BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenPeak Inc., a leading enterprise mobility management solutions provider, today announced it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,938,547 for its exclusive split-billing system that tracks and enables billing for business and personal data usage separately on the same mobile device. The cross-platform technology is the first of its kind in-market that allows companies to pay directly and accurately for data used for business purposes on employees' personal devices.
The split-billing system eliminates the burdensome, inaccurate manual estimation and reimbursement systems used by most companies to compensate employees for business use of their personal mobile devices and data plans. It also enables companies to more easily and equitably comply with new state laws that mandate employee reimbursement. In August, the California Court of Appeal ruled that employers must reimburse employees for BYOD usage expenses when they are required to use their personal devices for business purposes. Other states are expected to follow suit.
"The ability to accurately track business and personal data usage in a BYOD environment has seen a huge demand, even before state laws required it," said Dan Gittleman, OpenPeak's CEO. "This technology delivers the first fair, equitable and simple solution to satisfy the needs of carriers, enterprises and employees."
The patent, entitled "Method and System for Data Usage Accounting in a Computing Device," describes a unique re-direction technique that enables separate billing for data usage originating from secure or enterprise apps within a containerized environment installed on an employee's mobile device. The patent is the first issued in a family of filings that will cover all aspects of BYOD dual usage, including network allocation and on-device, client-side solutions.
OpenPeak intends to license this cross-platform technology to enable partners to offer split billing plans for their own customers. The patented split-billing technology is an important addition to OpenPeak's comprehensive software platform for enterprise device and application management. OpenPeak's complete white-label enterprise mobility management solution is the most advanced of its kind, providing a secure mobile workspace for BYOD, enterprise app management through the SECTOR® Network app ecosystem and complete mobile device management. The split-billing technology can also be deployed a la carte in a wide variety of other applications.
To learn more about the OpenPeak split-billing system and the company's full suite of mobile enterprise management solutions, visit www.openpeak.com.
OpenPeak Inc. is a leading Mobile Enterprise Management company. The OpenPeak platform makes it easy for businesses to secure and manage business data on mobile devices while giving employees the freedom to use the device of their choice. OpenPeak is offered as a white label solution through carriers and large OEMs worldwide. For more information, visit www.openpeak.com.
OpenPeak and SECTOR are registered trademarks of OpenPeak Inc. Other trade brands, names, and marks used in this document are the property of their respective owners.
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