In Motion Technology, a provider of mobile networking technologies designed to connect and manage equipment, information and people in the field, announced the launch of onBoard Connection Manager (oCM), a mobile-optimized security appliance designed to provide secure IP mobility and sub-second switching in a multinetwork environment.
Designed to work with the company’s onBoard Mobile Gateway, oCM securely extends the enterprise IP network to the “Vehicle Area Network.” Along with the onBoard Mobility Manager which sets overall operations policy for the gateways and provides a unified health and performance dashboard for the IT team, oCM is designed to provide a way of securing and managing traffic between the vehicle area network and the enterprise network over multiple wireless networks, enabling all devices and applications to communicate securely without adding additional client software to every device.
Based on Mobile Internet Key Exchange (MOBIKE) standards from the Internet Engineering Taskforce (IETF), oCM is designed to eliminate session interruptions when secure IP traffic is switched from one wireless network to another; this “session continuity” is critical for mission critical streaming IP-based voice and video applications such as mobile video collaboration, video virtual backup at traffic stops, instantaneous situational awareness on transit vehicles, voiceover IP-based push-to-talk and mobile telemedicine.
“The introduction of oCM is a key milestone in our vision of ensuring mission critical mobile work forces have flexible, upgradable communications platforms that enable them to quickly and easily leverage the best available wireless network particularly in multinetwork environments.” says Larry LeBlanc, In Motion Technology’s chief technology officer and founder. “Today, work force productivity is increasingly defined by simple cost-effective access to the right information at the right time, including collaboration with the right team members via voice and video in real time. We view the oCM as a critical component to bringing this experience to the mobile work force.”