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CHROMEBOOK , iPAD , SMARTPHONE , TABLET COMPUTER CHARGING SOLUTIONS!

We have a huge array of mobile device charging solutions in all configurations and price points.

Here are just a few options featured from quality manufacturers.

Perfect for schools, universities , colleges , hotels , veterinary and medical offices , restaurants , auto dealers – in fact anywhere that uses multiple devices!

THINKWRITE 10 PORT USB CHARGER

Charge 10 iPads or other USB powered devices at once with 2.4 amps per port. Features smart charging chip. Detects your device and delivers its fastest possible charge speed.

Replace bulky power strip and separate charging adapters with a compact charging station.

An inexpensive alternative to charging carts.

POWERGISTICS DESKTOP6 PLUS FOR 14″ DEVICES

Open design for maximum airflow, the Desktop Series has numbered shelves, keyed locks, and a lifetime warranty.

Made in USA and multiple wall mounted and free standing solutions available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEF 10 SLOT IPAD/TABLET/CHROMEBOOK TABLETOP CHARGING STATION

Simple and secure.

Numbered compartments
Surge protected outlets & cord keepers on front edge keep cables neat
Spacious storage shelf for AC adapters
Cord wrap
Ventilation gaps integral to design

 

ANYWHERE CART AC-MINI

12 Bay Fully Adjustable Charging Cabinet
Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets and Laptops 9″ – 17″

Deploy 12 devices in less than 20 minutes!
1) Open Top Panel
2) Plug Device Power Adapters into Power Strip
3) Run Device Cords Through Slots
4) Weave Device Cords Through Integrated Cable Management Tabs
5) Load Devices and Attach Cords to Devices

CEF PRODUCTS FOR MAKERSPACE & CLASSROOM LEARNING

CEF produces #Makerspace, next gen and technology furniture for the classroom that accommodates specific needs, that is affordable, and that is built with quality and functionality in mind. 

All products assembled by hand and made in USA.

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CEF STEWART STORAGE CART WITH 10 STORAGE BINS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designed by kids, built by #CEF ! The award winning Stewart Storage Cart was designed by three students who attend an after school maker club. The cart is named after their school, Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL., and is a perfect addition to a makerspace, art class, or any classroom.  It boasts 10 customizable storage bins and a peg board side, coupled with mobility and a compact design, this award winning Stewart Storage cart is a must have for any classroom!

CEF 10 SLOT IPAD/TABLET/CHROMEBOOK TABLETOP CHARGING STATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect for classroom multi media rooms, businesses , auto dealerships , restaurants !

Key Features include:

Keyed locking doors with handle
Numbered compartments
Surge protected outlets & cord keepers on front edge keep cables neat
Spacious storage shelf for AC adapters
Cord wrap
Ventilation gaps integral to design

CEF MULTI-MAKER CART

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compact, feature rich Multi-Maker Cart has a small footprint with a big impact!
Can be used as a presentation cart, a great addition to your makerspace room, or a charging and storage solution for a classroom or media center.

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CYBER ACOUSTICS MEDIA.VOX BLUETOOTH SPEAKER and PA SYSTEM

Perfect for #classroom #library #tourism or #business presentation :
CYBER ACOUSTICS MEDIA.VOX BLUETOOTH SPEAKER and PA SYSTEM!
Powerful and flexible : Sound inputs from either #Bluetooth devices, 3.5mm inputs, or RCA sources.
Hear audio from mic input, DVD players, Smart TVs, computers, smartphones and other sources.

For Media Carts and AV Systems and designed specifically for the educational environment, this Bluetooth media speaker is engineered to provide room filling sound- from low media carts to high wall mounted locations.

The bass port enhances sound quality, while tone controls allows the system to be dialed in for best performance in any classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CEF – cost effective efficient tablet/laptop computer charging solution!

Compact and #cost #effective #tablet #computer and #laptop#charging :
#CEF 10 SLOT IPAD/TABLET/ #CHROMEBOOK TABLETOP #CHARGING #STATION
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TCEA2018 Education Technology Show – a big success!

