Making the switch to Android is easy with insignia
A major shift is occurring within the mobile OS landscape. Windows is phasing out online support and security updates for Windows OS devices in 2020, increasing the risk of security breaches. Are you ready to make the switch to Android?
Are you with Windows? Here's what you need to know
In its prime, Microsoft's Windows OS platform captured 99% of the market share. Although as Windows prepares to end support for enterprise devices, other brands within the market are now vying for this position.
Android in particular is gaining strong ground, currently capturing 29% of the overall rugged device market. With a 10% increase since 2015 and a 48% growth year on year – there is no sign of slowing down.
Android OS provides many productivity-enhancing benefits, including improved interoperability, operator efficiency gains and enhanced user experience from a familiar user interface.
Additionally, Android is an easy platform to develop on ad as a result there is a wide range of supporting applications available, designed to increase data accuracy and operator efficiency.
Productivity improvements from the use of advanced operating systems, devices and purpose-built software.
Efficiency gains from updating internal processes to eliminate waste and reduce task complexity.
Accuracy improvements with advanced data collection capabilities that reduce error associated costs.
The Next Step
There are two options available for upgrading to an Android OS: either through migration software or through a hardware upgrade. Both of these options offer a great opportunity for businesses to increase their operational efficiencies and productivity while at the same time containing costs.
If your business has recently invested in mobility devices with an Android OS, shifting applications to an Android platform using migration software is the best option. Alternatively, if your legacy devices are reaching end of life, upgrading your devices to versions that support Android is a more cost-effective solution.
For businesses running a CE or Windows Embedded Handheld today, the following key lifecycle dates will help you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or made other changes to your software.
Software Upgrade - Migration Software Ivanti
Migration Software - Ivanti
Migration software is a flexible and cost efficient option for businesses to transfer their existing apps to an Android platform without the need to rewrite current programs.
insignia recommends Velocity by Ivanti to modernise your existing applications into intuitive apps for your Android platform. Velocity transforms Windows applications from their original 'green screen' to a touch and voice enabled app. This provides the familiar, multi-touch experience of personal devices into mission critical apps that drive your business.
Zebra MC67 Mobile Computer
The MC67 may be small in size but not in features. This comprehensive mobile computer provides the tools for your field workers to work faster and smarter. The MC67 can scan barcodes in any condition, capture documents to simplify record keeping, access information in the backend system, and capture and send videos and photos for real-time repair support.
Honeywell CK75 Mobile Computer
Smaller and lighter than other ultra-rugged computers in its class, and packed with productivity-enhancing features. Honeywell's CK75 mobile computer is designed to thrive in challenging warehouse and distribution environments. Combining industrial grade materials and next-generation features, the CK75 delivers maximum business agility and flexibility in even the harshest environmental conditions.
Honeywell CN51 Mobile Computer
With its multi touch, outdoor-readable screen, long battery life and highly accurate barcode scanning capabilities, the CN51 is designed for superior user experience. Equipped with a 5-megapixel colour camera and Honeywell's innovative image processing technology, the CN51 mobile computer offers unparalleled quality and performance.
Zebra TC8000- Mobile Touch Computer
The ergonomic TC8000 mobile computer boasts an extensive list of productivity-enhancing features, designed to streamline processes. Increasing productivity by 14%, the TC8000 adds an extra hour of productivity per worker, per workday. The innovative screen eliminates the 'tilt and verify' motion, increasing efficiency on each scan.
Zebra TC51- Mobile Touch Computer
The Zebra TC51/TC56 is a rugged mobile touch computer with the look and feel of a consumer-style smart phone. Packed with exclusive Zebra enterprise-class features, delivering unmatched processing power and security and manageability for your business requirements. The TC51/ TC56 is a touch computer that is truly in a class of its own.
Zebra WT6000- Wearable Terminal Series
Introducing the next generation in industrial wearable computers. The WT6000 Terminal Series streamlines warehouse and package handling functions and reduces errors associated with handling paper or handheld mobile devices. Achieve maximum comfort, durability and error-proof productivity with the WT6000.
Making the switch to Android offers major benefits for business in terms of efficiency gains, improved interoperability and maintained security of sensitive information. For more information on next steps, or recommendations for your upgrade pathway, please provide your contact details below and we'll be in touch with you soon.