Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Immediate Benefit for Thousands of NZers with MFi App

Oticon Joins Apple’s Made for iPhone Programme and Launches Company’s First MFi Connectivity Solution for Hearing Instruments

Immediate Benefit for Thousands of New Zealanders using Oticon Hearing Devices Across all Price Points, Styles

Wellington, March 14 2014 - Oticon New Zealand today announced that the company has joined Apple’s Made for iPhone (MFi) programme and will introduce its first MFi connectivity solution for hearing instruments in Queenstown in April. Oticon’s MFi solution will be available not only to future users of Oticon hearing instruments but to the approximately two million current Oticon users worldwide. The technology works with all of Oticon’s wireless hearing instruments, across all prices points, and styles. The new connectivity solution delivers audiological features unmatched in other MFi applications for hearing aids. It is the first to provide true binaural signal processing and low power consumption. The Oticon ConnectLine App for iPhone allows users to discreetly control program choice, volume and input source through their iPhone® with just a touch of their fingertips. Oticon’s new MFi solution is the only connectivity solution that enables hearing device users to hold phone conversations on their iPhone – hands free.

“The launch of our MFi connectivity solution will immediately benefit the thousands of New Zealanders who already wear Oticon hearing instruments and those who will choose our hearing solutions in the future,” says Karen Pullar, General Manager, Oticon New Zealand. “People are not restricted to a single choice of hearing solution. They can select from a variety of hearing instrument styles and technology levels at a range of price points and know that an MFi connectivity solution is available for them. All of our wireless hearing instruments are compatible with the new MFi connectivity solution, which includes instruments launched since 2007.”

The new connectivity solution provides an intuitive functionality that enables users to visually switch to any input source with just their fingertips. Volume can be adjusted individually for each source, in advance or in the moment. Users can move seamlessly from cell phone or Facetime, music or connections via ConnectLine TV, Phone Adapters, Microphone and more. The MFi solution allows users to clearly see what hearing program they are using and to personalise program names so that they are easily identified such as restaurant, office, sports and more. Users can also take advantage of a number of custom options not previously available including last number dialed, reject call and voice dial as well as set specific functions such as designating ringtones to easily identify callers.

“The simple, intuitive functionality of our MFi solution gives hearing device users the ability to connect to their iPhone and other devices without compromising the sound quality,” says Ms Pullar. “Users experience a new level of convenience and discreetness and unparalleled connectivity performance.”

Oticon will officially launch the new MFi connectivity solution at 2014 AudiologyNOW! in late March, and in New Zealand in April.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Trade: NZ Trade Deficit Widens To A Record In September

Oct. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's monthly trade deficit widened to a record in September as meat exports dropped to their lowest level in more than three years. More>>


Animal Welfare: Cruel Practices Condemned By DairyNZ Chief

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says cruel and illegal practices are not in any way condoned or accepted by the industry as part of dairy farming.

Tim says the video released today by Farmwatch shows some footage of transport companies and their workers, as well as some unacceptable behaviour by farmers of dragging calves. More>>


Postnatal Depression: 'The Thief That Steals Motherhood' - Alison McCulloch

Post-natal depression is a sly and cruel illness, described by one expert as ‘the thief that steals motherhood’, it creeps up on its victims, hiding behind the stress and exhaustion of being a new parent, catching many women unaware and unprepared. More>>


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


International Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news