Connected Vehicle

Red Bend to provide Firmware-Over-The-Air (FOTA) updates for Spireon’s M2M telematics platfo

Published: December 11, 2014 | Waltham, MA

Spireon has selected Red Bend’s over-the-air (OTA) Software Updating Service to update devices across its NSpire M2M Telematics Platform. This cloud-based platform transmits over five billion data points each year into actionable intelligence for Spireon’s 1.9 million subscribers.


Spireon’s award winning NSpire cloud-based M2M Business Intelligence Platform uses a leading-edge network of databases, data centers, web servers and Internet connections to deliver fast, powerful and more affordable GPS tracking. The NSpire platform guarantees high data speeds, always-on service availability, flexible coding for scalability, and security of critical data used in the business.

Red Bend’s Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) Updating Solution includes three components:

vRapid Mobile® FOTA Client

With Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile®, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and service providers can remotely manage the embedded software in cars throughout the lifetime of the vehicle. Using FOTA from Red Bend, OEMs and service providers can substantially lower software-related warranty costs and avoid the expensive direct and indirect costs associated with product recalls.

Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile has been deployed in more than 1.5 billion mobile phones and connected devices and has never failed to perform an update in the field. It is proven across all real-time operating systems (RTOS) and high-level operating systems (HLOS) such as Enea OSE, Windows CE, Linux, QNX, Android and more.

vDirect Mobile® Device Management Client

Red Bend’s vDirect Mobile® is a standards-based device management client that provides provisioning, configuration, device information retrieval and security to enable end-to-end connectivity in the FOTA Solution. It is proven across multiple platforms, operating systems and memory types on feature phones, smartphones, machine-to-machine (M2M) modules, connected devices and automotive platforms. 

Red Bend Software Management Center

The Red Bend Software Management Center provides centralized management control over all deployed vehicles. From here, the OEM, service provider or fleet administrator can deploy, configure, upgrade and manage software based on powerful, real-time reports on issues, software inventory and customer usage.

The Software Management Center uses optimized algorithms and protocols to ensure that bandwidth is used intelligently, costs are controlled and the customer gets an excellent software updating experience. Intelligent policy management enables the car manufacturer to configure the car to use Wi-Fi at home for large system updates and mobile networks for instant updates. As the service is entirely cloud-hosted, the car manufacturer can give access to dealers to configure or manage particular in-vehicle services, or to third parties who can take responsibility for a particular subsystem such as navigation.

Source: Red Bend


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