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StayLinked Introduces SmartTEK for TekTerm Customers Migrating to Android

Posted by Randy Provence on Apr 10, 2019 9:49:48 AM

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StayLinked to support Zebra's Android-based mobile computing portfolio

StayLinked is proud to announce that SmartTE with SmartTEK now supports Zebra Technologies’ TekTerm TE for Android™-based mobile computers. SmartTEK provides customers with a software migration path to easily transition their devices from legacy operating systems to more modern, feature-rich mobile computers.

“With StayLinked’s new SmartTEK software, customers using the XT15 and VH10 mobile computers can migrate from legacy Microsoft operating systems to take advantage of the productivity improvements offered by our innovative Android-based mobile computers.”

− Joe White, Vice President and General Manager,
Enterprise Mobile Computing, Zebra Technologies

StayLinked SmartTEK and Zebra Android Devices: Enhanced Productivity

StayLinked SmartTEK enables customers who have deployed TekTerm software on Zebra’s XT15 keypad-based handheld and the VH10 vehicle-mounted mobile computer to move to Zebra’s latest enterprise-class handhelds including the MC9300 and other Android-based touch computers, wearables and vehicle-mounted mobile computers. Businesses running SmartTEK TE on Zebra’s mobile computers can take advantage of the power of the Android operating system and modernize their warehouse operations.

“With StayLinked’s new SmartTEK software, customers using the XT15 and VH10 mobile computers can migrate from legacy Microsoft operating systems to take advantage of the productivity improvements offered by our innovative Android-based mobile computers,” said Joe White, Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Mobile Computing, Zebra Technologies.

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StayLinked SmartTEK offers Upgrade and Migration Opportunities

“We’re in a position to offer legacy XT15 and VH10 TekTerm customers an elegant transition from their current operating system to a Zebra Android-based device without modifying their back-end systems,” explains Ron Caines, StayLinked’s Vice President of Channel Sales. “For more than a decade, StayLinked was the premier Terminal Emulation solution for Psion Teklogix (now Zebra) environments and we continue to offer the most reliable server-based solution on the market. We’re excited to extend and enhance TekTerm for Zebra’s Android-based mobile devices.”

Caines, a former President of Worldwide Sales at Psion Teklogix, is quick to point out the benefits the StayLinked approach brings to TekTerm users. “Customers will be able to take advantage of their tried-and-true host applications in new and exciting ways,” he says. “And they will be able to accomplish this without any disruption to their current processes, or modifications to any of their host systems.”

StayLinked Innovation 

In addition to the ease of migration, StayLinked SmartTEK will allow TekTerm customers to further optimize their workflows through innovative StayLinked SmartTEK features such as dynamic screen conversion from keyboard-dependant legacy screens to optimized touch-only screens using buttons, iconography, and other navigational elements.

“We continue to lead innovation in the terminal emulation space,” says StayLinked CTO, Justin Griffith. “This is another opportunity for us to help users not only migrate from operating systems that are being phased out, but it’s also a chance for us to help customers extend the functionality of their applications and optimize their processes. We’re in a position to help customers quickly bring these entrenched systems into the new world of cutting-edge technology such as hardware automation, location awareness, and IoT sensor integration.”

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Superior Single-Server Architecture

StayLinked's fully-integrated architecture uses a single server to handle your business processes: TE application clients, session persistence, modernized screen design, fair licensing, and business intelligence. 

Everything you need for TE in your warehouse can be done with one StayLinked server. That means that installation is easy (less than 10 minutes) and maintenance is minimal. With StayLinked, upkeep is easy and inexpensive, and because it is tightly-integrated, administration is simple.

Other approaches, however, require multiple servers to accomplish a lot less than what the StayLinked solution offers. This means more headaches during the installation process and ongoing support for troubleshooting multiple servers that may not even be in the same location.

Announcing the StayLinked SmartTEK Program

On April 10, 2019, StayLinked began accepting formal applications for the StayLinked SmartTEK Beta Program. The program will allow beta customers and program participants to receive platform updates and reports on the progress of StayLinked SmartTEK.  

Interested participants can apply online at: tekterm.staylinked.com

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About StayLinked

For over 20 years StayLinked has been delivering world-class solutions for mission-critical, host-based systems in the warehousing, manufacturing, transportation, and retail industries. It was our deep understanding of these host-based systems that led our team of technology experts to introduce a new paradigm in terminal emulation and session management for mobile devices.

Topics: Android, Zebra, SmartTE, Ron Caines, TekTerm, Joe White, SmartTEK