Mobility DNA

MDNA Overview - A New Breed of Enterprise Mobility

What’s inside the body of an enterprise mobile computer matters. That’s why Zebra engineered Mobility DNA — the genetic code that gives our mobile computers distinct enterprise capabilities.Its unique software ecosystem transforms Android™, the world’s most popular consumer operating system, into an enterprise-ready force. Now, the pains common to other enterprise mobility platforms disappear — making application management simpler, integration problem-free and operations a powerhouse of productivity.


Latest Mobility DNA Features


The new Smart Leash feature in Zebra's Device Central device management system notifies the device user when a peripheral they've been using moves out of an area, helping ensure that the peripheral is not lost or left behind. Device Central is a server-based enterprise monitoring and management system for tracking Bluetooth devices in an organization.

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With DataWedge, detect the presence of a handwritten signature to automatically check for delivery confirmation. DataWedge provides the capability for any application on the device to acquire data from various input sources, manipulate data based on basic or custom rules, and output data to the app.

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With integration of Zebra’s Smart Repository of Lifeguard updates, admins can easily and quickly deploy updates applicable to their specific devices. StageNow is a tool that provides an easy way to stage, set up and mass deploy Zebra’s Android mobile computers.

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Instantly capture barcodes with the press of the scan button when resuming operation after device suspend, eliminating delays and improving productivity.

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Use the power button to switch between gloved, stylus or finger touch modes; select file order, naming conventions and deletion options when uploading files; control battery saver mode and display of battery-charge percentage; control screen rotation.

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Beacon Manager allows administrators to control the homing signal sent by supported Zebra devices to aid with location. MX 10.2 also includes enhancements to Bluetooth, Clock, Display, KeyMapping License, Power, PowerKey, Touch, UI and WiFi CSPs.

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Updates to the Bluetooth scanner notifications API in DataWedge 8.2 now allow apps to light a colored LED or play audio beeps based on user actions or barcodes scanned from a connected Bluetooth scanner. Device users can then easily and quickly react based on the audio or visual feedback.

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DataWedge now allows device users to scan with multiple different barcode scanners during a single scanning session, without the need to stop and reconfigure the device to change scanner configurations.

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Device Tracker simplifies the job of tracking Zebra Android mobile devices across an enterprise. Now cloud-based, Device Tracker manages Zebra devices, finds missing devices and helps prevent device-inventory shrinkage.

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EAC 1.0 is a Zebra utility that works with Enterprise Browser 2.6 and later to simplify DOM injection, which adds capabilities to a running app without changing the source code. EAC maps EB fields or buttons to Zebra devices such as scanners, printers and keyboards, and can voice-enable fields for spoken input and/or output.

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When licensing apps on Zebra devices, it's no longer an all-or-nothing proposition. With the release of License Manager in MX 10.2, Zebra devices now allow administrators to license specific features individually, bringing costs and device capabilities into better control.

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Easily capture an entire form without the need for a barcode by automatically detecting the edges of the form during document scans with DataWedge 8.2.

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Term-based licensing allows organizations to purchase Enterprise Browser licenses for a limited time period, giving administrators additional flexibility when planning projects and budgets. One-, three- and five-year terms are available, as is a 90-day trial term. Also new is a 30-day evaluation term, which comes preinstalled with every EB 3.0 download.

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Zebra devices offer the ability to designate a key as a "panic button" that when long-pressed executes an intent to perform a customized task such as dialing an emergency phone number, summoning medical assistance or launching any custom Android app or activity.

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Updates to APIs in Enterprise Browser 3.0.6 allow users to pinch-to-zoom web pages and images, and give developers control over the ability to show or hide the navigation bar, which contains the HOME, BACK and RECENT APPS buttons. The Database API also has been restored.

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MDNA Features Coming Soon


Long-pressing the power key on supported Zebra devices will soon provide quick access to Touch Mode settings, a new settings panel that allows users to switch touch modes and quickly adapt to changes in the computing environment.

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The ability for apps to self-update has helped bring mobile computing devices to the forefront of the productive enterprise. New features coming in Zebra's App Manager utility, part of MX, let administrators decide which apps on a device can update and which should stay the same until explicitly allowed to update.

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An upcoming version of Zebra DataWedge will allow capture of specific barcodes from a document or label based on a predefined pattern or barcode criteria. Only barcodes matching the specified pattern or criteria are scanned; all others are ignored.

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