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LocknCharge Launches Two New Syncing and Charging Carts Designed for the Needs of iPad®, iPad Air™ or iPad Mini™ Devices for Back to School

By Abi Mandelbaum
September 23rd, 2014

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 23, 2014 –K-12 mobile device management specialist LocknCharge launched two new syncing and charging carts specifically designed for iPad® devices for back to school. The iQ 30 Cart™ and EVO 40 Cart™ are smartly designed to meet the needs of iPad®, iPad Air™ or iPad Mini™ device collections in school environments. Schools can store, sync, charge, secure and transport as many as 30 devices in the iQ 30 and 40 devices in the larger EVO 40. The iQ 30 Cart and EVO 40 Cart are available to schools now through the Apple Education Store.

Efficient charging makes for more productive iPads and ensures they are ready when students need them. With power at every port, the iQ 30 Cart can charge up to 30 iPad devices simultaneously, while the Evo 40 Cart can charge up to 40.

Once the devices are charged, they need to be synced. Efficient syncing means more time to teach and learn. Using iTunes or Apple Configurator on a Mac computer, both the iQ 30 and the EVO 40 Cart can sync up to 40 iPad devices simultaneously. Both carts are modular and mobile featuring LocknCharge’s removable iQ 16 Sync Charge Boxes, allowing syncing and charging to be done almost anywhere, independently of the Cart. The iQ 16 Sync Charge Box has an intelligent power management system that automatically stages the availability of power to each port. This function prevents the potential of overloading the circuit, protecting the school’s devices.

“Schools that are investing in iPad devices will find our iQ 30 and EVO 40 Carts a valuable enhancement that makes it easy and convenient for teachers to access, sync, charge, store and protect all of their iPads,” said James Symons, CEO of LocknCharge. “It speaks strongly about the quality and attention to detail in LocknCharge products that the Apple Education Store is selling these carts this fall!”

LocknCharge, a global leader in providing K-12 mobile device management solutions, is headquartered in Madison, WI. The company is known for innovative carts that efficiently store and simultaneously charge mobile devices in schools.

The iQ 30 and EVO 40 Carts are innovative solutions for storing, charging and protecting iPad devices in schools. The carts lets teachers focus on teaching using mobile technology without being slowed down by it. The portable high-quality steel carts make organizing and charging mobile devices in the classroom simple. These LocknCharge carts ease and speed up device distribution and sharing through ergonomic carry baskets. The well inside the iQ 30 Cart includes six removable baskets that hold up to five devices each and is designed to enable several people to access it at once. Two side wells in the EVO 40 include a total of eight baskets that also hold up to five devices.

By using multiple newly designed, five-slotted baskets to contain the devices, multiple students can quickly grab a basket and help distribute, or the baskets can be passed down rows. The signature baskets are light and easy to carry to a different room, if rooms are sharing devices, or upstairs without moving the cart. The baskets are also helpful if a teacher only needs some of the iPads. They help to protect the devices from accidental dropping and are designed to fit devices with or without cases.

LocknCharge makes it easy for teachers or IT administrators to secure the carts and keep their devices safe at the end of the school day. The carts feature an advanced highly secure lid and doors, with two layers of key locks to protect the school’s valuable mobile technology investment safely inside. The carts can also be chained to the floor overnight, with the included floor anchor, locking them in place so they can’t be moved or stolen.

IQ 30 Features
LocknCharge’s primary goal is to make life easier for teachers, students and IT administrators. It is building a reputation as the most innovative and trusted brand in developing solutions for managing deployments of mobile technology. A few features specific to iQ 30 Cart are:
– Cable management. The iQ 30 Cart features a center channel system which holds all the device cables in place. It is neat and easy to set up.
– Top, soft-closing, sliding lid. The soft close protects teachers’ and students’ fingers from being caught in the lid and closes quietly. The lid secures up to 30 iPad devices and the baskets that are stored inside.
– POWER READY™ lightning-to-USB cables illuminate when connected to a power source. This allows teachers and IT administrators to quickly see and ensure that the devices are charging.
– Two USB host ports on the outside of the cart allow devices to sync while secured in the Cart.

EVO 40 Features
The EVO 40 Cart is equipped with eight removable five-slot baskets by LocknCharge, so teachers can deploy as many as 40 iPad devices with ease. Some additional EVO 40 features are:
– Cable management. All the iPad device power packs are conveniently stored under the lockable top lid to make cable setup and access faster.
– Accessible storage. iPad devices and the carry baskets by LocknCharge are stored on opposite sides of the cart in tilting storage compartments to create a more efficient work flow. Not only is it better ergonomically, it also creates better access to the devices, so that teaching and learning can proceed much faster.

Pricing and Availability
The iQ 30 Cart and Evo 40 Cart are shipping now. Each requires one standard power outlet to plug in the cart. The suggested price for one iQ 30 Cart, which comes with a lifetime warranty, is $2,999, and volume discounts are available. The iQ 30 is available now exclusively through the Apple Education Store. Schools and districts can purchase the Evo 40 Cart through Apple, LocknCharge or their favorite educational reseller. The suggested price is $3,499, including a lifetime warranty. For information, questions or advice in deploying mobile devices, LocknCharge is available to help at 888-943-6803 or visit www.lockncharge.com.

About LocknCharge
LocknCharge designs and manufactures tablet/laptop carts, wall cages and lockers that secure, sync, and charge mobile devices. LocknCharge is a global company with headquarters in Perth, Western Australia, and our US headquarters is in Madison, WI. The company was founded in 1999, at the home of Paul Symons, now co-owner, director and product designer for LocknCharge. As a schoolteacher in Perth, Paul identified a need in the market after seeing computers being stolen on a weekly basis. He created a solution for securing desktop computers, which went on to have a radical impact on reducing computer theft throughout Australia. Since our beginnings in Perth, we’ve expanded globally to help make our customers lives easier by developing mobile device management products that take the workflow of a classroom into consideration.

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About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.