Industries like logistics, shipping, construction and healthcare often require employees to work with rugged handheld devices in tough and extreme environments. These devices, ranging from tablets and smartphones to laptops and other computing gadgets, are designed to withstand harsh conditions like extreme cold or dusty manufacturing floors.
42Gears offers mobility management solution to secure and manage rugged handhelds across verticals. It supports native as well as MX Android operating systems starting from versions 2.2 (Froyo), 2.3.X (Gingerbread), 3.X (Honeycomb), 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and 4.1 and 4.2 (Jelly Bean), 4.4 (KitKat), 5.0 (Lollipop), 6.0 (Marshmallow), and 7.0 (Nougat). 42Gears also supports Windows Mobile operating systems starting from Windows CE 5, 6, 6.5 to 7 as well as Windows Mobile 5.X, 6.1 and 6.5 (professional/standard).
42Gears Support for Rugged Handheld Devices
Enroll devices through an automated process using barcode scanning and OTA activation. User authentication happens with the help of directory services accounts allowing devices to be automatically configured with pre-defined profiles and settings.
Set complexity levels for passwords and create on-device storage encryption for corporate files and documents. Set limitations on file share access, messages sharing, Bluetooth and camera access.
Notification policy can be set to auto alert admins on device health status like battery level, OS versions and rooting attempts. There are also location based geofencing and network fencing policies to alert admins on device state inside certain areas and networks. Telecom management policy can be set to report data usage and define corresponding action on the device like alerts or data blocking.
Configure device profiles for categorized installations of corporate applications, files and profiles (VPN, email, Wi-Fi). Use profiles to administer security policies like passcode.
Create jobs to push out apps or files and fix settings for rugged handheld devices.
Keep tabs on field devices and get status updates such as GPS, call log, network stats and IT-defined attributes. Admin can get real-time updates on battery level, storage memory and data usage.
Troubleshoot devices by remotely controlling device screen, lock or wipe devices, take screenshots, browse and download files/folders.
Utilize admin console to track and manage rugged mobile devices. Send commands or messages directly to the devices and view real-time device details like device model, event log, GPS and device errors.