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TabPilot Expands School MDM Features for iOS

By Laura Devaney
May 18th, 2015

New updates include MDM features for classroom teachers and IT admins

mdm-tabpilotIn February, TabPilot released the iOS version of the Tablet Manager MDM suite into public beta, offering key MDM features including integration with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Volume Purchase Program (VPP). Now, the company expanded the offering with new features for both classroom teachers and IT administrators.

Among the new classroom features is the ability for teachers to distribute content to iPads for student access through the TabPilot File Locker app. File Locker will display many common file formats internally, or allow the student to choose an external app. Teachers have easy access to quickly clear passcodes on iPads, allowing students to get back to work quickly.

AirPlay features allow teachers to choose a student iPad to start mirroring to a classroom Apple TV device with just a few clicks in the cloud-based Control Tower console. Web Links allow the teacher to place links to websites directly on student iPad home screens and even restrict the browser to only that group of sites if they choose.

Additional features for IT Administrators include the ability to push out global proxy settings to specific groups of iPads as well as capabilities for distributing certificates often needed by school web filters. Geolocation for tracking iPads is expected to be available later this month.

TabPilot invites schools to try TabPilot for iOS for free. Schools who use the free trial to test the new features before June 28th will receive free device licenses and pay only an annual subscription fee.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura