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Making Sense of IoT Standards
March 24, 2015 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

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.
The California Split
December 01, 2014 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

The California Split

Why are dual-persona mobile device offerings gaining traction? Recent legislation in California is one explanation. A recent court ruling by the California Court of Appeal (Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service) stated, “We hold that when employees must use their personal cell phones for work-related calls, Labor Code section 2802 requires the employer to reimburse them.”
How Many Personas Can I Offer You?
November 18, 2014 | Oren Betzaleli, EVP Product, Strategy and Marketing

How Many Personas Can I Offer You?

At Redbend we have had many opportunities to discuss enterprise mobility, and dual personas with customers, partners and analysts. The approach we recommend for enterprise mobility, and especially for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), is based on a single smartphone device with dual OS’s running on it. With this approach, the two Android OS’s are running side by side, using virtualization, each completely isolated from the other all the way down to the hardware. The idea is that one side of the phone is a business side, which is completely protected and controlled by the IT department at work, while the other side is a private side, completely open and offering maximum privacy to the user…at least privacy from its employer.
Don’t get stuck in the past, update to Lollipop!
November 14, 2014 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

Don’t get stuck in the past, update to Lollipop!

Nobody wants to look old and faded and that is exactly what is going to happen pretty soon to any device not running the new Android version 5.0 Lollipop.
Datacenter in your Trunk
November 06, 2014 | Oren Betzaleli, EVP Product, Strategy and Marketing

Datacenter in your Trunk

Here is a riddle for you… How many computers can fit in a Mini Cooper, or Volkswagen… or any other car for that matter? Two in the front and two in the back? Maybe three in the back?
The Confusing World of IoT Standards
August 08, 2014 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

The Confusing World of IoT Standards

The 2014 hype is certainly focused around the Internet of Things, or the Internet of Everything, or is it the Industrial Internet, the Consumer Internet or simply Machine to Machine (M2M)? While the market is still having trouble agreeing upon a name they are understandably also having trouble agreeing on the standard that should link all these connected devices.
Taking Responsibility
May 20, 2014 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

Taking Responsibility

When the window in my car wouldn’t close properly I knew what to do. I went to the local approved garage and got it fixed. The car company took responsibility and instructed the garage to fix my window because the lines of responsibility were clear. I purchased the car from a certain company and then took it back to them when I had a problem.
Does BYOD Really Increase Employee Productivity?
April 03, 2014 | Oren Betzaleli, EVP Product, Strategy and Marketing

Does BYOD Really Increase Employee Productivity?

Last week I attended an interesting “Managing BYOD & Mobility Europe” conference in London arranged by Qatalyst Global. It brought together a good number of representatives from various stakeholders dealing with the BYOD phenomena, including companies in different stages of implementing BYOD strategies, vendors in the areas of Enterprise Mobility and regulators.
Redbend 2014:  Industry Convergence and the Growing Need to Manage Software
February 20, 2014 | Yoram Salinger, CEO

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
February 20, 2014 | Yoram Berholtz, Director, Market Adoption

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 Industry Highlights from CES
January 20, 2014 | Yoram Berholtz, Director, Market Adoption

Automotive Industry Highlights from CES

The hustle of CES looked much more relaxed from the 60th floor of the Trump Tower, but this view can be deceiving. This year the automotive scene at CES was hotter than ever.
What a Day in My Connected Life Could Look Like
January 14, 2014 | Lori Sylvia, EVP Marketing

What a Day in My Connected Life Could Look Like

The Consumer Electronics Show might consider changing its name to the Connected Electronics Show. With a variety of communication protocols such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee available, and modules costing just dollars, product developers are adding connectivity to seemingly everything. As I walked around the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, I started to envision what a day in my connected life could look like in the near future, with my smartphone at the hub.
CES: See How Four Industry Leaders are Making the Connected Car Less Expensive for Manufacturers and Safer for Drivers - North Hall Meeting Room N115
January 07, 2014 | Yoram Berholtz, Director, Market Adoption

CES: See How Four Industry Leaders are Making the Connected Car Less Expensive for Manufacturers and Safer for Drivers - North Hall Meeting Room N115

Here at International CES 2014, Red Bend has teamed up with TI, QNX and Crank Software to demonstrate how an innovative joint virtualization solution will save manufacturing dollars and increase driver safety.
Bringing the SCOMO Mobile Standard to the Automotive Industry
December 12, 2013 | Ilana Bogomolny, Director of Solution Management

Bringing the SCOMO Mobile Standard to the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is going through a major transformation as cars become smarter with more software and connectivity. To harness the potential of managing the connected car, OEMs must transition to manage software not as hardware parts but using accepted industry practices for managing software versions and releases. In this blog, I present Red Bend's recommendation for how OMA-DM SCOMO can be used for this task.
Turning Mobile Devices into Service Platforms
December 12, 2013 | Lori Sylvia, EVP Marketing

Turning Mobile Devices into Service Platforms

Mobile Software Management is providing a way for mobile device manufacturers to quickly and easily build one-to-one customer relationships and create ongoing revenue streams. Forward-thinking manufacturers can use their hardware products as platforms from which to deliver value-added services.
Managing Connected Cars
December 12, 2013 | John Day, John Day's Automotive Electronics News

Managing Connected Cars

John Day recently interviewed Red Bend’s Yoram Berholtz, Director of Market Adoption, at a Red Bend-hosted seminar in Detroit. Following are excerpts from an the interview discussing how technology provides an opportunity to positively change the relationship between the car manufacturer and the customer.
FOTA is Strategic to Helping the “Fast Followers” Meet Time-To-Market Demands and Stay Competitive with Global Brands
December 12, 2013 | Richard Wang, CMO, General Mobile Corporation

FOTA is Strategic to Helping the “Fast Followers” Meet Time-To-Market Demands and Stay Competitive with Global Brands

For more than a year, the sale of Android devices from regional OEMs in emerging markets has been a pillar that supports worldwide smartphone sales growth. These regional OEMs, once perceived as low-end vendors, are now able to sell Android devices with hardware specifications competitive even against lead global players, thanks to turn-key solution providers such as MediaTek and the complete supply chain in China.
Outstanding. Inside and out.
October 28, 2013 | Mary Maguire, VP of Corporate Communications

Outstanding. Inside and out.

