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LocknCharge to launch its new charge and store device, the Putnam 16 Charging Station, at BETT 2018.
LocknCharge is committed to making teachers’ lives easier by manufacturing high quality solutions for syncing, charging, transporting, securing and storing iPads, Chromebooks, tablets and other mobile devices. Technology has many advantages in the classroom, but unlike textbooks, devices have to be ‘managed’. LocknCharge helps solve this problem.
In collaboration with Putnam City Schools, the Putnam Charging Station was developed by recognising the needs that similar schools face in charging and securing iPad or tablet devices, and working together to solve these in an ‘education specific’ manner.
The Putnam is designed to individually store, charge and secure up to 16 iPad or tablet devices. The Putnam comes pre-wired and equipped with 16 MFi approved Lightning cables – an important feature for schools as time is often limited. With a colour-coded LED charging status display for each slot, teachers can easily know if the devices are charging (red) or ready to use (green).
With an integrated mechanical combination lock, there are no keys to worry about either. Plus, the charging station includes a master override key for school administrators in case of forgotten combinations.
Another common problem in schools is a lack of space, which is where the Putnam is particularly accommodating. With a small footprint, and lightweight frame, a school can easily mount the unit to the floor, wall or desk to save space. With a pedestal and bracket, they can even stack the charging station to provide additional slots when required for charging devices.
James Symons, CEO of LocknCharge says: “LocknCharge was founded in 1998 after noticing a need for securing laptops and devices in schools. LocknCharge products keep tablets safe, synced and charged, and always ready for use. This makes the management process so much easier for individual teachers and schools, freeing up their time to do what they do best – teach. By working with Putnam City Schools in this way, we have been able to focus on what really works for schools and fits their needs, and we think we have found that with this new product through our journey together.”
Also on show by LocknCharge at BETT will be the CarryOn Charging Station.
The CarryOn is a smart product that is able to transform any wall, desk or bench into a secure space for charging mobile devices.
More than just a pretty face, the aluminium outer shell of the CarryOn makes it both lightweight and durable, protecting the devices inside. The transparent acrylic door allows teachers to quickly check that all the devices are there, while the impact resistant PCABS alloy edging gives it a neat and classy look. It’s finished off with an aluminium handle to make it comfortable and easy to carry. And all available in a number of different colours to suit any environment.
Additionally, LocknCharge will be running a number of exciting initiatives on their stand at BETT, including a £5,000 classroom makeover! Stop by stand E190 for a demo of their new Putnam Station for a chance to win!
For more information on LocknCharge, please visit their website at www.lockncharge.com or telephone: +44 (0) 208 441 4107.
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