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3 Ways Honeywell Mobility Edge Will Help Accelerate Deployments

3 Ways Honeywell Mobility Edge Will Help Accelerate Deployments

One of the key challenges in deploying mobile technology has historically been the complexity of the solutions and their widely dispersed nature. Whether the solution was implemented in a warehouse or a field service environment, each mobile device had to be provisioned, configured and validated individually.

If there were problems with a mobile computer or application after the initial deployment, IT would have to retrieve devices for troubleshooting and repairs. The employee using the device would either need to be issued a spare, and had to incur costly downtime. When applications were patched or updated, the process could take days or weeks, depending on the size of the deployment.

New solutions have arrived to make these rollouts much easier. Mobile device platforms like Honeywell’s Mobility Edge have mitigated much of the complexity of a mobile deployment, making the process less cost intensive, less complicated, and easier for time- and budget-strapped IT departments to manage.

The Honeywell Mobility Edge is a unified platform designed for Android-based rugged mobile devices and applications. The solution makes it easier to build, manage and deploy enterprise-wide mobile solutions with less labor and risk. It does so via three key benefit areas:

Accelerated Deployments: The rapid provisioning suite increase the speed of deployments by allowing users to validate new applications once and then deploy them across all mobile form factors instead of validating the apps one device at a time. Mobility Edge expedites the development, certification, setup and training for applications on different device factors. This allows the IT department to deploy the application everywhere in the enterprise much faster and at a lower cost.

Optimized Mobile Performance: Embedded tools in the platform help optimize productivity and efficiency by capturing data faster and communicating easily and securely. Android-based hardware and the unified nature of the Mobile Edge platform also provide a more intuitive experience, which means mobile workers will have an easier time learning to use your applications and hardware, and can improve their own efficiency at completing tasks. This also reduces the cost of training new employees and seasonal workers on the technology.

Extend Mobile Device Lifecycle: Enterprise lifecycle tools in Mobility Edge help improve device reliability and extend lifecycles. The platform also provides an enterprise-wide method to deploy patch releases. Honeywell hardware is designed to support more operating system upgrades over time, which allows users to future proof their mobile devices, reducing the need for IT involvement in upgrades, and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) for the mobile computers.

Mobility Edge delivers a secure, reliable platform for mobile application deployment that not only makes it easier to rollout new devices and software, but actually streamlines update and support activities as well. Honeywell has delivered a solution that makes it easier for corporate IT departments to support widespread mobile deployments involving multiple form factors, and do so without having to add more resources.

Mobility Edge reduces the cost and complexity of a mobile deployment, providing a faster return on investment (ROI) and long-term hardware and software stability as well.

The Importance of Accessories for your Mobile Devices

Your mobile computers and scanners are critical to ensuring the productivity of your team, and you probably have a substantial investment in your equipment. Don’t jeopardize your success by neglecting to add the right accessories – the right accessories can protect and enhance the value of your investment. Here are the top accessories to consider, along with the benefits that they can bring to your operation.



When batteries fail during a shift, your team has to waste time finding and installing a fresh battery, or worse yet, going manual while the battery recharges. Batteries are inexpensive, and skimping on spares is a false economy.  Choosing genuine replacement batteries is always the better route to take when choosing a battery.  They are designed to work optimally with your brand of mobile computing device or scanner, and will be a more reliable choice overall.

In addition, be sure to purchase spare batteries to ensure that you always have a fresh, fully-charged battery on hand and ready to go. Consider quick-charging batteries and rapid chargers to minimize downtime. You will more than make up any extra cost with the increased productivity.  Some brands even offer colored batteries to help you track what year your last battery replacement took place.


Mounting Solutions

Healthcare_2014_462aInvesting in the proper mounting solution for your scanners, mobile printers, and handheld computers increases productivity and accuracy by keeping worker’s hands free while still ensuring the mobile device is nearby and ready to use when needed.

  • For healthcare applications, mounting mobile devices helps free up space on carts for vital equipment while keeping charts and records accessible. Many mobile device mounts double as charging stations, ensuring that devices are always ready to go; and they are designed to be able to stand up to frequent cleaning and disinfection.
  • In retail, the right mounts help improve the customer experience by speeding up checkouts and providing access to inventory records on the fly. In production and distribution, forklift mounts increase productivity and reduce errors because the mobile device is always at the point of work.


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Cases and covers protect your devices from falls, spills, and general wear and tear while still allowing access to all controls. Informs offers cases that fit a wide variety of mobile computers, including the most popular Honeywell models. They can be hung from a belt or wrist strap, or fitted with a handle for easy gripping.


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Mobile computers are valuable and, like any asset, it makes sense to keep them secure. Investing in storage lockers to protect from pilferage or damage is wise. Informs can provide storage lockers for easy access to equipment that can also be configured to require device check-in/check-out so you know who is using each device. They come in various heights and widths, with variable locker sizes. You can even get lockers suitable for use outdoors or in other harsh environments.


If you are looking for advice to further enhance operations in your warehouse, DC or manufacturing facility, contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, and we’ll provide you with recommendations for time-saving solutions to boost productivity and increase profitability.