New Secure Charging Cart and Stations Introduced
has introduced four new devices to charge mobile
phones and tablets: a cart that can handle 20 devices at a time and
charging stations of various sizes.
All four new products are smaller and designed for
than products the company introduced last September, which could
or 40 devices at a single time.
20 Cart is designed to be transported through
tight hallways and will charge 20 mobile devices at a single time in
removable baskets, meaning several people can access it at once. The iQ
Charging Station, Carrier
10 Charging Station and iQ
Sync Charge Station all
have hand-carry baskets that allow them to be moved manually between
classrooms. Each can hold up to 10 devices.
The Carrier 20 Cart has larger individual baskets
previous models so it can safely store and distribute 13-inch
tablets and iPads. It has a remote control so that it can be turned on
almost anywhere in the classroom and a secure soft-closing
sliding lid that
allows it to double as an extra workspace when necessary.
For additional security, the cart comes with a floor
that will allow it to be chained to the floor overnight or locked in
The three charging stations range in size from 30.4
pounds and are as small as 15.8 inches wide, 12.6 inches long and 16
high. Secure charging is provided by an externally accessible power
which means the devices can be safely locked up during charging to avoid
The iQ 10 Sync Charge Station is the first
product to include LED status indicator lights to tell teachers and
when each individual device has been connected and charged.
The suggested price for the Carrier 20 Cart is $1,399
suggested prices for the charging stations range from $599 to $799.
"The number of mobile devices in schools is growing
phenomenal rate, making 1-to-1 programs and flexible learning
more common reality," said LocknCharge President Steve Ledbetter. "Our
charging carts and stations that work with any mobile devices that
using increase the likeliness of a successful rollout."
The charging cart and stations were introduced
ISTE 2015 conference June 28-July 1 in Philadelphia.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.