Advantech’s DLT-V72 Facelift Series VMTs Now Support Android 9 with OTA Updates for Enhanced Device Management
February 2021, Taipei, Taiwan - Advantech, a leading provider of industrial computing platforms, is pleased to announce that its DLT-V72 Facelift series of rugged vehicle-mounted terminals (VMTs) now support the Android 9 operating system.
Advantech continues to develop and upgrade its Android operating system to help businesses build Android applications that are more user-friendly, easy to manage, and highly customizable. With the release of Android 9, the DLT-V72 Facelift series can now support over-the-air (OTA) updates. This means users can remotely upgrade devices with the latest image or system patches, such as new UIs, enhanced features, security updates, and bug fixes, to ensure their Android devices are up-to-date and secure. In addition to OTA updates, Advantech also offers a powerful set of device management tools, including MDevice, MStage, and third-party software like SOTI MobiControl, to enable seamless software deployment and system migration for enhanced device management. Advantech’s DLT-V72 Facelift series VMTs not only support an Android OS, but also have both 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi communication capabilities to ensure uninterrupted data transmissions for indoor and outdoor applications. Furthermore, via OTA updates, Advantech offers biannual security patches free of charge to protect your Android VMTs for the entire Google service period.
Enhanced Device Management with OTA Updates and Value-Added Tools
The DLT-V72 Facelift series of rugged VMTs now support the Android 9 OS, which features OTA update capabilities. This gives users the ability to remotely upgrade devices with the latest security updates, bug fixes, system patches, and additional features. The DLT-V72 Facelift VMTs also support Advantech’s MDevice and MStage tools, and SOTI’s MobiControl. MDevice serves as the core of the system, enabling full functionality and configuration of advanced settings, including disabling/enabling of hardware modules and defining of specific function keys. MStage is a staging tool for automatically implementing a bundle of configurations on multiple devices simultaneously. Meanwhile, MobiControl is a trusted enterprise mobility management solution that allows organizations to manage, support, secure, and track mobile devices, applications, and content throughout the entire lifecycle, from deployment to retirement.
Optimized Performance with Superior Wireless Capabilities
Advantech’s DLT-V72 Facelift series support an Android OS and feature both 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi communication capabilities. The automatic switching between cellular and Wi-Fi connections ensures uninterrupted data transmissions and eliminates environmental interruptions for applications that involve frequently moving between outdoor and indoor areas. For indoor Wi-Fi connectivity, Advantech’s Android offers seamless Wi-Fi roaming capabilities to provide superior connectivity for reliable real-time communication. The frequency settings can limit the scanned bandwidth and signal strength threshold for roaming to the “best” AP, while the scan period settings can optimize roaming performance in relation to the speed of the object. Moreover, the DLT-V72 Facelift VMTs are also equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 to facilitate the integration of a wide range of wireless peripherals.
Extended Android Support with Free Security Updates
Advantech offers full Android OS support throughout the product lifecycle. Android-based VMTs such as the DLT-V72 Facelift series require regular system updates to address system vulnerabilities and protect against unauthorized access or malicious software. With Android 9 Advantech provides free security patches (released biannually) via OTA updates to protect your Android VMTs for the entire Google service period.
- Supports OTA updates for remote control and system management
- Supports 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
- Rapid Wi-Fi roaming capabilities ensure superior connectivity when moving
- Supports SOTI MobiControl and Advantech MStage and MDevice tools
- Free security patch updates for the entire Google service period (two updates per year)
Advantech’s DLT-V72 Facelift series of rugged VMTs with Android 9 and OTA updates will be available for order in March 2021. For more information about this or other Advantech products, contact your local sales support team or visit product page at https://www.advantech.com/products/vehicle-mounted-computers/sub_1-2jkbwh.