Inventec Selects Red Bend's MSM Solutions

Jan 26, 2010, 10:13 ET from Red Bend Software

BEIJING, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM), today announced that Inventec Appliances Corporation, a leading manufacturer of smart handheld products based in Taiwan, has licensed Red Bend's vRapid Mobile® software for firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating and vDirect Mobile™ software for device management (DM) on both feature phones and smartphones using the Qualcomm Brew platform and Windows Mobile platform. The Inventec OKWAP branded mobile phone models -- W316C and WG209 -- enabled by Red Bend's MSM solutions are currently available in the China market.

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This year, 3G services have come to China, bringing with it a wave of feature-rich mobile phones. China's major mobile operators have required FOTA and DM in new handsets in order to ensure the devices can be managed cost-effectively over the air.

"Inventec selected Red Bend's MSM solutions because of their proven experience in software updating and device management both in China and worldwide," said Mr. Yongcai Bian, Deputy General Manager from Inventec Appliances Corporation. "Red Bend's local engineering support ensured that we could meet our product deadlines to the market, and that our products could pass the rigorous quality test required by operators."

Inventec is a high-tech listed company, founded in 2000 in Taipei, Taiwan (Headquarters) whose branches are all over the world, including large-scale R & D and manufacturing sites in over 250,000 square meters based in Taipei, Shanghai, Nanjing, Xi'an, Nanchang and the United States.

Inventec is dedicated to designing and developing all kinds of smart handheld devices and network products and has already become a world-known strategic partner and intelligent Internet devices supplier. Currently Inventec offers the following "smart handheld products:" PDAs, WiFi phones, PHS phones, GSM/GPRS phones, smart phones, MP3 players and GPS navigation devices. Its OKWAP brand is very popular in the China market.

About Inventec Appliances Corporation

Established in 2000, Inventec Appliances Corporation (IAC) has become one of Taiwan's top 100 corporations, whose products cover both Smart Handheld and Network Application areas. IAC uses a Community Own Brand Marketing (COBM) and Integrated Original Design Manufacturing (IODM) dual operating model. With the integration of the dual efficient business models, IAC is eager to become the global best partner providing smart handheld products and network terminals, and to make its own brand OKWAP the No. 1 brand in the global Chinese market.

About Red Bend Software

Red Bend Software, the leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM), provides software solutions for managing firmware, applications and devices over the air. The company's award-winning MSM products enable device manufacturers, mobile operators and software developers to increase revenues, reduce support costs and achieve faster time to market by remotely managing their software assets on mobile devices. Red Bend's software has been deployed in more than 620 million mobile devices and adopted by eight of the top 10 handset manufacturers, including Kyocera, LG Electronics, Motorola, Sharp, Sony Ericsson and ZTE, as well as dozens of other leading companies in the mobile, M2M and WiMAX markets. Unlike device management vendors with proprietary end-to-end systems and manufacturers' internally developed solutions that are platform specific, Red Bend is the only company offering independent client software that is interoperable with any standards-based server and that works with any platform on any type of mobile device. Founded in 1999, Red Bend is a privately held, venture capital-financed company with offices in China, Israel, Japan, Korea, the U.K. and the U.S. Visit www.redbend.com.   

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