Wavelink, a LANDesk Software business unit (www.wavelink.com), today announced expanded features for Wavelink Terminal Emulation (TE) version 1.3.5 for Android, including the addition of support for double-byte character languages, such as those used in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as additional customisation options for soft input panel (SIP) keyboards. Utilised on more than 3 million devices around the globe, Wavelink TE provides reliable access for mobile users to host applications and enables enterprises to manage and scale business critical applications on mobile devices, ensuring end-users always have the tools they need to get their job done.
Android devices are quickly gaining popularity among ruggedized device buyers, at least partially because of the devices’ high degree of customisation the platform allows for, according to Forrester’s David Johnson. Wavelink extended TE support to Android devices in January 2013, bringing Wavelink’s 20 years of expertise in terminal emulation to the Android platform. With this latest release, Wavelink is expanding Android’s flexibility with the addition of customizable SIP keyboards, as well as bringing the platform to Asia-Pacific warehouse users with the support for double-byte character languages.
“Every warehouse is different, even within the same company,” said Mikkel Storm, principle product manager at Wavelink. “These new features make it possible for that uniqueness to extend even farther, letting application developers for companies of all sizes create a complete customised application workflow within individual warehouses. One of the best parts about Android is how flexible the platform can be and we wanted to extend that customisation even further in a way that would improve end user efficiency.”
The addition of customisable SIP keyboards eliminates the need to toggle between different command and control keyboards, allowing application developers to combine the most frequently used keys together in one place. This will enable end users to work more efficiently with a more workflow-friendly keyboard interface.
Support for double-byte character languages such as those used in the Asia-Pacific region makes the Android platform available to businesses in that area, which have been slower to adopt ruggedized devices than U.S. and European markets due to the high cost of such devices. Android is typically a more cost-effective platform in this region and TE support of local languages makes it easier for Asia-Pacific area enterprises to adopt these devices.
“Android is a very valuable platform for this industry, because it has a lot of customisation options,” said Storm. “By adding support for the platform in the Asia-Pacific region, we’re giving customers in this part of the world the option to preserve their existing infrastructure investment, while still providing them with a clear, easy and inexpensive path to a more efficient application workflow. Terminal Emulation is rapidly growing in adoption worldwide and within task worker operations. By adding customisation options that make it easier to implement in a wider variety of regions, we’re facilitating TE’s continued growth.”
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