Thankyou for everyone who visited us at #TCEA in Austin TX. We have a lucky winner from our #MaxCases show prize draw as well!
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How to Incorporate New Technology: Address Wi-Fi First

New standards in education that expand and incorporate more technology are leading to a new educational environment. But before schools begin purchasing Chromebooks and iPads on a large scale, it is important for school administrators and IT professionals to address one of the most important components to a school-wide technical infrastructure: the Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi networks are at the heart of working technology education devices. From allowing a Chromebook to save documents and access new materials properly to completing a cycle of syncing for your devices with a charge and sync cart, your Wi-Fi plays a significant role in ensuring quality use out of your devices. And with the Federal Communications Commission E-Rate application just starting for schools this season, Wi-Fi should be a top consideration for most public schools.

According to EdTech, 63% of schools will need to replace their Wi-Fi equipment due to their age, in order to meet the demands of increased device-use. Fortunately, federal funding is available for these schools that want to improve and upgrade their Wi-Fi networks and educational devices.

For IT decision-makers, the first step to a successful, connected classroom is to address the strength of your Wi-Fi network. Many schools forget to upgrade their Wi-Fi service, especially after purchasing new mobile devices or implementing a bring-your-own-device policy. And though E-rate applications make Wi-Fi more accessible, only a few applicants remember to account for the growth of their network when writing a budget.

When possible with your school or district’s budget, having fiber optic Internet connections will provide the fastest and most reliable service for a busy school. In addition, it allows for a stronger, safer network. For schools that are adjusting their current Wi-Fi networks, make sure that it can cover your typical bandwidth needs and not slow down during surge times, especially when classrooms rely on cloud-based applications.

Wi-Fi might also be key to IT offices when it comes to device management. For example, IT administrators will need a reliable Wi-Fi connection in order to manage tablets or Chromebooks through a sync-and-charge cart or hub. Or, if IT administrators opt for cloud management, a steady Wi-Fi connection 24/7 will ensure the best results for recovering, saving or installing new apps or data. Overall, a strong Wi-Fi service is beneficial beyond classroom instruction and education.

Modernizing the Wi-Fi connection is only one part of the puzzle, however. Outdated computers and devices can waste time with a lot of troubleshooting and increase the number of malfunctions during the school year. In addition, late-model devices will continue to save upgrades. As we’ve learned from recent announcements from Google on Chrome for old-model Macs and Twitter ending Tweetdeck for new Windows, there’s no guarantee that your devices will work with specific applications later in life. For a longer shelf life out of your technology inventory, it’s best to invest in a plan that slowly integrates late models into your existing inventory. This way, you can take advantage of new applications, stay on top of updates, and get the best longevity out of your current systems.

Our service can help you determine which technologies you should bring into the classroom and the accessories to support them. Whether you need sync and charge carts for all your devices, or a better system for storing and securing your mobile technologies, we can help you find the best solutions fit for your classroom. By having the right accessories and storage options, you can deploy new technology with ease and speed.

In addition, our products can allow you to take advantage of every feature your devices provide. Contact us today for your education technology needs.

 

Best Of: Technology Carts for Education

When it comes to school technology storage, many educators look for flexible and mobile furniture with ample storage. Here’s our guide to some of the best carts for education, based on your needs.

For Multimedia Entertainment and Storage: The Hamilton Buhl SWB-80 Cart

The Hamilton Buhl SWB-80 is a stylish, all-in-one entertainment center and organizing cart that is perfect for classrooms and technology centers that rely on large-screen presentations or multimedia for their audiences. The cart is built to hold a large LCD TV flat-screen of up to 80 inches with a tilt of plus or minus 15 degrees for comfortable viewing, while using a universal twin mounting design for easy mounting, security, and stability. With protective cart handles and screen protector, swivel casters with locks, and durable steel construction, the cart is built for ease of mobility and strength. The cart also comes with a long power cord with a 4-outlet power strip, surge protector, and cord winder to allow for ease and organization of all plugged-in devices on the cart.