Earlier this month Vertu, the world’s leading provider of luxury mobile phones, released the new Constellation smartphone. Handmade in England by a single craftsman, the Constellation combines all Vertu’s expertise in fine materials, craftsmanship, technology and services.
Instant, Over-the-Air Updates: Now on the RangerX
October 24, 2013 | Jim Plas, VP of Marketing, Xplore Technologies

Instant, Over-the-Air Updates: Now on the RangerX

RangerX users now have another reason to celebrate. Xplore has partnered with Red Bend Software, a leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1.75 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, to provide firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates to Xplore’s RangerX rugged Android tablet.
Webinar: The OEM Secret to Launching New Devices Faster and Cheaper
October 08, 2013

Webinar: The OEM Secret to Launching New Devices Faster and Cheaper

On Thursday, October 10 at 11am ET, Red Bend will deliver a free webinar on how virtualization can bring significant benefits to smartphones, tablets and connected cars.
Separation using Type-1 Virtualization in Vehicles and Automotive Devices
October 01, 2013 | by Satish Varma, Director of Technology and New Business, Redbend

Separation using Type-1 Virtualization in Vehicles and Automotive Devices

At the TI Tech Day in Detroit on Sept. 26, 2013, I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on how to leverage hardware-assisted virtualization to consolidate electronic control units (ECUs). By consolidating hardware, automotive OEMs can save BOM costs while improving fuel efficiency by reducing the weight of the vehicle.
Who will monetize BYOD – the Mobile Industry or Over-the-Top Providers?
September 25, 2013 | Lori Sylvia, EVP Marketing

Who will monetize BYOD – the Mobile Industry or Over-the-Top Providers?

How to monetize BYOD is a huge strategic question being asked by every major smartphone manufacturer and mobile operator. Who is going to have more influence –the mobile device industry or the over-the-top BYOD providers? Decisions being made in the near future will decide.
Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile® Fuse™ Now Updates the “Internet of Small Things” in Automotive, Mobile and M2M
September 25, 2013 | Lori Sylvia, EVP Marketing

Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile® Fuse™ Now Updates the “Internet of Small Things” in Automotive, Mobile and M2M

This month, Red Bend Software announced the addition of Fuse™ to its vRapid Mobile® firmware over-the-air (FOTA) product suite.
Are Unnoticed Forces Brewing to Create a Mobile Market Disruption?
September 25, 2013 | Guy Agin, Director of Strategy & Business Development

Are Unnoticed Forces Brewing to Create a Mobile Market Disruption?

History shows that disruptions in the mobile market can happen when least expected. Is the current OS duopoly created by Apple and Google a prime target for disruption? Is an industry with six to eight competing operating systems (or variants) preferable to an industry with only two or three dominant platforms? Here is a look at some of the forces that may be creating the next mobile phone disruption.
How to Avoid Recall with eCall
September 25, 2013 | Yoram Berholtz, Director, Market Adoption

How to Avoid Recall with eCall

The eCall legislation mandates that by 2015 every car in Europe be equipped with technology that quickly transmits emergency information to the proper authorities. How will this mandate be met in affordably and reliably? Here is a situation where the automotive industry and the European Union can take advantage of lessons already learned in the mobile industry.
Webinar: What You Need to Know About Over-the-Air Software Updating for Android
September 22, 2013

Webinar: What You Need to Know About Over-the-Air Software Updating for Android

On Monday, Sept. 23 at 3pm BST, Red Bend will provide a free webinar on how Android manufacturers can perform and operate an OTA software updating service that will enable them to stay competitive in the crowded Android marketplace.
Major Trends Shaping the Connected Car
July 10, 2013

Major Trends Shaping the Connected Car

Many people are talking about the growing amount of software and connectivity in cars. This summer, I traveled to industry events in Detroit and Tokyo where cars, software and connectivity were being discussed. There are a number of major themes and trends shaping up in this space. Here are some observations from the events.
Committing to a Hero Device Strategy
July 09, 2013 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

Committing to a Hero Device Strategy

At one point in time, mobile phone manufacturers would launch several phones at one time usually at a major industry event. This trend has morphed into a new strategy called the hero device strategy. This is good for both the OEMs and consumers. It also demands commitment from the OEM to ensure that the hero device continuously delivers a great user experience as brand reputations are much easier lost than gained.
To Update or Not to Update: Is that Still the Question?
July 09, 2013 | Danny Miller, Senior Product Marketing Manager

To Update or Not to Update: Is that Still the Question?

