Using the Velocity Client

For information on installing the Velocity Client, see Installing the Velocity Client. After the Client app is installed, you can perform the following actions:

To connect to a host, select a host profile when you first launch the Velocity Client. To create a new host profile, tap or click the Add button in the top corner of the screen. (For information about host profile options, see Configuring Host Profiles.) The default password to edit host profiles is system. For information on configuring the password to edit host profiles, see Using a Global Settings project.

Share configurations between Android devices with the Velocity Client. For more information, see Using Tap to Share.

To begin another session when you already have a session open, tap the Menu button. When the menu appears, tap Add Session to connect to another host. You can connect to a maximum of four sessions at once—this can be any combination of session types, including more than one Web session at a time.

To switch to another connected session, tap the Menu button, and then tap the name of the host. With connected Web sessions, you cannot copy and paste content between them.

To open a new tab during a Web session with the Android client, tap and hold on a link and then select Open link in new tab from the context menu. Clicking on a link that has a target="_blank" attribute automatically opens the link in a new tab. When multiple tabs are open, the Tabs button appears in the menu bar of the client. Switch tabs by tapping the Tabs button and then selecting which tab you want to switch to.

To disconnect a host session, tap the Menu button. Then tap the X next to the name of the session you want to disconnect from.

To delete host profiles from the device that were configured with the Console, remove the .wldep files from the device. To delete profiles that were created on the device: 

On Android, press and hold on the name of the host profile.

On Windows, click on the More options button (three vertical dots) for the profile and then choose the option.

On iOS, swipe left on the profile and then tap Delete.

To edit a host profile from the device, long press (Android), swipe left (iOS), or click the More options button (Windows). Not all host profile options are available on the device.

To exit the Client on Android or Windows, disconnect any current sessions and then tap the Menu > Exit. For iOS, double-tap the Home button and swipe the app closed.

To launch a keyboard on a screen, tap the keyboard button at the bottom of the screen. This loads the default or a custom keyboard, depending on if custom keyboards are associated with a host profile. To switch between the Velocity keyboard and the system keyboard on iOS, tap the Switch button at the bottom, next to the keyboard button.

To switch between multiple custom keyboards, swipe left or right across the keyboard to cycle through other custom keyboards. This functionality only works if custom keyboards created with Velocity Console are associated with the host profile.

To pair a Bluetooth or NFC headset, put the headset into discovery mode. This typically involves pushing and holding the power button down until it starts blinking. From the Velocity Client, navigate to Menu > Pair My Headset > Browse. The list of discovered devices appears here. If the device has a barcode, pair it by navigating to Menu > Pair My Headset > Scan Barcode.

To use Speakeasy, make sure the Speakeasy .apk file is installed and that the project has a speech provider selected and the appropriate scripts and grammar files included. Calibrate voice recognition for better results by navigating to Menu > Quick Calibration.

Clients running on iOS devices only support Web session types, and do not support Speakeasy or pairing headsets.

To use the forms in the Forms library, tap the shortcut menu. The host profile must be configured with the Neurons for IIoT information in order for the client to retrieve the forms.