Complementary Software Tools – ACD Android™ Apps
Increase of usability: KioskMode/KioskBrowser
To round off the Android™ Industrial+ software package, ACD offers its own supporting Android™ apps to further strengthen usability. The ACD KioskMode, for example, is an alternative to the standard “home screen”. By using the ACD KioskMode, the user only gets access to certain apps pre-selected by the device administrator, which prevents unwanted access to other applications or to the Android™ system. The ACD KioskMode is password protected and can be flexibly customized. The administrator has a wide range of configuration options (e.g. navigation bar, system information, quicksettings, notifications). Particularly successful is the combination with the ACD KioskBrowser, which is a restrictive web browser for Android™ devices in restricted device mode. Here the browser line is deactivated, so that with browser applications the user does not have the possibility to change the page and visit unwanted pages by a link input. The end user can only access certain web pages – selected by the administrator – and can only navigate through links in this web page. This is particularly useful for browser applications.
Other software tools
Further software tools such as the ACD ScanConfig (easy configuration of the integrated scanner), the ACD SystemApp (clear display of system information and execution of system updates), the ACD Easy-ToConfig (quick initial setup of devices and easy transfer of the configuration to other devices) or the ACD M2UHF-RFID App (reading, writing and localization of UHF-RFID tags) complete the extensive portfolio of mobile handheld computers. In the case of forklift terminals, the ACD TerminalSettings as a diagnostic and configuration program for battery monitoring and system parameters should also be mentioned. The mentioned software tools are available without additional costs. Independent of this, ACD offers all standard Android™ interfaces to enable the use of common Mobile Device Managers (SOTI®, etc.) without any problems.