SANYO Licenses Red Bend Device Management Software for Mobile Phones

Red Bend Software Japan K.K. (located in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; President Kazuhiro Abe), the market leader in Mobile Software Management and Firmware-Over-the-Air (FOTA) update solutions for mobile phones and wireless modules, announced a licensing agreement with SANYO(R) Electric to use Red Bend’s device management client software suite in mobile phones manufactured by SANYO.

Under the agreement, SANYO has licensed Red Bend’s RDM(TM) client suite – an Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Device Management (DM) compliant and interoperable solution for mobile phones and wireless devices – for its CDMA mobile phones. The Red Bend DM client suite allows mobile operators and handset manufacturers to remotely manage mobile devices in the field. It is standards-based software that works with any OMA DM server to enable remote configuration, provisioning, diagnostics and updating of mobile phones over the air (OTA).

Takaaki Ueyama, Section Manager for telecom software development at SANYO Electric, explained, “Red Bend’s OMA DM client can be used with any OMA DM compliant server, and we feel that flexibility is crucial. Red Bend’s solution will make it possible for consumers to use their mobile phones with confidence.”

Red Bend’s portfolio of mobile software management solutions enables mobile phone manufacturers and network operators to deploy new services, reduce support costs and improve consumer satisfaction. Its vCurrent(R) Mobile software for firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating allows mobile consumers to download and install the latest software features and improvements directly to their mobile phone, without visiting a service center.

“The adoption of our software by a cutting-edge mobile phone manufacturer like SANYO demonstrates Red Bend’s growing market momentum, particularly with CDMA operators,” said Kazuhiro Abe, President of Red Bend Software Japan K.K. “Our laser focus on managing software assets inside the device, combined with our record of innovation and performance, has made Red Bend a trusted partner for realizing the business value in over-the-air mobile software management.”

About Red Bend Software
Red Bend Software helps mobile phone manufacturers and network operators to accelerate the adoption of new services and features, respond rapidly to customer needs, and reduce support costs through mobile software management solutions. LG Electronics, Motorola, NEC, Sharp, Sony Ericsson and other large handset manufacturers use Red Bend’s firmware over-the-air (FOTA) mobile client software to quickly and reliably deliver compact firmware updates to more than 150 million mobile phones in the hands of consumers. Founded in 1999, Red Bend Software is a privately held, venture capital-financed company with offices in China, Israel, Japan, Korea, the U.K and the U.S.

Red Bend Software, RDM and vCurrent Mobile are the trademarks and registered trademarks of Red Bend Software.