System and method for wireless data terminal management using telecommunication signaling network

CAFC
  • US 7,343,408 B2
  • Filed: 12/20/2001
  • Issued: 03/11/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/05/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for remotely managing a wireless device over a telecommunications network comprising a server and the wireless device, the method comprising the steps of:

  • establishing from the server to the wireless device a communicative connection between the server and the wireless device over a signaling channel of the telecommunications network, wherein the communicative connection is established based on a threshold condition;

    transmitting a command from the server to the wireless device over the signaling network, wherein the wireless device executes commands including;

    enabling access to user-specific data used by application software on the wireless device requiring user interaction locally on the wireless device, enabling the application software, erasing at least a portion of the user-specific data, transmitting new application software and new user-specific data to the wireless device, querying a current state of the wireless device, and reconfiguring the application software,disabling access to user-specific data used by application software on the wireless device requiring user interaction locally on the wireless device, anddisabling the application software;

    executing the command at the wireless device after verifying at the wireless device that a signature sent by the server that is an origin of the command and signature of the device are in agreement; and

    transmitting information relating to execution of the command at the wireless device from the wireless device to the server.

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