The mesh team has been hard at work and this week it’s Rick Edgecombe’s turn to shine with his release of the latest Mesh Agent for Android on the Google Play store. The improvements touch many… Read more
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Over the last 5 years Meshcentral.com has been online and the number of users has grown significantly. Today, there is over 14000 user accounts, over 15000 nodes (over 4400 of them have Intel® AMT)… Read more >
I am very happy to announce for the first time, Meshcentral support for Intel® Edison! Only a few days after getting our first Intel® Edison device in our lab, we got it working! Meshcentral already… Read more >
A few minutes ago, we updated Meshcentral.com with a new multi-desktop feature. Perfect for embedded usages where you need to monitor what is going on with many computers at once, you can now select… Read more >
Today we are very happy to announce a new Meshcentral feature aimed squarely at the Android remote support scenarios. Rick Edgecombe has been working hard on the Android WebRTC audio/video… Read more >
In one of the most significant announcement in the last year, and one that deeply changes the inner workings of mesh, starting yesterday we released initial support for WebRTC in Meshcentral. For… Read more >
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This week, we have a bunch of Meshcentral improvements for Android. Android devices are increasingly of interest and being able to activate and provide a rich set of experiences on these devices is… 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 >