SmartSwitch ANDSF Integration Extends Policy on the Device

          SmartSwitch ANDSF Integration Extends Policy on the Device

  PR Newswire

  ROMSEY, England, February 21, 2013

ROMSEY, England, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

           Harnessing the emerging global network of Wi-Fi hotspots

Roke Manor Research Ltd (Roke), a Chemring Group company, has proven 3GPP
ANDSF and OMA-DM compliance with its SmartSwitch subscriber engagement and
connection management app.

SmartSwitch provides a world-first capability in the measurement and
management of user experience with a breakthrough combination of 3GPP network
policy, user preferences and network quality assessment. SmartSwitch can now
be integrated with a wide range of Policy platforms to provide dynamic network
discovery, selection and customer interaction.

The SmartSwitch 'Policy on the Device' client provides a flexible framework
for operators to enhance subscriber experience and reduce network costs.
SmartSwitch intelligently combines network ANDSF choices, full awareness of
available network quality and subscriber preferences to deliver a proven
uplift in experience of mobile data. With SmartSwitch, operators can deliver
new models of personalisation and monetisation.

Roke's SmartSwitch is a key component for leading independent policy vendors
wishing to extend policy to the mobile device, delivering:

Improved p erformance of data connectivity, device battery life and network -
balancing Quality of Service and utilization to give a best connected
experience in an increasingly complex multi-network environment;

Protection of subscribers - minimizing both bill-shock and the impact of
harmful apps that can otherwise damage device performance and cause network

Personalisation of user experience - delivering the highest performance in
contextual marketing and boosting revenues through point-of-need upselling.

SmartSwitch is compliant to 3GPP TS 24.312 for network discovery and selection
and OMA-DM for policy transport. SmartSwitch also utilises device specific
messaging protocols to integrate the delivery of dynamic messages and context
aware user experience reporting into the policy core.

SmartSwitch is available for Android, iOS and embedded Linux devices.

About Roke

Roke, based in Romsey, Hampshire, is the principal electronics research and
development centre of Chemring Group Plc. Founded in 1956, Roke is a leading
provider of intelligent mobile and network data solutions to operators, device
manufacturers and government clients worldwide. Building on over 50 years of
wireless communications innovation, its solutions address the current and
predicted needs of data management, security and user experience in the mobile
data domain. It employs 450 staff and has over 430 patents to its name.

Contact: For further information please contact: Russell Hardy,
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