How to make the most of your limited time & technology funds

Devices Galore

Over the past several years, through the thousands of conversations we have had with districts around the United States, we know that managing multiple devices can be a daunting task. A lot of this has to do with the growth in devices available. According to The New York Times and market research firm IDC; desktop, laptop, tablet, and two-in-one computers shipped to Kindergarten – 12th grade schools and higher education institutes in 2014 totaled $7 billion, about 13.2 million devices. This is a 33% increase in devices over 2013. Much of this growth is being led by the rise of the Chromebook. Chromebook sales had a 310% increase year over year.

With this huge variety of mobile device solutions, deployments are becoming more complex for all involved: IT personnel, Administrators, teachers, students, and even parents. In addition to device growth, the change in technology often means the devices that you are using now, are not the same devices you had four years ago. As devices have evolved over the years, so have deployments. We are now seeing deployments consist of a wide variety of devices to accommodate different education levels’ needs. 

So what hasn’t changed? Budgets and space. Schools across the country are still dealing with the same limited budget and funding to care for and manage these deployments. They are forced to manage double the amount of devices without double the budget, and when they do have the budget to manage the devices they need, schools are beginning to run out of space to store everything.

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LocknCharge Debuts Joey 30 Mobile Device Cart at TCEA 2016

LocknCharge ‘leaping’ ahead of the competition with its newest mobile device charging solution,
The Joey 30 Cart™, at TCEA 2016.

A totally unique show first, LocknCharge will be featuring the Joey 30 Cart™, its latest ultra-compatible charging and storage cart for mobile devices, at the TCEA show alongside a real live Joey kangaroo!

Visitors to the LocknCharge booth #1935 on either Thursday, February 4th from 1pm – 3pm or Friday, February 5th from 9am – 11am have the chance to see this amazing animal up close and personal.  Not only that, to celebrate the launch LocknCharge will be giving away a Joey 30 cart, worth over $999, at the show.

To enter, all visitors need to do is stop by booth #1935 and take a picture of themselves with the Joey 30 Cart, then tweet the photo to @LocknCharge using the hashtag #WinAJoey.

The Joey 30 Cart allows districts to enjoy the education-focused designs that LocknCharge is known for, at a more entry level price. The Joey 30 Cart can charge, store and transport up to 30 of almost any mobile device. 

Appreciating that budget is a genuine concern for many districts who do not want to compromise on choosing the right cart, locker or charging station for their schools, LocknCharge has developed a new range of cost effective products.

The divider system and top-loading design make accessing devices easy for students and educators – no more bending down to get devices off the bottom shelf. Multiple access points compared to a traditional cabinet design means that students can get devices faster and teaching can happen sooner. The Cart is manufactured with high quality steel material, but in a lightweight form – meaning it is easier to transport than most other carts in the marketplace. 

LocknCharge recognizes that not all schools are the same, and therefore not every school has the need for all elements of its carts.  The Joey 30 has been designed with this in mind, and schools only need to pay for the features they need, with a clever ‘bolt on’ system.

Customizable features include LocknCharge’s unique and innovative baskets, which keep devices safe during deployment and allow a few students to distribute an entire cart’s worth of devices in a fraction of the time. This reduces the time spent deploying devices, meaning teaching can happen faster. These baskets enable the Cart to be shared by multiple classrooms or devices to be transported where carts can’t go – like up a set of stairs. 

James Symons, CEO of LocknCharge says: “One thing that I have heard many times from our customers with highly restricted budgets is: ‘We absolutely love LocknCharge solutions, but we simply don’t have enough money in our budget to afford the full solution that you offer’. What is great about The Joey 30 is that schools can customize their carts to best suit their facility and budget, with affordable and practical optional upgrades.

“LocknCharge products keep mobile devices safe, 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.”

 

About LocknCharge
LocknCharge is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of mobile deployment solutions with headquarters in Australia, USA, Asia and Europe. With over 184 million tablets sold in 2013 alone (growing to 369 million by 2016), LocknCharge is solving the growing problem of physically managing the deployment of devices such as iPads and tablets throughout schools and educational settings around the world. LocknCharge’s primary purpose and reason for existing is to make life easier.

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LocknCharge to Launch Joey 30 Cart at FETC 2016

January 7, 2015

LocknCharge to launch its newest mobile device charging solution,
The Joey 30 Cart™, at FETC 2016.

LocknCharge will launch the Joey 30 Cart™, its latest ultra-compatible charging and storage cart for mobile devices, on booth 552 at the FETC show.  

Appreciating that budget is a genuine concern for many districts who do not want to compromise on choosing the right cart, locker or charging station for their schools, LocknCharge has developed a new range of cost effective products.

Starting from just $999, the Joey 30 Cart allows districts to enjoy the education-focused designs that LocknCharge is known for, at a more entry level price. The Joey 30 Cart can charge, store and transport up to 30 of almost any mobile device. 

The divider system and top-loading design make accessing devices easy for students and educators – no more bending down to get devices off the bottom shelf. Multiple access points compared to a traditional cabinet design means that students can get devices faster and teaching can happen sooner. The Cart is manufactured with high quality steel material, but in a lightweight form – meaning it is easier to transport than most other carts in the marketplace. 

LocknCharge recognizes that not all schools are the same, and therefore not every school has the need for all elements of its carts.  The Joey 30 has been designed with this in mind, and schools only need to pay for the features they need, with a clever ‘bolt on’ system.

Customizable features include LocknCharge’s unique and innovative baskets, which keep devices safe during deployment and allow a few students to distribute an entire cart’s worth of devices in a fraction of the time. This reduces the time spent deploying devices, meaning teaching can happen faster. These baskets enable the Cart to be shared by multiple classrooms or devices to be transported where carts can’t go – like up a set of stairs. 

James Symons, CEO of LocknCharge says: “One thing that I have heard many times from our customers with highly restricted budgets is: ‘We absolutely love LocknCharge solutions, but we simply don’t have enough money in our budget to afford the full solution that you offer’. What is great about The Joey 30 is that schools can customize their carts to best suit their facility and budget, with affordable and practical optional upgrades.

“LocknCharge products keep mobile devices safe, 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.”

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Meet the Carrier 10 Charging Station

Meet the Carrier 10 Charging Station

A small, compact charging station that can be mounted to a wall or desk. Easily charge up to 10 devices (works with almost anything!)and deploy with ease using baskets. 

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Carrier 20 Cart – Small, Compact and easy to use

Meet the Carrier 20 Cart!

The Carrier 20 Cart is a small, Compact and easy to use Cart that can charge up to 20 devices. Compatible with almost any mobile device. Easily distribute devices with included Baskets by LocknCharge.

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