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WKC release notes — September 16 2020

Support Additional Hidden Network and Internet Proxy DNS Addresses Wi-Fi Options

A hidden network doesn’t display on the device Wi-Fi manager, and a manual connection isn’t possible. It’s often easier to provision the devices with KC instead of sharing the SSID/PSWD with each employee using a wearable. While Knox Configure can push Wi-Fi profiles, there is no hidden profile option or proxy address input unless it is an IP Address.

With this release, support has been added within the Device connectivity screen for additional Wi-Fi options, including hidden network SSID and Internet proxy DNS addresses.

For more information on configuring wearable Knox Configure profiles, go to: Setup edition or Dynamic edition profile configuration.

Support Additional Wi-Fi Options (Wi-Fi Always ON)

This feature enables Knox Configure supported wearables deployed in factories, and other large areas, to remain connected to their preferred corporate Wi-Fi network so urgent updates pushed by IT are received on time.

With this release, an option has been added within the Device connectivity screen to Keep WiFi always on. When selected Wi-Fi remains continuously on, even when the battery is low

Keep in mind, enabling this setting prevents Wi-Fi from being turned off under any circumstances. Power saving mode and Airplane mode are disabled when this option is selected, and once set, users are unable to change the Wi-Fi on and off settings. This option is available to both Setup and Dynamic edition wearable profiles.

For more information on configuring wearable Knox Configure profiles, go to: Setup edition or Dynamic edition profile configuration.

Offline deactivation

This feature addresses KC wearable admin requests to factory reset a wearable device after temporary usage or when no longer needed. This request becomes problematic when the Bluetooth connection between the paired phone and the wearable is broken, and there is no way for WKC to send a wipe and reset command and factory reset the wearable via the recovery mode.

To address this issue, the WKC agent on the wearable will be invoked to perform a factory reset manually, even if there is no current Bluetooth connectivity.

 

 

 

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