Android Batch Data Transfer

Android Batch Data Transfer

When assessing mobile devices to recommend to a customer, how the customer wishes to transfer the data will play a large part in assembling your list.  As more companies add reliable wireless networks and use cellular for data transfer, Android devices are becoming more prevalent in corporate environments.  With most applications, including ITScriptNet® Indago™ programs, Android devices had to use a wireless method to transfer data.  Unlike their Windows counterparts that use Mobile Device Center or ActiveSync to essentially get a device connected to a PC or on the network, Android does not have an MDC/ActiveSync application at its disposal to help get the device connected to the network.  Yes, the Android device can connect to a PC via a USB cable, and can be rendered as an “external hard drive”, but it cannot operate “automatically” as if it were on the network.  Data transfer, for the most part, is still manual.  As such, Android devices have not been recommended when a customer wishes to transfer data in a batch environment using ITScriptNet Indago.

Until recently.

We have used devices from Zebra, the TC8000 and TC70/75, recently to transfer data via a wired method.  These two devices have Ethernet cradles as accessories.  These cradles have an Ethernet port so you can connect them directly to the network.  Each port is assigned an IP address.  When the device is placed in the cradle, in a few seconds it is on the network.  ITScriptNet Indago can then manage the communication between the Android device and the OMNI Server, thus providing a secure, cabled batch connection.  Many government and highly secured entities are looking for Android devices that do not have to use wireless to transfer data.  These devices could be the answer.


Article posted: 7/21/2016
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