Software Update Management

Software Update & management
Within the Redbend 10 product platform the Software Update Management set of capabilities brings a holistic set of features to Redbend’s market facing solutions that guarantee all the connected devices will be securely and successfully managed over time, regardless of the network protocol, device platform or operating system. Redbend’s Smart Delta-based update generator and installer have been used in more than 2 billion connected devices across industries to continuously keep devices relevant with efficient and failsafe software updates.


Small on-device footprint
100% update reliability
Platform and OS agnostic
Up to 97% image reduction with Smart Delta updates
Manages all types of software elements: Firmware, apps and maps
Highly-scalable backend system – up to tens of millions of devices


Update Generator

Software Catalogue

Update Orchestrator

Software Installer

Firmware Update Installer


Using Redbend’s Smart Delta technology the Update Generator compares any two versions of firmware, applications or maps, identifies the differences between the two versions and creates the delta update file. The Update Generator can be a stand-alone tool, integrated with the Software Catalogue or integrated into the manufacturer’s tool chain.
The Software Catalogue manages full versions and delta updates of all the application, embedded software, ECU binaries and firmware update packages that are available for the remotely managed devices. This includes different versions, different components, delta updates and the dependencies between them.
The Update Orchestrator manages the device update campaigns and properties such as time, network bearer type, update type (mandatory, silent) and device population. Each update package is specifically tailored for each device according to the versions of the software installed, the dependencies between the software elements and the required installation order, assuring that the deployment package is downloaded, parsed and handed off to the software installers.
The Software Installer is OS agnostic and installs, removes and updates any type of software on the device. This includes user space applications, embedded system applications and full ECU binaries. Updates to existing software elements can either be with a full software replace or be performed efficiently using Redbend’s Smart Delta technology.
Using Redbend’s Smart Delta technology the Firmware Update Installer applies the generated delta update file to the existing on-device firmware to update it to the target firmware version. The update is performed in-place with verification and failsafe mechanisms to ensure a successful bit-for-bit update.
The Repartioning tool performs and over-the-air update to the devices flash partitions. Using the Repartitioning tool an updated flash partition layout is defined and sent to the remotely connected device where it is applied in-place without compromising the on-device software. The Reparation tool can move, grow, shrink and add flash partitions.

Featured Resources

Making Sense of IoT Standards

Making Sense of IoT Standards

For the IoT revolution to become reality and fully deliver on its promise, numerous hurdles need first be overcome. First and foremost, there’s connectivity. In addition to overcoming the physical connectivity challenges there must also be an agreement on communication and management protocols. Adherence to a single standard will be key in enabling the success of the Internet of Things on a global basis. The need for standardization between units, especially in the home is a prerequisite for the broad adoption of smart devices.
This whitepaper explores currently existing device management standards, inter-device and proximity application frameworks, and physical short-range network connectivity standards that are expected to play a role in the realization of IoT.
Innovative Solutions for Mobile
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Innovative Solutions for Mobile

For more than 15 years Redbend has been a leading software provider for some of the worlds’ largest and best known mobile device manufacturers. End-to-end software and device management services, over-the-air update technology and virtualization solutions are now being used by both large OEMs and smaller manufacturers that create unique mobile devices for niche markets.
Redbend's solution enables our customers to protect their investment with an efficient and proven way to remotely update machines."

SK Telecom

Woo-Yong Kim, IoT Business, SK Telecom
“Working with Redbend we are able to deliver software improvements and a premium user experience.”

Vertu Corporation Ltd

Mal Minhas, Head of Software, Vertu
Telit Wireless Solutions Provides FOTA Updates of M2M Modules
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Telit Wireless Solutions Provides FOTA Updates of M2M Modules

Read a case study on how Telit Wireless Solutions is using Redbend's FOTA update software to keep M2M modules up to date with the latest software features and performance improvement.
Doro Interview

Doro Interview

Mary Maguire, VP of Corporate Communications, interviews Doro, one of Red Bend' over-the-air software updating clients, to discuss what they are doing and how they are using Red Bend.
Redbend 2014:  Industry Convergence and the Growing Need to Manage Software

Redbend 2014: Industry Convergence and the Growing Need to Manage Software

As we head into Mobile World Congress 2014, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the knowledge and technologies conceived in the mobile industry are driving a convergence of several other industries—from M2M to automotive and the enterprise.
FOTA is the Protector of Brand Identity in Local Markets

FOTA is the Protector of Brand Identity in Local Markets

People have several choices where to buy a smartphone. OEMs have their own stores, operators have stores and there are private stores. Not to mention the online options. Consumers must be careful and make sure the device they are buying is meant to be sold in a specific region in order to realize the user experience the OEM intended.
Automotive Companies Save Costs, Gain Advantages with Redbend's FOTA
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Automotive Companies Save Costs, Gain Advantages with Redbend's FOTA

This case study describes the market trends in automotive software and examines the current challenges that OEMs face in managing the accelerating amount of software in connected cars. It introduces a solution using Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) updating technology that is proven in the mobile industry and that is successfully being adopted in the automotive industry. The paper present three case studies from a leading car manufacturer, a Tier 1 supplier and a leading aftermarket fleet management manufacturer that are using Redbend’s market-leading FOTA solution, to improve their methods for managing automotive software while reducing vehicle maintenance costs.

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