Mobility DNA

EXPERIENCE A NEW BREED OF MOBILITY

What’s in the body of an enterprise mobile computer matters. That’s why Zebra engineered Mobility DNA, the genetic code that gives Zebra 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

Apps built for Zebra's Android mobile computing devices are designed to allow corporate end-users to increase productivity in the workplace and improve efficiency of workflows.

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The new Smart Leash feature on Device Central notifies a user when a peripheral moves out of an area, ensuring that the peripheral is not left behind. Device Central centrally connects and monitors Bluetooth peripherals.

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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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Easily capture an entire form with DataWedge, without the need for a barcode. 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 DataWedge, instantly capture barcodes with the press of the scan button, eliminating delays and improving productivity. 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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Term-based licensing is now available on Enterprise Browser. Enterprise Browser is a powerful, industrial browser that provides everything needed to quickly build enterprise apps with features such as barcode scanning, signature capture, payment processing, and printing.

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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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Scanning mode configuration is now more simplified with DataWedge. 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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Easily use scanners interchangeably with DataWedge, without the need for additional setup and configuration between each scanner use. 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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Place the power to track and find your Zebra Android mobile devices in the palms of your hands with Device Tracker. Device Tracker is now a cloud-based solution that easily tracks Zebra Android mobile devices, finds missing devices, and helps prevent device inventory shrinkage.

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New in DataWedge 8.x (View More)


New in Enterprise Browser v3.0 (View More)

New Features

Term-based Licensing

  • Enterprise Browser 3.0 and later now supports term-based (subscription) licensing with one-, three- and five-year terms available for purchase. A 90-day trial term also is available (a 30-day evaluation term comes preinstalled with every EB 3.0 download). More info.
  • Perpetual licenses remain in effect. Read more about perpetual licenses.
  • Perpetual and evaluation licenses currently in place for EB 2.x can be applied to EB 3.x when installed.
  • The Zebra PS20 includes Enterprise Browser 2.x preinstalled with a license that never expires.
  • Upgrading to Enterprise Browser 3.0 on the PS20 requires purchase of a new EB license. To upgrade, EB 3.x must be downloaded and installed separately and an EB 2.x or 3.x license applied.

Device Support

Support for the following devices has been added:

  • Zebra devices running Android 10
  • Zebra PS20 running Android 9.x Pie and Android 10

See the full list of supported devices.


New in EHS 4.0 (View More)

  • Now supports Zebra devices running Android 10 as well as Android 9.x Pie and 8.x Oreo.
  • To enhance device and network security, EHS by default now hides potentially sensitive wireless device info in User Mode.
    Optionally, an administrator can display wireless settings, if desired.
  • Recently Launched Apps can now be shown or hidden from the User as desired by an administrator.

Supported Devices

EHS 4.0 adds support for the following devices running Android 10:

  • MC33x
  • PS20
  • TC21
  • TC26
  • TC52

See all supported devices


New in Enterprise Keyboard v3.9 (View More)

New Features

  • New RepeatKeys feature causes a specified keyCode to be repeated when long-pressing the key.

  • New Macros feature can combine multiple keyCodes, presses or Actions into a single key-press Action.

  • Enterprise Keyboard Designer now includes predeveloped sample layouts, which can be downloaded and deployed immediately or customized to suit the needs of an enterprise.

NOTE: New features in EKB 3.9 must be implemented using Enterprise Keyboard Designer 1.9 or later. For more information about new EKB 3.9 features, please refer to the Enterprise Keyboard Designer usage guide.

MDNA Enterprise License

Beginning with EKB 3.9, an MDNA Enterprise license is now required to use Enterprise Keyboard on Zebra Professional-series devices, including the TC21 and TC26. These devices arrive with a non-functional EKB “dummy” client, which must be replaced with the functional EKB v3.9 (or later) client after purchasing a Zebra MDNA Enterprise license. When unlicensed, EKB displays a “license required” prompt (see below) whenever app focus comes to a text input box. Learn more about MDNA licensing.

Device Support

  • Now supports Zenra devices running Android 10
  • Beginning with v3.9, EKB no longer supports devices running Android 7.x Nougat.
  • Android Multi-user mode is no longer supported. More info.

Please see the supported device list for more information.


New in Enterprise Keyboard Designer v1.9 (View More)

  • Undo feature reverses each of the last 10 actions
  • Deploy button automatically exports the custom key-layout definition file (an encrypted file) to a USB-connected device
  • RepeatKeys function sends multiple keycodes by long-pressing a key
  • Macros feature can combine multiple keycodes, presses or actions into a single key Action
  • New predeveloped sample layouts can be downloaded and deployed immediately or customized to suit the needs of an enterprise

MDNA Enterprise License

Beginning with EKB 3.9, an MDNA Enterprise license is now required to use Enterprise Keyboard on Zebra Professional-series devices, including the TC21 and TC26. These devices arrive with a non-functional EKB “dummy” client, which must be replaced with the functional EKB v3.9 (or later) client after purchasing a Zebra MDNA Enterprise license. When unlicensed, EKB displays a “license required” prompt (see below) whenever app focus comes to a text input box. Learn more about MDNA licensing.


