Mobile Computing

Oklahoma District Deploys 500 Custom Charging Stations to Refresh Digital Learning

Image Credit: LocknCharge.

Putnam City Schools (PCS), the fifth largest public school district in Oklahoma serving approximately 19,000 students, partnered with LocknCharge to design a custom charging station for one-to-one programs, with plans to install 500 for the 2017-2018 school year.

The Putnam 16 Charging Station supports simultaneous storage and charging for up to 16 iPads. Image: LocknCharge.

The Putnam 16 Charging Station, as it is called, is capable of simultaneously storing and charging up to 16 iPad devices. The pre-wired charging stations have 16 MFI certified lightning cables, according to information from LocknCharge, with 2.4 amp charging at each port.

Additional specifications for the custom charging stations include:

  • An external, LED color-coded display that indicates charging status;
  • Secure steel construction with a built-in mechanical combination lock;
  • External dimensions of 27.7” (h) x 12.3” (w) x 13.9” (l);
  • Weights 41.8 pounds; and
  • Capable of being stacked or wall-mounted if desired.

PCS is rolling out 400 of these charging stations to its middle schools, while the remaining 100 will go to individual classrooms with a 1-to-1 program. 

LocknCharge is a company that designs, manufactures and distributes high-quality and functional security, charging and transport solutions for store laptop, tablets, Chromebooks, iPads and other mobile devices. The company offers a lifetime warranty on all devices. 

Further information is available on the LocknCharge site.

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Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at sravipati@1105media.com.

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