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MDS Automaton

Regular price $ 49.99 USD
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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

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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.


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.



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