Eos Positioning Systems, (Eos) the global provider of the design and manufacture of GNSS receivers for mobile workers, announced its release of Mobile Device Management (MDM) support for iOS.
The new MDM capability enables organizations to push to field crews standardized setting parameters for Eos Tools Pro, a GNSS monitoring and solution-enabling app that runs in the background of third-party mobile apps during high-accuracy field data collection.
The MDM functionality was built at the request of several mid- to large-sized utilities, but can be deployed by organizations of any size.
“It’s been exciting to collaborate with our pilot customer, a large United States utility, to help build out this functionality,” Eos iOS Mobile App Developer Alfonso Marquez said. “With MDM deployment, a fleet of field workers within an organization can now be productive immediately and consistently in their data collection.”
The Eos Tools Pro MDM is compatible with any existing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) MDM solution(s) that a customer might already be using. The feature works by allowing a systems administrator to create sets of parameters for Eos Tools Pro. The standardized configuration can then be pushed en masse to all desired groups of mobile devices.
“When a field worker launches their Eos Tools Pro app, all of the GNSS parameters are already pre-configured for them,” Eos Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Jean-Yves Lauture said. “Thereafter, each time a new iOS device is added to the field, our customers can use this MDM to apply their desired configurations automatically.”
Among the settings that can be addressed include those that customers most commonly configure within Eos Tools Pro, such as:
- Differential corrections
- Altitude and GEOID model
- Datum shift
Eos expects to release MDM support for Android users in early 2023.
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