Surge in shipments of standards-based, FOTA-enabled phones demonstrates MDM industry leader’s operational capabilities
InnoPath Software, the leader in Mobile Device Management (MDM), recently announced Samsung is now shipping more than one million u340 featurephones per quarter with the InnoPath device management client preloaded. The Samsung u430, expected to be just as popular, is the latest phone to ship with InnoPath device management technology. The InnoPath client , coupled with the company’s server at the wireless operator, helps avoid device recalls and provides a better end user experience with firmware updates over the air, or FOTA .
FOTA, a relatively new technology for North American operators, allows the update of firmware on devices such as mobile phones deployed in the field. In the past, firmware updates needed to be done by re-flashing the device at a retail store or service center. Because FOTA allows operators to upgrade features or patch firmware without needing to physically touch or recall the device, this technology is increasingly popular with operators trying to deliver the best possible subscriber experience. Indeed, some operators have mandated that all new phones ship with FOTA capability.
InnoPath not only offers the MDM industry’s only standards-based client and server solution, it uniquely couples a rich porting and verification program with testing tools such as the Server Simulator . InnoPath’s client technology consists of both the DM engine and the firmware update agent, known as the Device Update Agent (DUA). These are based on years of experience in working with major handset vendors. InnoPath’s â€˜Port-to-Production’ program addresses OEM goals for accelerated time-to-market of new devices, management of costs, and ultimately heightened uptake of new high ARPU handsets with maximum customer satisfaction. InnoPath works hand-in-hand with its OEM partners, such as Samsung, from initial client port though testing, until final acceptance by the wireless operator.
“The growing installed base of FOTA-enabled phones is evidence that this is a capability critical to both operators and to their handset vendor partners,” said Terry Hartsfield, vice president of Operations for InnoPath. “The ease in which our OEM partners can port the client to new phones is testament to our end-to-end operational capabilities.”
InnoPath Software is the global leader in Mobile Device Management, a technology that enables wireless operators to better and more cost effectively manage and deliver revenue-generating services for consumers and enterprises. InnoPath’s standards-based server has proven successful at the largest wireless operators in the world, including AT&T, China Unicom, KDDI and Verizon Wireless. The InnoPath client has been adopted by leading handset manufacturers including Nokia, Samsung and LG. InnoPath was recently recognized by AlwaysOn as an AO Global 250 Winner. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, InnoPath is privately held with offices around the world. For more information, visit www.innopath.com.
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