSR technologies, and can manage a complete application development, localisation and test. For more information please visit http://tsoniq.com

Contact:

email: inquiries@tsoniq.com

Tel. +34 635 289932

http://tsoniq.com

DFU Tools now with full Mac OS X 10.10 Compatibility

Barcelona, October 16th 2014

tSoniq is pleased to announce support for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with version 3.1 of its CSR DFU compatibleMac OS X Firmware Update Toolkit for USB peripherals. Developed by tSoniq, the updated SDK's dual kernel drivers and in-application installer provides full compatibility with all Apple operating systems from Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) onwards.

tSoniq can also help minimise the risk of in-field firmware update failures by providing full regression testing of the DFU toos with your specific product and a wide range of Apple hardware and software. Testing includes the recovery of devices from hard-failures, such as an unplug of the USB cable during the update process. We also provide kernel driver code-signing compliant with the new OS 10.10 requirements so that no special signing certificates are required when developing an application with the SDK.

The toolkit supports all Device Firmware Update (DFU) compliant USB peripherals, and adds extensions for Bluetooth based hardware that can be difficult to support under Mac OS X due to driver conflicts. It includes an easy-to-use API together with an example Cocoa application supplied with full source-code. The softwaresupports USB DFU 1.0 and 1.1 compliant devices and also provides extensions for PSKEY access with popular Bluetooth chipsets such as Cambridge Silicon Radio's BlueCore 5 and CSR8670.

The SDK can be licenced directly from us or may be used in conjunction with our consulting services as part of a custom software project. For pricing and availability, please email us at inquires@tsoniq.comwith your requirements.

About tSoniq: tSoniq develops drivers and applications for wireless multimedia and peripherals for Mac OS X and iOS. tSoniq offers a range of proven SDKs and drivers for Apple and CSR technologies, and can manage a complete application development, localisation and test. For more information please visit http://tsoniq.com

Contact:

email: inquiries@tsoniq.com

Tel. +34 635 289932

http://tsoniq.com


Version 3.0 DFU Tools Available for CSR Applications

Barcelona, June 16th 2014

tSoniq is pleased to announce the availability of version 3.0 of its CSR DFU compatibleMac OS X based Firmware Update Toolkit for USB peripherals. Developed entirely by tSoniq, the updated SDK now includes preliminary support for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and can be used with any 64 bit capable MacOS computer running Mac OS X 10.7 or later. The SDK can be licenced directly from us or may be used in conjunction with our consulting services as part of a custom software project.

The toolkit supports all Device Firmware Update (DFU) compliant USB peripherals, and adds extensions for Bluetooth based hardware that can be difficult to support under Mac OS X due to driver conflicts. It includes an easy-to-use robust API together with a complete example application with full source-code. The softwaresupports all USB DFU 1.0 and 1.1 compliant devices and is compatible with products based on popular Bluetooth chipsets such as Cambridge Silicon Radio's BlueCore 5 and CSR8670.

For pricing and availability, please emailus at inquires@tsoniq.comwith your requirements.

About tSoniq: tSoniq develops drivers and applications for wireless multimedia and peripherals for Mac OS X and iOS. tSoniq offers a range of proven SDKs and drivers for Apple and CSR technologies, and can manage a complete application development, localisation and test. For more information please visit http://tsoniq.com

Contact:

email: inquiries@tsoniq.com

Tel. +34 635 289932

http://tsoniq.com


DisplayX Source Released

Barcelona, April 3rd 2014

tSoniq is pleased to release the DisplayX virtual display driver on Github. DisplayX is a subset of the full Virtual Display Toolkitand can be used to create multiple virtual displays under application control on Mac OS X.

The toolkit has generated a substantial amount of interest in the last year, and we hope that the release of the source code will enable non-commercial developers easier access to the core driver technology. The released code includes both a driver and sample application to illustrate how to control and capture screen data using the Quartz Display Stream APIs.

tSoniq can also offer custom application development based around the display toolkit. With more than 15 years experience in multimedia network technolgy we can support both local (reliable, low latency, high-bandwidth) and remote (lossy, high-latency, low-bandwidth) network applications using adaptive video compression, forward error correction and robust security.

To access the DisplayX source code visithttps://github.com/tsoniq/displayx.

About tSoniq: tSoniq develops drivers and applications for wireless multimedia and peripherals for Mac OS X and iOS. tSoniq offers a range of proven SDKs and drivers, and can manage a complete application development, localisation and test. For more information please visit http://tsoniq.com

Contact:

email: inquiries@tsoniq.com

Tel. +34 635 289932.

http://tsoniq.com


Version 2.0 DFU Tools Released

Barcelona, November 20th 2013

tSoniq is pleased to announce the availability of version 2.0 of its Mac OS X based Firmware Update Toolkit for USB peripherals, adding full support for OS 10.9 "Mavericks" and further Bluetooth chipset compatibility.

