There are three major softwares to help manage, provision, update, and health-check your devices:
- Apple Configurator
- Apple Provisioning Utility
How can each of these leverage your experience with charging solutions like the PowerSync Pro™ Smart Hubs or the PowerSync Cart®?
Apple Configurator: Apple Configurator is a software (MacOS app) that was developed by Apple in 2012 designed to ease the deployment of iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV devices in schools or businesses. With this software, you can easily update software, install apps, and configure profiles, and import and export information and documents with ease.
Using Apple Configurator, IT professionals can leverage Bretford’s PowerSync® products to manage up to 40 iOS devices at once. Tasks that can benefit from this are:
- DEP enrollment
- OS updates
- App Installs / Updates
- Device Resets / Wipes
Using Apple Configurator, companies can take hold of their iOS device deployment strategies with a single application on a MacOS host.
Apple Provisioning Utility: Apple Provisioning Utility is a mobile device automation from Apple Professional Services (APS) designed to help users accelerate large-scale iOS device deployments. Using an app you can easily and fully automate an initial iOS device-provisioning workflow.
Companies looking to take advantage of automation can engage with Apple to upgrade to Apple Provisioning Utility (APU). APU allows users to create fully automating workflows to accomplish more complex tasks, such as:
- Device Health-Check / Troubleshooting
- Zero-Touch Provisioning / Updating
- LED Device Status Indication
- Headless Device Management
Using Apple Provisioning Utility, IT professionals can fully automate their workflows with enrollment and re-enrollment in the Apple Device Enrollment Program, digital asset tagging and much more.
GroundControl: GroundControl is another mobile device automation program that is designed to have even more safety features and user features than the above software. When companies use GroundControl in tandem with Bretford’s USB Smart Hubs, they can leverage their iOS device’s ability to perform and maximize time spent on the ground doing what is needed.