SOURCE: Red Bend Software

November 16, 2005 09:00 ET

Red Bend Software Demonstrates Interoperability of Its OMA DM Client in Open Mobile Alliance's TestFest

Tested Interoperability With Leading Device Management Servers Accelerates Network Operators' Adoption of Mobile Device Management Solutions

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2005 -- Red Bend Software, the leading provider of firmware over the air (FOTA) update solutions for mobile phones, today announced that it successfully tested its OMA DM client with device management servers from several vendors, including mFormation and Synchronica. The tests were performed as part of Red Bend's participation in the most recent Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) TestFest held in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The TestFest events are designed to allow member companies to test their prospective products and services against the specifications of OMA's Enabler Release program. The Red Bend OMA DM client works with any OMA DM-based server to allow mobile network operators to provision, support and update mobile devices over the air. The Red Bend OMA DM client implements the complete OMA DM 1.1.2 specification.

"Our successful completion of these interoperability tests shows our commitment to supporting this important standard," said Red Bend CEO, Yoram Salinger. "By demonstrating interoperability of our OMA DM client with DM servers from several major providers, it makes it easier for operators to implement mobile device management solutions."

"OMA's Test Fests are a critical step in removing the barriers to global user adoption by ensuring seamless application interoperability worldwide," said Howard Greenwell, director of interoperability programs at the OMA. "These working events allow us to produce better specifications, and our members like Red Bend to bring more fully interoperable products to market."

About Red Bend Software

Red Bend Software helps mobile phone manufacturers and network operators accelerate the adoption of new services and features, respond rapidly to customer problems and reduce the support costs through firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates. LG Electronics, Sharp, Siemens Mobile, Sony Ericsson, and other large handset manufacturers use Red Bend's FOTA technology to quickly and reliably deliver compact firmware updates to mobile phones already in the hands of users. Founded in 1999, Red Bend develops advanced technology that enables reliable, risk-free installation and personalization of critical software through its vCurrent® product line and OMA-DM Client. Red Bend Software is a privately held, venture capital-financed company with corporate headquarters near Boston, Massachusetts and offices in China, Israel, Japan, and the U.K. More information about Red Bend Software is available at www.redbend.com.

For more information about OMA Test Fests, please visit: http://www.openmobilealliance.org/testfest_overview/TestFest_Overview.html.

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