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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.
On stand E190 at BETT, LocknCharge will launch its brand new Putnam 16 Charging Station focusing on convenience, effectiveness, and space saving in the classroom.
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 perfectly sized 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 numbered slots, teachers can even assign students a slot, so they know whose devices are charging or being used at a glance.
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 says: “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.”
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