Sicap, Red Bend to Provide Seamless Management of Mobile Devices

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, the leader in server-side Device Management, and Red Bend, the 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[tm] 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.”

Jérôme Derozard, Head of Strategic Marketing at Sicap, concluded that, “Our interoperability agreement with Red Bend reaffirms our commitment to open device management solutions. We believe operators should be able to select the best of breed server and client software vendors for the benefit of the industry as a whole.”

About Sicap
Specialized in mobile technologies, Sicap enables operators to achieve real time converged business, whether by dynamically charging subscriber accounts or by directly updating their device and SIM configurations. The product portfolio extends to include software which facilitates business between mobile network operators and their partners.

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 305 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.