Introducing the next generation of Mac

A new generation of Mac in a familiar packaging and with an established set of management controls. The new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini are powered by M1, Apple’s breakthrough chip for the Mac.
This brings power, efficiency and autonomy to a platform we know how to integrate into your business.

With M1 your employees can work on the go, all day long, without charging!

Having already introduced Apple Silicon during the virtual WWDC earlier this year, Apple officially launched the new M1-chip during its ‘One More Thing’ event.

We’re familiar to Apple’s own chip in the iPhone- and iPad ranges, as they’ve been doing for quite some time now. By bringing its own chip to Mac, Apple is now fully independent from other vendors in the production of its hardware portfolio.

By far the most powerful chip Apple has ever made, M1 transforms the Mac experience. With its industry-leading performance per watt, together with macOS Big Sur, M1 delivers up to 3.5x faster CPU, up to 6x faster GPU, up to 15x faster machine learning capabilities, and battery life up to 2x longer than before.

And with M1 and Big Sur, users get access to the biggest collection of apps ever for Mac. With amazing performance and remarkable new features, the new lineup of M1-powered Macs are an incredible value.

“The introduction of three new Macs featuring Apple’s breakthrough M1 chip represents a bold change that was years in the making, and marks a truly historic day for the Mac and for Apple.”

Tim Cook, CEO Apple

MacBook Air: thin and light powerhouse

MacBook Air is Apple’s most popular Mac and the world’s best-selling 13-inch notebook. With the M1 chip, the powerful 8-core CPU performs up to 3.5x faster than the previous generation. With up to an 8-core GPU, graphics are up to 5x faster, the biggest leap ever for MacBook Air.

Did you know? The M1 is faster than the chips in 98 percent of PC laptops sold in the past year.

With the industry-leading power efficiency of M1, MacBook Air also delivers this performance in a fanless design, which means no matter what users are doing, it remains completely silent. And the new MacBook Air features extraordinary battery life, with up to 15 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 18 hours of video playback — the longest battery life ever on a MacBook Air.

With its sleek wedge-shaped design, stunning Retina display, Magic Keyboard, and astonishing level of performance thanks to M1, the new MacBook Air once again redefines what a thin and light notebook can do.

Available in our online starting at just € 933,06.

13-inch MacBook Pro: Even more powerful and even more pro

The 13-inch MacBook Pro is Apple’s most popular pro notebook. With the M1 chip and Big Sur, the 13-inch MacBook Pro becomes even more powerful and even more pro. The 8-core CPU, when paired with the MacBook Pro’s active cooling system, is up to 2.8x faster than the previous generation. And with M1, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is up to 3x faster than the best-selling Windows laptop in its class. With up to 17 hours of wireless web browsing and up to a staggering 20 hours of video playback, MacBook Pro delivers up to twice the battery life of the previous generation and the longest battery life ever on a Mac.

With its amazing performance and unbelievable battery life, combined with its gorgeous Retina display, Magic Keyboard, and compact design, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is the ultimate expression of what the M1 chip can do.

And it is available in our online store for the starting price of just € 1.197,52.

Mac mini: Staggering performance and an ultracompact design

Mac mini is Apple’s most versatile computer, and now with M1, it packs a staggering amount of performance and incredible new features in such a compact design. M1 brings an 8-core CPU with up to 3x faster performance than the previous generation, dramatically accelerating demanding workloads. An 8-core GPU delivers up to a massive 6x increase in graphics performance, allowing Mac mini to tackle performance-intensive tasks like complex 3D rendering with ease.

Mac mini also features an advanced thermal design to sustain its breakthrough performance while staying cool and quiet, support for up to two displays including Apple’s Pro Display XDR in full 6K resolution, and Wi-Fi 6 for faster wireless performance and the Secure Enclave in M1 for best-in-class security.
With M1 and Big Sur, Mac mini represents a massive shift in what an ultrasmall desktop can do.

