Sunday, June 14, 2009

InnoPath Enhances its MDM Client

InnoPath Software announced the commercial availability of its Embedded Client v5.5, a modular, next-generation OMA-DM standards compliant device management and software update client for handset vendors. The client is a combination of InnoPath's on-device foundation, the Device Management Engine, and the company's Device Update Agent.

The Embedded Client v5.5 provides significant performance and diff file size enhancements, with FOTA package file sizes up to 73% smaller than earlier clients. In addition to the diff size enhancements, update time and memory use have also been optimized. InnoPath's approach of incremental improvement has resulted in across the board performance enhancements with each release. The company's utilities allow the OEM to tune the diff package in order to optimize for different parameters, such as package size or update time. This flexibility is important, allowing operators to deliver the best possible subscriber experience within the constraints imposed by limited memory and CPU on the device.

The new release of Embedded Client also delivers enhanced capabilities in the following areas:

  • Firmware Version Rollback

  • Symbian Image Diff-Update Support

  • Dynamic File System Support

  • Background Update

InnoPath said it has seen the use of FOTA increase over fourfold over the last 12 months. The size of update packages has also grown substantially due to the number of issues addressed per update. Reliability is also a key concern, with InnoPath-driven mass FOTA campaigns successfully updating an industry-leading 96% of devices targeted.

The standards-based Embedded Client delivers InnoPath's Mobile Update FOTA capability to CDMA, GSM, and in the future LTE operators.