Mobile Computing

JAMF Updates Casper Suite

JAMF Software today announced a new release of its Apple device-management solution, the Casper Suite. The latest update includes features designed to help educators with classroom management, enrollment of new devices and purchasing of apps and e-books.

The new version of Casper Focus, designed to help educators manage classroom activities and digital assessments, allows teachers to direct student iPad devices to a customizable screen to get their attention during transitions.

The Casper Suite now supports zero-touch enrollment of new devices using Apple’s Device Enrollment Program. According to JAMF, students and teachers can unbox their Apple device, turn it on, walk through the setup assistance and automatically get access to school apps, content and settings.

With the Casper Suite, the IT department can retain and re-assign apps bought from Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP). New reporting features are designed to give IT administrators insight into how to free up VPP licenses.

The Casper Suite also now lets schools automatically install e-books from Apple’s iBookstore on any iPad via VPP-managed distribution — a feature that was previously limited to in-house e-books only.

The latest version of the Casper Suite is available as a free upgrade for all customers.

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Christopher Piehler is the former editor-in-chief of THE Journal.