Zebra announced the launch of their new mid-tier mobile device flag ship - TC51 a TC56.
Zebra does not plan to terminate the offer of the MC40 or TC55 mobile terminals in the foreseeable future.
SOTI introduced the MobiControl 13.2 release.
The main new feature is the SOTI surf - a secure mobile browser for iOS and Android devices based on the Chromium open-source web browser. The security features include the following:
The other improvements are related to the SOTI Hub - a secure mobile content management application looking to deploy corporate content to their mobile workforce. SOTI hub now brings Data Loss
Prevention features, many UI/UX enhancements, SharePoint integration, a new “Download Manager” and several “Search on Server” improvements. SOTI hub is available for Google Android and Apple iOS devices from the Google Play and Apple App Store.
The SOTI MobiControl 13.2 release includes a new Android for Work agent that supports Google Android 7.0 (Nougat). It streamlines device deployment and adds key features that previously were
only available for mobile devices through SOTI Android+, specifically, packages via profiles and remote control. SOTI MobiControl 13.2 also includes many more device feature controls to make it
easier for an IT admin to configure and control mobile devices.
I have prepared a simple demo for Zebra Android mobile devices which will introduce you to:
To launch the demo you need besides a Zebra Android device only an Internet connection with FTP traffic allowed on port 21:
On September 14th, 2016 Zebra Technologies announced an agreement with Extreme Networks to sell Zebra's wireless LAN business. A part of this acquisition is Zebra’s full wireless LAN portfolio, which will become a part of the existing ExtremeWireless product line. This includes the complete Zebra WLAN portfolio of access points, controllers, software, advanced security (AirDefense and WIPS) and the whole Wi-NG platform. There are no changes to Zebra’s portfolio of mobile computers, printers, scanners and services.The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter in 2016.
Zebra Technologies introduced the WT6000 - new type of a wearable terminal, the first one with Android Lollipop. In parallel, Zebra is releasing to new barcode finger scanners: RS6000 - 2D Bluetooth scanner and RS4000 - 1D laser cable scanner.
WT6000 Main Features:
Zebra and Wavelink introduced All Touch Terminal Emulation aka Wavelink Velocity version 1.2. Special focus is given to even better support of the TC8000 mobile device:
Contact us for a quotation on professional services related to ATTE/Velocity implementation and legacy WinCE/WM -> Android migration.
In early May 2016 it has been five years since my entry into the business as a freelancer. During that time I worked on many interesting projects for customers both in the Czech Republic and the EMEA region. Among them are Tesco UK, Waitrose or Spanish Post (managed by Zebra/Motorola), or Faurecia Slovakia, Škoda Auto, Electropoli, Miele Technika, Smurfit Kappa and Brose. Not only them, but also all the other customers I would like to thank for their confidence! I am looking forward to work together also in the future!
June 22nd, 2016 is the official End of Service day to MSP - legacy Motorola's MDM system. Customers who are still using this system cannot expect any updates or patches or even telephone or e-mail support from Zebra. Frankly, I think that MSP is a pity because for managing Windows CE / Windows Mobile device, it was - and still is - a great tool. I therefore intend to provide continued support on MSP, of course. However, for the future, particularly with a view to new types of devices and new operating systems, I would encourage customers to consider migrating to a new MDM tool like SOTI MobiControl.
After 8 years on the WLAN market Zebra terminates the sale of successful Wi-Fi controller RFS6000 on May 21st, 2016.
Soti released MobiControl version 13.0. From the perspective of entriprose class MDM the most important change is the new way of working with software packages. Packages are not any more installed via Deployment Rules, but using profiles where you can specify not only the order of installation, but also a version of package used. Versions of packages in the profiles may be changed later without having to first remove the required profile and then re-create. From my point of view, this was a pain of the previous MobiControl versions.
Among other enhancements coming with MobiControl version 13 we can list the support of Android for Work, Windows 10 (Azure MDM enrollment), greater management capabilities on Sony devices (Certificate Management, Root Detection, Disable Cellular and NFC functionality) and improvement to the Self-Service Portal (SPP) . SPP allows end users to manage their mobile devices individually via a dedicated web interface and locate, lock, message or wipe devices if lost or stolen.