Panasonic uses Red Bend mobile software management

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Panasonic Computer Product Solutions today announced that Red Bend Software’s market leading Mobile Software Management (MSM) solution will be available to customers of its new professional-grade Android-powered Toughpad tablets.

This will give Panasonic, and Enterprise customers electing to use this solution, ground breaking capabilities to remotely and securely manage their Toughpad devices over the air. To date, Red Bend’s MSM solutions have been shipped in over 1.4 billion mobile phones, tablets and connected devices.
Panasonic’s Android-powered Toughpad tablets include the unique security core in the Marvell® ARM-based CPU, which, when combined with Red Bend’s innovative software management solution, creates a compelling and secure mobile computing platform. Protected areas of the flash memory that hold the operating system kernel and customer applications are held in a secure zone by the Marvell security processor. Only authorized users of the Red Bend management software can then access firmware and applications within the secure zone. This robust and standards-based solution enables business customers to easily remotely manage the software on their Toughpad devices whilst ensuring that the devices, and any of their enterprise applications, remain highly secure and tamper-proof.
Panasonic Toughpad Red Bend’s MSM solution for the Android-powered Panasonic Toughpad range will include vRapid Mobile® for Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) updating, vDirect Mobile® for Device Management and Application Management, and the Red Bend Software Management Center. From Autumn 2012, the Red Bend solution on the Panasonic Android-powered Toughpad tablets will also be the first to use the advanced OMA DM software management standard, SCOMO (Software Component Management Object), even further reducing time and network costs for updates. SCOMO is a new standard for Mobile Software Management that modularizes the entire software stack and allows deployment of discrete software components, either updated or new, including embedded firmware.