Published: February 18, 2015 | Waltham, MA
Redbend, recently acquired by Harman International is one of the leading providers of software management technology for connected devices, and over-the-air (OTA) software and firmware upgrading services. The company announced the availability of Redbend 10, a software management platform that leverages the company’s core smart delta and virtualization technologies to meet the growing needs of automotive OEMs and Tier 1s as well as device manufacturers and device enhancers in the IoT and mobile markets. The first public demonstration of Redbend 10 will be at Mobile World Congress, March 2-5, Barcelona, Hall 2, Stand 2H30.
Redbend’s smart delta technology delivers the most reliable, efficient, failsafe software and firmware updates. The virtualization technology incorporated into Redbend 10 is used to run multiple, completely separate OSs on one module or device. The two components create the core of a platform that enables manufacturers and service providers to keep devices updated, bug-free, relevant and secure, regardless of complexity. The result enables Redbend’s customers to save time and costs, create new revenue opportunities and increase loyalty.
Redbend 10 for Automotive
With Redbend 10, automotive OEMs can update all models of a vehicle in its entirety – from bumper to bumper – with one reliable and efficient software update campaign. As software becomes an even more crucial element of automobiles, so does the ability to model, view and manage all of the software in the car. Now, for the first time, all the components in vehicles needing an update, including those with infotainment systems (IVI), electronic control units (ECUs) and telematics control units (TCUs) running dissimilar OSs, with different levels of resources, from different suppliers and connected via different network types (WiFi, cellular, USB, ODB2 and in-vehicle busses), can be updated with one campaign.
Redbend 10 also brings client rule engine script control to the automotive industry. Prior to executing any update, each automotive OEM has a set of rules and conditions that need to be evaluated. Before Redbend 10, specific OEM rules and conditions per vehicle model had to be hard-coded into the module. Now the OEM has the flexibility to modify the rules and conditions, saving time and money and ensuring updates get delivered quickly and efficiently.
Other Advancements in Redbend 10
Super-large Image Support – Acknowledging the increasing software complexity in today’s mobile devices and automotive components, Redbend 10 can manage large-scale images up to 8 GB needed for high-end mobile devices and map data to future-proof customer investments.
Enhanced Dual-persona – Redbend’s dual-persona solution provides the capability to run two completely separate OSs on a single smartphone removing the need to compromise on privacy, security, user-experience or management. Based on successes with SK Telecom and Coolpad, Redbend added to its dual-persona offering as part of Redbend 10 with enhanced graphics performance, better memory utilization and a more streamlined user experience.
The availability of Redbend 10 arrives just in time for the company’s new branding as it moves from Red Bend Software to Redbend in 2015. Under the new masthead, Redbend 10 furthers the company’s vision to deliver continuous relevance for any device to meet the current and future complexity of consumer needs.