NMB and Ozmo Devices Partner on Wi-Fi Peripheral Connectivity

Chatsworth, CA – June 22, 2010 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, and Ozmo Devices announced their partnership based on Ozmo’s new computer peripheral technology.

Ozmo Devices has introduced the first Wi-Fi device to overcome battery life, as well as cost and compatibility issues that have limited the broad adoption of Wi-Fi for HID (human interface device) applications. The OZMO2000 is currently available for use in Wi-Fi mouse, keyboard and remote control designs.   Furthermore, the solution is compatible with all Wi-Fi-enabled notebooks and desktops that are compatible with Windows 7.

NMB, as a world wide leader in the design and manufacturing of keyboards, now armed with Ozmo’s state-of-the-art technology, has the opportunity to deliver new and exciting keyboard designs to their customer base. 

OZMO2000 – Features and Functionality:

  • No Dongle: The OZMO2000 connects seamlessly with the Wi-Fi chip in the notebook. Unlike proprietary 2.4GHz solutions, no dongle is occupying a USB port.
  • Battery Life: The advanced power management features provide a solution battery life that is two to three times longer than legacy wireless solutions like Bluetooth®.
  • Low Cost: as a System-on-a-Chip (SoC), the OZMO2000 only requires a few external components which results in a cost-effective solution compared to Bluetooth and proprietary 2.4GHz technology.
  • Highly Scalable: the OZMO2000 supports up to 24Mbps data rates with very low power consumption. This provides an ideal solution for low data rate applications like mouse and keyboard, as well as for advanced designs with higher data rate requirements like touch features or integrated video and audio.

The use of Wi-Fi for peripheral connectivity dramatically expands the opportunity for wireless peripherals, and NMB is looking forward to furthering the design of exceptional keyboard peripherals utilizing Ozmo’s new technology.    To learn more about NMB keyboards, please contact us at keyboards@nmbtc.com

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans, keyboards, precision small motors, and mechanical bearing assemblies. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, automotive, medical and industrial markets.

About Ozmo Devices – Ozmo Devices is the leading provider of low-power Wi-Fi PAN solutions. Ozmo Devices extends the functionality of Wi-Fi-enabled platforms to seamlessly communicate with peripherals. Ozmo Devices’ silicon solution delivers superior performance for low-power wireless peripherals like mice and headsets. Ozmo Devices is backed by top-tier venture capital firms and managed by semiconductor industry veterans. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and has offices in the United Kingdom. For more information about Ozmo Devices, visit www.ozmodevices.com.