Eau Claire-born software company Jamf acquired a European education technology firm, which will grow its reach into schools that use Apple devices.

Jamf announced Tuesday that it acquired ZuluDesk, an Emmen, Netherlands company that provides software to teachers, students and parents in more than 6,000 schools.

“We believe that ZuluDesk’s success in creating an education technology solution that leverages iPads, Apple TVs and applications designed for teachers and parents give Jamf an expanded set of capabilities to help students learn with Apple,” Jamf CEO Dean Hager said.

Including Jamf’s current educational customer base of 8,000 schools, the merger with ZuluDesk will give the company reach into 14,000 schools worldwide, including most large districts in the U.S., according to a Jamf news release.

ZuluDesk has an app that help teachers prepare lesson plans and send messages directly to students. A second app is used by parents to help guide their children in using devices at home.

The entire ZuluDesk team will be joining Jamf, and the company will provide resources and support for ZuluDesk’s software.

Jamf’s software is used by businesses, schools and government organizations around the world to manage their Apple-brand electronic devices.