architecting the
broadband experience

visual design group is committed to providing you with top-of-the-line services and products in the fields of connectivity experience, software architecture and product development. Our staff has years’ experience in these fields and has developed connectivity frameworks ranging from GSM to LTE and from ISDN to DSL. But we have also been active in home network integration, branding of browser software, the development of modem assistants, ISDN dialers, WLAN quick-starters, UMTS router

software, TR069/TR064 stacks and even ANDSF feasibility studies. Furthermore visual design group staff have designed connection managers, advanced connectivity applications and security-related connectivity solutions and had a VPN connection solution certified through BSI (German IT security office). Last but not least we are developing in the field of Windows 8 Mobile Broadband Account Experience as well as Windows Phone operator companion apps.

visual design group relies on its staff’s 15 years of experience in modern project management. And to ensure smooth realization of projects we have implemented the agile project management methodology Scrum. Moreover, several software development projects – also in the area of LTE – have been managed by our staff. Furthermore, we have managed the architecture, design and later on the re-design of integrated services and platforms within the DSL service as well as 3G connectivity frameworks. We have also been successful in project consultancy for development and introduction of terminal devices.

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Mobile Broadband Account Experience (MBAE)

Project Management and Consultancy

visual design group relies on its staff’s 15 years of experience in modern project management. And to ensure smooth realization of projects we have implemented the agile project management methodology Scrum. Moreover, several software development projects – also in the area of LTE – have been managed by our staff. Furthermore, we have managed the architecture, design and later on the re-design of integrated services and platforms within the DSL service as well as 3G connectivity frameworks. We have also been successful in project consultancy for development and introduction of terminal devices.

Mobile Broadband Account Experience (MBAE)

Requirements and Quality Management

Our staff has 10 years’ experience in IT quality assurance, quality management and requirements engineering which were essential qualities during the development of connectivity solutions for international operator groups and hardware manufacturers.

Our Customers

We value our customers highly and have been pleased to welcome them from the ranks of network operators, service providers, independent software vendors, intellectual property owners and ODMs/OEMs. Among others we have had the pleasure of serving the likes of AOL, Alice, Arcor, freenet, GMX, iMotion, msn, Netcom, O2, Siemens BenQ mobile, Telenor, Telekom, Vodafone, and Web.de.

Mobile Broadband Account Experience (MBAE)

Mobile Broadband Account Experience (MBAE)

Windows 8 offers unprecedented possibilities for integrating custom-tailored apps from, e.g. operators directly and seamlessly into the operating system, thus providing a great, smooth user experience. With these companion apps the user can get all information pertaining to his account and manage practically all settings in one single place, from data plans through provider messages, data usage to SMS management.

visual design group offer you a MBAE solution that can be tailored exactly to your requirements and wishes – to this end we have designed a basic MBAE that can be customized and supplemented by a number of modules.

Mobile Broadband Account Experience (MBAE)

Basic MBAE

The basic MBAE covers all the basic functionality that is expected from a modern state-of-the-art companion app. In detail it consists of the Base Framework, which provides functionalities such as network information (like network, connection status, roaming indication and network technology) provider-specific logos in main hub as well as splash screens, a customizable color scheme and a mechanism to receive provider messages. The package also includes code signing with one of our certificates, defining one IMSI range, a MBAE friendly name as well as APN and access data. Also one compilation and one submission to the Windows Store are included.

Optional Modules

  • The Volume Indication Module gives information on the current session as well as the speed of the connection.
  • The Speed Test Module measures real time connectivity speed in Down- and Uplink and helps the end customer understanding the speed limits within his location and the network technology being used.
  • Our Short Message Service (SMS) Module provides your users with complete SMS functionality ranging from inbox right in the main hub through SMS creation and sending, different SMS folders, indication of incoming SMS and their number in a live tile. The latter can also be displayed in the lock screen.
  • The Data Plan Module can display the user’s data plan, its start and end dates, indicate the billing period and provide a deep link to the corresponding tariffing information on your servers. Server authentication is not included in this module; the cost depends on time and manpower involved.
  • Our Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) Module can be used for purposes of displaying the current accounting status, entering vouchers or even direct billing – all of these functions only require one USSD command and answer respectively.
  • The Wireless LAN Provisioning Module can provide your users with runtime provisioning of Hotspots, display information on the current connection and enable a (temporary) handover to a Wireless WAN. The provisioning of 100 Hotspots is included with this module.

team on me

Our team is devoted to excellence in programming and design and committed to providing the best possible user experience as well as complete customer satisfaction. With years of experience in software architecture and product development, we deliver state-of-the-art solutions custom-tailored to your needs, requirements and schedules.
Having cooperated with major international companies like Siemens, Option, O2, BenQ mobile or AOL, we’re used to working in a highly professional and demanding environment using agile project management methodology. Also, we are not simply following the existing trends in connectivity and development –
we are architecting the broadband experience!
   