The tablet market is crowded and competitive. In order to keep tablets relevant and maintain consumer satisfaction, the ability to update the devices over-the-air quickly and efficiently is a key differentiator. Red Bend will soon be launching a premier over-the-air updating solution delivered in a simple and economical Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. The service will ensure all tablet manufacturers will be able to offer updates to all tablets – even low-end devices.
Bringing Mobile Virtualization to Every Little (and not so little) Thing
July 09, 2013 | Micha Rave, Director, Mobile Virtualization, Product Management

Bringing Mobile Virtualization to Every Little (and not so little) Thing

The mobile and embedded worlds are hungry for virtualization technology as devices become increasingly more powerful and ubiquitous. Several industries, including mobile, automotive and M2M are benefitting from virtualization solutions with increased security and isolation, better migration, faster time-to-market, enhanced CPU utilization and cost savings.
Digitizing the Driving Experience
July 09, 2013 | Richard Kinder, VP Technology & New Business EMEA

Digitizing the Driving Experience

The technological move from analog to digital and the growth of young urban populations are two trends that place a greater emphasis on the in-vehicle user experience. The new car buyers’ purchasing decisions are swinging towards the richness of the digital user experience in the vehicle. There is a bright future for the automotive industry as the definition of the in-vehicle user experience changes and many opportunities for those in the mobile industry to bring technologies to the automotive market.
Growing Demand for M2M Services
June 14, 2013 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

Growing Demand for M2M Services

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) enables all types of devices – from utility meters to cars and home appliances – to be connected and Internet-ready, reducing the cost of management, enabling faster repairs and offering a platform for innovative consumer services, such as prepaid, pay-as-you go car insurance. The range of M2M applications is impressive and the impact these applications are having on our daily lives is huge.
Software Updating and Generation Z
May 29, 2013 | Danny Miller, Senior Product Marketing Manager

Software Updating and Generation Z

A few nights ago as I was sitting with family and friends in front of the large screen to watch a movie the kids created earlier that day. All of a sudden the connected computer (never mind which operating system) went into a forced software update. As we were waiting for the install, reboot, etc., I thought about the updating process.
BYOD 2.0: Addressing Employee Privacy and Enterprise Security
April 17, 2013 | Lori Sylvia, EVP Marketing

BYOD 2.0: Addressing Employee Privacy and Enterprise Security

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is one aspect of the Consumerization of IT. Employees are gaining more power over technology choices used in the enterprise. BtoB technology companies have to take the needs of employees—more seriously. Ultimately, consumers make the first buying decision when it comes to BYOD—their next smartphone and tablet – and OEMs need to create "Enterprise Ready" devices for consumer privacy as well as enterprise security.
Red Bend CEO Discusses What Mobile Really Means and Who Is Taking Control
April 17, 2013 | Yoram Salinger, CEO

Red Bend CEO Discusses What Mobile Really Means and Who Is Taking Control

As mobile software management technology finds its way into other more and more aspects of our daily lives, there are questions about who is going to manage this software and what factors are driving the evolving mobile ecosystem. CEO Yoram Salinger discusses how the tides are changing and how OEMs can benefit.
Making the Growing Number of Connected Cars Continuously Better
April 17, 2013 | Yoram Berholtz, Director, Market Adoption

Making the Growing Number of Connected Cars Continuously Better

The mobile industry leads the world of connected devices in over-the-air updating. Other industries, specifically the automotive industry, can learn a great deal from the lessons learned in mobile. The automotive industry needs the best solution for over-the-air updating because the infotainment system inside vehicles includes millions of lines of code (LOC) and updating this software requires a holistic solution that can manage the whole software life-cycle.
End-points are just the beginning in the Internet of ‘Software’ Things
March 28, 2013 | Morten Grauballe, EVP Strategy & Corporate Development

End-points are just the beginning in the Internet of ‘Software’ Things

Industries across the globe are being disrupted by software that integrates social media, mobility and big data in new and innovative ways. For the first time, traditional hardware and service industries, like automotive and healthcare, are delivering added consumer value, increased efficiencies and greater customer satisfaction based on software advancements.
Red Bend Delivery Organization Transforms B2B to B2“We”
January 29, 2013 | Ronen Regev, EVP Delivery

Red Bend Delivery Organization Transforms B2B to B2“We”

Throughout the past 14 years Red Bend has grown from a startup company offering a technology for firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating to a successful global organization with more than 80 customers. But ‘customers’ does not really define the relationship we have with the many device manufacturers and operators around the world.
OS Options in the Automotive Industry
January 29, 2013 | Yoram Berholtz, Director, Market Adoption

OS Options in the Automotive Industry

The choice of an automotive OS is crucial for a number of reasons, including the success of the infotainment system. Once an OS is chosen, automotive design teams need to understand how to keep the OS and the infotainment system updated in order keep consumers happy and maintain brand quality.
Be Ready for Bigger Android Candy
January 29, 2013 | Jonas Martinsson, Product Manager

Be Ready for Bigger Android Candy

Since 2008 when the first Android smartphone launched, it has become the most widely adopted mobile operating system, now accounting for 75 percent of all smartphone shipments, according to IDC. The size of new Android versions is unpredictable and getting bigger with each new release. Red Bend has a new solution to help OEMs be prepared for the unpredictable size of future Android versions – no matter what the size.
The Road to True Mobile Virtualization: How We Got Here
January 29, 2013 | Morten Grauballe, EVP Strategy & Corporate Development

The Road to True Mobile Virtualization: How We Got Here

There is a great deal of energy and discussion in the technology medi a about BYOD, dual-persona phones, virtualization, containers, sandboxes and other technologies and trends being considered to secure corporate data and consumer privacy. Type-1 mobile virtualization is poised to make a huge difference in the next generation of secure, Enterprise Ready mobile phones and it is important to have a firm grasp of how this market evolved to understand why type-1 is so important and how it can be leveraged.
Thoughts from the GENEVI® Conference – The Automotive Industry is Facing Challenges the Mobile Industry has Already Conquered
November 08, 2012 | Yoram Berholtz, Director, Market Adoption

Thoughts from the GENEVI® Conference – The Automotive Industry is Facing Challenges the Mobile Industry has Already Conquered

Earlier this year, Red Bend joined the GENIVI Alliance to collaborate with automotive manufacturers and tier one suppliers about managing the growing amount of software in cars. GENIVI® is a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform.
Recall? What Recall?
October 29, 2012 | Romain Saha, QNX

Recall? What Recall?

