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MDS Automaton

Regular price $ 49.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 49.99 USD
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Add 5 Automatons to your cart and the 5th one will be free.   Orders may take  1-3 business days to process and then ship.

Bundle Contains:

  • MDS software
  • Adafruit ItsyBitsy microcontroller (preconfigured and installed in an enclosure)
  • Microcontroller enclosure
  • USB cable (micro-USB to USB-A)

Orders are expected to ship one to three days from the time of order. All international shipments are sent via USPS or DHL and can take up to 8 weeks to deliver. We do not cover any duty or tax. If are outside the US and wish to use a different shipping service, please contact support@twocanoes.com.

More information at https://twocanoes.com/macdeploystick


Deploy Macs in Minutes

Quickly set up and provision Macs with MDS. Within minutes of a Mac being pulled out of the box, it will be set up, configured, and ready to deploy. MDS works with all Macs, including new Macs with Secure Boot and System Integrity Protection. MDS sets up all the resources for booting from the recovery partition or an external drive, wiping and installing macOS, and installing required packages. It is the easiest, fastest way to deploy Macs.

Features

Create Workflows
Install Packages
Install macOS
Label Workflows
Automate Restores
Create Bootable macOS Volumes
Configure Automaton
Save to Disk Image
Save to External Volume
Add Packages to Workflows
Add Workflow Descriptions

      Restore from the Recovery Partition

      MDS works by booting from the recovery partition (holding command-R at boot) and restoring from an external drive or web server and then installing optional packages. In the past, administrators used NetBoot or booting from an external volume, but currently shipping Macs do not support NetBooting or booting from an external drive without changing security settings.

      Perfect Complement for MDM & DEP

      MDS does not replace a client management system, but works seamlessly with it. Whether you are using Munki, FileWave, or an MDM-based client management system, use MDS to install the package that installs the client or enrolls the system.

      If you are using Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP), MDS can be used to quickly restore non-responsive systems with an automated workflow for re-installing macOS.

      Create External Resources on External Drive

      MDS can save the macOS installer, workflows, and configuration on an external volume for quick and easy access. Boot up from the recovery partition or the external drive, and you have all the resources you need for re-installing macOS and installer packages.

      Deploy from Any Web Server

      MDS goes beyond external volumes. Export resources to a disk image and then copy the disk image to any web server. You can then restore the Mac directly from a web server in the recovery partition without any external resources. Boot into recovery, mount the image from the web server, run the workflow selector (Imagr) and go.

      Automate with an Automaton

      If you are deploying a lot of Macs, speed is important. Let the Automaton do the keystrokes for you. Using an inexpensive Arduino Micro, MDS turns it into a powerful Automaton that fully automates the process. All you do is start up the Mac with the option key held down, insert the Automaton into any USB port and you are done. The Automaton does the rest.

      Use a macOS Externally Bootable Disk

      MDS walks you through creating a bootable external disk so you can run workflows from an external drive or do maintenance on macOS without booting into the internal drive.

      Resources

       

      Tech Specs

      Supported Smart Cards:

      Smart Card Reader:

      Return policy

      Returns
      Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

      To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

      Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

      Additional non-returnable items:
      Gift cards
      Downloadable software products
      Some health and personal care items

      To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

      Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

      There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)
      Book with obvious signs of use
      CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened
      Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
      Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

      Refunds (if applicable)
      Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
      If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

      Late or missing refunds (if applicable)
      If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
      Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
      Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
      If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at refund@twocanoes.com.

      Sale items (if applicable)
      Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

      Exchanges (if applicable)
      We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at refund@twocanoes.com and send your item to: 34 W. Chicago Avenue, Naperville Illinois US 60540.

      Gifts
      If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

      If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.

      Shipping
      To return your product, you should mail your product to: 34 Chicago, Ave Naperville Illinois US 60540

      You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

      Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

      If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.