BaseChord, As Easy As 1 – 2 – 3 !
It probably isn’t difficult to imagine the miserable traditional process multiplied by dozens, hundreds or thousands of devices. Frankly, re-imaging isn’t enough. To comply with legal requirements and good practice, a documented disk wipe is essential. The process of erasing a computer – taking it to “bare metal” and back – can be time-consuming and tedious. In use at more than 2000 locations, BaseChord takes care of everything for you: automated, unattended, and fully documented.
BaseChord can connect to devices in two ways: PXE compatible network interface or USB boot drive. The easiest is to just plug in a network cable, but a BaseChord on-the-fly USB boot drive is just as fast.
The BaseChord Refresh kiosk is plain simple to use. Verify the device and hit “Start.” That’s it! BaseChord will take care of everything from there, wiping the hard drive, reinstalling the OS and key applications.
When the Refresh process is complete, which can take several hours depending on the drive size, the device is ready for first use by a new user. BaseChord will have documented the refresh results for compliance.
Refresh in Any Environment
BaseChord automatically refreshes devices running Windows, OSX, Android, and XBOX. Additional OS environments in development.
Pre-Install First Run Software
Ready to use immediately, BaseChord can install any device software or desktop icon for first use by a new device user.
Prove It? Every Refresh Documented
Personal Information & User Privacy
Personal information (PI) and personally identifiable information (PII) have become critical security and risk concerns for organizations of all types.
Disk Media Wipe
Whether used by consumer, employee, or student, PI and PII must be reliably destroyed. BaseChord’s automatic disk wipe does the job.
Risk Management Reporting
BaseChord provides a documented audit trail of PI and PII destruction, protecting your organization.
SCENARIO: End of School Year
It’s early June and thousands of returned laptops sit piled in the school libraries of the district. Who knows what’s on those hard drives? Every one needs to be refreshed for reissue by Back-to-School in September.
Just Plug Them In
With just one BaseChord Refesh kiosk and a couple of network hubs/switches, you can simultaneously refresh your devices in multiples – 10s, 100s, even 1000s. The kiosk’s laptop format allows you to easily go to the devices.
Identify each device by model or serial number, then hit “Start.” That’s it! So easy, even your most entry-level staff can do it. BaseChord takes over from there, automatically wiping the drive, reinstalling a fully licensed OS, and installing all of your first run software.
BaseChord is Portable.
Spending time and energy getting devices back to Central IT, just to have to send them back out to the field? Prepare devices for their next assignment right where they live! BaseChord Refresh can be installed on laptops and tablets, taking the Refresh toolset to the devices. With a few moments of instruction, even entry-level employees can use BaseChord Refresh kiosks at each filed location.
BaseChord Refresh installed on an HP touch-enabled laptop.
Connect the kiosk to a network switch, then devices.
Identify the device, then hit “Start”