Beceem enhances mobile WiMAX chipsets with Red Bend

Red Bend Software, provider of mobile software management (MSM), has announced that Beceem Communications, provider of mobile WiMAX chips, has chosen Red Bend’s vDirect Mobile device management (DM) client software for Beceem’s family of WiMAX chipsets.

Beceem and Red Bend are integrating vDirect Mobile into Beceem’s carrier proven software stack to provide Beceem’s customers with the option to leverage the proven performance of Red Bend’s OMA-DM client. vDirect Mobile is the industry’s leading independent DM client that is interoperable with any DM server supporting standards from the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), including the WiMAX Management Object used by the WiMAX Forum and adopted by leading WiMAX operators worldwide.

Babu Mandava, CEO and co-founder at Beceem, stated: “Emerging wireless technologies such as WiMAX are keeping people connected, and Beceem chipsets are powering that connection. By integrating Red Bend’s vDirect Mobile into our software stack, we are providing one of the most complete WiMAX chip solutions. With vDirect Mobile our partners can take advantage of a proven OMA-DM client to further accelerate their device development and ensure out of the box network interoperability in all the major mobile WiMAX networks.”

Yoram Salinger, CEO at Red Bend Software, added: “In the next five years, WiMAX technology is expected to gain 100 million subscribers worldwide and enable more than 6 million people in over 500 rural communities in the US alone. Best in class device management will be almost as critical as having the highest possible WiMAX performance, so the collaboration between Beceem and Red Bend brings market leaders together. vDirect Mobile-enabled devices can be provisioned, maintained and updated over the air, allowing new features and products to meet the unique requirements of leading WiMAX service providers such as Clearwire, UQ and Global Mobilcom.”

vDirect Mobile 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 modules.