I think anyone with a passing knowledge of software development in automotive would agree that the infotainment systems currently under development are light years ahead of the systems that shipped only 5 years ago. The blurring of the automotive and the consumer experience is accelerating at an amazing pace. And the processing power being specified for next-gen infotainment aligns with what is expected in advanced smart phones.
Mobile Software Analytics FAQ
October 24, 2012

Mobile Software Analytics FAQ

The average smartphone today contains more than 400MB of software and approximately 40 downloaded applications. Operators and OEMs are competing to deliver continuously better performance and higher quality, but they lack visibility into the consumer’s individual mobile experience. While operators have many systems for monitoring network quality, the best way to understand a consumer’s true experience is by analyzing what is happening in the device itself.
Accelerating Innovation in Next-Generation Services
October 24, 2012 | William Stofega and Stephen D. Drake, IDC

Accelerating Innovation in Next-Generation Services

Virtualization technology is a game-changer that is accelerating innovation across the “Internet of things” – from smartphones to feature phones and from M2M devices to connected cars.
Software Update Solutions–The Golden Nugget for Mobile OS Survival
October 15, 2012 | Yoram Berholtz, Director, Market Adoption

Software Update Solutions–The Golden Nugget for Mobile OS Survival

The mobile industry is one of the most competitive markets on the global business landscape. Similar to the ‘survival of the fittest’ theory, to be strong in mobile is to own market share. Apple and Google dominate today’s mobile OS market share. IDC recently reported that Android and iOS powered 85% of all smartphones shipped in the second quarter of 2012, establishing a new combined high for the mobile operating systems.
How the Mobile Industry Can Help Make IT Heroes
August 08, 2012 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

How the Mobile Industry Can Help Make IT Heroes

According to a Reuters poll taken earlier this year, one in five workers around the globe telecommute frequently and nearly 10 percent work from home every day. Right now in London, more than 1.5 million people are working from home because of the Olympic crowds and traffic. Telecommuting programs, once clouded with concerns that home workers are less productive, are here and the number of companies adopting telecommuting along with Bring Your Own Device(BYOD) initiatives is growing. Case in point: More than 13,000 BT employees never go into the office and, according to a recent BT Blog written by Lambert Hofstra, a security expert and senior principal consultant on the BT Advise Team, “the BYOD phenomenon is all around us and it benefits both end users and employers.”
The Hidden Strategy to Tablet Loyalty
July 23, 2012 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

The Hidden Strategy to Tablet Loyalty

Tablets are a playground for innovation for manufacturers and software developers, and the latest tablet launches are showcasing breakthrough improvements to the mobile computing user experience. As a result, analysts are forecasting significant growth. IDC just increased its media tablet forecast, stating that compelling new products and lower price points will drive stronger shipment growth through 2016 to reach 222.1 million units.
FOTA: A Strategic Touchpoint for Brand Loyalty
July 23, 2012 | Lori Sylvia, EVP Marketing

FOTA: A Strategic Touchpoint for Brand Loyalty

When consumers use their smartphones, whose brand do they associate foremost with providing their mobile experience? Not long ago, it was easy to classify companies as those that manufacture phones, develop software, provide network connectivity or sell devices and services to consumers. But today, there are many examples where the manufacturer and the platform provider are one and the same, the operator uses an ODM to manufacture branded phones and the retailer offers service plans.
New Revenues on Wheels - Monetizing Telematics
July 23, 2012 | Yoram Berholtz, Director, Market Adoption

New Revenues on Wheels - Monetizing Telematics

The Telematics Detroit 2012 conference last month revealed new revenue opportunities created by the increasing amount of software in vehicles, from cars to buses and heavy machines. The automotive industry is focusing on how to provide useful information and services to drivers and passengers, while giving manufacturers a competitive advantage.
Gaining Intelligence While Respecting Consumer Privacy
July 23, 2012 | Guy Agin, Director of Strategy & Business Development

Gaining Intelligence While Respecting Consumer Privacy

Smartphones are getting smarter, but how can service providers become more intelligent? It’s a growing challenge that Red Bend is addressing with the recent introduction of our new product, vSense Mobile™ for Mobile Software Analytics.
NTT DOCOMO Remote Lock Service Provides Enterprises and Consumers Increased Peace of Mind
May 03, 2012 | Lori Sylvia, EVP Marketing

NTT DOCOMO Remote Lock Service Provides Enterprises and Consumers Increased Peace of Mind

With the tremendous power of smartphones, and the increasing amount of information that can be stored on them, lost and stolen devices have become one of the biggest threats to consumer privacy and to Enterprise security. Think about it. A lost smartphone isn't just an inconvenience, it opens the door to email accounts, banking apps or any saved site or app linked to a credit card. That's why NTT DOCOMO partnered with Red Bend to create a solution.
Mobile Virtualization Beyond BYOD
May 03, 2012 | Will Stofega, Program Director, Mobile Device Technology and Trends, IDC