Far more versatile and far more capable than ever, Mac mini is now available in our online store for just € 660,33.

The new iPhone 12

Hi, Speed
Hi, Camera
Hi, MagSafe 

October 13, 2020, Apple invited the world to Apple Park to unveil its new iPhone 12 lineup.
The 12 series include the very first 5G-ready iPhones enabling a whole new mobile experience with better connectivity and higher speeds.

At the center of the flagship devices sits a new silicon: the A14 Bionic. Faster and more energy efficient than ever before.

The 5G-readiness combined with the ultra fast A14 Bionic creates high capacity computing platform connected to ‘everything’ at the highest possible speeds.

With the Lidar sensor, that maps the real world in three dimensions, new business opportunities arise in many different domains. The sensor set is completed with a new and improved camera set. The iPhone 12 ‘sees’ everything.

The iPhone 12 also ‘shows’ everything through its innovative Super Retina XDR Display. The high resolution and dynamic screen enables stunning graphics performance, increasing user adoption within the business.

All displays are equipped with a Ceramic Shield, drastically increasing durability. With a four times better drop performance, display repairs within your organization will also ‘drop’, freeing up budgets for what really matters.

The new MagSafe feature of the iPhone 12 enables external accessories to easily snap into place and attach to the smartphone. At time of launch there are several accessories available, including a MagSafe cover and MagSafe Wallet to store credit cards. The initial purpose of the MagSafe connection is to supercharge the iPhone wireless, that requires a perfectly aligned  MagSafe charging pad, hence the magnets.

Good to know the iPhone 12 series doesn’t come with a charger or EarPods. This reduces the environmental impact.
The iPhone ships with only a USB-C to Lightning cable. 

The iPhone 12 series includes 4 models, the based model features  a screen size of 5.4″, the iPhone 12 Pro Max goes up to 6,7″.

In the below graphic you can see a comparison between the new iPhone 12 Mini, the current iPhone SE 2e Gen and previous iPhone SE 1e Gen. The overall device size has decreased compared to the iPhone SE 2e Gen and the screen size increased dramatically compared to all previous SE models.
Although there is an important price difference, we do expect to see the iPhone 12 Mini taking an important market share in business due the top performance of the A14 Bionic and 5G platform. 

All models can be ordered at mobco with a starting price of 669Euro for the base model 

The iPhone 12 comes in 5 colours and houses 64, 128 or 256GB of memory. The display size of the iPhone 12 Mini is 5.4″ and 6.1″ for the iPhone 12 available mid November.

The iPhone 12 Pro is available in 4 colours and doubles the memory capacity starting at 128GB up to 512GB.
Available now at mobco!

Interested to learn more on the new iPhone range and how to lower the total cost of ownership of your iPhone fleet using Apple Financial Services? Contact us using the form below!

10 years mobco

October 2010, that’s when our mobile journey started!

A few months before the Apple iPad was officially launched, and along with the iPhone and a Google initiative called Android version Eclair, we witnessed the start of one of the biggest changes in IT history.

mobco was founded with one clear focus and mission: we wanted to help our enterprise customers to support these new devices for work.

We’ve been mobilising your business since 2010!

We look back at a successful journey where we delivered true added value to hundreds of enterprise and public customers. Thousands of employees enjoyed seamless enrolment of their new devices, got rid of endless password changes and weren’t even aware of the fact that they were using the most advanced tunneling technology to access internal resources on the go.

The mobco team grew over the years but kept true to its initial mission: put expertise at the service of our customers. Along with the team, we also enlarged our portfolio of products and added support for more mobile device management platforms, leading mobile security providers, productivity apps and hardware to the list in 2017.

As top tier Apple Authorised Reseller and Samsung Reseller we can now state we have a complete portfolio for the mobile workplace, or should we say ‘modern workplace’?

As founding member of the Enterprise Mobility Expert Alliance we represent Belgium and Luxemburg in this pan-European initiative. Together with our peer alliance members we had front row seats in the spectacle called “digital transformation” and saw the huge impact on the workplace.

