Telecom Lead Asia: Red Bend Software, a provider
of mobile software management (MSM), announced that the
new Omakase Lock service from NTT DOCOMO features a remote lock
application equipped with Red Bend’s vDirect Mobile.
The company said that the application can be locked from
a different location by just contacting DOCOMO, providing mobile consumers with
increased security for lost Android smartphones by preventing unauthorized
We selected Red Bend as our application development
partner for Android smartphones because Red Bend’s innovative software
management solutions, superior engineering and responsive customer support have
contributed to the realization of our vision and our achievements over the past
three years,” said Kazuaki Terunuma, vice president and managing director of
communication device development department, DOCOMO.
DOCOMO has been using Red Bend’s software for
firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating, device management and application
management across its range of mobile phones and connected devices.
Both companies have expanded their partnership to include
the new DOCOMO remote lock application used in the Omakase Lock service, which
is compliant with Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM) industry
The shift to smartphones is accelerating in Japan, with
smartphone shipments up 450 percent and expected to reach 56 percent of new
handsets in fiscal 2011, according to MM Research Institute. The popularity of
smartphones is a trend seen all over the world, and operators are trying to
expand their businesses with remote lock applications and services,” said Yoram
Salinger, CEO of Red Bend Software.
Recently, Panasonic announced that its customers of
Toughpad tablets will get Red Bend Software’s Mobile Software Management (MSM) solution.
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