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iConnectivity™ Supports Yamaha’s USB Connected Controllers with Its iConnectMIDI™ and Other Products

19 Jan 2012

iConnectivity™ receives official and legal permission to implement Yamaha’s proprietary protocol for USB MIDI

 

NAMM – Hall E, #1671

 Anaheim, Calif. – January 19, 2012 – iConnectivity, forward thinking developer of hardware accessories and applications for iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad®, are proud to announce that Yamaha has agreed to allow iConnectivity to implement Yamaha’s proprietary protocol for USB MIDI.

Through this agreement, iConnectMIDI – an enhanced MIDI interface that unites MIDI instruments, computers, and iOS (or mobile) devices at the same time – can now support Yamaha USB connected controllers, including Clavinova and Motif.

iConnectMIDI™ is designed to support MIDI protocols with the standard 5-pin DIN connectors, USB device ports to connect to either iOS devices or computers (Mac / PC) and a USB Type A Host port designed to support standard USB MIDI 1.0 protocol. Now, any Yamaha keyboard and synthesizer products can connect via USB with iConnectMIDI™.

“We are pleased to work with Yamaha to bring their latest innovative gear into the iOS application wave,” said Michael Loh, CEO of iConnectivity™. “Musicians can now use their new and old Yamaha equipment with their iPad®, iPhone® or iPod® touch plus take advantage of the many other features of iConnectMIDI such as MIDI Bridge, Route, Merge and Thru.”

“iConnectivity’s passion for the development of musical innovations to inspire musical creativity, opportunities and collaboration is well aligned with our corporate goal to deliver quality products to our customers and artists within the musical arts,” said Yasushi Sakurai, ID Development Office, Digital Instruments Division, Yamaha Corp. Japan. “Partnering with iConnectivity™ to officially implement our proprietary protocol marks another step towards supporting and developing musical talent world-wide.”

iConnectMIDI™ is available for $199.99 MSRP at Sweetwater and direct at www.iConnectivity.com.

iConnectMIDI™ will be on display at this year’s NAMM Show. To schedule a booth meeting (Hall E – #1671) or for more information on iConnectivity, please contact Jenny Coleman at jennycoleman@maxborgesagency.com or 305-374-4404 x124.

* Clavinova is registered trademark of Yamaha Corporation

**  iPad, iPhone, & iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries

For More Information, please visit www.iConnectivity.com.

 About iConnectivity

iConnectivityTM is a private technology company that designs and manufactures hardware solutions to enable users to connect to, and integrate existing electronic devices to a variety of mobile devices. Although this platform technology can be applied to many verticals, the Company is currently focused on hardware solutions for the music industry. iConnectivity™ is revolutionizing the music space through quality products that facilitate equipment communication integration between non-mobile and mobile devices. Enhancing creativity, expanding functionality and encouraging collaboration.

 

Media Contact:

Jenny Coleman

Senior Account Manager

Max Borges Agency

305-374-4404 x124

jennycoleman@maxborgesagency.com

 

Max Borges Agency is an award-winning technology public relations agency based in Miami with multi-national clients targeting the global consumer.