WiMAX First for Red Bend in Japan

Red Bend Software, which specialises in Mobile Software Management (MSM), has revealed that Fujitsu Microelectronics has licensed its standards-based device management (DM) software for Fujitsus WiMAX SoC and WiMAX chipsets. Fujitsu Microelectronics specializes in the design and manufacturing of semiconductors for WiMAX devices, such as mobile handsets, PC modems, mobile Internet devices and netbooks.
Under the agreement, Fujitsu Microelectronics has pre-integrated Red Bends device management software in its WiMAX SoC and chipset platform, enabling Fujitsu customers to quickly and efficiently implement standards-based device management in their WiMAX-enabled products. Red Bend provides the an independent DM client that is interoperable with DM servers supporting standards from the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), including the WiMAX Management Object that is used by the WiMAX Forum, and that has been adopted by leading WiMAX operators worldwide. Fujitsu Microelectronics is a founding member and board member of the WiMAX Forum.
This agreement with Fujitsu Microelectronics represents the first WiMAX deal for Red Bend in Japan, and continues the rapid adoption of our device management solution by WiMAX chipset vendors, device manufacturers and operators worldwide, says Kazuhiro Abe, President of Red Bend Software Japan KK. Fujitsu Microelectronics selected Red Bend for its leadership in mobile software management and built-in support for WiMAX, making it easier and more cost-effective to integrate OMA DM functionality into any WiMAX-enabled device.
Red bend notes that WiMAX service providers face myriad challenges in provisioning millions of new subscribers, as well as managing millions of devices that will operate on the network, often temporarily. It adds that its device management software has been proven in tens of millions of mobile devices already in the market, and is rapidly being adopted by WiMAX service providers, chipset makers and equipment manufacturers in the United States, Japan and EMEA.
Red Bends standards-based OMA DM solution is used to provision new subscribers, configure applications and network settings, manage software, and retrieve device information over the air. It has been deployed across multiple platforms, operating systems and memory types on mobile phones, wireless devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) modules.