MobiKEY Classic 2 Remote Access Device Review

On September 25, 2012, in Mac OS X, Macs at Work, Review, Security, by Larry Grinnell

MobiKEY Classic 2 (MC2)
Company: Route1
Price: $375 ($300/year subscription included)

IT managers have often struggled with making Macs work in the Enterprise. Apple hasn’t exactly made this easy with the elimination of their XServe line, but fortunately, at the operating system level, the tools are mostly there, or are readily available, to make a Mac a trusted member of a Windows-centric network. Of course Mac OS X supports Windows file systems, and can do basic connectivity. With open source (free) third-party software, they can even support the NTFS disk format. For years, the most important applications have been available for both platforms, and their file formats have been directly interchangeable; save the file on your Mac and open it on your Windows machine without the need for additional conversion utilities that may have been needed in the bad old days.

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About Larry Grinnell

Larry Grinnell has been a Mac user since before there were Macs, first being exposed to his brother-in-law's Apple Lisa 7/7 office system, in 1982 or 1983. After a nine year stint in the US Air Force, he took an electronics technician job at Motorola, Inc., where he stayed for almost 27 years. In that time, he held additional diverse positions from manufacturing engineering technician to technical writing to print production consultant to department webmaster. Currently, he's the sole technical writer for a small communications/electronics firm in Davie, FL. He is a member of the writing staff, and recently completed a two-year stint writing a weekly Macintosh and Apple-oriented column for the Palm Beach Business website ( In his copious free time, he does layout and prepress work for the Grinnell Family Association's quarterly newsletter, and runs their website at He also serves on the board of directors for the Palm Beach Phoenix Apple User Group. His next big assignment is to perform the editing, layout, and prepress work for an all new Grinnell family genealogy, which promises to be roughly 2,000 pages in size. Publication date is tentatively scheduled for 2015. He lives in Greenacres, FL. His cat Agnes grudgingly permits him to share her home with him.

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