Australian IT equipment designer and manufacturer, PC Locs and its international brand LocknCharge Technologies, partnered with Qantas Airways Limited and Telstra Corporation to deliver a fleet of customized iPad®-ready galley carts to support the airline’s new in-flight entertainment and Q-Streaming service for iPad® devices and other tablets.
LocknCharge Technologies supplied Qantas with the necessary equipment to store, transport, sync and charge multiple iPad® devices. Telstra supplied and supported the configuration management of the iPad® devices. Qantas passengers can now access over 200 hours of on demand entertainment streamed wirelessly to the complimentary iPad® provided by Qantas.
Qantas Airlines rolled out 5000 iPad® devices on their Boeing 767 fleet, with flight routes across Australia and between Australia and Honolulu, Hawaii. The 767s were outfitted with customized iPad® galley carts, which were deployed in stages.
James Symons, CEO of LocknCharge Technologies and PC Locs, says the partnership was the result of a six month collaboration between the company and Qantas to design and deliver a hi-tech sync and charge galley cart. Each 767 airplane will carry four carts providing 256 iPad® devices for passengers to enjoy.
“By teaming up with the globally iconic Qantas, we helped lead the way in bringing iPad® technology to the airline’s in-flight experience. Together, we worked through the many challenges that come with developing the right technology and equipment needed to support the constant use of hundreds of iPad® devices on each flight. We designed our solution to specifically integrate with the Qantas personnel work environment and adhere to strict aviation standards,” said Symons.
LocknCharge Technologies is currently working on ground and in-flight solutions with several other airlines. LocknCharge also provides standard products for the airline, enterprise, education and healthcare market segments which include:
- The iQ 16 SCB Sync and Charge Station™ [or Sync Charge Box™] can sync and charge up to 16 iPad® or iOS devices simultaneously, and charge all devices in approximately the same time it would take to charge one.
- The iQ 16 and iQ 32 Carts™ are a complete solution that can sync, charge, secure and transport up to 32 iPad® devices.
- The iQ Wall Cages are designed to store, charge and secure 16 iPad devices in a fixed location.
- The iQ Traveler™ is equipped with everything needed to sync, charge and transport up to 16 iPad® devices.
- The FUYL™ Cell is designed to individually store, charge and secure laptops, iPad® devices or any other mobile electronic device.
About LocknCharge Technologies
LocknCharge Technologies is the international brand of PC Locs Pty Ltd – an Australian-based company founded in 1998 and dedicated to the design, manufacture and distribution of the highest quality and most functional security, charging and transport solutions for iPad® devices and other tablets, notebooks and laptops worldwide. LocknCharge is currently working with selective organizations to bring quality, innovative and custom solutions to market. LocknCharge Technologies has distribution centers in North America, Europe and Australia.
About Telstra Corporation
Telstra was founded in 1901 and is Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, with one of the best known brands in the country. Telstra offers a full range of products and services to meet the needs of customers providing vast geographical coverage through both fixed and mobile network infrastructure.
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