Micro Software, Inc. announced today a global licensing agreement with HTC (High
Tech Computer) to preload and distribute the Insignia Mobile Device Management
client on the next generation of HTC smartphones for consumers and business
While Windows Mobile 6 has a native solution for providing ROM updates over the
air (OTA), for some reasons HTC prefers to use Smith Micro's Insignia Open
Management Client (OMC) solution instead, which also provides firmware updates
on mobile phones already in the hands of users.
The Insignia Mobile Device Management client supports file updates,
compressed image updates and multiple sequential updates all in one package and
is backed by a broad range of integrity checks to ensure the process is secure
and 100 % fault tolerant, even during power outages.
"Our new relationship with HTC, a company known for its innovative mobile
device products, validates the strength of our Insignia intelligent device
management solution. We are pleased that our investment in the Insignia
product line is delivering results so quickly," said William W. Smith, Jr.,
CEO and President Smith Micro Software. "Smart devices are only valuable
when they work right, and nothing can be more frustrating for HTC or its
customer base than a mobile device that is not performing as designed."
"We understood the importance of HTC's goal to provide its customers with
a superior FOTA experience, and we accelerated our development efforts to
meet its product release schedule for its next generation of Smartphone
devices," concluded Smith.
Through this agreement, HTC's Microsoft Windows Mobile based smartphones will
ship with Smith Micro's Insignia Open Management Client (OMC), enabling HTC to
deliver a higher service level to expedite firmware updates and handset software
application upgrades to its mobile devices to market over-the-air (FOTA).
Cheers ~ Arne