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Gratnells, the family run business with over 100 years of history and a worldwide business extending to more than 65 export destinations, has added to its record on product innovation with two new ICT introductions, PowerTray and PowerTrolley.
The company, best known for 40 years of designing, manufacturing and marketing advanced storage systems for the education and medical sectors, has introduced these new products to meet the ever-increasing role of digital technology in the learning environment.
The PowerTrays come in two sizes - a deep tray and an extra deep version, and can each store 10 tablets. The PowerTrolley can adapt to house either 3 tiers of shallow trays, charging 30 devices at any one time or 2 tiers of extra deep trays, charging 20 units. The deeper trays also feature a lid to protect the contents and can be used as a stand-alone unit, transportable between classes.
Based on the company’s established expertise in producing efficient, robust and colourful tray/trolley combinations which are compatible with standard school and office furniture, PowerTray and PowerTrolley take these features into the digital age.
The trays continuously analyse the appetite for power from electronic devices such as phones, tablets and laptops, responding with an optimized rate of charge and syncing between them to produce a complete storage, charging and syncing solution. The average charge time from 0% to 100% is between 2 and 4 hours. In addition, the PowerTray has an integral fan and air vents to keep gadgets cool.
The PowerTrolley is specially designed to securely store and charge devices using the new PowerTrays and has useful built-in features such as lockable castors and optional handles. To maintain security, complete units are lockable and, of course, mobile for easy deployment to storerooms or cupboards.
PowerTrays are available in white and come in two alternative heights, while PowerTrolleys offer 5 contemporary colours to complement or contrast with décor and furniture. Both are futureproofed, universal and firmware updatable to be compatible with changes in technology.
Gratnells has responded to the universal adoption of technology in the education and office environment with storage systems that are compact, lightweight and versatile while providing security and additional functionality. PowerTray F2 and F25 Charge models are available in both Charge Only and Charge and Sync.
In addition these new products add a further dimension to the company’s ‘Learning Rooms’ philosophy, helping to create a healthy, safe and inspiring environment for children’s education.
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