HT5233: About Apple Configurator 1.0.1Learn about About Apple Configurator 1.0.1
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 10:27 AM (in response to A_Randall)
I have not used it with more than 30 devices at once, however, based on the linked Apple document, I take it to mean that only 30 can be connected at once. Then you could potentially hook up 30 more, and then 30 more, if you like. But only 30 USB devices can be connected at once.
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Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to sskaggs)
Thanks. I know the Apple document says that but I had heard that it was not a limitation of the software but just that they had tested it on 30, perhaps with their cart. I saw a tweet from someone who had used Configurator with a 32-iPad cart and said it worked fine. There is a 49-port USB hub I saw that would be perfect for our tech center. If I could connect 49 at a time, it would really speed things up.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2012 9:29 AM (in response to A_Randall)
depending on the complexity and the burn time, sometimes more devices doesnt mean more efficient.
If you are doing a 45 device deployment, and the mean time between start and finish per single device is 3 minutes, it doesnt make sense to line them all up, connect and press play.
once you get your settings straight, press play and the tool will do devices in parallel asynchronously. when one finishes, unplug it and plug in the next device in the set.