Technology Today: Tablet Charging Stations

Charging and storing multiple mobile devices can be a challenge.  In recent years, schools have begun to purchase and pass out iPads to the students.  Hospitals use tablets for portable medical records; factories or warehouses may use them for inventory, and office settings can have multiple uses for the staff.  These are expensive investments and you need to not only charge them conveniently, but also keep them safe in a secure location.

Enter tablet charging stations - offering high speed charging and syncing, while keeping them safe from theft and tampering.

The Tripp Lite 16-Port Tablet Charging Station can mount to a wall, desk, table, counter or floor.  It can handle up to 16 tablets, including iPad and Android and provides secure storage with a locking door and side panels.  Multiple units can be stacked.  

Each USB port provides up to 2.4 amps and automatically matches each tablet's top charging speed.  This allows faster charging and maximum availability of your devices for your students or workers.  There is a non-scratch coating on the shelf to protect the tablets during removal and storage - and the shelves are adjustable, so you can even fit a tablet that is in a case or has a keyboard with it. It also has flow-through ventilation to keep the tablets from overheating.

With this charging station, you can also update a group of tablets by connecting the USB uplink port to a host computer.  This is awesome for lesson plans or inventory files! You can update software, back up data, and return tablets to standard configurations after use.

Oh, and did I mention that it is TAA compliant for GSA Schedule purchases?  That's right - you heard me.  AND it's manufactured in compliance with RoHS specifications.  AND it comes with a 2-year warranty!

What's in the box?  The Tripp Lite charging station (cabinet, USB charging/syncing module, shelf support and dividers), wall-mount bracket, 10 ft. AC power cord, USB cable, 2 keys and an owner's manual.

You've invested the money in the equipment - now make the equipment work for you and keep it secure in the process!