Stamford, CT, September 23, 2015 – HARMAN (NYSE: HAR), the leading global infotainment, audio and software services company, today announced that Webtech Wireless Inc. (TSXV: WEW), a leading provider of GPS fleet management solutions throughout North America, has integrated HARMAN’s Redbend Software Management, an end-to-end over-the-air (OTA) software solution, into its GPS fleet management offering.
Webtech Wireless’ integration with Redbend Software Management solutions adds secure cloud-based mobile device management capabilities to its cutting edge WT10X hardware platform. This platform allows OTA application software and configurations to be remotely and centrally managed. This capability greatly simplifies end-to-end processes from supply chain to provisioning, installation, configuration and software updates while also enabling centralized change management. This enhances the quality of Webtech Wireless’ services and provides a better end-to-end experience for its customers.
HARMAN’s Redbend software updating solutions have been keeping more than two billion mobile, automotive and IoT devices continuously relevant with OTA software updates, virtualization and device management services. These solutions enable automotive suppliers to securely manage all software in the vehicle throughout its lifespan – from production line to garage.
“By providing business intelligent data that can transform how fleet operations are run, Webtech Wireless is enabling customers to achieve their strategic goals and reach new heights in operational performance. HARMAN Redbend OTA update offerings are based on reliable Smart Delta technology that delivers small update files that enhance the quality of our services and provide a better end-to-end experience to our customers,” said Larry Juba, chief operating officer from Webtech Wireless.
“Redbend’s OTA software updating solutions have a 100 percent track record ensuring the software in more than 4 million cars, trucks and heavy machines is securely and reliably updated regardless of the OS, chipset or resources available,” said Oren Betzaleli, EVP, Redbend Product Strategy. “Our work with Webtech Wireless showcases how OTA software management not only enhances GPS offerings, but the full fleet ecosystem through increased security, cost savings and customer loyalty.”
About HARMAN Connected Services
HARMAN Connected Services, a leader in software design and development, helps global brands dramatically reduce time-to-market while improving quality and productivity. Our end-to-end software engineering, IoT and data analytics services enable the world’s top automotive, mobile and communications and software-enabled businesses drive innovation-led growth. Via our over-the-air (OTA) software update, virtualization and device management solutions we keep billions of mobile, automotive and IoT devices of all sizes and complexity continuously and reliably relevant and secure. The mobile devices and intelligent systems that we power are connected, integrated and protected across all platforms and reach every corner of today’s digital world. HARMAN Connected Services is a division of HARMAN (NYSE:HAR), the leading global infotainment, audio and software services company.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems; audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 27,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.
About Webtech Wireless®
Webtech Wireless is a leader in providing fleet management telematics, GPS and automatic vehicle location (AVL) solutions that improve efficiency, accountability and reduce costs. Our end-to-end solutions automate record keeping and regulatory compliance, reduce fuel burn and idling, mitigate risk, and keep drivers safe. Customers trust us to ensure people are accountable and vehicles are visible, through the cloud, in the office, or straight to mobile devices. Our Webtech Fleet Center™ software solution, and our supporting product suite, including Webtech Driver Center™ and Webtech 511®, provides advanced fleet management capabilities for winter maintenance, public works and waste management fleets within government markets; and fleet performance, driver behavior, Hours of Service (HOS), and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) technology for commercial fleet operations and compliance. Please visit www.webtechwireless.com.
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