Having access to all your corporate data on the go, on any device, anywhere and anytime, seems so obvious today. We’re very proud to have contributed to this fact and helped out so many enterprises and public institutions in taking the next step in the modern workplace.

In 2020 we remain true to our initial mission and put our expertise at the service of our customers combined with premium hardware, leading software and more…

Over the last years we have been building a platform with only one mission: to provide the best possible employee experience ever! It’s a development that translates our expertise and experience into a cloud service we are launching this year, called Workplace Self Service.

The Workplace Self Service is a next level platform that allows your employees to order and organise their workplace, the way they like it, with no impact on the current IT structure.
While remaining true to our initial focus and mission, we are now ready for the next episode!

 

Founding mobco in 2010 was the best idea ever, but building it out into this BeLux company as it is now, would not have been possible alone.

I would like to thank the entire mobco team that helped building out the company during the last decade: thank you for your continued support and expertise!

I would also like to thank our business partners who believe in our mission and help us develop new business opportunities!

Special thanks to our customers for choosing our company as a guide in managing, transforming and optimizing their workplace projects!

Looking forward to lift the employee experience to the next level!

Happy birthday!

 
 
 
 

As a birthday present we would like to offer you for free our white paper: “The three pillars of the modern workplace”.
Based on our 10 years in business we share our “mobile lessons learned” and how these now impact the entire workplace.

 

If we triggered your attention or you want to learn more about a specific topic, don’t hesitate to leave your contact details below!

 

mobco partners with NetMotion

mobco has a track record of partnerships with industry leaders: companies that provide true added value with proven technology, enterprise grade, robust and secure.

We’re proud to announce to you NetMotion!

All of our customers have implemented mobile workplaces, allowing their employees to work anywhere. At the same time, all of these organizations have applications hosted on-premise.

With NetMotion we can now offer a robust VPN that meets the needs of the increasingly mobile workplace.
It’s invisible to the end-user, it works all the time and it improves the overall employee experience!

NetMotion is different than your regular VPN provider.
Using a blend of sophisticated and patented technologies, users get improved performance on slow networks and they also stay online no matter what, even when the network drops altogether.

Ready for your next generation VPN experience?
Contact our team or check out NetMotion for more details!

NetMotion provides security solutions to over 3000 global enterprises, including 7/10 of the largest airlines, 85% of US public safety agencies and a variety of other major organizations from across the healthcare, logistics and legal sectors. Customers choose the NetMotion platform for its powerful software-defined perimeter (SDP), experience monitoring and enterprise VPN functionality. These solutions stand out for their ability to actively improve the employee experience, validated by a satisfaction rating of 97% and an NPS of 91. NetMotion is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Victoria, Chicago, London, Tokyo, Sydney and Frankfurt.

Contact us to to get more details and find out how powerful NetMotion is to boost efficiency, performance and employee experience!

 

Your smartphone is your PC

Your smartphone carries enough processing and graphical power to compete with your traditional desktop PC.

That’s “hot news”, but there is something new on the horizon and it’s called DeX!

This Samsung development allows you to connect a large screen, keyboard and mouse to your smartphone. The result: a true desktop experience running native apps simultaneously – the way you use these on a traditional desktop!

 

We have a special page on Samsung DeX.

Download the press coverage in DE TIJD and l’ECHO right here.

Contact us to to get more details and find out how easy it is to upgrade your desktop experience thanks to DeX!

 

New Services at mobco

On June 1st 2020 mobco launches new and updated services for its enterprise customers: 24/7, remote work, long term discounts and new outsourcing services!

Check Point Partnership

We’re proud to announce the partnership with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com)! 

With great care we’ve selected Check Point to complement our existing security offering. At mobco, signing a new partnership means a lot more than just reselling the software; it means we develop expertise and have the capabilities to provide IRON integration support (*) to our enterprise customers. “An important investment for our team and so we’re proud to say we are ready to support you with a Check Point certified commercial and technical team!” says Ulrik Van Schepdael, mobco CEO.
 
