Device Management for Android Devices Has Never Been So Easy and Integrated
As a cloud-based solution that is accessible from everywhere, the emteria Device Hub complements emteria.OS perfectly. Since the operating system and the fleet management tool come from a single source, they are seamlessly integrated. As a result, the range of functions and the depth of remote control are significantly higher than with conventional device management solutions.
Independent of the industry and field of application, the emteria Device Hub will speed up device deployment, reduce fleet maintenance costs and ensure security from cloud to device.
How emteria Saves You Device Maintenance Cost
These features simplify device deployment and reduce your cost of fleet maintenance
Predefine settings with Device Provisioning
The Device Provisioning allows to predefine a set of configuration options in the emteria Device Hub, which will be automatically applied to the device during the installation and the first device boot. These settings may be useful for choosing the correct screen configuration, to pre-install additional applications or change settings as required for your product.
Mobile Device Management (MDM)
With MDM you can perform all actions on the device remotely from the emteria Device Hub. That saves you the time to get in physical contact with a device. The deep integration of our MDM application into emteria.OS enables fine-grained control over all parameters and low-level management of devices and fleets – 24/7 and from everywhere.
Private Application Repository
A private application repository is used to host and distribute additional applications and data via F-Droid. With the repository emteria ensures for you that the latest version of your apps and configurations are always available on all devices of the fleet. The private app repository is also a way to offer selected apps with a custom marketplace experience on the device via F-Droid.
Over-the-air (OTA) Updates
OTA updates are the fastest and easiest way to keep devices up-to-date and secure. Important security patches and new functionality can be delivered either to a single device or a device fleet with a few clicks. Group policies allow automatic update installation with a specific schedule to not disturb device operation or to require manual user confirmation to start the installation.
Extensive Remote Configuration Possibilities
High volumes of devices strongly depend on consistent configuration management. Therefore, the emteria Device Hub offers extensive possibilities to configure the devices and device fleets remotely. Defining initial device settings, identifying distinct devices and organizing them into meaningful groups are crucial for fleet transparency and maintenance cost reduction. The set of services accessible via the emteria Device Hub allows to bring devices in the desired state before the first boot and monitor as well as control active devices directly from a browser. Furthermore, the Device Hub supports adding your teammates and external administrators to operate device fleets. Role-based permission management regulates access and prevents misuse.
How emteria Mitigates Your Risk and Ensures Your Devices’ Security
State-of-the-art security measures from operating system to cloud platform
Secure firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) updates
Keeping the software stack up to date is one of emteria's highest priorities. We use automated continuous integration and deployment processes to patch known vulnerabilities, create and sign new images, and upload them securely to our FOTA servers. These steps are required to ensure the integrity and consistency of all binary files available on emteria's servers. This information is then validated again before the operating system update is installed on the device. This will guarantee that the update has not been compromised during data transmission. All our FOTA images are distributed across several stability channels to allow early testing of new features, enable faster development and preserve the stability of production systems.
Secure cloud infrastructure
In addition to secure release processes, emteria also uses a secure and stable server infrastructure. All emteria cloud servers are physically located in Germany to comply with European data protection regulations. This is not only relevant for the publicly available emteria Device Hub, but also for all private app repositories hosted on emteria web servers. In addition to encrypted data connections, emteria also offers IP filtering and two-factor authentication to protect user accounts from external threats. Enterprise-grade on-premise solutions are available upon request.
The Right Plan For Your Embedded Android Device Fleet
The Device Hub is available in three different plans (Basic, Advanced, Premium). All three plans perfectly complement emteria.OS. But don't worry, if one day you no longer want to use the Device Hub, emteria.OS devices will remain activated and functional-forever. The three different plans to jumpstart your fleet management can be purchased directly on the emteria website.
The Basic plan allows you to organize your emteria.OS devices and fleets in meaningful groups. Also, you will be able to rollout FOTA updates with the emteria Device Hub per device and/or group.
The Advanced plan lets you access the Device Provisioning feature and adds a private application repository to your emteria Device Hub. The perfect choice for big fleets with different apps.
The Premium plan enables MDM and remote control over your fleets and lets you automate fleet operation. The perfect choice to reduce fleet maintenance cost and ensure the highest device uptime.