Forget Computers and 55 Minutes have launched Device Scout 2.0 under the Robot Cloud brand. Device Scout’s simple yet intelligent web interface brings critical information to Mac network administrators.
Device Scout (http://devicescout.com) is an add-on to any JAMF Software Server (or JSS). It collects data from a JSS then organizes and presents this information in an easy-to-read manner.
Device Scout also adds a layer of data intelligence as it provides insight into the massive quantity of data collected by the JSS. Device Scout is designed for those Mac IT administrators who manage a JSS.
Device Scout is available as a standalone SaaS subscription and as part of Forget Computers’ Robot Cloud solution. Robot Cloud is a buildout of the JSS framework with additional, custom tools that enable IT administrators to work smarter when managing their Mac and iOS devices. Robot Cloud’s time-saving features focus on providing Mac and iOS management tools to organizations with 1 to 100 Apple devices (typically those without their own JSS), according to the folks at Forget Computers.
The self-hosted version of Device Scout 1.x will no longer be offered. Device Scout 2.0 will be a centrally-hosted SaaS product that comes bundled with additional Robot Cloud tools. 55 Minutes (http://55minutes.com) will continue to develop Device Scout, while Forget Computers (http://forgetcomputers.com) will provide sales, support, and product direction. The product roadmap includes plans to offer anonymous, aggregated reporting along with iOS device support later this year.
Device Scout is available as an add-on to anyone with a JSS. Pricing is US$1/Mac per month or $10/Mac per year. Discounts for educational organizations are available. Device Scout is also available as part of Robot Cloud, with plans starting at $5/Mac per month.