OMA Open Connection Manager API (OpenCMAPI) V1.0
The focus of the OpenCMAPI enabler is the standardization of new functional APIs essential for applications to develop connection manager user interface and to extend applications and services with information related to the connection.
In order to allow for advanced service creation based on multiple services/enablers, interface functionalities for SMS, USSDas well as GPS are included.
The intention is to be supported by different types of devices such as Mobile Broadband devices, Wireless routers, M2M, Smartphones, Tablets, and Cloud Devices requiring access to mobile internet.
The OpenCMAPI functionalities are designed independently of a specific framework architecture or application domain.
This enabler will allow service providers to develop easily connection manager application and dedicated user interface to work across all their devices in their portfolio without additional effort to integrate or support a new device. Moreover, it will help to improve new types of applications relying almost solely on having a good always on connection such as virtual reality applications to be always informed about the status of the connection established or the ones available.
From device manufacturer point of view, OpenCMAPI will allow reducing effort and costs to be compliant with the requirements of different service providers and OEM/ODM (laptop manufacturers) and will provide immediate support of the services and user experience developed by these Service providers.
From the OEM/ODM such as laptop's manufacturers' point of view, OpenCMAPI will allow to develop connection managers applications that can easily interwork with any modems embedded and will decrease the complexity for customization and support for multiple Business models with service providers. Furthermore, the OpenCMAPI will allow Corporate or Enterprise customers to develop their own connection managers, their own UI and services easily across numerous devices and without having to redevelop any time they have a new device to be supported.