Streamline mobile broadband device certification and reduce support costs
QuickLink® MBIM Middleware enables chip vendors, wireless operators and device manufacturers to extend the benefits of the new Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) standards in Windows 8 broadband devices onto Windows 7 and other operating systems with QuickLink® MBIM Middleware.
QuickLink® MBIM Middleware includes pre-built drivers and a User Mode Development Kit that streamlines mobile broadband device certification in operator test labs. With backward compatibility between new USB and embedded modems with prior versions of Windows, QuickLink® MBIM Middleware reduces support burdens from legacy operating systems in the market.
Smith Micro’s QuickLink MBIM Middleware brings the following benefits to the market:
- Eliminates the need by OEMs to develop costly operating system and device-specific drivers
- Simplifies development of advanced M2M solutions and services by standardizing the broadband modem interface
- Streamlines the certification of new mobile broadband devices in operator test labs
- Reduces support costs by eliminating driver conflicts on legacy devices
- Improves the “out of box” user experience by enabling plug-and-play for USB modems
OS Support Includes
- Mac OSX
- Windows 7
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Basic Connectivity
- PIN Support
- SIM Toolkit
- SIM Authentication
For more information on how QuickLink® MBIM Middleware can help wireless operators efficiently launch mobile broadband devices and deliver a true plug-and-play experience to their mobile data subscribers, download our white paper.
QuickLink® MBIM Middleware is part of Smith Micro’s QuickLink family of solutions that help make broadband connectivity easier, more reliable and more secure. For more information visit smithmicro.com/quicklink.
What Is MBIM?
The Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) was developed by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) as the networking solution for USB-based mobile broadband devices, as well as embedded modems. MBIM 1.0 is a protocol for host and device connectivity for any device with USB support, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. The specification supports multiple generations of GSM and CDMA-based 3G and 4G packet data services, including LTE.