Mobile Virtualization Beyond BYOD

The Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) trend has received much industry attention as the top use case for Mobile Virtualization. After all, it’s pretty compelling to offer enterprises the ability to create and manage different personas for work and life on handsets, tablets and other devices. With virtualization, each persona uses its own operating system isolated within different domains (virtual machines) on the device. That way, IT departments can establish a secure enterprise domain on employees’ personal mobile phones, where corporate applications and data can execute securely.
Cars Getting Smarter
May 03, 2012 | Yoram Berholtz, Director, Market Adoption

Cars Getting Smarter

This year was my second time at the Geneva Auto Show, giving me a better perspective about the automotive industry and its direction. The WOW effect as you step into the first hall is unlike any telecom event. Even compared to last year’s show, this year’s variety of cars, from all colors, sizes and shapes, was more spectacular than any quad-core mobile device.
The Mobile Enterprise Goes Mainstream
May 03, 2012 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

The Mobile Enterprise Goes Mainstream

At Mobile World Congress 2012, it was clearer than ever that the mobile worlds of consumer and enterprise are converging. The Red Bend-Enabled™ Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1”, which can recognize handwriting with the accompanying S-Pen, was a huge hit at MWC12. The S-Pen differentiates the Galaxy Note 10.1” from competing tablets such as the Apple iPad and blurs the line between tablet and smartphone.
Panasonic Makes Android Tablets Enterprise-Ready with Red Bend MSM
February 17, 2012 | Lori Sylvia, EVP Marketing

Panasonic Makes Android Tablets Enterprise-Ready with Red Bend MSM

Enterprise adoption of tablets will make up almost 40% of all tablet sales by 2014, according to Morgan Stanley. Our customer Panasonic is responding to this huge demand with its new Android-powered Toughpad™ tablet. Now, Panasonic is using Red Bend to enable secure management of Enterprise applications over the air.
TI Gets Enterprise-Ready with Mobile Virtualization
February 15, 2012 | Fred Cohen, Director, OMAP Platform Ecosystem, TI

TI Gets Enterprise-Ready with Mobile Virtualization

At CES, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) showcased new applications that demonstrate how our smart multicore OMAP™ platform-based mobile devices can become a trusted gateway to demanding enterprise applications. The platform's unique architecture now enables mobile users to conduct critical business functions, such as video conferencing, in a smarter, faster and more efficient way, through the convenience of their favorite mobile device.
Why China Demands MSM
February 15, 2012 | Danny Wang, China Country Manager

Why China Demands MSM

The sheer number of mobile subscribers in China is exploding and expected to cross the one billion mark early this year. Even greater expansion is underway, as the rural market is still largely untouched.
Continuously Better in 2012
February 15, 2012 | Yoram Salinger, CEO

Continuously Better in 2012

If I had to describe the state of the mobile industry globally in 2011, it would be with one word: “rollercoaster.” But for Red Bend, I’d use three words: “staying on top.”
Sprint Leads in U.S. FOTA Adoption
December 14, 2011 | Yoram Berholtz, Director, Market Adoption

Sprint Leads in U.S. FOTA Adoption

Red Bend has published its second report that examines Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) adoption, this time focusing on FOTA usage in the U.S.
Could Frequent Software Updates Become a Nuisance? There’s a Solution.
December 14, 2011 | Lori Sylvia, EVP Marketing

Could Frequent Software Updates Become a Nuisance? There’s a Solution.

FOTA is finally happening all around us. Every day millions of consumer electronic devices worldwide receive software updates delivered over the air. During a two-year period, a typical smartphone in the U.S. receives several firmware updates, not to mention countless updates to all those downloaded apps.
New vDirect Mobile Debuts; Easier Than Ever
December 14, 2011 | Jonas Martinsson, Product Manager and Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

New vDirect Mobile Debuts; Easier Than Ever

As much as developers like a challenge, tools and products that handle much of the integration and deliver best practices out of the box are welcomed by even the most savvy engineers.
Making the Next Generation of Smart Devices “Enterprise Ready”
December 11, 2011

Making the Next Generation of Smart Devices “Enterprise Ready”

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is prompting the entire mobile ecosystem to rethink the future of smartphones and tablets. Market demand for separate devices for work and play is weakening in favor of one smart device that can seamlessly support both. In fact, a recent survey found that 20-something workers see BYOD as their “right” versus a “privilege."
Are we on the eve of distraction?
November 29, 2011 | Yair Noam, System Architect

Are we on the eve of distraction?

Stepped into the Microsoft booth at MWC the other day to watch the demo of Windows phone 7. I tell you, the device certainly looks good and the new user experience concept is cool. Although I didn't actually get to hold a real device in my hands. I had to settle for a huge touch-screen with a canned demo which failed to tell me how the screen would look on a real (smaller) device.
ARM Continues Commitment to Mobile Virtualization with New Cortex-A7 and big.LITTLE Processing
October 21, 2011 | Lori Sylvia, EVP Marketing

ARM Continues Commitment to Mobile Virtualization with New Cortex-A7 and big.LITTLE Processing

On October 19, ARM announced its newest processor, the Cortex-A7, along with its new big.LITTLE processing technology. I had the pleasure of attending the ARM launch event in San Francisco, while my colleague, Richard Kinder, attended the London event.
What's a Hypervisor? Mobile Virtualization Terms & Definitions
September 27, 2011

What's a Hypervisor? Mobile Virtualization Terms & Definitions

With the increasing interest in and awareness of Mobile Virtualization sotware, here are some important terms you’ll be hearing frequently.

Hypervisor or Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM): The name for hardware virtualization software components that allow sharing a given hardware platform among several “virtual machines” each able to run a complete operating system. Red Bend’s Mobile Virtualization product includes a Type 1 hypervisor (runs directly on the "bare metal" for strongest security) and provides a pre-integrated system software solution including, in particular, a virtualized Android environment.
Apple, LG Jump on the FOTA Train — Who's Next?
September 27, 2011 | Morten Grauballe, EVP Strategy & Corporate Development

Apple, LG Jump on the FOTA Train — Who's Next?

This has been a big year for FOTA adoption by mobile industry leaders. First, Apple said it will use FOTA for iOS 5 updates, which is a big change of strategy for a company that has always required consumers to use a cable on a Mac or PC to get updates via iTunes. Apple’s embrace of FOTA was a hot topic in the media; GigaOM published our article on this paradigm shift. Then LG jumped on the FOTA train by announcing a new remote customer-care service.
IDC on FOTA in Automotive: No Test Drive Needed
September 27, 2011 | Joe Barkai, Research VP, Product Lifecycle Strategies, IDC Manufacturing Insights

IDC on FOTA in Automotive: No Test Drive Needed

I recently completed a white paper, sponsored by Red Bend Software, which discusses the benefits the automotive industry can achieve by using firmware over-the-air (FOTA) update technology. As I researched the market situation and considerations for manufacturers, it was clear that FOTA can help the industry accelerate software updates for vehicles in the field to quickly manage inevitable software defects and improve the driver experience. Click the icon to download the full report.
Angry Birds Hatch Angrier Enterprises
September 27, 2011 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

Angry Birds Hatch Angrier Enterprises

Did you know that more than 120 million consumers are active monthly players of Angry Birds? If you are one of these frequent “flyers” and you opt to share your high scores with the app developer, then you are opting to share your contacts, as well.
Would You Like Some FOTA with Your Coffee?
August 31, 2011 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

Would You Like Some FOTA with Your Coffee?

Inside the mind of Joe Smartphone User, 2:47 p.m. today:

“What’s this text from my mobile service provider? Big news! There’s an update available for my phone. Do I even want to look at this? Oh well, I’ll be standing in this coffee line for at least the next hour, so I may as well kill some time and check it out.
Setting the Standard for Mobile Virtualization
August 19, 2011 | Jonas Martinsson, Product Manager

Setting the Standard for Mobile Virtualization

Mobile virtualization will have a significant impact on how we use mobile phones in the very near future. By applying the same virtualization technology that redefined the cloud server market to the mobile market, interesting new use cases emerge, including:

Provisioning of enterprise apps and data on a private phone with separate characteristics and secure separation between the personal and business domains

Manufacturing of sub-$100 Android devices with one single-core processor for both the modem stack and the operating system

Aggregation of computerized automotive systems, such as in-vehicle infotainment systems, to create a manageable platform for connected cars.
Fill the Tank, Check the Oil and Update the Software
July 19, 2011 | Andy Gryc, Product Marketing, QNX Software Systems

Fill the Tank, Check the Oil and Update the Software

When QNX Software Systems first started working with Red Bend in 2006, the bestselling vehicle in the U.S. was the Ford F-Series truck and smartphone shipments worldwide reached 64.1 million units, up 63 percent from the previous year.
Hypervisors, Not Hype: IDC Says Mobile Virtualization Benefits Entire Ecosystem
July 19, 2011 | Stacy Crook, Senior Analyst, Mobile Enterprise Software Research, IDC

Hypervisors, Not Hype: IDC Says Mobile Virtualization Benefits Entire Ecosystem

There’s growing buzz about mobile device virtualization throughout all segments of the mobile industry, and for good reason. As I conducted research for a new IDC Technology Assessment on the Mobile Virtualization market, I saw a number of ways mobile device virtualization can benefit the entire mobile ecosystem, from chipset makers, OEMs and carriers to enterprises and consumers. Mobile device virtualization is interesting as there aren’t many technologies that can offer this kind of versatility to stakeholders throughout the mobile ecosystem.
FOTA Background Updating in Action
July 19, 2011

FOTA Background Updating in Action

Updates on mobile phones and connected devices are fast, efficient and secure. Updating your phone over the air while you talk, text, surf the Web, or listen to music - without interruption - is even better. We call this Background Updating.
Using Standards to Drive Innovation
July 19, 2011 | Jonas Martinsson, Product Manager

Using Standards to Drive Innovation

In the movie The Graduate, a businessman gives Dustin Hoffman’s title character a single word of career advice: “Plastics.” If the movie were remade today, and the man giving the advice worked in the mobile industry, his one word of advice would be “Standards.”
The Rx for Updating In-vehicle Software
June 21, 2011 | Lori Sylvia, EVP Marketing

The Rx for Updating In-vehicle Software

“Do you suffer from range anxiety?”

