When it comes to retrofitting your classroom or office technology with charging and syncing carts, it’s important to find a cart that will suit the equipment you’ll be using. For educational institutions and businesses that are using iPads, our current line of Marvel carts will definitely suit your needs. Here’s what our current offerings provide.
Marvel Carts: General Overview
All carts in the Marvel Power Center Series are made in the United States, are UL listed for their electric safety and green standards. Each of these carts have also been rewarded GreenGuard Gold certification, making them great examples of green technology.
The carts are specially fitted for 32 iPads and iPad minis, with each slot 1-inch wide, giving you space for all iPads with or without protective cases.Each slot is numbered, giving you easy identification between iPads, and also allowing for better organization for student users. The steel frame with secure doors and a lock up storage bin gives all the devices a great level of security and protection, especially as they are transported from room to room. In addition, the doors slide away easily into the cart when open, reducing any accidents of running into open doors, especially in a busy classroom with students rushing to put away or get their iPads.
The top of the cart is also handy for instructors: at 39 inches high, the 30″ x 27″ laminate top also gives an instructor a work area to put additional materials, or place their computer, laptop, or other equipment to prepare for synching.
All the cart models ship fully assembled as well, saving you time from assembling the entire cart on your own. Once you receive the cart, it’s easy to begin charging or syncing your devices, just by plugging them in.
Charging versus Charge and Sync
The Power Center series gives you the option to choose a charging cart, or a charge and sync cart (with or without pre-installed lightning cables). So which one should suit your business or classroom needs better?
The Marvel 32-slot charging cart for your iPads most likely meets the most basic needs for your technology in the classroom. By charging devices in bulk, you can save your classroom time and space, and keep iPads safe and contained while charging. This is definitely useful for iPads that do not need to be synced remotely, or are connected by the iCloud and supported by a strong wireless network to meet all syncing needs.
Though more expensive than just the charging cart, going with the Marvel charge and sync cart give you the ability to remotely sync devices if it ever becomes needed or useful in the future. This allows for classroom technological growth, especially as teachers and administrators become more comfortable and familiar with using their iPads in the classroom, and want to increase their use over time. In addition, it can save a classroom or business from downtime if there are problems with the wireless network, causing syncing from a cloud to stall: with the charge and sync cart, you can simply sync 16 iPads at a time by connecting a computer to the cart, and running the process from there.
In addition, you can get the MARVEL Power Center 32 Slot Charge & Sync Cart for iPad that includes pre-installed lightning cables, so there’s even less set up time for your IT technician. For classrooms or departments that already have a heavy workload, and are trying to meet the demands of implementing a iPad program at their school, buying the cart pre-installed with lightning cables can be a time and money saver.