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."


  • Efficient: built for resource constrained devices, minimizing the impact on memory usage and CPU resources;
  • Easy to integrate: contains well-defined APIs to help developers to quickly and easily integrate the UMA module with other elements that comprise the mobile device;
  • Provides compatibility: includes the latest industry standards for UMA protocol operation, including TS 43.318, TS 44.318 Release 6, and UMA v1.3, ensuring compatibility with other UMA network devices; and
  • Secure: integrated with Certicom Security Builder IPSec, an award-winning, comprehensive, cross-platform VPN module.

About Certicom

Certicom protects the value of your content, applications and devices with government-approved security. Adopted by the National Security Agency (NSA) for classified and sensitive but unclassified government communications, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) provides the most security per bit of any known public-key scheme. As the undisputed leader in ECC, Certicom security offerings are currently licensed to more than 300 customers including General Dynamics, Motorola, Oracle, Research In Motion and Unisys. Founded in 1985, Certicom's corporate offices are in Mississauga, ON, Canada with worldwide sales and marketing headquarters in Reston, VA and offices in the US, Canada and Europe. Visit www.certicom.com


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