American Megatrends Adds UEFI Bluetooth® Keyboard Support for Intel® Compute Stick to Aptio® V UEFI Firmware

Monday: September 14, 2015

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS, remote management tools, network data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce the addition of UEFI Bluetooth® keyboard support for the Intel® Compute Stick in its flagship Aptio® V UEFI Firmware.

The Intel® Compute Stick is a small form factor computer with a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor and Intel® HD Graphics. It features integrated WiFi® and Bluetooth capability and offers 32 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM memory along with a USB 2.0 port and microSD™ card reader that can be plugged into any HDMI capable monitor. Users can add their own Bluetooth peripherals, such as keyboard and mouse, to create a full-fledged computer from this tiny yet powerful device.

By adding Bluetooth keyboard support to Aptio V, the flagship UEFI firmware from American Megatrends, users of small form factor devices like the Intel® Compute Stick can now access the UEFI BIOS settings with their Bluetooth keyboard to make BIOS customizations that get the most out of these pocket powerhouse computers.

"The Intel® Compute Stick is a remarkable innovation that transforms any HDMI monitor or TV into a computer," commented Subramonian Shankar, President and CEO of American Megatrends. "By adding Bluetooth keyboard support to Aptio V UEFI Firmware, users can now access the BIOS configuration screens - making the Intel® Compute Stick even more powerful, flexible and useful in the hands of consumers."

"Intel is pleased to have partnered with AMI on this achievement," said Joel Christensen, General Manager, Intel® Compute Stick. "Adding the ability to utilize Bluetooth keyboards while in BIOS is a great step in improving the end user experience."

For more information on Bluetooth support in Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please contact your AMI representative at 1-800-U-BUY-AMI / +1-770-246-8600 or visit

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About AMI

Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems for both X86 and ARM based platforms. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, MegaRAC® remote server management tools and solutions based on the popular Windows, Android™ and Linux® operating systems continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong to better serve its customers.

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