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motorola-ap622Motorola released a new Wi-NG 5 802.11a/b/g/n Access Point AP622. It is a dual radio Dependent AP, that means it needs to work together with Motorola Wi-NG 5 RF controller (Wi-NG 5.2.3 or 5.3). Radios of AP622 can be configured for client access on 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz or independently used with one radio for client access and the second radio for ADSP sensing. Unlike AP621 that is offered with plastic housing only, AP622 is manufactured either with plastic housing (internal antenna model) or metal housing (external antenna model, 4 SMA-RP connectors).

Motorola Solutions launched a new major release of the Mobility Services Platform v 4.0 (MSP 4.0). This launch of MSP 4.0 introduces a substantial set of new features, which includes support for consumer-grade mobile devices, smart phones and tablets. MSP 4.0 has been extended to support Apple iOS class of devices, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad device. Additionally, support has been extended to Google Android v2.2 or later smart phones including v3.0 tablets.

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As enterprises define and deploy Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives, management and security are paramount the successful implementation of BYOD. MSP 4.0 provides the solution that will bridge the gap between traditional enterprise management and BYOD.

As the base of installed mobile devices continue to expand into Apple iOS and Google Android-based devices, MSP has been extended to offer support for these mobile devices to meet the growing demands of management for consumer-grade mobile devices and tablets. MSP continues to provide the single management console to enable customers a consolidated remote view into their entire enterprise from tasked based rugged devices to consumer mobile devices.

MSP provides a host of features for iOS and Android mobile devices, including initial staging, policy-based management, remote software deployment, asset management and data collection. This allows for MSP administrators to have a seamless management experience when managing their iOS and Android-based mobile devices in addition to Windows CE and Windows Mobile rugged devices with MSP.

The following are the key features introduced with MSP 4.0:

  • Support for BYOD Devices
    • Apple iOS version 4 and 5 devices. Support for Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices running version 4 and 5 of the iOS operating system. MSP 4.0 provides full management of these devices and tablets within the available capabilities of the operating systems and devices.
    • Google Android Support for Android consumer smart phones and tablets (version 2.2 and later) within the available capabilities of the operating systems and devices
  • Enhanced Device Staging/Registration through Web-Based Enrollment
    MSP 4.0 adds an IT “touchless” OS-agnostic (Windows Mobile, iOS and Android) method of staging and registering consumer smartphones and tablets. With Web-Based Enrollment, MSP provides a portal to allow users to bring smartphones and tablets under management. Prerequisites could include installation of the MSP client, settings for network (Cellular or WiFi) or VPN access or unique client side certificates.
  • Support for Motorola ET1 – Hardened Android
    Full enterprise-grade management and security for the Motorola Enterprise Tablet ET1 is enabled in MSP 4.0.
    MSP 4.0 features of the ET1 include:
    • Integrated Management (MSP agent ships on device)
    • Over-the-Air (OTA) Silent Installations (applications, OS Updates, certificates)
    • Application Whitelist
  • Enhanced Device Security
    MSP 4.0 provides powerful new methods of protecting Motorola Solutions’ mobile devices, mobile computers and enterprise tablets:
    • Enhanced Lock & Wipe: Provides the ability to block certain device peripherals and enables automatic locking on failed password entry. Phone devices under lock can still be enabled to dial certain phone numbers for emergency access. Additionally, camera, BT ports can be blocked in enterprises that require more security when devices are within their enterprises.
    • Secure Storage enables a password-controlled encryption file systems on the device. Encrypted files can be made unavailable on locked devices. Removable storage devices with encrypted file systems can still be accessed when removed from the device.
  • Automated 802.11x Certificate Deployment and Renewal
    MSP 4.0 can now obtain data from other applications and incorporate it into policies and payloads that are distributed to managed devices. This feature allows MSP to automatically obtain certificates from certificate authority (e.g. SCEP) servers and deploy them to devices when brought under management. MSP can also obtain new certificates automatically when the existing certificate is nearing expiration.
  • Device-Side Scripting
    MSP 4.0 introduces a new ability to deploy and run scripts on mobile devices. MSP scripting significantly enhances the flexibility and power of MSP management of Motorola Solutions’ Windows-based mobile devices.¨The scripting engine is based on the popular LUA language.

Motorola VC6090Motorola announced end of sale of their VC6000 terminals (without Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity) on January 30th, 2012. At the same time they announced 2nd April, 2012 as a date of VC6090 release. This new type of terminal will utilize 802.11a/b/g radio and will be focused on the use on vehicles and industrial forklift trucks. Thus VC6090 will be a smaller and lightweight alternative to existing Motorola VC5090 robust industrial vehicle terminals.

VC6090 will be available either as a standalone unit or as a part of three topkits. One for electric lift trucks with 24, 36 or 48V battery including external DC-to-DC converter; another for gas/diesel-powered lift trucks with 12V or 24V battery and a third with AC power supply for AC-powered carts. All topkits will include VESA compatible mounting arm. Wavelink terminal emulation client will be pre-loaded and pre-licensed on all VC6090 units.

VC6096 terminals with GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, designed as an all-in-one in-cab solution remain still available for the customers.

Motorola MC2100Early 2012 Motorola Solutions will release a new type of mobile terminal - MC2100. Motorola positions the MC2100 under the MC3100 while adding more features than the MC1000. With a touch panel, more memory, faster processor, larger color touch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and many more features, this MC2100 is a great choice while maintaining an affordabile price point.

There will be 3 barcode scanner configurations:

  • linear imager (cheapest one)
  • 1D laser
  • 2D imager

Operation system will be Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Core Rel3. MC2100 is targetted to both to retail and manufacturing. Some of the main applications will include: receiving, replenishment, picking and price management.