The bottom of the cart features one shelf for holding various devices or DVDs, in addition to a two-door cabinet for additional storage. The cabinet doors also lock, making it a secure cart to keep other electronic devices or sensitive materials save. Overall, this cart is a perfect solution for classrooms, libraries, multimedia labs, and more that utilize a large screen.

For Charging Diverse Models of Tablets and Chromebooks: The Buhl LTAB-30 Cart and the PowerStacker Tower

The Buhl LTAB-30 Cart can hold and charge 30 tablets, and compatible with iPads, Chromebooks, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, Blackberry Playbook, and more. The cart has many security features that protect devices from getting stolen, and comes with 4 spare keys for the locking doors to the cart’s cabinet. In addition, cables and cords within the cart are easy to organize, and the cart comes with two, 15-outlet switched power strips that are breaker protected, complete with a 20 CFM cooling fan to keep all plugged in devices cool while charging. This is the type of cart to use if you have multiple device models that need to charge together.

In contrast, the PowerStacker Tower has modular components that allow you to configure or mix-and-match at your will 10 to 40 devices. The sequential charging ability also makes charging various devices easier without exceeding 15 amps. With the snap in dividers, your devices will also stay safe from damage while in transit from place to place.

For Small Volume Charging of Small Devices: Hamilton 10 Port USB Charging Station
For when you need to charge smaller devices like cell phones, digital cameras, and a few tablets, the Hamilton 10 Port USB Charging Station is the perfect solution. It will sit comfortably on a desk or table top, and is easy to carry around where ever you need it. It supports all popular cell phone models, from Apple to HTC, Samsung to Blackberry, or Nexus and Nokia, and can charge them all together. It’s perfect for teacher lounges, or in small-size classrooms that want a smaller charging station for tablets or small devices.

For Book Mobility and Storage: Hamilton Buhl BTDS-6 Book Truck

The durable Hamilton Buhl Book Truck is a must-have for educational settings that need quick mobility and storage for books. With deep slated shelves to ensure secure ease of moving books around, and double sides shelves, you can store even the heaviest, thickest textbooks and move them around without breaking a sweat. With non-marring casters with two locks, this cart glides easily on various surfaces without making a noise or a mark.  It’s a great option for carting books around to different classrooms, in libraries, archives, and more.

No matter what you need, we have a cart that’s perfect for your school. To learn more about carts and their advantages or specs, contact us.

How to Keep Your Audio Devices Organized

Organizing audio electronic devices, like iPods, tablets, and laptops, and their various cords and accessories can be a hassle, especially in an educational institution. With classrooms changing their different assignments and needs, or businesses working with various devices and changing equipment, keeping devices organized can quickly turn into a headache.  What is the best way to organize them all? Here are our tips and tools on how to keep your audio devices organized, depending on your system.

Audio Devices Themselves

Whether you are working with iPads or Chromebooks, organizing your devices will all depend on your own organizational needs. For devices themselves, we recommend these organizational practices.

Color-Coding: Classrooms can go a long way in organizing their audio devices with a color-coding system. We go much more in-depth on the benefits of a color-coded headphone system in the classroom, and the same ideas can be applied to other components as well. From color-coding devices with their cases, or using a range of colorful headphones, you can better match devices with students. In addition, it helps you keep your classroom more organized, especially when you are applying different assignments to students.

Besides classrooms, businesses or other organizations can benefit from a color-coded system as well. From differentiating between client or employee devices, or in-house to travel devices, you can keep track of your devices without needing to check against a device number.

Asset Tracking: Larger institutions that allow individuals to check out or borrow equipment can benefit greatly from asset tracking, scanning, and barcoding. A typical capability of libraries, it can also be one of the best ways for businesses and large companies to track and manage various pieces of audio equipment for students, employees, and clients.

Long and Short-Term Storage

Managing audio devices while in storage is another challenge that an office or classroom can face. Whether devices will be used day in and day out, or might be stored for an extended period of time, finding the right storage option that provides security and safety is important.