Security is no longer an option in mobile IT projects
 
In the current workplace we experience a shift from static devices to mobile devices. Most email is read on mobile-first and the smartphones or tablets are business critical company assets.
The more we use these types of devices, the more vulnerable these become: when hackers turn their attention to mobile, it’s just a matter of time before these get compromised.
“The threat database of Check Point goes beyond the typical mobile threats and includes every possible platform. It basically covers every possible device the employee could use for work” says Björn Kemps, Operations Director at mobco.
And the Check Point vision is perfectly in synch with mobco’s workplace vision: the employee should be able to use any device for work… when that device is properly configured and secured!
 
 
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Anti-Phishing is mandatory
 
Your “small” smartphone screen is perfect to trick you and abuse your confidence. On top, the device itself is extremely accessible to malicious users; a simple message using any popular app is enough to drive you to their ‘bad site’ and steal your data.
 

Check Point’s approach on mobile security involves an on-device VPN, invisible to the user and without any performance impact. “In many instances we use a similar and conflicting VPN technology to access corporate resources, the intelligent Check Point technology avoids such conflicts and allows these to co-exist” says Björn Kemps. A great achievement to combine functionality and security, while preserving battery life.

 
 
The Check Point product suite has proven to be a worthy addition to the mobco portfolio, “We’re happy to announce this partnership with one of the biggest security firms on this planet, an established value in the security market. With mobco we will focus only on the workplace technology and more specific the mobile components: it complements our portfolio and allows us to better respond to the current and future threats!” concludes Ulrik Van Schepdael. 
 
If you would like to learn more on the Check Point product offering, please contact your sales representative or get in touch with is (contact form, email or phone).

(*) IRON Integration Support is provided with our platform management and security products. It provides you a complete support beyond the typical product issues, it covers all related components in the architecture, both on-premise and cloud.

 
 

New Year, New Services 2020

In our continuous quest for better quality services that answer our customer demands, we have put our services offering for 2020 on the next level: Extended Hardware Warranty, New Platform Management and a new Workplace Self Service and Support offering!
 
Software customers know they get more than just a license!
For starters, the Software Assurance is included in the software subscription or maintenance license and provides you with the latest updates and upgrades, no changes there.
Next we offer a reactive Integration and App Support to assist your IT administrator in solving integration issues that go beyond pure software issues on one platform.
From now on, we want to further in our support and focus more on our pro-active services (so you don’t have to call us for issues) by tuning our Platform Management!
This is a powerful combination of recurring Health Checks and Service Meetings keep your infrastructure and configurations in top shape!
 
Hardware customers know our extended portfolio of premium brands and accessories, but there’s more!
When you purchase hardware at mobco, you can now select the option for Extended Warranty. A small extra fee that extends the factory warranty and covers repair logistics.
Our leasing offering is getting very popular, and by adding smart services, you can build a custom ‘workplace as a service’!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In 2020 we bring both product lines of software and hardware closer together in the ‘Workplace’.
All of our customers have a mobile device management platform and a lot of devices, both active, in repair and on stock.
With the Workplace Self Service, we now offer a portal that handles the complete life cycle of all devices. From start to finish.
Devices in stock or repair are typically out of MDM control, but now remain visible in the portal. No assets get lost.
On top, you can add ‘any asset’ you like to the workplace: 
accessories, computers… and SIM cards! 
Stay tuned for more news on February 20th.
 
Complementary to the Self Service we introduce the Workplace Support! A service where your employees, connected to the Workplace Self Service, can call or mail mobco support in case they need extra assistance: hardware and software issues, new device registration, repair, migrating to a new device or professional app questions.
 
If you want to know more about these services, please contact your sales representative and ask for our 2020 Support Service Description!

Happy New Year!
Happy New Services!