More information about Motorola MC2100

Motorola AP621Motorola Solutions released access points AP-6521 and AP621, which bring new features into Motorola Wi-NG 5 wireless networks for very good prices.

Motorola AP-6521 is a single radio 802.11n access point, which may work either as an Standalone/Independent AP or as an Adaptive AP (managed by Wi-NG 5.2+ RF controller RFS40xx, RFS6000, RFS7000 or NX9000; when AP connectivity to RF controller is lost it is still fully functional). On the market AP-6521 replaces older AP-5131, and it is approx. 30% lower list price. Radio is user configurable for 2,4 GHz or 5 GHz. AP is made of plastic either with integrated antennas (more expensive, see picture) or with 2 SMA-RP connectors for attaching two external antennas (cheaper). In comparison to more powerful dual radio AP-6532, which has 3 antennas for each of 2 radios (technology 2x3 MIMO) and metal enclosure (plenum-rated, with external antenna configuration), AP-6521 utilizes 2x2 MIMO which means the need of 2 antennas per AP. AP-6521 can be powered either using 802.3af POE, or a standalone power supply.

Motorola AP621 is a single radio 802.11n Dependent Access Point, that needs to be controlled by Wi-NG 5.2+ RF controller RFS40xx, RFS6000, RFS7000 or NX9000. When AP connectivity to RF controller is lost, WLAN goes down. On the market AP621 replaces old AP300, and it is cheaper than AP300. Radio is user configurable for 2,4 GHz or 5 GHz. AP is made of plastic either with integrated antennas (more expensive) or with 2 SMA-RP connectors for attaching two external antennas (cheaper). AP621 utilizes 2x2 MIMO technology which means the need of 2 antennas per AP. AP621 can be powered either using 802.3af POE, or a standalone power supply.

Motorola ET1Motorola Solutions today unveiled the first tablet designed for the enterprise: the Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablet with Android 2.3.4. The Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablet combines the sleek design and user-friendly experience of a tablet with the brainpower, durability and lifecycle of a device truly built for the enterprise.

Its scratch resistant "Gorilla Glass" display has resolution of 1024x600 pixels, IP54 protection and 1,2 m drop specification. Inside of ET1 is a dual core 1 GHz processor with a graphical accelerator and 1 GB RAM. For data storage 4 GB of internal Flash can be used in addition to microSD card (up to 32 GB). Peripherals like barcode scanner, printer or keyboard can be connected using Bluetooth 2.1. For 1D/2D barcode scanning also ET1's integrated camera may be used. Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablet may be staged, provisioned and controlled by Motorola MSP. As an application framework for ET1 tablets Motorola recommends their new environment called RhoMobile based on HTML 5.

motorola-mc9090-gMotorola Solutions announced the end of life of their industrial-class rugged mobile computer MC9090-G. On April 13th, 2012 all configurations of MC9090-G except RFID ones will be discontinued. Replacement model is the next generation product - Motorola MC9190-G. Since all accessories MC9090-G are fully compatible with MC9190-G the discontinuation notice is not related to any MC9090-G accessories.

Mobile terminals MC9090-G became one of the most successful Motorola products. MC9190-G continue in this way and add many advancements including:

  • Latest generation 806 MHz processor
  • New SE4600 Near/Far Imager
  • Latest generation standard range 2D imager and 1D laser
  • High visibility VGA display
  • Integrated UHF Gen 2 RFID Tag
  • Interactive Sensor Technology
  • Battery Health Status Information

More information about Motorola MC9190-G

MSP 4.0 Web Enrollment

For early 2012 Motorola Solutions prepares release of the new major version of mobile device management system Motorola MSP. MSP 4 will include a lot of new features and Add-on kits. Here is the list of some news:

  • Apple iOS 4 and iOS 5 Support (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices)
  • Support for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) devices
  • Integrated Mapping for GPS-capable devices
  • Alerts and Notifications (e-mail, SMS, SNMP)
  • Consumer Android Enhancements (consumer Android support is available today for Android mobile devices running v2.2 or greater - includes smart phones and tablets)
  • Enhanced Security (on-device encryption, SD card encryption, disable camera, BT etc.)
  • Enhanced Lock & Wipe
  • Scripting Support
  • Scanner Management
  • Integrated scripting language

More information about Motorola MSP
MSP4 Stage Edition Specification Sheet
MSP4 Control Edition Specification Sheet

Motorola AP-5131Motorola announced end of sales of 802.11a/b/g AP-5131 and AP-5181 Access Points on January 15th, 2012. Both APs have been on the market for several years and their hardware components got aged. Except this these APs are not supported in the new generation of Motorola wireless networks called WI-NG 5.

Replacement solutions:

  • For AP-5131 single radio: AP-6532 (802.11abgn dual radio AP with plastic or metal enclusure, available immediately)
  • For AP-5131 dual radio: AP6521 (802.11abgn single radio with plastic enclusure, available on September 2011)
  • For AP-5181: AP7161 (802.11abgn outdoor AP, available on September 2011)

Motorola MC9090ZIn August 2011 Motorola Solutions released a new mobile EPC RFID reader combined with a barcode scanner. It's named MC9090-Z and from its predecessor MC9090-G RFID it varies especially in 30% faster RFID decoding on up to twice longer distances. This reader complies with European RFID standards. Up to 650000 RFID tags decodings may be performed with a fully charged battery. Options include a standard laser, Extended Range laser or 2D imager. Pistol grip determines MC9090-Z for the use in an industrial environment. MC9090-Z has a color touch display and operating system Windows Mobile 6.1. MC9090-Z's API is different from the one for MC9090-G RFID. Therefore application migration request the newest EMDK use.