MCCI® Corporation, the world’s leading developer of USB connectivity software, today announced that its full line of driver products have been tested and validated for Windows 8 Customer Preview.
MCCI products available for Windows 8 include drivers for network connectivity over USB (NCM, ECM, EEM), drivers for serial port emulation over USB (CDC ACM, DM, OBEX, etc), drivers for development support for Android systems (ADB), drivers for mass storage devices (MSC BOT, UASP), drivers for special-purpose USB host hardware (Synopsys DesignWare OTG, xHCI, etc.)
“MCCI has been participating in the Windows 8 pre-release program with Microsoft since its inception,” says MCCI CEO Terry Moore. “We have been testing and validating our products in 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8 platforms continuously for the last 2 years. This testing ensures that our drivers are ready for mass deployment, and that end-users will have a positive experience.”
A key advantage of MCCI’s products is that the same binary executes on all supported platforms with the same instruction set. This simplifies support for customers. “The same driver will operate on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and all the corresponding server editions,” Moore noted. “This means that support desks don’t have to ask users whether they have installed the right version of the driver for a given operating system.”MCCI’s offerings are differentiated by the deep level of USB engineering knowledge and experience that MCCI has accumulated since 1995. According to Moore, “MCCI has a vertical skill set; we specialize in USB connectivity from hardware to the application interface. This means that we can quickly resolve problems and provide technical advice at a much deeper level of understanding.”