Firmware and Application Over-the-Air

Smith Micro’s firmware over-the-air (FOTA) and application over-the-air (AOTA) technology is a turnkey client-server solution that empowers OEMs, M2M system integrators and enterprises to update device firmware and applications over-the-air, to efficiently manage connected devices throughout their entire lifecycle.

Reliable Over-the-Air Updates for Connected Vehicles

Today’s connected consumers lead busy lives… the last thing they want to do is stop at the dealership for a software-related recall or update. Support connected vehicles throughout their entire lifecycle with Smith Micro’s proven FOTA/AOTA solution. The platform provides comprehensive OTA update functionality and includes a FOTA client with patented differencing engine technology as well as an update agent that is compatible with OMA-DM device management platforms.

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Harness the Scalability of the Cloud for Firmware and Application OTA

Connected devices and the systems they comprise must be able to scale and adapt to support dynamic use cases and marketplace demands. To achieve this level of scalability with over-the-air updates, your backend management server must be up to the task as well. As a turnkey, cloud service, Smith Micro’s proven offering can support connected devices at any scale. Learn how Kona S integrated FOTA technology into their device management platform.

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Reduce Deployment Costs. Future-Proof Devices.

Once devices are deployed in the field, upgrades can be delayed due to the high costs associated with re-programming them. Smith Micro's solution eliminates this problem, providing reflashing of device firmware over-the-air in a secure and fault tolerant manner, thus reducing deployment costs. Keep devices upgraded without any hassle. Read more about how you must plan ahead when considering this type of solution.

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A Proven, Secure Solution You Can Trust

For FOTA and AOTA to have value, device updates must be secure and validated by a trusted process. With standard features like fault-tolerance, block-by-block update functionality and embedded diagnostics, the FOTA/AOTA component of the QuickLink IoT Services Platform will deliver the robustness and management transparency you require.

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A Scalable, Turnkey Service

You shouldn’t have to worry about the amount of backend management server capacity when bringing connected devices to market. With a cloud-hosted, on-demand model, our over-the-air update solution for connected devices will always have you covered no matter your requirements

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Features & Benefits

Intelligent, Reliable Update Agent

  • Low-level native component works independent of the operating system, updating the flash consistently and reliably
  • Embedded diagnostics ensures recovery from interruptions such as power loss and network failure
  • Intelligent Wi-Fi and 3G/4G network access controls maximize availability while reducing wireless data costs

Sophisticated Differencing Engine

  • Multi-layered algorithms ensure the smallest possible update package
  • Increases responsiveness and lowers wireless data costs
  • Minimal memory usage allows updates to occur over low bandwidth networks

Robust Device Management

  • Remote policy management and configurability eliminates the need to touch every device
  • Supports compressed firmware, multiple sequential updates and multiple updates in one package
  • Boot loader re-flashes devices over-the-air, directly to update agent before OS is invoked
  • View progress indication of read/write file systems



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