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Red Bend Releases vDirect Mobile 4 for Linux, Windows

Independent device management client that is interoperable with any DM server

Red Bend Software has announced the availability of release 4 of its vDirect Mobile device management client software. Red Bend's vDirect Mobile is an independent device management client that is interoperable with any DM server, supporting standards from the Open Mobile Alliance.

vDirect Mobile 4 makes it easier and more cost-effective for manufacturers to quickly integrate standards-based device management functionality into mobile devices, enabling faster time to market. It offers full compliance with OMA standards and an innovative framework that streamlines the creation of DM client applications. As a result, manufacturers need less time and fewer resources to implement device management using vDirect Mobile.

Integration is easier and faster because vDirect Mobile:

- Includes a built-in porting layer to the Windows and Linux operating systems with customizable support for any mobile platform including Android and BREW

- Incorporates two OMA management objects, Software Component Management Object and Firmware Update Management Object, directly into the client software, providing the flexibility to perform individual software updates or full firmware improvements

- Provides business logic rules that can be easily adapted to meet specific operator requirements, further reducing time to market for new mobile devices.

It is used to provision new subscribers, configure applications and network settings, manage software and retrieve device information over the air.

vDirect Mobile 4 supports a broad set of industry standards, including OMA DM 1.2 and 1.1.2 (device management), OMA CP 1.1 (client provisioning), OMA DL 1.0 (downloading), OMA DS (data synchronization) and the newly approved Candidate Release of SCOMO 1.0 for the management of individual software components over the air. Software components can range from mobile applications and middleware to browser plug-ins and UI elements.

vDirect Mobile can be implemented as a stand-alone DM client, or it can be combined with Red Bend's other MSM products: vCurrent(R) Mobile software for updating firmware over the air (FOTA) or vRapid Mobile software for managing software components over the air (SCOTA). Together, Red Bend'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.

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