Asustek Challenges Knox

By Tom Allen
subscribe

Asus has released a video showing off a new series of business tablets called the Zenpad M Series, although information about them is still thin.

Built for business, the 7″ and 10″ units are pre-loaded with the Asus Device Admin for Mobile (ADAM) system, which can be used for local or remote device management. Tablets can be controlled or deployed in kiosk mode, and unwanted actions blocked.

System integrators and and ISVs can use the ADAM APIs to quickly deploy end-to-end solutions in vertical markets: an example was shown of a new app being pushed to a tablet, simulating a fast food restaurant with a new POS terminal. Notifications, warning of software updates, for example, can also be pushed to all devices.

ADAM also supports remote locking and data wiping of devices, in case of loss or theft. The front camera can then be taken over and used to find out who has the tablet.

Other than the fact that the tablets support 4G and WiFi connectivity, no other information was shared.

Analyst Comment

Other companies have similar implementations, like Samsung’s Knox. (TA)