Pinux Studio today is proud the announce the release of iPCU 2.9.3, its professional level iPhone Configuration Utility. iPCU is the only App that can provision iOS devices. Apple has developed its own official program on Windows and Mac but never launched an iOS version of this software. The reason behind it is probably they never thought there is such a use-case that people would use iOS provision others' devices. The author of this App carefully studied how the original Mac version of iPCU works and reverse engineered most the functionality and finally build it into an iOS app.
Why iPCU is useful:
iPCU is a swiss knife app for network administrators or IT professionals. Why? Think of the following three use cases.
Use case I: Network administrators might receive an emergency phone call from a VP who is travelling to another time zone attempting to reach your headquarters network via VPN tunnel without a success. It is 2 am at your time and do you really want to get up from your cozy bed helping him out in front of your computer? Of course not. Just pick up your iPhone or iPad. Preconfigure a provisioning profile in iPCU and send out an Email. Problem solved.
Use case II: From time to time, new employees will come and ask a network admin over and over again "how to configure our corporate VPN" or "my Email account doesn't work", simply pre-config the profile in iPCU with an "allstaff" Email sent out to your fellow co-workers. Problem solved! Besides, Less human errors are made while you can pre-configure the corporate VPN connection or Email account and send the working (proven) profile to your co-workers or friends.
Use case III: Your wife works as a school teacher and she recently got a new iPhone from her school. Unfortunately she doesn't know how to setup her iPhone to work with Microsoft exchange server. She is reaching out to you, the beloved husband who knows everything about technology. With a few taps in iPCU, the provisioning profile is uploaded on to your dropbox. Send her the link of this profile. She can now download the profile and install it. After that, you will hear exciting voice from the other side of your telephone.
What settings can iPCU configure:
* EAP-SIM enabled WiFi hotspot
* Setup VPN connections for
* Exchange ActiveSync
* Email account
* LDAP account
* Web Clips (Homescreen shortcut
* Mobile device management
How can you distribute:
* Local install
* Distributing via Email
* Distributing on the Web via FTP + SMS notification
* Distributing via Dropbox + SMS notification
iPCU 2.9.3 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.