At HARMAN, we never stop seeking solutions that help optimize the consumer experience. That’s why, in 2015, we acquired Red Bend®, the leading provider of software management technology for connected devices, and over-the-air (OTA) software and firmware upgrading services. With virtually bulletproof security and seamless operation, OTA Software Management enables connected devices to be successfully updated and managed remotely, regardless of the network protocol, device platform or operating system. In the automotive industry, OTA updates help our customers and consumers keep their automobiles current while eliminating the need for CDs, USB sticks or trips to the dealership, thereby reducing material usage and fuel consumption. OTA updating of our lifestyle products — such as our Bluetooth® and wireless speakers — diminishes waste by extending a product’s shelf life.