AirWatch Mobile Device Management Software Connects Fully Rugged Mobile Computer to Enterprise Systems at Fleet or Device Level
ATLANTA – Sept. 20, 2010 – LXE, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc., announced today that its Marathon™ field computer will feature AirWatch Mobile Device Management (MDM) software. The Marathon field computer introduces a new form-factor in mobile computing, with a larger screen size and greater computing power than a PDA, smaller size than a laptop, and multiple data-capture and connectivity options. AirWatch lets companies secure, monitor, manage and support all their mobile devices, regardless of location.
Stephen Newell, LXE general manager, says the partnership combines hardware optimized for the individual mobile worker with software that empowers the entire enterprise. “The Marathon gives a field worker unprecedented opportunity for productivity, with a fully rugged, PC-based experience that has the right balance of screen size and ergonomics. Pre-loaded with the AirWatch MDM solution, the Marathon becomes even more powerful, as it gives enterprise IT management all the tools they need to connect and support that worker.”
AirWatch provides corporate IT users with a single, integrated, real-time view of all mobile devices used across the organization, to successfully secure, monitor, manage and support an enterprise’s entire fleet. The software includes over-the-air device provisioning, GPS asset tracking and mapping, mobile device remote control, and mobile device lock and wipe.
The Marathon field computer connects to the enterprise via Gobi™ WWAN radio, which supports both GSM- and CDMA-based mobile carriers, and enables the unit’s cell-assisted GPS, driving AirWatch’s real-time GPS mapping and tracking functionality. The computer can also connect to a local area Wi-Fi network via 802.11 a/b/g/n. Bluetooth connectivity provides users with the potential to connect various peripherals wirelessly. The Marathon combines multiple built-in data-entry options, including a 7” outdoor-visible touchscreen, high-resolution color camera, full QWERTY keyboard, and a biometric mouse that allows secure login via fingerprint identification.
The Marathon field computer, with available AirWatch MDM software pre-loaded, begins beta site deployments in September, with shipments scheduled for December.
“We are thrilled that LXE’s Marathon product now includes our industry-leading mobile device management software,” said Alan Dabbiere, chairman of AirWatch. “AirWatch further improves LXE’s already impressive ROI by ensuring each and every Marathon field computer is ‘out-of-the-box’ ready and secure, and has immediate access to remote support and maintenance.”
LXE, a division of EMS Technologies, is a leading manufacturer of rugged vehicle-mounted, handheld and wearable mobile computers. LXE helps companies extend corporate networks to mobile workers in demanding conditions by providing easy-to-use, tough and reliable wireless computers. LXE products are used by organizations worldwide to drive down costs and improve customer satisfaction. Visit http://www.lxe.com or www.ems-t.com for more information.
AirWatch is a leading provider of enterprise-grade mobile device and WLAN management solutions for iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Android and Symbian devices. With its highly scalable, real-time, integrated MDM platform, AirWatch can successfully secure, monitor, manage and support an enterprise’s entire fleet of mobile devices, regardless of device type, manufacturer or location. Headquartered in Atlanta, AirWatch successfully manages the challenges of enterprise mobility for more than 700 organizations in the distribution/logistics, field service, government, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail industries. For more information, please visit www.air-watch.com.