Smith Micro Announces New Interoperability Toolkit for ANDSF Network Policy Management

Smith Micro Announces New Interoperability Toolkit for ANDSF Network Policy 
NetWise I/O Test Environment Helps Accelerate Deployment of ANDSF
Solutions for Mobile Operators 
ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/13 --  Smith Micro
Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) announced a new, easy to use toolkit,
NetWise I/O, to validate interoperability between network
infrastructure and mobile devices using ANDSF policy management.
ANDSF is the 3GPP standard for enabling mobile devices to
automatically discover and select wireless access networks based on
policies and priorities defined by the mobile operator. The NetWise
I/O test environment will help the industry accelerate deployment of
ANDSF-based traffic management solutions, which have been slow to
commercialize due to the fragmented device landscape and lack of an
ANDSF certification process for solution providers.  
The ANDSF network standard is an important building block for
operators trying to create a seamless experience for users connecting
to heterogeneous networks. It is intended to eliminate the need for
users to manually discover and switch between available 3G, 4G and
Wi-Fi networks based on network conditions and performance. However,
the industry does not have a formal certification process for testing
compliance to the ANDSF standard, leaving solution providers and
operators on their own to test and validate their implementation of
the standard for each device platform.  
"Smith Micro has been at the forefront of network connectivity for a
wide range of mobile devices for decades, and we have deep experience
and leadership in the development and deployment of wireless industry
standards, such as those from the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)," said
Rick Carpenter, senior vice president of engineering at Smith Micro.
"Our NetWise I/O test environment will fill a significant gap in the
rollout of ANDSF by providing a common, OMA-DM based client that
operators and network solution providers can use to validate ANDSF
policies and the affect they have on device behavior. The toolkit
will also be able to support extensions to the ANDSF standard that
can provide advanced traffic management capabilities for operators." 
NetWise I/O will utilize an intelligent service agent on an Android
device to test the S14 interface specified in the ANDSF standard. The
toolkit will provide documentation and test scripts to validate
execution of commands against ANDSF management objects, such as: 

--  ANDSF service discovery
--  Device and server initiated updates
--  Device location
--  Mobility policy and network discovery
--  Policy and network prioritization and selection

NetWise I/O will ensure that network policies sent by an ANDSF server
are being received and interpreted correctly by the ANDSF client
residing on the device. Further, NetWise I/O will provide valuable
information about the execution of ANDSF operations on devices,
including response times, hand-over experience, connection
establishment and teardown times, and policy conflict resolution. 
For network solution providers, NetWise I/O will help to accelerate
commercial deployment of ANDSF servers and other wireless standards
that benefit from ANDSF functionality, such as HotSpot 2.0. For
mobile operators, the availability of proven ANDSF client and server
solutions will save time in interoperability testing by allowing them
to select pre-validated components to execute their traffic
management strategies. Original equipment manufacturers that choose
to implement the NetWise service agent on their devices can be
assured of proven manageability using an ANDSF implementation that
meets operator requirements. 
The NetWise I/O toolkit for ANDSF will be available free through an
online portal provided by Smith Micro. For more information, visit
NetWise I/O. 
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.: 
Smith Micro Software provides solutions that simplify, secure and
enhance the mobile experience. Our portfolio includes a wide range of
applications that manage broadband connectivity, data traffic,
devices, voice and video communications over wireless networks. With
30 years of experience developing world-class client and server
software, Smith Micro helps the leading mobile network operators,
device manufacturers and enterprises increase efficiency and
capitalize on the growth of mobile-connected consumers and
workforces. For more information, visit (NASDAQ:
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