11/18/2004 - Insignia Solutions® (NASDAQ: INSG) announced that it has deployed Insignia Secure System Provisioning v2 (SSP v2) mobile device management platform with the Hong Kong Wireless Development Centre Ltd. (HKWDC) to support the mobile operator community of Hong Kong.
HKWDC at Cyberport provides end-to-end infrastructural support to the mobile and wireless application development in Hong Kong, from information, consultancy, development, deployment to product dissemination. The Centre provides a unique multi-operator and multi-vendor platform with connectivity to the wireless network including GSM, GPRS, 802.11, EDGE and 3G.
Insignia SSP v2 has been installed in HKWDC's facility at Cyberport in Hong Kong SAR and is in the process of testing and deployment with operators. This initiative provides open standards based implementation of mobile device management capabilities to automatically enable and configure advanced data services over-the-air (OTA), as well as provide software upgrades in the field for millions of Hong Kong subscribers.
"Insignia's innovative leadership in open standards device management will help drive the adoption of new data services for Hong Kong's wireless population," said Anthony Tang, Director of Business Development at the Hong Kong Wireless Development Centre.
Insignia's new Secure System Provisioning v2 is a complete mobile device management platform that leverages Insignia's service-oriented architecture to provide an open and interoperable platform for mobile operators. Operators can use SSP v2 to remotely configure mobile data services, repair phones using over-the-air updates, manage inventory and dynamically customize software loads for the enterprise and other markets based on a variety of mobile management services all using a single, open standards system that works with any Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA-DM) compatible phone.
"This relationship with HKWDC further reinforces our leadership in this new market for sophisticated mobile device management systems," said Mark McMillan, CEO Insignia.
Insignia has previously announced its efforts with New World Mobility, a prominent Hong Kong operator, regarding Insignia SSP v2 for their subscribers. Other operators in Hong Kong connected to the HKWDC include CSL, Hutchison Telecommunications, Peoples Telephone, SmarTone, and SUNDAY.
Hong Kong has one of the largest penetration rates of mobile phone users in the world. It now has 7 million mobile phone users with over 100% penetration rate, nearly 1 million of them have subscribed for 2.5G services. This market has a very good foundation for the use of Insignia's Over-The-Air services.
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Insignia provides an essential ingredient to mobile operators and terminal manufacturers by enabling mobile device management to a growing complex and diverse community of mobile devices. Insignia's products and services radically reduce customer care and recall costs, maintain device integrity, and enable a wide range of new mobile services. Founded in 1986, Insignia has a long history of innovation, stewardship of major industry standards, and the trust of dozens of manufacturers around the world. Insignia Solutions is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol INSG. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California with R&D and European operations based in the United Kingdom. For additional information about Insignia or its products please visit http://www.insignia.com.
Insignia, Insignia Solutions, and the Insignia Solutions logo are registered trademarks and Secure System Provisioning, Open Management Client, Dynamic Capabilities and Over-The-Air Repair are trademarks of Insignia Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
Insignia, Insignia Solutions, and the Insignia Solutions logo are registered trademarks and Secure System Provisioning, Dynamic Capabilities and Over-The-Air Repair are trademarks of Insignia Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
The Hong Kong Wireless Development Centre (HKWDC) is a regional hub for mobile and wireless application development, providing comprehensive infrastructure support to the mobile and wireless application development industry in Hong Kong. Support for industry includes information, consultancy, development, deployment and product dissemination. Developer costs and time to market are reduced with provision of multi-operator and multi-vendor development and test platforms and tools, including connectivity in GSM, GPRS, 802.11, EDGE and 3G networks.
The Centre opened in December 2003 with founding investment from the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF), the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and support by quasi-government organizations and the wireless industry. The facility is operated by the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association.
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