|By Business Wire||
|February 25, 2013 03:04 AM EST||
Today at Mobile World Congress 2013, Cellebrite, the market leader in retail mobile content transfer, backup, and restore, today announced the availability of the industry’s first and only Multi-Channel Diagnostics Solution. This solution will help wireless retailers significantly reduce the costs of fault diagnosis and repair while improving customer satisfaction and loyalty. This new set of “detect & correct” capabilities enable rapid in-store and remote diagnosis and repair of common smartphone software issues.
Cellebrite Multi-Channel Diagnostics reduces returns and repairs of phones by as much as sixty percent. With typical return and repair costs equivalent to $100 or more per device, retailers will realize considerable cost savings due to repair avoidance. In addition to hard-cost savings and increased customer satisfaction resulting from repair avoidance, retailers deploying Cellebrite’s Multi-Channel Diagnostics will benefit from newfound operational efficiencies across many key aspects of their business including sales, customer care, reverse-logistics, and supply chain management:
- By allowing customers to self-serve online or receive service from a call-center agent, retailers shift troubleshooting to lower cost channels while allowing more expensive store resources to focus on revenue generating activities.
- Customer care organizations gain access to an easy-to-use diagnostics solution that reduces call volume through self-service and lessens average handling time by allowing agents to gain access to the phone remotely to run diagnostic tests rather than relying on the customer to follow instructions.
- In cases where customers prefer in-store support, agents can detect and correct issues quickly and automatically by connecting the customer’s phone to the Cellebrite Touch and following a simple set of touch screen commands.
- With the reduction of new phone returns, the volume of no fault found returns to OEM’s will decrease, easing the burden often experienced by reverse-logistics groups in managing returns.
- With fewer new phone returns, retailers will need to hold less inventory.
- Repair center volume will also decline, allowing retailers to improve turnaround times for repairs while reallocating repair resources.
Rapid problem resolution is a key issue for customers who increasingly rely on their smartphones for day to day activities. In a recent study, the majority of users surveyed revealed that they would be unhappy with losing sight of their faulty phone for any length of time at all for repair, with three quarters of respondents believing that relinquishing their mobile phone for up to 72 hours for common repairs at an offsite center is completely unacceptable. Given the importance of maintaining custody of a phone or device to customers, Cellebrite Multi-Channel diagnostics bolster’s customer satisfaction and loyalty by resolving most problems without giving up access to the device—regardless of which channel the customer chooses.
With the Cellebrite Multi-Channel Diagnostics Solution, wireless retailers will for the first time be able to offer their smartphone customers a choice of channels to detect and correct common problems. These include in-store resolution using the stand-alone Cellebrite Touch solution; through a simple app-based ‘remote takeover’ handled by the provider’s call center; or through self-resolution, whereby users can explore and fix faults themselves guided by an on-device app or self-help web portal. Only those phones with significant or hardware issues will require and exchange or dispatch to a repair center.
The Cellebrite Multi-Channel diagnostics solution checks many of the known sources of mobile faults including: CPU and RAM performance, memory, storage, network and device information, and problems with self-installed apps. Cellebrite’s solution also has the ability to install flash software and to update older operating systems.
Yossi Carmil, Co-CEO of Cellebrite, commented: “We believe that this solution will truly transform the way mobile providers deal with fault resolution. It not only significantly reduces costs, logistics and resources; it also boosts customer service and loyalty and ensures customers are able to use their high value, revenue generating data services as soon as possible. We look forward to delivering this solution to the global market, particularly our existing customer base which includes more than 200 of the world’s largest wireless retailers.”
The Cellebrite Multi-Channel Diagnostics solution is being demonstrated on the Cellebrite stand (6D65 Hall 6) at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, from February 25 to February 28, 2013.
- Cellebrite research with Opinion Matters, questioned 675 UK adults, January 2013
- Phone return data courtesy of a leading UK mobile operator that sent 60,000 handsets to repair center per month, at a cost of around $100 each. Sixty percent of the issues were software related.
Founded in 1999, Cellebrite is a global company known for its technological breakthroughs in the cellular industry. The pioneers in mobile phone-to-phone content transfer, today Cellebrite provides a complete range of solutions for the mobile retail industry such as phone to phone content transfer, backup & restore, diagnostics and application and content delivery at the Point-of–Sale. Cellebrite works exclusively with more than 200 wireless carriers worldwide including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint/Nextel, T-Mobile, O2, Radio Shack, Orange, Vodafone and many more.
Cellebrite is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sun Corporation, a listed Japanese company (6736/JQ)
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
Dec. 10, 2016 07:00 PM EST Reads: 4,118
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
Dec. 10, 2016 06:45 PM EST Reads: 1,070
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
Dec. 10, 2016 06:30 PM EST Reads: 1,936
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
Dec. 10, 2016 06:30 PM EST Reads: 1,515
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2017 New York. The 20th Cloud Expo and 7th @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Internet to enable us all to im...
Dec. 10, 2016 06:30 PM EST Reads: 992
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
Dec. 10, 2016 06:15 PM EST Reads: 1,043
"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 10, 2016 05:30 PM EST Reads: 972
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
Dec. 10, 2016 05:15 PM EST Reads: 2,350
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Dec. 10, 2016 05:15 PM EST Reads: 1,391
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
Dec. 10, 2016 04:30 PM EST Reads: 1,898
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Phil Hombledal, Solution Architect at CollabNet, discussed how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
Dec. 10, 2016 04:30 PM EST Reads: 1,347
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Dec. 10, 2016 04:30 PM EST Reads: 1,809
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to 'DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017' as Conference Chair The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great t...
Dec. 10, 2016 03:45 PM EST Reads: 899
Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. In the eyes of many, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery. In this presentation, attendees learned about the: The transformation of IT to a DevOps, microservices, and container-based architecture What are containers and how DevOps practices can operate in a container-based environment A demonstration of how ...
Dec. 10, 2016 03:45 PM EST Reads: 1,315
"At ROHA we develop an app called Catcha. It was developed after we spent a year meeting with, talking to, interacting with senior citizens watching them use their smartphones and talking to them about how they use their smartphones so we could get to know their smartphone behavior," explained Dave Woods, Chief Innovation Officer at ROHA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 10, 2016 03:30 PM EST Reads: 914