Vancouver's In Motion Technology launches onBoard Connection Manager

Not to be confused with Research In Motion, Vancouver's In Motion Technology is a mobile networking technologies company and has today announced the launch of its onBoard Connection Manager, or oCM, which is a "mobile-optimized security appliance."

The product aims to provide "secure IP mobility and sub-second switching in a multi-network environment."

Based on Mobile Internet Key Exchange standards from the Internet Engineering Taskforce, oCM eliminates session interruptions when secure IP traffic is switched from one wireless network to another. This is critical for for various voice and video applications, such as mobile video collaboration, video virtual back-up at traffic stops, instantaneous situational awareness on transit vehicles, voice over IP based push to talk, and mobile telemedicine.

“The introduction of oCM is a key milestone in our vision of ensuring mission critical mobile workforces have flexible, upgradable communications platforms that enable them to quickly and easily leverage the best available wireless network particularly in multi-network environments," said 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 workforce.”

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Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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