One great organizational tool is a charging cart: many models are versatile and expandable, making it easy to charge multiple devices at once and over time, while keeping devices safe, organized, and secure. Having a special cart can free up storage space in any room, while allowing devices to stay charged over time.

Dual charging and syncing carts are also great for when you also want to keep files and applications backed up and organized. This can be especially important with larger audio libraries and aging hardware, where syncing to cloud storage or with another device can be an important way to maintain the integrity of the data.

Cable Management

For most places, cable management is a key component to keeping electronics organized, whether in-use or while in storage. Cables can easily become tangled, tripped over, or mixed and matched with the wrong audio devices.

Our best solution for these common problems would be to use a cable box. Cable boxes allow you to easily bundle cables up and out of sight, which removes any trips or confusion around plugged in cables. BlueLounge cable boxes also come in various colors and sizes, which can make it easier to organize cables and cords across various stations, or make it easier for a teacher or technician to identify cables when they have to troubleshoot audio equipment in a room.

If your cables are put in short or long term storage, keeping them separated by type, or labeling them with simple labels, can go a long way in saving time and frustration with matching the right cables to the right devices.

Organizing your devices overall coms down to creativity, security, and connectivity. As long as you can connect your organizational system with the purpose in mind, for the device and the user, you’ll find it much easier to keep your devices together. For more tips and tutorials on caring for your devices, contact us.

3 Questions to Ask to Determine When You Need a Charging or Syncing Cart

When most people see a charging or syncing cart, many assume that they are synonymous with each other. In reality, not every charging cart syncs, or every syncing cart charges. Having a charging or charge/sync combo cart comes with its different advantages, but with the price difference, it’s important to know whether or not you’ll need syncing abilities. So how do you determine when you need a charging or syncing cart, or both? Here are a few questions to ask yourself and your team in order to make a decision between the two.

How important does conformity matter between your laptops or tablets?

When determining how helpful syncing capabilities will be for your institution, it is important to ask yourself whether or not your community needs conformity when it comes to programs or files.

For a classroom, syncing carts can make it easier for a teacher or administrator to load and update various programs or assignments to every tablet or laptop. Audio labs, hospitals, businesses, and more might need syncing carts to keep content, records, and other important materials up-to-date and widely available for all users, no matter which laptop or tablet they are using. Syncing carts will therefore be advantageous for environments that need the ease and fluidity that comes with charge/sync carts.

There are other places however where syncing is not as useful. In programs where libraries or tech labs lend out laptops or tablets for individual use, syncing carts might not be needed, especially when these items are loaned out for long periods of time, and users are given more administrative freedoms over their borrowed technology. For example, in cases where libraries loan students the use of an iPad for 3-hour loans, syncing will not be as important as charging, especially since the iPad will change hands frequently. In other instances, syncing can be more disruptive to workflow, especially if it means that users might not have access to their tablets when they are in sync mode.

What technology is already in place for syncing?

Syncing might not be a big deal for your cart if you already have technology in place that allows for syncing in other ways. Online programs or cloud syncing and sharing would make the sync ability on a cart gratuitous, and could pose as a confusing addition to other staff members. However, if you do not have a syncing system already in place, a cart that can sync might become advantageous for your institution, and could improve efficiency for the users. Again, you will have to take into account the main users, your budget, and your support team, to see if syncing carts are worth the investment.

What does your budget call for, and do you have room for expansion?

Of course, you must take your budget into account before you decide on what cart to buy. Depending on how many tablets or laptops you will want to charge at once, you will typically find that just charging carts are less expensive than carts that can charge and sync simultaneously.

In addition, you will want to consider future expansion. If you are expecting an increase in tablets in the upcoming year, you will have to consider getting a cart that will be compatible with those tablets as well. Charging carts might be a better option for the time being, and can be in service for longer.

While these three questions are not meant to be comprehensive, they should help you consider what you might need in terms of a charging cart. For more advice and help in picking a charging or syncing cart, contact us. Our catalog has many models that might be suitable for your needs.