StageNow is Zebra's next generation Android solution for staging Zebra devices and preparing them for production use. Using a barcode scan, NFC tag read, or audio file play, it allows simple profile creation and easy device configuration/deployment, including:
- Connecting your device to a network
- Configuring device settings and security
- Performing OS updates
- Installing and launching applications
- Wiping and resetting the device
- Enrolling into your MDM
The application can be downloaded for free and installed on any Windows 7 PC with no pre-requisite software — no need to purchase, locate, license or install other components.
DEVICE/OS COMPATIBILITY FOR STAGENOW
StageNow supports all Zebra Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop and Marshmallow Android devices that have MX installed. Each OS supports the following MX versions:
- Jelly Bean: MX 4.4 and lesser
- KitKat: MX 4.4 and higher
- Lollipop: MX 5.1 and higher
- Marshmallow: MX 6.1 and higher
- Nougat: MX 7.0 and higher
Zebra KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat devices that ship with the StageNow Client support all device configuration options that the StageNow Tool offers.
Only in older StageNow versions: Zebra Jelly Bean and older TC70 KitKat devices that ship with the Rapid Deployment Client only support most of the device configuration options that the StageNow Tool offers.
A list of devices for which StageNow is certified can be found here.
Note: Version 2.8 is the final release for KitKat which can update StageNow client and MX on the devices.