Alternatives to Windows Mobile Device Center

27 Jun 2018

We now offer our Mobile Connect utility software for use with the Allegro 2, Archer 2, and previous product models. This software allows a basic cable connection to a PC for file transfer. Please see Mobile Connect in our web store to obtain this software. For further details, please review the following article.

Mobile Connect utility software

Apr 2017

Microsoft officially ended support for Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC, formerly ActiveSync) in Windows Vista in 2008. For newer operating system versions, if possible it is highly recommended to use an alternative. Some alternatives are as follows.

Connecting a USB Flash Drive to the USB Host port on the rugged handheld computer (handheld) allows you to use File Explorer or some other tool for moving files and installing software applications (apps). Some flash drives may not be compatible as listed in this historical article.

USB Flash Drive compatibility

Many newer software apps for the handheld have been written to be able to use a direct Internet or network connection on the handheld. Such a connection may be established on the handheld using Wifi, cellular modem, or through an Ethernet dock. A general utility for Juniper handhelds to do this is available at the bottom of the following web page.

Wifi Remote Access utility

An inserted MicroSDHC card in the handheld may be directly accessed from a desktop computer through the USB Client port on the handheld by enabling it on the handheld under Start > Settings > Connections > USB to PC icon > "SD Card - Use as external drive (Mass Storage)".

File Explorer in Windows Mobile provides a Bluetooth file transfer (OBEX/OPP) function. When you tap and hold on a file, you can then tap on the Send option in the menu that appears. The Bluetooth on a receiving computer must be set to be visible and able to receive files. Or you could install a tool such as MBarvian Bluetooth Explorer for Bluetooth FTP transfer.

Further details and additional options may be provided in the product manual or by contacting