Motorola Solutions expands enterprise Android portfolio
By Digital News Asia October 15, 2013
- Multiple mobile computers, new suite of enterprise features and next-gen cross-platform dev tools
- Suite of security, device management and performance extensions make them enterprise-ready
MOTOROLA Solutions Inc has announced four enterprise mobile computers running the Jelly Bean version of the Android operating system (OS).
The devices include the new, pocket-sized TC55 touch computer which it said merges the features of a traditional enterprise-class mobile computer with the form factor and functionality of a smartphone.
The company also announced updates to its software offerings including Extensions (Mx) by Motorola Solutions security features and the fourth generation of RhoMobile Suite’s cross-platform development framework.
This suite of technologies and development tools will help businesses adapt, integrate and secure the consumer-focused Android OS for enterprise customers, Motorola Solutions said in a statement.
Designed for the field service, merchandising, and direct store delivery markets, the TC55 offers an advanced capacitive 4.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen, the company said.
The touchscreen is brighter both indoors and outdoors and dynamically adjusts to the environment enabling input with a bare or gloved finger or a stylus – even if the screen is wet, it added.
The TC55’s suite of high-performance data capture features can help mobile workers better serve their customers and improve efficiency by capturing barcodes, signatures, documents, photos and videos with ease, Motorola Solutions said.
With IP67 sealing and the longest battery life in its class for dependable full-shift power, the rugged TC55 (pic) is built for a full day in the field, the company said. The device is being certified under GCF and will be unlocked, so it can be used on all carrier networks across Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Motorola Solutions said it is also expanding the industry’s largest portfolio of purpose-built Android-based devices with the introduction of the ET1, MC40 and MC67 enterprise mobile computers running the Jelly Bean version of the Android OS and fortified with Mx enhancements.
Mx is a suite of security, device management and performance extensions that have been added to the standard Android OS to make it ready for the enterprise.
The Jelly Bean version of the Android OS provides new features important to enterprises including security enhancements, better graphics support and improved logging and support capabilities, the company said.
Motorola mobile computers with the Android OS can run Android applications that have been developed natively or with alternative frameworks such as RhoMobile Suite.
RhoMobile Suite 4.0 is a set of cross-platform development tools that can help businesses mobilise their workers, no matter what OS, device and technology is in their hands.
The company also provides a full software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to easily develop and integrate enterprise data capture features on Motorola’s Android-based mobile computers.