Symbol Terminal Emulator Programme (STEP-CE)
Challenged with back-end system upgrade issues?
In the very early days of radio-frequency spread spectrum mobile devices, low bandwidth, proprietary technologies ruled the landscape, particularly for proprietary terminal emulators. These emulators provided better performance for end users on slow networks, but their custom protocols have long since been forgotten, yet thousands of users are still using this platform.
One of those emulators, STEP – Symbol Terminal Emulation Programme, was developed by Symbol Technologies (now part of Motorola). Realizing this discontinued software left its customers with a problem when purchasing a Microsoft Windows CE mobile device, Symbol had STEP-CE developed for the more than 14,000+ users on three continents impacted.
Now, rather than investing in an archaic DOS environment, Zebra customers can run their existing applications on modern devices, along with their existing terminals, without application modifications. This migration path allows customers to focus their development efforts on next generation mobile applications that increase business, rather than re-writing their existing applications.