TekTerm Users Can Now Migrate to Android with StayLinked SmartTEK
Beginning November 1, 2019, StayLinked and Zebra Technologies will officially release SmartTEK to support TekTerm TE for Android™-based mobile computers. SmartTEK provides customers a migration path to easily transition their legacy devices to more modern, feature-rich mobile computers. Zebra will be offering the StayLinked SmartTEK solution for customers using MIS/TEKRFsolutions who want to migrate to Android allowing customers with SAP and IBM host applications to run on Zebra Android devices. The SmartTEK solution is also a replacement for customers using MIS/TekRF to emulate SAP applications, IBM 5250 and 3270, and VT emulations.
StayLinked SmartTEK will allow TekTerm customers to further optimize their workflows through innovative StayLinked SmartTEK features such as dynamic screen conversion from keyboard-dependent legacy screens to optimized touch-only screens using buttons, iconography, and other navigational elements.
“We are excited to offer our TekTerm customers a migration path to Android without changing their existing backend TekRF server or business logic,” says Gopi Polavarapu, Senior Director Product management. “SmartTEK from StayLinked gives our customers an enterprise-grade solution they can deploy on Zebra state-of-the-art Android devices without experiencing disruption to their existing workflows.”
SmartTEK enables customers who have deployed TekTerm software on Zebra’s handheld and vehicle-mounted mobile computer to move to Zebra’s latest enterprise-class handheld Android-based touch computers, wearables and vehicle-mounted mobile computers, including:
- MC9300 (Android O and above)
- VC83 (Android O and above)
“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.”
SmartTEK: What’s Included?
SmartTEK licenses entitles customers to a connect to the StayLinked Server, which is included with the purchase of SmartTEK and is required for this solution. The StayLinked server can be obtained directly from StayLinked. Existing TekConsole configuration and settings will not require any changes. Technical support, documentation, migration to future Zebra-approved devices, and all future updates to the product while you stay on support are also included.
Upgrade and Migration Opportunities for TekTerm Users
“We’re in a position to offer legacy TekTerm customers using devices such as the XT15 and VH10 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 SmartTEK and Zebra Android Devices: Enhanced Productivity
StayLinked SmartTEK enables customers who have deployed TekTerm software on devices such as 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 on Zebra’s mobile computers can take advantage of the power of the Android operating system and modernize their warehouse operations.
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, may 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.
For more information about SmartTEK, please visit tekterm.staylinked.com
StayLinked is the proven market leader in Terminal Emulation for the supply chain industry and continues to drive innovation with the most advanced software solutions available for the warehouse. StayLinked enables our customers to easily migrate to state-of-the-art devices, measure and optimize productivity with cutting-edge business intelligence, and interface with ground-breaking technologies in the areas of automation, robotics, augmented reality, and location-based services. For nearly two decades, StayLinked has continued to deliver revolutionary software products with unparalleled customer satisfaction and world-class support to hundreds of partners and thousands of customers around the globe. For more information visit. www.staylinked.com, email [email protected], or call +1-714-918-7700.
Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is a global leader in enterprise asset intelligence, designing and marketing specialty printers, mobile computing, data capture, radio frequency identification products and real-time locating systems. Incorporated in 1969, the company has approximately 7,400 employees worldwide and provides visibility into valued assets, transactions and people.