Datalogic has announced the first release of its OEMConfig application, one of the most important changes to Android management in recent years.
OEMConfig is a new Android Enterprise feature that is just starting to be adopted by major Tier 1 customers, aimed at extending the configuration capabilities of their mobile devices. With OEMConfig, any Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) system can immediately include the specific Datalogic APIs for configuration implementation. That eliminates the burden of lengthy integration and enables the customer to easily manage their Datalogic mobile device settings, regardless of the EMM. In addition, being distributed through Google Play, customers will always have the latest configuration options for Datalogic mobile computers.
“Only a handful of OEMs support this feature today,” explained Pietro Todescato, CTO of Datalogic, “Datalogic is at the forefront of Android Enterprise implementations. As a leader in rugged Mobility, the company is embracing all new up and coming features and trends in the Android Enterprise world –such as OEMConfig.”
Benefits of Datalogic OEMConfig include zero-day support for new features and versions, and little investment required by the EMM. New specific device settings are available immediately to administrators and end-users. This standardised way of configuring device settings also reduces the fragmentation across OEMs.
The launch of OEMConfig builds on the first important recognition that happened at the end of last year, when Google selected Datalogic among the OEMs that met all compatibility requirements of the Android Enterprise Recommended program for rugged devices with its new Memor 10 mobile computer.
OEMConfig is supported by major EMM suppliers such as Microsoft’s Intune, a cloud-based tool for managing mobile devices, compatible with OEMConfig from only 4 OEMs, including Datalogic. Other EMM’s supporting Datalogic’s OEMConfig from the start include VMware’s Airwatch, SOTI’s MobiControl, and 42Gears SureMDM.
Datalogic fully leverages OEMConfig, to streamline and standardize device configuration and management, unlocking more enterprise capabilities for customers in a consistent manner and helping organisations move faster and go further in achieving their business goals.