Open Interface North America

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Open Interface North America, Inc.
Industry Bluetooth
Founded 2000
Headquarters Seattle, Washington, USA

Open Interface North America OINA) is a privately owned embedded Bluetooth software provider based in Seattle, Washington and was founded in 2000 by Akemi Sagawa. Controlling interest was acquired by Dashlight Systems, LLC, on May 17, 2004. Tom Nault, managing member of Dashlight Systems, LLC became Chairman of the Board of OINA at that same time and CEO on April 1, 2006. The company is known for highly efficient, scalable, portable and quality audio software. OINA provides to application developers, silicon vendors, and system integrators.

Open Interface's Bluetooth software has been incorporated into a number of popular consumer electronic devices including Apple's iPhone [1] and Qualcomm-powered devices such as the Motorola RAZR.

Open Interface was acquired by Qualcomm in late 2007 with a price tag of $22 million.[2]

Industry firsts include

  • The demonstration of Bluetooth and UWB combined functionality
  • HDTV streaming using Bluetooth and UWB
  • Bluetooth based combination of WiFi and UWB
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR qualification of upper protocol stack by an independent company
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR stereo headphone
  • Bluetooth on a 3G phone
  • Bluetooth ported to embedded Linux
  • Bluetooth on a notebook computer as a standard feature
  • Commercially available Bluetooth watch
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR multicast headphone solution


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