The recently announced Aster “all-in-one” SoC for wearables is MediaTek’s first chip to be integrated with Red Bend’s FOTA SaaS. Red Bend’s FOTA service ensures manufacturers building on the Aster platform, and consumers of Aster-based devices, always have the latest firmware from the moment their wearable comes out of the box. Wearable consumers can also secure their investment in the device with proactive updates throughout the device lifetime.
“MediaTek’s Aster SoC supports over-the-air updates, making installation and updating of apps and services in wearable devices incredibly easy. This is all possible because of the MediaTek Capsule, which enables apps to be pushed and installed, along with sensor algorithms and drivers. This is done remotely through the wireless links between phones, tablets and their wearable devices. Red Bend’s FOTA allows
According to IDC, the worldwide wearable computing device market will have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 83.2 percent growing to
Red Bend’s FOTA Service is already used by leading smartphone, tablet and automotive customers. The cloud-based service allows manufacturers to update all their device models anywhere, anytime without requiring specialized expertise in designing and operating a FOTA updating system or needing to make large, upfront capital expenditures in service infrastructure. The flexibility of the solution enables manufacturers to proactively push updates to devices, as well as for consumers to periodically check if new updates are available.
For device manufacturers, FOTA updating strengthens customer loyalty through improved user experiences, minimizes customer services costs and provides a channel to deliver new firmware and increase revenue.
“We are excited about the opportunities in front of us based on our partnership with
Red Bend® Software, the leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1.5 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, makes mobile devices and services continuously better in a rapidly changing world. Red Bend is the only company that provides standards-based products and solutions for software management, device management and mobile virtualization that work on any mobile phone and connected device uniformly, efficiently and securely over the air. Red Bend enables its customers to stay competitive in a fast-moving market by helping them deliver high-value services on an increasing number of connected devices with growing software complexity. More than 80 leading device manufacturers, mobile operators, semiconductor vendors and automotive companies worldwide trust Red Bend with their most important assets—the mobile and connected devices their consumers depend on. For more information visit: www.redbend.com.
1IDC Worldwide Wearable Computing Device 2014-2018 Forecast and Analysis, doc #247318,
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