Smith Micro Software (News - Alert), Inc., a provider of wireless and mobility solutions, has introduced QuickLink MiTile, a new addition to its QuickLink family of connectivity products, designed to enhance mobile broadband connectivity for the Windows 8 platform.
Officials with Smith Micro Software said that QuickLink MiTile enables mobile network operators to rapidly integrate Windows 8 connection management features into their existing device portfolio, including mobile hotspot devices, plus gain new revenue opportunities by adding operator branding and services to Wi-Fi only devices.
“With QuickLink MiTile, mobile operators can increase data consumption and premium service adoption by subscribers through a customized mobile broadband experience that ties seamlessly to backend billing systems,” said Dave Sperling, CTO at Smith Micro, in a statement.
Sperling said that QuickLink MiTile offers great value for operators supporting a wide range of legacy devices along with new Windows 8 devices, and when paired with QuickLink running on mobile hotspots, operators can realize even more incremental revenue opportunities.
“Smith Micro’s solution is a great example of how application developers can build on Windows 8 using our standard interfaces and adding their own innovative features to support a variety of devices and customer needs,” said John Richards, senior director of Windows Apps Marketing at Microsoft (News - Alert) Corp.
Company officials said that QuickLink MiTile also allows operators to take advantage of unique connectivity features that may be available by original equipment manufacturers. As OEMs implement and extend the Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) standard on their Windows 8 devices, these differentiating features can be easily integrated into the QuickLink MiTile user interface.
QuickLink MiTile and the QuickLink family of connectivity solutions are part of Smith Micro’s Mobile Experience platform that helps mobile operators, device manufacturers and enterprises simplify and enhance the mobile experience while optimizing network and device resources.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman