Companies can now integrate the iPhone and iPad into their IT infrastructure with equinux’s new TARMAC, a provisioning tool tailored specifically for the Apple platform. With TARMAC ( medium to large enterprises can securely set up and manage their iPhones and iPads  over-the-air, says equinux CEO till Schadde.

Businesses can use TARMAC to remotely set up their iPhones and iPads without needing to manually connect them to a machine. TARMAC Server operates within a company’s network and using an existing directory service to automatically create personalized user profiles.

TARMAC is installed as middleware on a company’s network, and supports directory services in Active Directory, Open Directory, Open LDAP and MySQL databases. The configuration settings available in TARMAC guarantee safety in provisioning iPhones and iPads, according to Schadde. To install a profile on their iPhone or iPad themselves, users y log in to the TARMAC web interface via the company’s intranet or over a secure internet connection and follow a few steps.

Installation requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 or newer (Client and Server). TARMAC is now available through selected channel partners. Resellers and Apple consultants interested in distributing TARMAC can visit our the equinux web site for details on how to apply.