New in EMDK For Android 8.x (View More)

IMPORTANT: Support for Unique Device Identifier (UDI) barcodes has been temporarily suspended in EMDK for Android 8.0 and EMDK for Xamarin 7.0 for devices running Android 10 and later. UDI support will be restored in these products via LifeGuard patch for Android 10 to be released in Q3 2020.

  • A Mobility DNA Enterprise license is now required for use of multi-barcode scanning and image/document capture features on Zebra Professional-series devices.
  • A new MDNA Licensing Guide describes the scenarios under which apps behave when attempting to access licensing features without a license and how to remedy.

Now supports MX 9.3, which adds the following features and enhancements:

  • Enhanced App Manager now allows an admin to control background data usage on a per-application basis.
  • Enhanced Bluetooth Manager now allows silent pairing using a Bluetooth MAC address or PIN.
  • Enhanced GPRS Manager APN parameters now support IPv4, IPv6 and the IPv4/IPv6 "dual-stack" protocol.
  • Enhanced Keymapping Manager now supports the "grey" key and W1 and W2 buttons.

New in StageNow v4.2 (View More)

Device Support

StageNow supports all Zebra devices running Android 4.x KitKat and later with MX 4.3 or higher.

StageNow v4.2 has been validated on devices with the following operating systems and MX versions:

  • Android 10
  • Android 9.x Pie
  • Android 8.x Oreo
  • Android 7.x Nougat
  • MX 10.0
  • MX 9.x
  • MX 8.x
  • MX 7.x

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New Features

Introduces a Zero Touch Wizard, which assists in creating Profiles for connecting a ”factory-fresh" device to the internet through the Android Setup Wizard. This allows the device to contact Google’s Zero-Touch servers for enrollment into the chosen Enterprise Mobile Management system with no user interaction.

Also new, settings entered in the Zero Touch Wizard can be persisted on the device following an Enterprise Reset, further automating subsequent enrollments.

A new Staging Guides landing page and menu tab helps users locate guides quickly.

Supports MX 10.0: which adds the following major features and enhancements:

  • Enhanced Power Manager now allows a Profile to:
    • OS Upgrade via streaming (full-package upgrade only using http or https; supported on Android 10 and later)
    • OS Downgrade via streaming (full-package downgrade only using http or https; supported on Android 10 and later)
  • Enhanced Access Manager now allows an admin to:
    • Auto-grant permissions to an app to prevent permission "pop-up" to appear on device
    • Designate a CSP as "Protected" from unauthorized use
    • Designate a Function Group (features selected from different CSPs) as "Protected" from unauthorized use

New in MX 10.1

MX 10.1 adds the following major features and enhancements:

  • Enhanced Display Manager now allows an admin to:
    • Control device-screen orientation (automatic rotation on/off)
  • Enhanced File Manager now allows an admin to configure the following file upload actions:
    • Enter a target URI
    • Enter source path and file name
    • Select the upload order (oldest or newest first, or alpha-sorted by file name)
    • Delete source file(s) after uploading
    • Name uploaded files using a naming pattern
    • Replace the destination file with source if duplicate name
    • Skip copying and remove file from the source
    • Skip copying and keep file at the source
  • Enhanced Power Manager now allows an admin to:
    • Control state of Battery Saver mode (on/off)
    • Control Battery Saver Control mode (automatic/manual)
    • Set Battery percentage of charge to automatically turn Battery Saver Mode on
  • Enhanced UI Manager now allows an admin to:
    • Control Battery Percentage display in status bar (show/hide)

New in MX 10.2

COMING SOON!

MX 10.2 adds the following major features and enhancements:

  • New Access Manager features:
    • Enter the Token received from a caller
  • New Beacon Manager CSP:
    • Controls Bluetooth Low Energy beacon on mobile computers
  • New Bluetooth Manager features:
    • Configure single pairing of accessories
    • Define trusted devices
    • Enhancements to silent pairing rules
  • New Clock features:
    • Enter date and time in local or Universal Coordinate format
  • New Display Manager features:
    • Control automatic screen rotation
    • Enable/disable adaptive brightness
    • Set device brightness level
  • New KeyMapping Manager features:
    • Support for additional key codes
  • New License Manager features:
    • Supports URI-based license sources
  • New PowerKey Manager features:
    • Set touch mode options
  • New Power Manager features:
    • Enable/disable/configure battery saver options
  • New Touch Manager features:
    • Support and control latest Zebra devices
  • New UI Manager features:
    • Show/hide percentage of battery charge on screen
  • New Wi-fi features:
    • Configure Fine Timing Measurement
    • Control encryption options

See the MX Feature Matrix for complete feature lists

See MX version history