The toolkit supports all Device Firmware Update (DFU) compliant USB peripherals and adds extensions for Bluetooth based hardware that can be difficult to support under Mac OS X due to driver conflicts. tSoniq founder Mark Moore said: "We work closely with peripheral vendors to provide full compatibility with their products and to ensure that any failure during a firmware update can be routinely recovered without an expensive product return."

The new release expands on the successful development of the original DFU tools, which are now field proven with substantial third-party product deployments, including design wins for more than six Bluetooth headset applications. The toolkit supports all USB DFU 1.0 and 1.1 compliant devices and is compatible with products based on popular Bluetooth chipsets such as Cambridge Silicon Radio's CSR BlueCore 5 and CSR8670.

"Our existing experience and modular design allows us to achieve a fast time-to-market while retaining proven compatibility and reliability with a wide range of host and peripheral platforms." says Mark Moore.

The USB Firmware Update Toolkit is a complete solution for Mac OS hosted firmware update applications, including drivers, in-application installer, SDK and complete sample application source code. The Version 2.0 release supports all Apple Mac OS X releases from 10.6 (Snow Leopard) through to 10.9 (Mavericks) and provides seamless compatibility with all Intel based Apple Macintosh computers, including systems with 32-bit kernels. This wide support ensures that applications using the toolkit can reach more than 90% of the available Apple Macintosh market (source: HitsLink NetMarketShare, August 2013).


About tSoniq: tSoniq develops drivers and applications for wireless multimedia and peripherals for Mac OS X and iOS. tSoniq offers a range of proven SDKs and drivers for Apple and CSR technologies, and can manage a complete application development, localisation and test. For more information please visit http://tsoniq.com


Contact:

email: inquiries@tsoniq.com

Tel. +34 635 289932.

http://tsoniq.com


AlphaSync 1.3 Available

Barcelona, October 18th 2013

AlphaSync has been updated to version 1.3, adding support for Mac OS X 10.4 ("Tiger") through to Mac OS X 10.9 ("Mavericks"). The utility provides a simple, fast means for writers to backup and access all text files on the AlphaSmart Neo portable computer using simple drag-and-drop or single-click backup options.

The application is a free download, and full source-code is also available on GitHub under a BSD licence. Click here to download the installer and release-notes directly.

For further information, please see the AlphaSync pages or contact us directly.

DFU SDK 1.9 Update

Barcelona, August 26th 2013

tSoniq is pleased to announce an update of its Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) SDK for Mac OS X. The DFU SDK allows the development of applications that can perform firmware upgrades of embedded devices conencted to a Mac OS X computer.

The update provides for improved USB compatibiity for some CSR devices used with first-generation USB3 host hardware. This release is also now 'Mavericks ready', and we expect to formally qualify and provide support for Mac OS X 10.9 as soon as it is publicly available.

This is a free update for existing users of the SDK. A time limited evaluation kit is available on request.

For further information, please see the DFU SDK pages or contact us directly.

DFU SDK 1.6 Now Available

Barcelona, May 30th 2013

tSoniq is pleased to announce an update of its Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) SDK for Mac OS X. The CSR compatibleDFU SDK allows the development of applications that can perform firmware upgrades of embedded devices conencted to a Mac OS X computer.

The update improves firmware download performance, includes extensions to PSKEY access for CSR devices and now supports application development using Xcode 4.6.2.

This is a free update for existing users of the SDK. A time limited evaluation kit is available on request.

For further information, please see the DFU SDK pages or contact us directly.

DFU SDK Now Available

Barcelona, Febuary 16th 2013

tSoniq is pleased to announce the release of its Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) SDK for Mac OS X. The CSR compatible DFU SDK allows the development of applications that can perform firmware upgrades of embedded devices conencted to a Mac OS X computer.

Key features of the SDK include:

  • Support for all USB DFU 1.0 and 1.1 class compliant devices
  • Includes compatibility and support for CSR BlueCore(tm) Bluetooth devices
  • Simple Cocoa (Objective-C) and C++ application level programming APIs included
  • Kernel driver with integrated install directly from within the end user application
  • DFU driver behaviour extensible via simple user-mode C++ subclass specialisation
  • clean licence terms (no GPL contamination)

A range of licensing options is available, including full-source code or a binary-only option. All SDK variants include a complete Cocoa sample application with Objective-C source code. We can also provide evaluations on request.

The SDK is available immediately for licensing and supports Mac OS 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8. We can also provide a complete application development service based around the SDK and your requirements.

For further information, please see theDFU SDKpages orcontact usdirectly.


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