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How to configure Honeywell devices with OEMConfig

OEMConfig is an industry-standard released by Google to manage devices enrolled in the Android Enterprise program. Honeywell UEMConnect is Honeywell’s OEMConfig application that supports various device configurations to manage Honeywell Mobility Edge devices. It includes various configuration settings such as display, network, input and output, system update, internal scanner, apps, and so forth.

To configure these settings, an enterprise must integrate with an EMM solution that offers continuous support to the OEMConfig feature. Hexnode’s flexible MDM solution makes it easier to add, distribute, and configure the Honeywell OEMConfig app to the devices.

Note:


The Honeywell OEMConfig app works only on Honeywell Mobility Edge devices running Android 7.0 and later.

Configure Honeywell devices with OEMConfig

Prerequisites:

To configure Honeywell devices using the Honeywell OEMConfig app, you have to perform the following steps:

  1. Approve and add Honeywell OEMConfig app to the Hexnode inventory
  2. Configure Honeywell-specific settings

Approve and Add Honeywell OEMConfig app to the Hexnode Inventory

To approve and add the Honeywell OEMConfig app to the Hexnode inventory,

  1. Navigate to Apps > +Add Apps > Managed Google Apps.
  2. Search the Honeywell UEMConnect app and select it.
  3. Click Approve. This takes you to the Approval Settings page, where you can select the method by which you would like to handle new app permission requests.
  4. Go to the Notifications tab to provide your email addresses to get notified when the approved app requests new permissions. Click Add.
  5. Click Done to add the Honeywell OEMConfig app to the Hexnode inventory.

Next, distribute ​this app to the target Honeywell devices.

Set up Honeywell-specific settings

To set up Honeywell-specific settings on devices,

  1. Navigate to Policies.
  2. Create a new policy with the New Policy button or select an existing policy to edit it. Provide a suitable name and description (optional) for the policy.
  3. Go to Android > App Management > App Configurations > Configure.
  4. Click on the +Add new configuration button.
  5. Select the Honeywell UEMConnect app from the approved list of apps. You can configure a wide range of parameters using the OEMConfig application. Some of the basic configurations include:
    Network Settings
    Settings Description
    Wi-Fi Proprietary Settings Configure several Wi-Fi proprietary settings such as Wi-Fi Enabled, Frequency Band, Data Stall Recovery, PowerSave, Beacon Loss, etc.
    Bluetooth Settings Specify whether to enable or disable Bluetooth, Bluetooth Whitelist, Bluetooth FTP Profile, Bluetooth Silent Pairing, Bluetooth HCI logs, etc.
    WWAN Settings Configure WWAN APN settings such as APN Name, Provider, Proxy, Port, Server, etc.
    Scanner Settings Configure Internal Scanner Profile, Serial Scanner Profiles, and so on.
    Other Settings Other network settings include Captive Portal HTTPS Url, Background Data Setting, Airplane Mode, etc.

    Operational Intelligence Services
    Settings Description
    Auto-connect to OpIntel Choose whether to enable or disable the Honeywell Operational Intelligence service. When enabled, the device may collect and send to Honeywell certain technical information (e.g., battery charge, connectivity, and location) concerning the device and its usage.

    Device Management Settings
    Settings Description
    Provisioning mode Set the provisioning mode, enable or disable the provisioning intents unrestricted, whitelist applications to have access to Honeywell provisioning folders.
    Device Restrictions Restrict features such as Clipboard, Guest User, Android Share Option, Network Location Provider, Roaming Data, etc.
    Emergency Settings Hide emergency button and disable other emergency alerts such as amber alerts, extreme alerts, severe alerts, etc.
    Notification Settings Choose whether to enable or disable Cacert Notification, Notification LED, and System Notification.

    Display Settings
    Settings Description
    Display Settings Configure several display parameters such as Adaptive Brightness, Brightness Level, Display Sleep, Font Size, Wallpaper, Screensaver, etc.

    Roaming Parameters
    Settings Description
    Roaming Parameters Enter the roaming parameters such as RSSI Threshold, RSSI Difference, Roaming Band, etc.

    APN Settings
    Settings Description
    WWAN APN Settings Configure WWAN APN settings such as APN Name, Provider, Proxy, Port, Server, etc.

    OS Download (URL)
    Settings Description
    OS Update Package URL Enter the URL with a specific OS firmware update package to download and install. The supported formats are http://,https://,ftp:// and file://. OS update package filename must not be changed.

    App Settings
    Settings Description
    Whitelist/Blacklist Apps Specify the bundle IDs of apps that are to be whitelisted or blacklisted.
    Autoinstall Enable Specify whether to enable or disable auto-install apps.
    Silently Activate Device Admin Applications Enter the application packages name to be enabled as Device Admin apps without user intervention.

    Key Wakeup and Remap Settings
    Settings Description
    Key Wakeup and Remap Settings Specify whether to enable or disable the key wakeup and remap settings.

    Doze Mode
    Settings Description
    Doze Mode Settings Specify whether to enable or disable the doze mode in order to turn it on or off.

    Touch Settings
    Settings Description
    Touch Panel Mode Set the touch panel mode as:
    • Default
    • Sylus enhanced
    • Glove use enhanced
    • Touch enhanced
    Enable Show Taps Specify whether to show touch positions on the screen.

    Printing Services
    Settings Description
    Enable Print Services Set whether to enable or disable cloud print services.

    Honeywell LED
    Settings Description
    Restrict Notification LED Set whether to enable or disable Notification LED.
    Battery LED Mode Select one from the below battery LED modes:
    • Default Battery LED
    • HSM Battery LED
    • No Battery LED

    Date and Time
    Settings Description
    Date and Time Settings Set the Date and Time, Time Format, Time zone, etc.

    Ethernet Configurations
    Settings Description
    Ethernet Settings Enable or disable Ethernet settings.

    DHCP Settings
    Settings Description
    DHCP Host Name Provide the DHCP host name.
    Static or DHCP Selection Choose Enable/Disable to turn Static/DHCP setting selection on/off.

    HXLogger Settings
    Settings Description
    HXLogger Enable or disable HXLogger settings.
    HXLogger Path Enter the path of the logger folder.

    OS SDK Settings
    Settings Description
    OS SDK Restricted Operations Whitelist Enter the application packages that are allowed to perform sensitive operations provided by the Honeywell SDK.

    System Firmware Downgrade Settings
    Settings Description
    Allow System Firmware Downgrades Set whether to allow or restrict system firmware downgrades.

    Battery Settings
    Settings Description
    Battery Settings Set the upper and lower threshold for battery in %, set whether to turn battery save mode on or off, set the battery level at which low power mode automatically turns on, etc.

  6. After configuring the required settings, click Done.
  7. Associate the policy with target devices by navigating to the Policy Targets tab.
  8. Select the required Devices/Users/Device Groups/User Groups/Domains and click Save.

Note:

The OEM specific-settings explained in this document are based on the configurations set by the respective OEM vendors, which may vary frequently. Since Hexnode is not solely responsible for setting up these configurations, you may find slight variations in the settings displayed on the portal from this document.