It sounds like the opening of a drug commercial on TV, but actually if you own an electric vehicle (EV), you may already be afflicted. If you’ve never heard the term before, range anxiety is the fear of EV owners that their car may not have enough charge to get to where they’re going and back. There’s even a Wikipedia entry for it!
Focusing on the Working Consumer
June 05, 2011 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

Focusing on the Working Consumer

There’s been a lot of talk about smartphones heralding the end of the voice-only phone era and tablets being “post-PC devices,” at least according to Steve Jobs. These discussions primarily address the physical form factor and the functionality aspects of mobile devices. An insightful paper by Tony Cripps of Ovum (“A PC or not a PC? That is the iPad question,” March 2011) suggests that this change in the mobile computing landscape is down to the battle of the traditional OSes and lite OSes. He states that the reason for the lite OSes is the constraints of the newly connected devices, including a reliance on ARM’s RISC-based chip design.
Time to Turn Over a New Leaf
May 28, 2011 | Yoram Berholtz, Director, Market Adoption

Time to Turn Over a New Leaf

A recent blog about updating the software on a new Nissan Leaf all-electric car caught my eye. A blogger for AllCarsElectric.com received a recall notice and brought his car to the dealer to have its OS updated. So far, so good. Except that the update process took four hours! Even when another colleague brought her Leaf to the dealer for the same update, which was done much more quickly, it was still wasted time for the dealer and the driver.
IBM + Red Bend = Smarter Services for Connected Mobile Devices
April 20, 2011 | Steven Teitzel, Global Solution Executive, IBM Global Telecommunications Industry

IBM + Red Bend = Smarter Services for Connected Mobile Devices

By 2014, consumers will purchase three times as many smartphones, tablets and connected consumer electronic devices — 1.2 billion — up from about 400 million today, according to IDC. What an enormous challenge for mobile operators. Virtually everything they do needs to scale up, quickly and efficiently. And not just network capacity. Management systems and business processes must be prepared for the next generation of intelligent, more powerful and “anywhere” connected mobile devices.
Understanding Mobile Virtualization: What, Why and What’s Next
April 20, 2011 | Michel Gien, EVP and GM, Mobile Virtualization

Understanding Mobile Virtualization: What, Why and What’s Next

Virtualization technology has been around for decades in desktops and servers. Thanks to the explosion and improved processing power of smartphones — and a few innovative techniques — it’s now arrived in the mobile market. In fact, Mobile Virtualization is forecast to be one of the hottest growth areas for the mobile industry. Research firm Gartner predicted in 2008 that “By 2012, more than 50 percent of new smartphones shipped will be virtualized.”
A Q&A with Red Bend's Founder
April 20, 2011

A Q&A with Red Bend's Founder

Red Bend’s Mobile Software Management products have been deployed in more than 1 billion mobile devices. Having achieved that milestone, the following Q&A with Sharon Peleg, Red Bend’s founder and CTO, gives us a peek into the company’s birth.
The Life and Death of Symbian: Will Android Meet the Same Fate?
April 20, 2011 | Morten Grauballe, EVP Strategy & Corporate Development

The Life and Death of Symbian: Will Android Meet the Same Fate?

Much has been written about Nokia’s decision to move away from Symbian and toward Windows Phone. Most have focused on “What went wrong?” and “How could this happen?” These are the obvious questions for anyone who has worked with Nokia during its 10-year reign at the top of the mobile market.
My Computer Seats 6… and Gets 30 Miles to the Gallon
March 18, 2011 | Yoram Berholtz, Director, Market Adoption

My Computer Seats 6… and Gets 30 Miles to the Gallon

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at the Fully Networked Car Workshop that was part of the Geneva International Motor Show. As I walked around the huge exhibition, I realized that concept of the car becoming a four-wheel computer is finally reality.
Windows Phone (Doesn’t) Update
February 24, 2011 | Lori Sylvia, EVP Marketing

Windows Phone (Doesn’t) Update

When the blogosphere started reporting problems yesterday with Microsoft’s Windows Phone software update, it didn’t take long for the mainstream media, including the BBC, to jump on the story.
What’s SMART about the New Netphone™
February 10, 2011 | Lori Sylvia, EVP Marketing

What’s SMART about the New Netphone™

There are hundreds of smartphone models with Red Bend’s software inside, but none quite like the SMART Netphone™. It’s a groundbreaking handset, announced February 7, that every service provider should pay attention to if they’re interested in controlling the software assets that drive their services revenue, and who isn’t?
1 Billion Reasons for Red Bend’s Success
February 10, 2011 | Yoram Salinger, CEO

1 Billion Reasons for Red Bend’s Success

2010 was another year of change in the dynamic mobile industry. While shipment volumes increased, market share was spread among more players vying to become a central part of consumers’ connected lives.
Two into One: A Safe Environment for Mobile Openness
February 07, 2011 | David Wood, Accenture Embedded Software Services

Two into One: A Safe Environment for Mobile Openness

It’s no real surprise that two powerful trends in mobile software are on a major collision course: 1) users of mobile devices want more control over these devices, and 2) corporations also want more control over these devices.
 SCOMO Is Here and Now
February 03, 2011 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

SCOMO Is Here and Now

It’s a wonder to me that the mobile network operators who have been making our cellular connected world possible for the past 15 years don’t seem to be able to build on their position of strength to become a driving force in the world of mobile entertainment. The power of network operators in the mobile ecosystem stems from their established commercial (read: billing) relationships with consumers (read: subscribers) and from their own economies of scale. Operators such as AT&T (80 million+ subscribers), China Mobile (450 million+), NTT DOCOMO (50 million+), Smart Communications (44 million+), Telefónica (280 million+), Verizon Wireless (90 million+) and Vodafone Global (300 million+) have the purchasing power to define devices and strategies throughout the ecosystem.
Mobile Device Updates Should Occur Silently, in the Background - Like PCs
January 24, 2011 | Ilana Bogomolny, Director of Solution Management

