Distributing Settings to Devices
After you have created a project with the desired host profile and settings, distribute it to your devices. Distributing a project has two steps:
1.Deploy the project from the Console. This takes all the settings, files, and scripts and uses them to create a .wldep file. If you are using Speakeasy with languages other than English or Spanish, deploying a project also creates a .wlvpk file that contains the speech-to-text files for a selected language. If you use a Global settings project type, it is deployed as a .wlxgp file. Distribute one global settings file to each device in addition to your regular deployment files.
2.Copy the file (or files) to the devices using one of the following methods:
•Over USB. Use the instructions below to copy the files over USB.
•If you've already deployed projects to a device, use the Tap to Share feature to share the configuration to another device with Velocity installed. For more information, see Using Tap to Share.
•Using mobile device management (MDM) software like Ivanti Avalanche. For information on using an MDM to distribute the files, see Distributing settings using MDMs.
Prior to using a project in the Velocity Client, projects must first be deployed to mobile devices. When a project is deployed, it is stored as a .wldep file containing all the scripts, images, keyboards, and other resources needed to use the project.
To deploy a project from the Velocity Console to a local Windows Client
1.From the Velocity Console, click the arrow next to the Deploy button and select Deploy locally.
2.If there is already a deployment file with the same name in the directory, you are prompted to replace it.
The project deployment is automatically copied into the %Programdata%\Wavelink\Velocity directory, and the local Client will load the project.
To deploy a project from the Velocity Console
1.From the Velocity Console, click Deploy.
2.Click the ... button to browse for a save location.
3.Navigate to the desired location and enter a file name to save the project as. Click Save to close the dialog.
The project is deployed as a .wldep to the specified destination. It can now be distributed to devices manually or using a mobile device management system like Avalanche.
If you are also using the Speakeasy component with voice enabled, you will also deploy a .wlvpk file, which contains the speech-to-text language files. The text-to-speech functionality is included as part of the Velocity Speakeasy Service installed on the Android device.
On Android, the Velocity Client looks for the deployment files in the first external storage partition. It is the storage you see when you connect the device over USB. It is sometimes named 'SD card' or 'external', even though it is not an SD card or external to the device. In the first external storage partition, the files need to be in the following location:
If you have an SD card in the device, make sure you create the directory in the storage on the device and not the removable SD card.
On Windows, the Velocity Client looks for the deployment files in the %Programdata%\Wavelink\Velocity directory.
To distribute a project to the Velocity Client over USB
1.In the Console, click the Deploy button to deploy the project.
2.For Android devices, connect the device to the computer where you have the deployment file. In the first external storage partition, copy the file or files (.wldep, .wlxgp, or .wlvpk) into the Android/data/com.wavelink.velocity/files directory.
For Windows devices, copy the deployment file or files (.wldep, .wlxgp, or .wlvpk) into the %Programdata%\Wavelink\Velocity directory.
3.Launch the Velocity client on the device.
The app automatically imports the project details and displays the new host profile in the list of available profiles. Tap the name of the host profile to connect.
The location for deployment files on Android devices changed in version 2.1.11. When possible, files in the old location on existing Android devices will be copied to the new location the first time the client is launched after it is upgraded to the newer version. For devices running Android 10, the Velocity client cannot access the files in the old location.
If the files are not copied into the correct location, or if the client fails to import the deployment file, an Android device user can navigate to the file location on the device and tap the file to launch it. This launches the Velocity client and imports the file.