Absolute Software has patented a controller and method for managing multiple mobile devices through a remote connection. The technology evaluates network performance data and location information to adjust operating parameters and monitor costs. This innovation allows for efficient control and optimization of mobile device usage. GlobalData’s report on Absolute Software gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Absolute Software, Social data privacy protection was a key innovation area identified from patents. Absolute Software's grant share as of April 2024 was 66%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Mobile device controller for network performance data evaluation

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Absolute Software Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11917408B2) outlines a system involving a controller connected to multiple mobile devices through various networks. The controller receives network performance data and location information from each mobile device, evaluates this data based on predefined rules, and generates operating parameters for each device. These parameters are then transmitted back to the mobile devices, allowing for monitoring of network usage and cost prediction. The system also includes features such as tracking usage time per network, setting usage limits, and automatically disabling network interfaces to prevent exceeding these limits.

Furthermore, the patent describes a method for remotely controlling multiple mobile devices through a network environment, where data on network performance and location is collected, analyzed, and used to create operating parameters for each device. The method includes monitoring productivity, creating geographical maps, and providing signal strength information. Additional features involve tracking usage time, setting limits, and projecting when these limits will be exceeded. The system also allows for automatic notifications to users regarding potential overages and includes mechanisms for adapting to changes in network availability and performance. Overall, the patent presents a comprehensive system for managing and optimizing network usage across multiple mobile devices in a remote environment.

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