Tunbridge Wells (PRWEB) December 5, 2006
Synchronica plc, an international provider of mobile device management and synchronization solutions based on open standards, has today announced the general availability of Mobile Manager 1.3.
Mobile Manager 1.3 extends existing support for Windows Mobile and Pocket PC devices to include support for Series 60, 80 and 90 Symbian Smartphones. The latest version of the software also offers a richer set of management functions to support new device features such as the latest Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU updates, with advanced security, device querying and reporting capability.
Specifically designed as a self-care facility for businesses to enable them to configure, manage and secure employees' smartphones over the air (OTA), Mobile Manager can also be used by mobile operators and application service providers (ASPs) to manage subscribers' phones. Mobile Manager 1.3 expands the number of mobile phone settings that can be remotely configured and queried and increases the level of detail for reporting purposes. Designed to manage individual phones or user groups in large hierarchical environments, Mobile Manager 1.3 has an easy to use graphical user interface with a step-by-step wizard enabling administrators of all levels to manage a fleet of devices without intensive training.
Mobile Manager 1.3 allows administrators to query devices and display parameters in a web browser for remote diagnosis. Administrators can now remotely set 802.11 WLAN settings, remove specified email accounts or web favourites from a device or group of devices, retrieve contact lists and extend the list of emergency numbers that can be called if the device is locked -- to include a corporate help desk number for example. Administrators can also remotely check whether a device has received a software update file and schedule OTA software updates to minimize disruption. A new key security feature is the ability to set policy for Mobile Manager's existing lock and wipe feature which can be triggered from the device by SIM changes to protect corporate data held on mobile devices if they are stolen.
Mobile Manager 1.3 is free to existing Mobile Manager customers. Synchronica has ensured that the upgrade to 1.3 will be as seamless as possible, enabling customers to maintain their device management service and retain existing databases and user data, whilst gaining the additional feature set. The enhanced device querying feature will also report back to the administrator if any upgrade issues occur.
Commenting on the announcement, Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Synchronica said: "Mobile Manager now delivers an even stronger proposition for enterprises or ASPs to deliver powerful mobile data management and security capabilities to a much broader range of smartphones."
In addition to existing support for most Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition devices, Mobile Manager 1.3 extends support to the following Windows Mobile smartphones: iMate SP3i; SP5m; SP5; O2 XDA SP; Orange c500; c550; c600; Samsung SGH 320 and the T-Mobile SDA II. The following Pocket PC devices are also supported: IMate JASIAM; PDA N; JASIAR; K-JAM; O2 XDA Exec; XDA Mini; XDA 11s; Orange M2000; M6000; T-Mobile MDA Compact 2; MDA Pro; Vodafone VPA Compact; Symbian Series 60; Nokia 6600; 6680; 3230; 3250; 6260; 6630; 7610; E60, E61; E70; N70; N73; N80; N90; N91; N93; Panasonic X800; Samsung SGH720; and the SGH D730. Synchronica also plans to support additional Symbian devices over time.
Synchronica develops and markets synchronization and device management solutions for service providers, operators, device manufacturers, and enterprises. Its product portfolio ranges from data synchronization (OMA DS) to device management (OMA DM) and firmware update over the air (FUMO / FOTA). Synchronica has a strong track record in the mobile industry including several live carrier-grade installations. Products include the SyncML DM Server which enables operators and device manufacturers to build automated customer-care systems and the award-winning SyncML Gateway which enables seamless synchronization of corporate data including Push eMail using OMA DS and Push IMAP. Its latest offering, Mobile Manager, enables mobile operators and application service providers (ASPs) to offer mobile device management as a hosted solution to enterprise customers. Headquartered in the UK with offices in Germany (Berlin), USA (Reston and Seattle) and Asia (Hong Kong). Synchronica plc is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM:SYNC). More information is available at http://www.synchronica.com
For more information please contact:
Nicole Meissner, CMO
Tel.: +44 1892 552 780
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