As more people add devices to Meshcentral or their own instance of the Mesh server, it’s increasingly important to be able to search, filter and visualize large numbers of devices. Today, Matt… Read more
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Meshcentral is already a powerful and portable cloud management solution and today, Rick Edgecombe is broadening support with the release of Meshcentral for VMware® vSphere ESXi 5.5 Hypervisor. You… Read more >
In the last few weeks, interest for Meshcentral management of Android devices has grown and so, Rick Edgecombe has made significant efforts to improve the Android Mesh agent on the Google Play store. Today, he is announcing the release of the new Meshcentral settings control panel for Android devices along with a new version of the Mesh Agent. You can now go on the Meshcentral web site, click on an Android device and hit the “Settings” button. This will display a wide array of Android devices settings that would be useful for administrators or help desk support personnel. Youtube video demonstration here.
The new control panel reads the devices settings and allows the administrator to change them in real time. The two best examples of this are the interactive volume and WiFi controls. Android has 10 different volume settings from general to alarms, Bluetooth and more. The new settings page shows all of the available volumes including un-documented ones and makes it possible to change the value of each, getting visual confirmation of the change on the web page. The WiFi management is even more impressive: Administrators can add new WiFi associations and even change the current WiFi settings for the device. Rick has been able to demonstrate making the device hop to a new WiFi access point and the agent would re-establish the connection to Meshcentral enabling the administrator to continue managing the device.
In addition to the new Android settings panel, we are also unveiling another Android/Meshcentral feature that has been on our announcement list for a long time. Full ADB-over-Mesh support! This is probably the most powerful way to remotely debug Android devices over the Internet. This newly released document explains how to setup an Android ADB debug connection over Mesh, enabling full remote debugging of devices anywhere on the Internet. Remotely load new application, setup breakpoints and step thru applications line by line. For people that do Android development, this is a must read. It opens many new opportunities to debug and fix devices even if they are not located near the development machine.
The addition of the new settings control panel and ADB-over-MESH on top of all the existing features makes Meshcentral one of the most unique and full featured Android remote management solution around. For people not familiar with Meshcentral, we have slides at the top of this page. The new settings panel requires the latest Mesh Agent on Google Play which should be widely updated in the next few hours.
The new settings panel reads & write Android device values in real
time from the Meshcentral web page. Perfect for support help desks.
We have a complete demonstration of the new Android settings panel
on YouTube using the Intel based Lenovo K900 phone.
The new ADB-over-MESH feature allows developers unprecedented
access to Android remote debugging over the Internet.
It’s been a long time coming but today is finally the day we released the first simple Mesh Server Installer allowing anyone to launch their own version of Meshcentral.com. The new installer is… Read more >
In the quest to improve Meshcentral, no challenge is to tall and today thanks for lots of help from my group, I am presenting pictures and video of the first ever Intel® Galileo tower! A cluster of… Read more >
Android is an increasingly important operating system for a wide array of usages and Meshcentral is making sure administrators can remotely monitor and manage Android devices anywhere over the… Read more >
Happy new year everyone! Once again the Mesh team is getting back to work and we got plenty on our plate. For this blog post, we got something that many people familiar with Intel AMT may find… Read more >
A quick note to say that yesterday Matt Primrose updated the Intel Galileo sketch management web site. The site will now enumerate the sketches that are already loaded on the device even if they are… Read more >
It’s time for another update on Meshcentral. In recent weeks, there has been a lot of interest in using the Mesh framework for Internet-of-Things usages. The Intel® Galileo board is Intel’s early… Read more >
In the latest version of the Mesh Agent for Android, Rick was also able to get remote desktop working. This allows you to take control of an Android device using Meshcentral.com web based “desktop”… Read more >
Right next to where I sit at Intel sits Rick Edgecombe who now works full time on the Mesh Agent for Android. Last week he released a new version of the Mesh Agent on the Google Play store with many… Read more >
Just a quick note to say thank you to people who showed up at my presentation last week at Amazon Re:Invent in Las Vegas, I had a great time. I attended a bunch of sessions on Amazon AWS and will see… Read more >
A quick note to say that I will be in Las Vegas next week for Amazon Re:Invent, a conference on everything Amazon and cloud. As many may already know, Meshcentral is available on Amazon EC2 for… Read more >
I am very happy to announce that Meshcentral.com now supports remote management of the Intel® Galileo boards! We now have a new port of the Mesh Agent that targets this board and released it on… Read more >
Well, this is exciting! A week back we released and started testing a new Mesh Agent for Android published on the Google Play store. You can now manage your Android devices from Meshcentral.com!… Read more >
I am constantly on a quest to add support for more devices and this week I got one more… ChromeOS! Now, it’s not official support really, what I did was put my x86 based Google Chromebook in developer mode and then fixed up the Linux/x86 mesh agent … Read more >
Well, IDF2013 is over and what a run! As a speaker, before going to IDF here is a lot of work done to get the presentation content ready and do a lot of rehersal and so, you don’t get to work as much on your projects. Now, I can move my focus back on Meshcentral.com and tools. Thank you to everyone who attended my presentations, it’s been a pleasure once again. For people who could not attend, the presentation slides are available for download.
This said, people attending my presentations know I am one of the odd speakers that I don’t actualy show much of the slides at all. I do go thru the trouble making the slides so people can download them and one or two of them gets used in the presentation, but that is it.
I mashed up a bunch of the IDF2013 video footage into this clip on Youtube below. Nothing fancy, but it’s now part of my personal video collections. Now, it’s back to work and there are a few very interesting features that are coming up soon for meshcentral.com, so I will be blogging again shortly
I am back in my hotel after the first day at IDF2013. I did not do any of the fun stuff today, but I did work… practiced my session content and in mid-afternoon delivered a session on Meshcentral.com and Intel platform features, it was a lot of fun! Thank you to everyone that attended. Tomorrow I am doing it again, this time two 2 hour labs back-to-back.
SFTL003: Using Intel® AMT and Intel® Smart Connect Features From the Cloud
Day 2, Wednesday September 11th, 1:00 to 3:15pm, Room 2000
Day 2, Wednesday September 11th, 3:45 to 6:00pm, Room 2000
For people that want more technical details, I will be diving into code and showing off even more features of Meshcentral.com. Hope to see many of you there.
Just a quick note to say that I arrived this morning in San Francisco to participate in IDF 2013! I find it all very exciting… I am speaking on the tomorrow afternoon on Intel Platform technologies and the cloud, going to use Meshcentral.com as an example of how anyone can leverage Intel technologies to make cloud services better. Information about my session:
BCSS003: Meshcentral.com – Using Intel® AMT and Intel® Smart Connect Features From the Cloud.
Day 1, Tuesday September 10th, 3:45 to 4:45pm, Room 2007
If you saw this blog and see me tomorrow, please say hi and let me know you saw my blog! Always nice to put faces to visitors. I got a chance to see all of the early IDF setup and as usual it’s wonderful.
I am very happy to annonce that in addition to Meshcentral.com, I now have a new Meshcentral information portal at: https://meshcentral.com/info. The this information site is for anyone interested in learning how Meshcentral works, but it’s especially… Read more >