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InnoPath Mobile Device Management Client Ported to Samsung u340 and u430 Featurephones

Surge in shipments of standards-based, FOTA-enabled phones demonstrates MDM industry leader’s operational capabilities

Samsung u340 and u430 Featurephones 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 ‘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.”

About InnoPath

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

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Aktino Names Bethe Strickland VP of Business Development

IRVINE, California, August 14, 2008 –Aktino, the leader in delivering high bandwidth Carrier Ethernet and broadband services over bonded copper, has named Bethe A. Strickland, a telecommunications industry sales veteran, as its Vice President of Business Development. 

Strickland’s 20 years of experience in the telecom industry includes a 10-year carrier and channel sales role with ADTRAN in that company’s formative years, which extended beyond the 1994 ADTRAN initial public offering. Strickland also founded AERAS Networks, a broadband microwave radio company, and most recently served as executive vice president of marketing and channel development at GenBand. 

“Aktino’s bonded copper technology and products are natural adjuncts to a wide variety of local access and service delivery platforms, so we view Tier 1 and 2 vendor partnerships as an important part of our strategy,” said Lonnie Martin, CEO of Aktino.  “Bethe Strickland has a vast amount of industry experience in and around our space, and we feel fortunate to have her on our team.” 

About Aktino

Aktino provides carrier-class bonded copper solutions that enable ILEC’s to respond to customer hunger for bandwidth fast and network-wide by leveraging their considerable in-place copper loop infrastructure. Aktino invented MIMO-on-DMT technology for the copper loop environment because of its superiority over earlier E.SHDSL approaches.  In so doing, Aktino gave ILECs a real ability to postpone many fiber deployment investments and still remain very competitive in their service offering as well as drive their broadband service revenues.   Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Irvine, California, Aktino products are deployed worldwide for the transport of DS3 and high speed Carrier Ethernet.  For more information, please visit

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RAD Brings Olympic Coverage to Chinese Provinces

BEIJING, August 11, 2008: China Radio International (CRI) has selected access equipment from RAD Data Communications to enable it to transmit video on demand (VOD) from the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing.

CRI, which maintains a video server at the Olympics, recommended RAD’s RIC-155GE Gigabit Ethernet over STM-1 network termination unit (NTU) to China Telecom as a reliable gateway for transmitting its Ethernet-based video feed over existing SDH lines to various provincial capitals, including Chengdu (in Sichuan), Xian (in Shaanxi) and Changsha (in Hunan).

Using virtual concatenation technology, the RIC-155GE maps the video streams into VC-4 containers for transport across long-haul fiber connections. CRI first deployed RAD’s RIC-155GE in 2006 to run Ethernet-based video over traditional STM-1 circuits. 

“CRI’s previous deployment of the RIC-155GE to carry Ethernet-based services over both wired and wireless SDH transport networks gave them the confidence to propose this solution to China Telecom for their mission-critical IPTV based Olympics coverage,” states Jeremy Zimman, Director of Operations in Greater China at RAD Data Communications. “The RIC-155GE is guaranteed to be a big winner at the Beijing Olympics.”

RAD’s RIC-155GE NTU provides carriers and service providers with a migration path for connecting IP devices with Gigabit Ethernet interfaces to existing SDH or SONET networks at an access rate of 155 Mbps. It is part of RAD’s suite of EtherAccess family of Ethernet access solutions. EtherAccess enables Quality of Service over low and high-speed SDH/SONET and PDH circuits from fractional and full E1/T1, E3/T3 and STM-1/OC-3 circuits to Gigabit Ethernet.

About China Radio International

China Radio International broadcasts a wide variety of programming both domestically and internationally over both radio and television.  Founded in 1941, CRI is one of the three central media organizations in China, along with China National Radio (CNR) and China Central Television (CCTV).  

About RAD

Established in 1981, privately owned RAD Data Communications has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers, incumbent and new carriers, and enterprise networks, by reducing infrastructure investment costs while boosting competitiveness and profitability. The company’s installed base exceeds 10,000,000 units and includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world. These customers are supported by 21 RAD offices and more than 300 channel partners in 164 countries. RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions. RAD Data Communications site:

Press Contact

Bob Eliaz, Media Relations Manager, RAD Data Communications

Tel: +972-3-6458134


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