Mobile operators and device manufacturers will now have complete control over remotely managing all mobile devices in the network using a standards-based, fully interoperable solution from Sicap and Red Bend Software. Sicap, a leader in server-side Device Management, and Red Bend, a leader in Mobile Software Management, announced their agreement to ensure interoperability between their products.
The interoperability agreement between Red Bend and Sicap will provide seamless management of mobile devices, including mobile phones and machine-to-machine (M2M) modules. With this solution, operators and manufacturers can perform firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating, configuration management, diagnostics, service provisioning and more.
The cooperation between Red Bend and Sicap means that device manufacturers and mobile operators can instantly manage deployed devices using standards-based Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM) protocols. Operators can identify devices in the network using Sicap’s server and then update each device’s firmware using Red Bend’s client software. The Sicap server-side software in its Device Management Center (DMC) sends out batch or single, automatically triggered deliveries of update files and currently serves over 170 million subscribers worldwide. These files are seamlessly integrated by Red Bend’s vDirect Mobile™ device management client and vCurrent® Mobile FOTA client. Red Bend’s client software is used by major mobile phone manufacturers including LG Electronics, Motorola, NEC, Sharp and Sony Ericsson, as well as leading M2M vendors including Telit Wireless Solutions. The number of devices with embedded Red Bend clients has grown exponentially to cover hundreds of millions of mobile phones, mobile broadband PC cards, M2M modules and other wireless devices.
According to Lori Sylvia, EVP of Marketing for Red Bend, "As the number and type of mobile devices on the network increases, operators face a growing challenge of managing those myriad devices in a unified manner. Red Bend and Sicap interoperability will provide operators and manufacturers with a standards-based, interoperable solution for remotely managing mobile devices."
Filed Under: M2M (machine to machine)