BERKSHIRE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.®, a global manufacturer of technology-enabled furniture for learning and business environments, will debut new European-specific mobile device charging solutions for Apple iPad, iPad mini, Chromebooks and Ultrabooks. Ideal for use in 21st century learning environments, these products will be shown first to the European education market in the Bretford stand (#B126) at BETT 2014, EMEA’s leading event for learning technology, January 22-25, 2014 at the ExCel London Exhibition Center.
The Bretford stand will feature new PowerSync® charge and sync solutions now available in EMEA with pre-installed Lightning cables to support iPad Air or iPad mini devices right out of the box. Versions of these PowerSync products are also available with 30-pin connectors to support iPad 2 and all are Made for iPad (MFi) certified. Highlighted products include the PowerSync Cart® for iPad, PowerSync Tray™ for iPad, PowerSync D20, PowerSync Roller™ 10 for iPad and PowerSync Roller 20 for iPad mini.
In addition, Bretford is showing the new Focus™ 36M, a premier support charging cart for Chromebook or Ultrabook deployments.
“The BETT show is a wonderful platform to bring our mobile device charging solutions to the EMEA marketplace — our focus is on supporting technology in education, which is exactly what attendees come to see at this show,” explained Phil Cloutier, vice president of marketing and sales for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. “Because of the increasing use of iPads and other mobile devices in schools throughout the EMEA, we have expanded our distribution capabilities overseas to make Bretford charging solutions more accessible. At the same time, we have certified these products to European standards for the highest level of quality and safety. And as the leading provider of charge and sync solutions specifically for Apple devices, we have made our PowerSync products available with Lightning cables to accommodate the newest devices available from Apple.”
PowerSync Cart for iPad. Available with Lightning or 30-pin and designed from the ground up to meet the specific requirements for iPad, this cart enables educators to store, charge, sync and transport up to 30 iPad devices at a time. This allows for an iPad learning environment to be moved to any room in the building while keeping content in sync through Apple Configurator according to an organisation’s specifications.
PowerSync Tray for iPad. Available with Lightning or 30-pin, the PowerSync Tray was created for iPad and is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. It neatly stores and charges up to 10 devices, keeping the technology tools neat and ready to go. The individual slots accommodate ten devices with or without cases and covers. It provides full charging power to each device and includes two USB ports, one for connecting to a host Mac and the other to daisy chain up to three trays (up to 30 devices) for syncing with Apple configurator.
PowerSync D20. Available with Lightning or 30-pin, the PowerSync D20 prepares and configures up to 20 devices at a time. It offers easy access to 20 USB ports, each of which provide full-rate charging for any iOS device. Just plug in a host Mac and use Apple Configurator to activate, name, update, restore and configure any combination of iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
PowerSync Roller 10 for iPad. Available with Lightning or 30-pin, the PowerSync Roller 10 for iPad is a portable hardshell case that offers padded protection, full-rate charging and integrated, optimised syncing for up to 10 iPad devices. It features custom padded slots and includes two USB ports, one for connecting to a host Mac and another for adding rollers for the ability to connect up to 30 iPad devices.
PowerSync Roller 20 for iPad mini. Available with Lightning or 30-pin, the PowerSync Roller 20 is a portable hardshell case with custom padded slots created to protect and transport 20 iPad mini devices. Also compatible with iPhone and iPod touch, the PowerSync Roller 20 offers full-rate charging and integrated, optimised syncing for up to 20 iPad mini devices.
Focus 36. The premier support vehicle for Chromebook and Ultrabook deployments in EMEA, this mobile 36-unit cart vertically stores, charges and protects up to 36 Chromebook or Ultrabook computers. It incorporates a sophisticated power management system that helps decrease heat and electrical stress while proportionally distributing power to the devices to preserve battery life using only a single power outlet.
For more information and availability, please contact Bretford at BETT@bretford.com.