Unlike Hexnode, dedicated devices are in Esper’s DNA. Every decision, every feature was informed by them—sometimes in small ways, sometimes in big ones—and without the distractions of traditional employee device management. As a result, you won’t notice what isn’t there, but you will notice that with Esper, your devices just work.
That’s because a point of sale system or a piece of digital signage (or a forklift, or an exercise bike, or a PTT handset – we’ve seen it all) have completely different operational needs than laptops or BYOD smartphones. When your customers (internal or external) rely on these dedicated devices to function properly and securely, we created the DevOps for devices category for you. Our APIs, SDK, and Foundation OS provide an industry-first end-to-end solution — one built for real fleets at real scale.
Traditional mobile device management (MDM) tools like Hexnode simply aren’t set up for always-connected, mission critical systems like point of sale, kiosks, and digital signage. They were never meant to deploy, control, or update these systems (let alone do it all remotely!) MDMs carry legacy interfaces and architectural baggage that will invariably slow you down every step of the way. Esper is built to supercharge your fleet strategy – using the power of DevOps.
Our interface is modern, clean, and designed for human beings. We give you granular control every step of the way, letting you define your fleet’s devices, policies, software, and security to meet your specific needs. Leveraging Esper’s Cloud, APIs, SDK, and our Foundation OS, you can build powerful automations that will have an impact on your fleet from day one. There’s no MDM for that.
"To support team members and customer experiences across our POS, tablets, and other devices, we needed a solution that worked for our next generation enterprise Android apps. Using Esper Foundation for Android (x86), we were able to keep our current hardware including peripherals. Esper was a true partner. Working with them allowed us to move fast, save money, and now we can make strategic decisions about what hardware we want to use."
"Esper helped us launch our Fusion connected fitness offering on three different types of hardware in less than six months. Their full stack connected fitness Android platform helped us test our application on different hardware platforms, configure all our devices over the cloud, and manage our fleet exactly to our specifications. They gave us speed, Android expertise, and trust that our application would provide a delightful experience for our customers."
"Traditional MDMs are only built for employee device use, but we also needed a solution for the devices we’re sending to our customers — for the devices they depend on to operate their businesses every single day. Esper’s Android expertise is a game-changer. Because that expertise is at their core, they can truly provide us with a technology partnership."
Esper's deep expertise in Android spans from chip to cloud, ensuring your success whether starting from solution design or transforming an existing fleet. Apart from our vast library of documentation, our support offerings get you in touch with our Android and DevOps experts to help you keep innovating. From helping with hardware selection, to expertise around solution offerings, to unparalleled Android experts, Esper becomes part of your team.
“The best level of support I have received from any IT product (and that's over 25 years)—I cannot speak highly enough of the responses I received from Esper directly.” - G2Crowd review
Nearly ¾ of organizations think their MDM solution is a problem—it’s too complicated or unfriendly, lacks support for their hardware (e.g. x86), and has a poor user experience.
One of Esper’s core business assumptions is that our customers will bring us challenges that demand custom solutions. Whether GMS or custom AOSP devices, which give you ultimate flexibility to provision, deploy, and design purpose-built devices to fit your use cases, we have the Android expertise and network of partners to quickly find the right solution.
We have a deep appreciation for (and understanding of) custom hardware. Sometimes, the only way to build it right is to build it yourself. And even if you don’t know where to start, we’d love to help you find the right partner and device solution to make your vision a reality. It could be an exercise machine, vehicle-mounted display signage, or a first responder handset that doesn’t even have a user interface (these are all real customer examples, by the way). Embedded, IoT, mobile, or some combination of the three – we’ve seen it all, and we know how to add value and agility every step of the way. The end result? Your software, running on your device, to your specifications.
Esper is the world’s only provider of a commercial operating system based on Android for Intel x86 hardware. We run bare metal, and can convert your existing x86 fleet to Android using our Foundation OS, improving security, performance, and connectivity in the process. We also offer Foundation via virtual machine and dual-boot solutions for maximum flexibility.