Firmware Over-the-Air

Smith Micro’s firmware over-the-air (FOTA) technology is a turnkey client-server solution that empowers OEMs, M2M system integrators and enterprises to update device firmware/software over-the-air, to proactively monitor device health with rules-based business logic, and efficiently manage connected devices throughout their entire lifecycle.

Harness the Scalability of the Cloud for Firmware 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 FOTA updates, your backend management server must be up to the task as well. As a turnkey, cloud service, Smith Micro’s FOTA 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. The Smith Micro FOTA 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 FOTA Solution You Can Trust

For FOTA 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 component of the QuickLink IoT Services Platform will deliver the robustness and management transparency you require.

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Scalable, Turnkey FOTA 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 FOTA solution 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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