Mobile Device Updates Should Occur Silently, in the Background - Like PCs

In the PC world today, automated software updates – the software programs that automatically check for available updates, download and apply them – are routine. Moreover, many of those programs, especially the web browsers, are performing those updates silently and in the background without requiring user intervention.; Granted, you usually need to adjust some settings to accept those silent updates, but with so many different applications being used on a daily basis, it is a relief to have those applications running the latest and greatest version without any effort on our part. Even when I want to know about those updates (as I do with Windows updates and Adobe Acrobat), I usually end up accepting them anyway.
Where Apple Lags - Four Ways to Improve the iPhone’s Software Update Experience
December 03, 2010 | Morten Grauballe, EVP Strategy & Corporate Development

Where Apple Lags - Four Ways to Improve the iPhone’s Software Update Experience

There is little argument that Apple has revolutionized the wireless industry. The iPhone and App Store have turned the industry on its head. Yet despite Apple’s achievements, there are still important areas where its technology lags.
Should SCOTA Supersede FOTA?
December 01, 2010 | Ilana Bogomolny, Director of Solution Management

Should SCOTA Supersede FOTA?

FOTA – Updating of Firmware Over the Air – is a successful mobile technology that is routinely used in millions of mobile phones and devices to introduce new features and provide performance improvements. In comparison, SCOTA – managing Software Components Over the Air – is a relative newcomer. SCOTA, however, has already become a common feature in operators’ requirements and device specifications, with early adopters among some of the leading device manufacturers.
Are we on the eve of distraction?
November 29, 2010 | Yair Noam, System Architect

Are we on the eve of distraction?

Stepped into the Microsoft booth at MWC the other day to watch the demo of Windows phone 7. I tell you, the device certainly looks good and the new user experience concept is cool. Although I didn't actually get to hold a real device in my hands. I had to settle for a huge touch-screen with a canned demo which failed to tell me how the screen would look on a real (smaller) device.
A New Paradigm for FOTA
November 08, 2010 | Yoram Salinger, CEO

A New Paradigm for FOTA

Version 5 of vCurrent© Mobile continues the record of innovation from Red Bend, and marks a major leap forward in FOTA technology.

In our newest release of vCurrent Mobile, we have introduced Background Updating and, with that, have completely changed the paradigm of FOTA. For the first time, consumers will be able to use their phones while the FOTA update is taking place. This capability significantly improves the mobile user experience by creatively eliminating the issue of update time and the need for the phone to be taken off-line during the update process.
Will Mobile Operators Face a Capacity Crunch Soon?
October 17, 2010 | Richard Kinder, VP Technology & New Business EMEA

Will Mobile Operators Face a Capacity Crunch Soon?

Mobile data has finally arrived. After years of hype, the volume of data on mobile networks is reported to have surpassed that of voice traffic. Whilst the majority of this traffic is driven by people with mobile broadband subscriptions, undoubtedly the new breed of data-intensive mobile devices contributes significantly to this rapid growth. This bandwidth consumption is stressing the edge of the network and backhaul, resulting in a potential field day for providers of optical and microwave infrastructure. I could successfully argue that the capacity crunch is already upon us.
4G - A View of WiMAX and LTE and What They Mean for MSM
June 02, 2010 | Richard Kinder, VP Technology & New Business EMEA

4G - A View of WiMAX and LTE and What They Mean for MSM

At recent mobile industry shows such as Mobile World Congress and CTIA, a great deal of attention was focused on the future of 4G. Within 4G, two competing technologies—WiMAX and LTE—battle for consumer adoption. Both WiMAX and LTE represent an important shift for the market as 4G technology is all about truly enabling the next evolution in computing—mobility. In this new world, efficient Mobile Software Management (MSM) solutions—the ability to manage software, applications and devices over the air—are extremely relevant, as I will explain.
 Customer Spotlight - Qualcomm and Red Bend Collaborate on Brew MP
June 02, 2010 | Roger Wilson, Director of Sales

Customer Spotlight - Qualcomm and Red Bend Collaborate on Brew MP

One mobile device operating systems is not the same as the next. It takes vision and great technical expertise to develop a mobile device OS that delivers relevant and cutting-edge capabilities which benefit device manufacturers, service providers and, most importantly, consumers.
Software Inventory - The Key to Personalized Mobile Services
June 02, 2010 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing

Software Inventory - The Key to Personalized Mobile Services

Who will be your mobile service provider in the future? Several companies are vying to become the service provider of choice in order to build a long-term relationship with consumers.
The ROI of MSM: Enhancing the Consumer Experience and Mobile Revenues
February 07, 2010 | Guy Agin, Director of Strategy & Business Development

The ROI of MSM: Enhancing the Consumer Experience and Mobile Revenues

The mobile industry is increasingly recognizing Mobile Software Management (MSM) as vital for enabling the next generation of mobile services. One reason is because the business case is so compelling.
2009 Reflections and 2010 Outlook
February 07, 2010 | Yoram Salinger, CEO

2009 Reflections and 2010 Outlook

The 2009 global economic climate was terrible. Handset shipments saw a decline and manufacturers and operators struggled to maintain market share. How did Red Bend fare amid the rollercoaster? Simply put, despite market challenges, 2009 was an extremely good year for us. Our customer momentum, market expansion and financials were stronger than ever. We renewed and expanded key contracts and added many new customers, including Borqs, Fujitsu and Sagem Communications.
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