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Anthro Ships Tablet Charging Cart and Cabinet for Schools

 The Anthro charging cart supports charging up to 40 iPads simultaneously and can sync 10 devices simultaneously.
The Anthro charging cart supports charging up to 40 iPads simultaneously and can sync 10 devices simultaneously.

Technology furniture maker Anthro has launched two new charging systems designed for iPads, e-readers, and other tablet devices used in schools.

The new Tablet Charging Cart is a mobile charging cart that can hold up to 40 iPads (including cases) in individual, numbered charging bays. The unit also offers Anthro's optional Sync Kit, which provides a 10-port USB hub for synchronizing up to 10 tablet devices simultaneously.

Other features include:

  • Keyed door locks with two-point locking system;
  • Cable management features for quick connections;
  • Padlock mounting points;
  • A separate back locking door for accessing cables and adapters;
  • Three power ports for external devices;
  • Power on/off and power indicator light; and
  • 4-inch locking casters.

The Tablet Charging Cart measures 24" (H) x 24" (D) x 46" (H) and has a recessed top workspace for holding a projector or laptop, along with a separate locking area for a laptop. An optional under-mounted storage drawer holds peripherals.

 The Anthro Tablet Charging Cabinet holds up to 20 tablets and a laptop.
The Anthro Tablet Charging Cabinet holds up to 20 tablets and a laptop.

The company has also started shipping the Anthro Tablet Charging Cabinet, a wall-mounted charging station that can hold 20 individual tablet devices. The cabinet measures 21" (W) x 12" (D) x 24" (H) and includes two main locking compartments--a front area with 20 numbered charging bays and a side area for IT access. There's also a laptop computer bay accessible through the front area.

Like the Tablet Charging Cart, the Tablet Charging Cabinet offers support for Anthro's optional 10-port Sync Kit, cable management, power on/off, and power indicator light. With 22 power ports, it can supply power to 20 tablets, a laptop, and one extra device.

Both the Tablet Charging Cart and Tablet Charging Cabinet are available now. Additional details can be found on Anthro's site.

About the Author

David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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