The Apple Device Enrolment Program (DEP) provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy organisation-owned iPads, iPhones and Macs purchased directly from Apple (or from participating Apple Authorised Resellers or carriers).
DEP enables your customers to easily deploy and configure iOS and OS X devices so that their IT teams can focus on what’s most important — helping employees transform the way they work.
Here are some of the benefits you can share when speaking to customers about DEP.
How the Device Enrolment Program works?
Signing up for the Device Enrolment Program (DEP) is recommended if your company is deploying company-owned devices. DEP automates MDM enrolment and supervision, making it easy for users to set up their devices right out of the box.
Mandatory and lockable MDM enrollment
Your company’s Apple devices can be preconfigured to require automatic enrollment into MDM. This ensures that devices are configured to your company’s requirement and guarantees that all users get the configurations on their device. Your company can also lock devices in MDM for ongoing management.
Supervision was previously only available via USB tethering with a limit of only 30 devices at a time. With the Device Enrolment Program, thousands of organization-owned devices can now be placed under wireless supervision and managed over-the-air(OTA). This instantly cuts down on the time it takes to mass-supervise devices, especially for larger iOS deployments. vices. It allows additional restrictions, such as turning off iMessage, AirDrop, or Game Center. And it
provides additional device configurations and features, such as web content filtering and single-app mode. With DEP, your company can wirelessly enable supervision mode on a device during setup.
Seamless configuration for IT
With DEP and MDM, initial deployments of iPad, iPhone, and Mac are seamless no matter how many devices are deployed. After users activate their devices, your employees can immediately configure account settings, apps and access to the organisation’s services over the air. There’s no need for staging services or physically accessing each device to complete setup.
Streamlined Setup Assistant
DEP makes it even easier for users to set up their own iOS devices and Mac computers. Using an MDM solution to configure devices, users are guided through the activation process with the built-in Setup Assistant. Your company can even streamline Setup Assistant by specifying that certain screens be skipped.
Devices eligible for DEP
Devices that your customer purchases from Apple — or an authorised reseller or carrier — can be enrolled in the DEP account. Devices using iOS 7 or later and OS X Mavericks or later are eligible for assignment. After the operating system versions are verified, at least one of the following conditions must be met to enroll devices in the Device Enrollment Program:
The devices were ordered after March 1, 2011, and purchased directly from Apple using an enrolled and verified Apple customer number. The Apple customer number is the account number (or numbers) assigned to your customer by Apple, and is used to purchase Apple hardware or software. An account number is required to verify your organisation’s eligibility for the Apple programs. If your organisation has more than one number, all of the numbers will be added to the DEP account to ensure that devices purchased using any of the numbers can be included. If you dont know the number, contact the purchasing agent, finance department, or Apple account team. The Apple customer number is NOT the same as the GSX account number.
The devices were purchased directly from a participating Apple Authorised Reseller or carrier and linked to that reseller’s DEP Reseller ID. A DEP Reseller ID is a unique identifier for each Apple Authorised Reseller or carrier who participates in the Device Enrollment Program. If you don’t know the DEP Reseller ID, they should contact us. The actual date of eligibility is determined by the sales history of your customer’s participating Apple Authorised Reseller or carrier, but the date can’t be earlier than March 1, 2011.
Pentagon Digital is the longest established Apple Authorised Reseller in Australia. We are based in Mont Albert, right on the border of Surrey Hills, at the intersection of Whitehorse Road and Union Road, just up from Box Hill.
We serve the business, consumer, government, medical, legal, education and corporate markets. With over 30 years experience since 1982 , we provide the solutions to meet your needs that also gives the best return on your I.T. investment. No project is too large or small for our dedicated team.
We operate a full-on Apple authorised service repair centre with fast turn-around.
Pentagon provides an assessment of the cost to repair faulty equipment and fix software glitches. We also furnish insurance quotes and do onsite technical audits of your network, IP address of each network device, network speed, wireless network extension and modem checks. And there is no appointment necessary, anyone can just walk in and get "beyond genius" advice and support. Pentagon has its own carpark right next to our store.