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C-motech Adopts Red Bend to Remotely Manage USB Modems

Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM), today announced that C-motech Co., Ltd. the world’s number one supplier of wireless data cards and modules, has adopted Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile® for firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating and vDirect Mobileâ„¢ for device management (DM) in the CMU-300 USB data modem, the world’s first WiMAX/EVDO dual-mode USB modem. Red Bend’s MSM solutions will enable important firmware updates to be delivered over the air and will enable standards-based configuration and management of the CMU-300, which is available in the United States through Sprint as the U300.


The C-motech CMU-300 is currently the first device in the world that supports both EVDO, a 3G standard for high-speed wireless broadband, and WiMAX, a 4G technology for more advanced data transfer speeds that is compatible with HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access). C-motech’s customers are able to roam between 3G and 4G coverage areas in the United States because of the CMU-300’s dual-mode capability while also receiving new functionality and software improvements over the air with Red Bend’s MSM solutions.


“C-motech is deploying mobile software management from Red Bend because we understand the importance of MSM to a quality user experience,” said Lee Jae Man, CEO of C-motech Co. Ltd. “As consumers around the world continue to adopt 3G and 4G technologies and expect greater connectivity wherever they live and work, Red Bend’s MSM solutions will enable our users to get the latest software updates and feature improvements to keep their dual-mode CMU-300 operating at top performance.”


With vRapid Mobile FOTA, which has been deployed in more than 620 million mobile devices, manufacturers and operators benefit from reduced support costs and increased consumer satisfaction by remotely updating firmware with new functionality and software improvements. vDirect Mobile is the industry’s leading independent device management client offering built-in support for WiMAX and interoperability with any Open Mobile Alliance DM server (OMA DM). It enables operators to provision, configure, support and update mobile devices over the air.


In addition to USB modems, Red Bend’s MSM solutions are continually being adopted for use in mobile broadband PC cards, machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless modules, mobile handsets and other wirelessly connected devices. To date Red Bend’s software products have been deployed in 455 device models by the world’s leading manufacturers.


About C-motech Co., Ltd.

C-motech Co., Ltd. designs and markets wireless broadband high speed data communication products such as 3rd generation (“3G”) wireless broadband modules and modems to wireless companies in the world. C-motech focuses on wireless broadband USB modems, which provides a flexible way for wireless subscribers to connect to the wireless broadband network with any laptop, table PC or desktop USB port without a PC card slot. It markets its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and distributors, as well as directly to operators in the world. The company was listed on the KOSDAQ in 2007 and is headquartered in Seoul, Korea. For more information about C-motech, please visit www.cmotech.com.


About Red Bend Software

Red Bend Software, the leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM), provides software solutions for managing firmware, applications and devices over the air. The company’s award-winning MSM products enable device manufacturers, mobile operators and software developers to increase revenues, reduce support costs and achieve faster time to market by remotely managing their software assets on mobile devices. Red Bend’s software has been deployed in more than 620 million mobile devices by eight of the top 10 handset manufacturers, including Kyocera, LG Electronics, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, Sony Ericsson and ZTE, as well as dozens of other leading companies in the mobile, M2M and WiMAX markets. Unlike device management vendors with proprietary end-to-end systems and manufacturers’ internally developed solutions that are platform specific, Red Bend is the only company offering independent client software that is interoperable with any standards-based server and that works with any platform on any type of mobile device. Founded in 1999, Red Bend is a privately held, venture capital-financed company with offices in China, Israel, Japan, Korea, the U.K. and the U.S. Visit: www.redbend.com.


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