For larger organizations, mobile computing deployments have grown more complex and challenging. These enterprises often utilize multiple form factors (forklift-mounted devices, hand-held computers, tablet, rugged phones) and multiple types of applications, from the warehouse to the field. Developing, deploying and maintaining these systems can be difficult, particularly as IT resources are often spread thin.

Honeywell’s Mobility Edge Platform is a unified software/hardware platform for Android that can help these companies reduce the cost and complexity of these deployments, while also improving productivity.

Using the Mobility Edge Platform, companies can test and certify all of their applications once, and then quickly deploy them across a wide range of Android-based form factors simultaneously. At the same time, users have access to a full suite of tools that can help increase the return on their mobile investment, while also reducing total cost of ownership (TCP) and ensuring the longevity of their deployment.

Mobility Edge is changing the way companies approach these mobility projects.

Simplified Deployment: Mobility Edge provides a common platform across Honeywell’s entire range of mobile devices and software solutions, which simplifies and reduces development costs. Core computing and communications capabilities are provided through a modular approach, and use-case specific features are provided in individual device form factors.

This “System-on-Module” core is a single, certified module that includes the CPU, memory, and a variety of wireless communications (including WWAN, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, and ZigBee). This approach provides a global mobile computing foundation, ensuring a consistent user experience (regardless of application or device form factor) and simplified support, since all devices are built on a common platform.

Optimized Mobility: The Honeywell SOM approach also makes it easier and faster to get devise into service, providing an easy to use set-up wizard, secure provisioning, a staging hub, and keypad creator.

The platform also helps boost mobile user productivity, enhancing the devices with data capture tools like Scan Wedge and Digital Scan Button, as well as a Wireless Tether that helps prevent the loss of peripherals (like Bluetooth scanners or headsets).

The common platform makes it faster and less expensive to train new workers, and provides real-time workflow management and visibility that can help mobile employees do their jobs with more quickly and with less unnecessary labor and frustration.

Reduced TCO: A common Android framework helps reduce the total cost of ownership of the mobile solution and hardware. Mobility Edge reduces the costs and time needed to deploy, manage, and optimize mobile devices using the same toolset across Honeywell’s portfolio of products. In the long term, maintaining the devices requires less time and effort, which frees up IT resources to focus on more strategic projects.

The platform also includes support for multiple generations of the Android OS, and support for hardware and software runs through 2025. This reduces the risk of the mobile investment and further lowers the TCO.

Peace of Mind: Mobility Edge also improves the security of mobile deployments through the protection of Honeywell Cyber Security and ongoing monitoring by the company’s Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT). Mobility Edge also provides periodic OS maintenance releases, including security updates and software patches that are applied consistently and universally across the entire mobile ecosystem.

Given the rapid evolution of mobile technology and the increasing complexity of these deployments, it’s more important than ever for enterprise to protect their investment in mobility. Honeywell’s Mobility Edge not only lowers the cost of these deployments, but also future-proofs the investment so that businesses can leverage the hardware and software over a much longer time frame, reaping even more benefits along the way. Contact our team at Informs to learn more.