Toolkit provides core functionality for device manufacturers to support unlicensed mobile access
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-(June 19, 2007) Certicom (TSX: CIC) today launched Certicom UMA Device Software, a software developer module that makes it easy for device manufacturers to implement the unlicensed mobile access (UMA) protocol and get their products to market faster while reducing development costs. Certicom has drawn on its many years of experience in the mobility sector to provide a standards-based, portable module featuring a small footprint ideal for handsets, GA/UMA terminal adapters, mobile operator home gateways, UMA softphones and femtocell backhauling.
UMA addresses the fixed mobile convergence (FMC) market by enabling a mobile device to access the core of a cellular network using an IP connection that is secured by a standard IPSec VPN. When using UMA, mobile devices will have the same features they get when connected on the standard GSM cellular network.
"Mobile device manufacturers are faced with short product life spans and the need to roll out new models that are increasingly more complex," said Jim Alfred, director of product management, Certicom. "To balance these demands, they need to partner with companies like Certicom that understand the challenges and can help them get to market quickly, while reducing the risks of adding advanced technology to their products."
CERTICOM UMA DEVICE SOFTWARE:
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