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Ah, that's getting interesting. Out of a pool of how many actively used monitors?

We are a smaller site, according to the system montoring tools we have 580 machines on the network, so around 500 of them would have montors attached, and probably 450 actively used.
post #122 of 124
Anyone know of good accounting software that runs on apple? This is essential in every company, and Quickbooks for Mac is not the answer.
Not trying to troll, I would really like to know...
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Meh - we dropped internal smart card readers as a requirement on our Windows machines due to a little revelation known as bluetooth. One Bluetooth card holder will support a users desktop, laptop, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android phone, etc.... much smarter way to go. And even with the improved smart card facilities in Windows 7, it all still works better with a third party client - which also work just fine for Mac OSX, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, etc. too.

CAC/Smart Cards are hardly the brick wall they once were - nor the clear guarantee that Windows will be the only choice.

Oh yes they are, you can't access your email or logon to a CMS without a CAC, heck you can't even logon to your workstation. Moreover, the BT holder does not work with the iPhone, you'll need a BT plug, we already looked into that, and furthermore, on iOS, Safari or any other browser cannot access the CAC since Apple does not allow plugins.

The BT holster is not desired since it's seen as a security issue in its self.

So here at the gov, although we bought a bunch of iPads, the vast majority of them are still in their original boxes, and when we had to explain the purpose of the purchase we had to say "for note taking". As far as the bean-counters are concerned this is the worst investment for a note taking device.
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post #124 of 124
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Are there any tablets that support it?

Yes any Android device since the API is pretty much open to do anything. iOS does not support plugins for email or Safari. Moreover, you cannot use Apple's BT interface with a CAC holster due to restrictions, one must insert a BT dongle into the iPad or iPhone.

Don't believe me? Check this out:
http://www.biometricassociates.com/i...ilability.html

http://www.biometricassociates.com/p...e-android.html
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