IO L.A.B. | Lighting.Audio.Broadcast.

IOL is one of the few ODM companies specializing in low to moderate volume manufacturing at value pricing.

A unique organization, IOL is an electronic system/component designer and manufacturer with expertise in audio/video data stream conversion & routing; networking; I/O formats; PCB design, layout & fabrication; and, component sourcing. We have the program management skills to see your full box or assembly builds to a successful launch - all at a reasonable cost.

Program partnering often entails dealing with multiple sources, each with their own goals and fingers to point. IOL's skill set gathers multifarious program requirements, tasks and all responsibilities under one banner.

IO Lab will take your concept or drawing to prototype and production quickly and effectively. We offer full customization and private branding. We deploy 62 CNC machines in a 137,000 sq. ft. factory. We have numerous electrical and mechanical engineers across the globe.

IOL has deep experience in system design; PCB design, schematic capture, layout, sourcing, manufacturing and testing; software, firmware and drivers; and, metal products and product packaging. We deliver global engineering resources, design partnerships and manufacturing capabilities that will serve your next product well.

Discover how easy it is to do business with us. Let us show you how a top-notch supplier can deliver benefits to your upcoming program's income statement.


IOL engineering and technical marketing groups will take your product wish list and generate a specification and functionality description, complete with key compatibility requirements.

IOL will carefully choose and assign to the program top resources from our global pool of engineering talent.

A Hardware Design Engineer, a Software Design Engineer, a Layout Engineer and a Program Manager will comprise the design team.

Following sign-off, design will commence and regular conference calls and/or email reports will be scheduled for design discussions and updates.

Customer's equipment and/or drivers may be required in our labs for product and manufacturing test program validation.

Hand-assembled prototypes will be built and delivered to the customer for evaluation and approval.



IO Lab Corp. also licenses many of our designs and custom designs to industry partners for manufacturing and/or marketing.

IOL licenses both complete hardware designs as well as custom code. For example, our AV/C code has been embedded within disk drives, endoscopic equipment and camcorders, and our DVP code has been deployed globally. IOL has also implemented numerous, successful FPGA, DSP and micro-processor designs. We were converting analog video data streams to DV25 over 1394a in 1999.

We have also engaged in many modified standard product programs for specific customers in order to deploy designs quickly, and with nominal re-design cost.

Typically deliverables under such a scenario would be:
  • Bill of Materials
  • PCB Schematics in OrCAD
  • PCB Layout (Gerbers)
  • Design verification prototype(s)
  • Programmed devices
  • License agreement


IOL offers five distinct Custom Product Programs for our OEM clients:

IOL will deliver specs within days and a prototype of your design within weeks of order placement. Custom does not equate to "expensive." Often, blocks can be leveraged from previous design experience to lower the cost of your project, and trim cycle time. Reasonable NRE charges and quick, effective design and product spins are trademarks of our technical team.

IOL can ship a physical 3D printed model of your design within 24 hours of order placement. Major connector manufacturers, OEMs, electronic distributors and cable assemblers have leveraged our 3D model expertise and quick turnaround service.

A key part of IOL's business is licensing or supplying in-house product designs to numerous OEM clients.


  • Architecture and Specification (PDF)
  • Detailed Bill of Materials including Reference Designators (XLS)
  • Schematics (OrCAD or PDF)
  • Gerber Files
  • Programmed Devices
  • OS &/or Firmware
  • Prototypes
  • Technical Product Brief (PDF)
  • Suggested Test Bench Guidelines (PDF)
  • Test Point Documentation (PDF)
  • Production Test Firmware (if applicable)
  • Mechanical AutoCAD Drawings (DWG, STP, STK)
Our team of mechanical engineers designs therma-formed high impact plastic enclosures for a fraction of what injection molded tooling costs.

We also specialize in metal products design and manufacturing, all conducted in the USA. Our METALWERKS Partner is among the finest metal fabrication firms in North America, offering deep experience and expertise:
  • High Speed Auto Indexing CNC Punches
  • Precision CNC Gantry Router
  • Fully Programable CNC Brakes
  • Automatic Hardware Insertion Presses
  • Full Suite of welding Stations: Tig, Mig, Spot, Stud
  • State of the Art Anodizing Line
  • Laser and Deep Fill Engraving

Contact us for more information.

IOL Rapid Proto, Let's Get Physical RP-3D, CustomKing and Thermaformance Customers: please contact your IOL program engineer for site credentials.

IOL Firmware update notifications available by automatic email (Settings in Your Custom Project folder Control Panel) or by visiting our Firmware & Design File review.