Updating to iOS 12.1.1: Action (Probably) Required

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Summary iOS 12.1.1 was released on December 5, 2018. We have received reports that attempting an update to iOS 12.1.1 will fail on many launchpads with the error “Failed: OS install procedure completed with failure.” We have traced this issue to older versions of an Apple support library, MobileDevice. This software should be updated on each GroundControl Launchpad Mac and … Read More

iOS 12 is coming!

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Here’s what to expect Today, Apple announced that iOS 12 will be generally available on Monday, September 17. That’s soon! The current version of GroundControl works well with iOS 12, as long as you are aware of a few gotchas. We’ll release GroundControl 4.6, with full compatibility, on Thursday, September 20. In the meantime, if you use iOS 12 with … Read More

iOS 12 is already working!

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GroundControl sent two developers to the WWDC developer conference last week, where Apple announced its annual iOS update. Good news: GroundControl is already working very well with the early betas. iOS 12 focuses on speed and reliability. Any device that can run iOS 11 today will run iOS 12, even the old iPhone 5S and iPad Air. It’s a new … Read More

Visit us at HIMSS18 for a preview of “Tap & Go”, our new check-out solution for shared devices

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For the first time, hospitals can record which employees take which devices, improving accountability among staff and caregivers while providing convenient single sign-on to native apps. Staff can check out iPhones simply by tapping their RFID-enabled ID badges, already a familiar motion. Device Lock is built on top of GroundControl’s popular imaging system for iPhones and iPads. Already used by … Read More

GroundControl Solutions, Inc. Issued First Patent

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Patent covers system for cloud-managed mobile device administration NEW YORK – AUGUST 2, 2017 – GroundControl Solutions, Inc., developer of mobile device management solutions for healthcare and enterprise organizations, was issued US Patent 9,705,738 B2 by the United States Patent & Trademark Office. GroundControl’s new patent covers an improved architecture for cloud-managed mobile device management (MDM). The proprietary technology eases … Read More

Blocking Beta Software on your Devices

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GroundControl can easily block iOS beta versions from your devices. This will prevent your users from installing the special profile that enables prerelease versions. In GroundControl, add the “Set Restrictions” action to your workflow, and check “Disable manual config profile installs.” A similar option should be available in your MDM, if you prefer over-the-air management. Now users won’t be able … Read More

Apple’s new Content Caching is so good (you may want to buy some Macs)

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Content Caching (formerly “tethered caching”) is a major new system from Apple to speed up device provisioning, app installs and app updates. It’s most helpful in places where many iPhones and iPads are clustered together, such as healthcare, retail, and hospitality. But it only works if you have Macs. Content Caching provides two separate but related features: tethered networking & app caching. Tethered Networking: When … Read More

Join our Announcement at HIMSS17

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GroundControl has been adopted by the most innovative hospitals in America, including the best large and two of the top "Super Large" Healthcare IT departments of 2016. These trailblazers and many like them are using GroundControl for iPhone clinical communications and iPad-based patient engagement. See us at booth 8348 at the HIMSS expo in Orlando, February 20-23, and be among the first to ... Read More