Eike D. Gehler Sr. Software Architect, CEO,
Consultant
   
Michael Schmettkordt Sr. Project Manager,
ext. Consultant
   
Johannes Faget Sr. Software Developer,
ext. Consultant
   
Dominik Zelenka Senior Software Developer,
Consultant
   
Tobias Jacob TSE Quality engineer,
Consultant
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Eike D. Gehler

Core skills
  • Broad and deep knowledge of telecommunication and software architectures, operating systems, frameworks and tools
  • Strong mentoring and coaching skills
  • Highly experienced in agile development methods and customer/partner/supplier relationship projects
  • Strong affinity to designing customer-centric software providing optimized usability
  • Expert in requirement management, certifications and technical pre-sales
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner and Professional Scrum Master
Professional Experience
  • More than 15 years of experience in product development and the development of connectivity architectures
  • Usage and development of connectivity frameworks from GSM to LTE and ISDN to DSL
  • Previous home network integration projects include Modem assistants, ISDN dialers, WLAN quickstarters, software for UMTS-Routers, development of TR069/TR064 stacks
  • Browser branding
  • BSI certification
  • Clients: network operators, service providers, independent software vendors, IP-owners and ODM-OEMs e.g. AOL, Arcor, BenQ mobile, msn, Option, O2, Siemens, Telenor, T-Com, Vodafone, Web.de and Zyxel

Matthias Faltenbacher

Core skills
  • Development and execution of test specifications and acceptance tests
  • Release, quality, requirement and product lifecycle management
  • Defining and analyzing use cases and usability tests
  • Broad knowledge of quality assurance and management
  • Certified Requirements Manager and Scrum Product Owner
Professional Experience
  • More than 10 years of experience in IT requirement and quality assurance/management
  • IT requirement engineering of connectivity solutions for international operator groups
  • BSI certification of VPN connection solution
  • Test lead
  • Clients: operators, service providers, independent software vendors, e.g. AccSys, Telenor, Telefonica, T-Mobile

Michael Schmettkordt

Core skills
  • Management of communication and software projects
  • Project planning, reporting and controlling
  • Team building and motivation
  • Experienced in customer-facing project management and leading negotiations
  • Creation of market and competitive analyses, strategic positioning
  • Product management, development and requirements, outlining of business cases
  • Process analysis and reorganization, project organization development and introduction
  • Professional Scrum Master and PMI Project Management Professional
Professional Experience
  • More than 15 years of project management experience
  • More than 10 years of experience in telecommunication and software projects
  • Process consultancy for development and introduction of terminal devices
  • Scrum introduction
  • Several software development projects including the field of LTE
  • Service analysis and improvement for DSL data and voice
  • (Re-)Design of integrated services and platforms within DSL
  • Hard- and software development
  • Setup of a project management group within a matrix organization
  • Analysis of outsourcing potential for development projects and derivation of an exploitation strategy
  • Clients: operators, service providers, independent software vendors, IP-owners, e.g. Alice, Devolo, ELSA, T-Mobile, O2, Option, SFR and Telenor

Johannes Faget

Core skills
  • Experienced application developer with strong affinity to Windows operating systems
  • Broad knowledge of cross-platform development, build automation and localization
  • Specialist for GUI and UI design
  • Extensive skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash and RC-WinTrans
  • Rapid prototyping expert
  • BSI certification specialist
  • Nokia certified Qt developer
  • Windows Phone experience
Professional Experience
  • More than 10 years of connectivity and application development
  • BSI certification of VPN connection solution
  • Development of connection managers, advanced connectivity applications, security-related connectivity solutions and Windows installers
  • Connectivity projects including GPRS libraries, home network integration and WLAN configuration
  • Cross-platform development for Windows and MacOS
  • Windows 8 MBAE

Dominik Zelenka

Core skills
  • Highly flexible and versatile developer
  • Expert in connectivity software development
  • Broad knowledge of Mac operating systems
  • Build and localization expert
  • Nokia certified Qt specialist
  • Windows Phone experience
Professional Experience
  • More than 5 years of connectivity application development and build system automation
  • Cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) development of connection managers for several clients
  • Build automation of connection manager framework
  • Build system visualization
  • Localization of software projects in more than 30 languages
  • Development of Mac installer
  • Windows 8 MBAE

Tobias Jacob

Core skills
  • Broad knowledge of connectivity technologies
  • Proven test projects track record
  • Expert in quality management and assurance
  • Experienced in outsourcing test activities
  • Devising and realizing acceptance tests
  • Requirement engineering
Professional Experience
  • More than 5 years of connectivity application and build system testing
  • Cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) testing of connection manager for several customers
  • Development and execution of test plan specifications and acceptance tests
  • Quality management for several projects
  • Windows 8 MBAE

contact us

visual design group Software GmbH
Ringstrasse 33
95643 Tirschenreuth
Germany
IT Service Center Munich
Föhringer Allee 1
D-85774 Unterföhring
Germany
+49 (89) 20008760780 google
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Address:
visual design group Software GmbH
Ringstrasse 33
D-95643 Tirschenreuth
Tel +49 (89) 20008760780
Fax +49 (89) 20008760781
info@vdgs.de
www.vdgs.de

Managing Director:
Eike D. Gehler

Principal office:
Gerichtsstand AG Tirschenreuth
HRB 1424 AG Weiden i.d.Opf.
USt-IdNr. DE 165304143
SteuerNr. 255/141/50012

Web-design & production:
Agentur zur Schönen Gärtnerin GmbH, Kidlerstrasse 10,
81371 Munich
info@schoenegaertnerin.de
www.schoenegaertnerin.de
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