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Kensington Announces Charge & Sync Cabinet to Power Up to 10 iPads; Additional New Products Customized for Enterprise, SMB Point of Sale

  • November 27, 2012

Robust Offering of smart. safe. simple.™ Accessories Improves Functionality of iPads Deployed for Single Use/Multi User Customer Interaction

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, today announced five new products engineered to support the explosive growth and use of tablet computers for the enterprise, SMB and education market. The smartly designed products include the Charge and Sync Cabinet for simultaneous charge and sync for up to 10 iPads. Also announced, is a suite of point of sale combo stands and enclosures featuring trademark SecureBack™ technology.

SecureBack™ PRO is designed specifically for single purpose enterprise environments such as interactive environments for an increased customer experience. SecureBack™ VESA is ideal for kiosk use and utilizes both 75mm and 100mm VESA mounting holes for a universal fit on any VESA equipped stand or mount. In addition to the enclosures, Kensington is introducing the SecureBack(TM) POS Stand and Enclosure for iPad®, the ultimate 360 degree pivot stand incorporating SecureBack VESA and a ClickSafe® lock – providing the most elegant, customer friendly and secure stand and enclosure on the market.  To complete the solution, Kensington is introducing the ClickSafe® Point 2 Point Keyed Lock, providing an effective locking solution for both the stand and the enclosure.

“Kensington recognizes the growing demand and new usage pattern for tablet computers, particularly the iPad – one where the device is used by many people, but for one main task,” said Rob Humphrey, Director Security Products, Global Business Kensington.  “We refer to this as a Single Use/Multi User environment. While thousands of iOS applications have been created to serve this market, very little has been offered on the ‘hardware’ side, so we are particularly excited about these new products because we believe that they will greatly benefit point of sale opportunities, enhance the user experience and improve security policies.”

Recent research indicates a substantial move by the enterprise, SMB and education sector to increased and more frequent use of tablet computers. According to a May 2012 study[1] by market strategy specialist iGR, more than half of small and midsize businesses in the United States have employees using a tablet computer and of the more than 400 businesses surveyed, 52 percent currently use a tablet like an Apple iPad or Google Android-powered device to help run their business. Also, a joint April 2012 report[2] by McKinsey and the GSMA predict the m-Education market could be worth $70 billion globally by 2020 and predicts demand for m-education devices, like smartphones and tablets, may be worth another $32 billion by the same timeframe.

Mobile device management is an essential part of any business deployment of five or more iPads. Regardless of the size of a company or organization -- hundreds of employees, a chain of restaurants or university setting -- the Kensington products provide sturdy, quality construction, built in safeguards and easy deployment for increased efficiency and security during customer or end-user interaction.

Kensington Enhances Business Efficiency with Ultimate, Secure Point of Sale Products

Kensington Charge & Sync Cabinet for iPad (SRP $599.99; K67771AM) -- With space for 10 iPads and the ability to stack up to three cabinets, the Kensington Charge and Sync Cabinet is the smart solution for simultaneous charge and sync.  Each iPad cabinet is secured to a table with the integrated mounting plate or a cable lock and offers easy access to each iPad 30-pin connector port.  A single power cord provides charging juice for the entire cabinet. There’s even a built-in fan to keep your iPad cool. (Kensington charge cable not included).

Kensington SecureBack™ POS Stand and Enclosure for iPad® (SRP $199.99; K67773AM) -- The Kensington SecureBack™ POS Stand and Enclosure for iPad® turns any iPad into the ultimate, secure Point of Sale tool. The solid metal stand features full 360-degree rotation plus pivot and swivel. Simply slip the iPad into the SecureBack enclosure, and it’s protected from both thieves and damage. The included ClickSafe® lock features a virtually pick-proof disc-style locking head for the ultimate in peace of mind.

Kensington SecureBack™ PRO Security Enclosure for iPad® (SRP $59.99; K67756WW) - The SecureBack™ PRO iPad® Security Enclosure offers iPad security for commercial applications. Simply slip the new iPad into the durable and slim case. Loop the ClickSafe® lock (sold separately) around a table leg or other fixed object and snap it over the built-in ClickSafe anchor and you’re secure. The SecureBack PRO iPad Security Enclosure automatically covers the Power button and includes an optional stick on Home button guard to prevent unauthorized use and tampering.

Kensington SecureBack™ VESA Mountable Security Enclosure for iPad® (SRP $69.99; K67757AM) - The Kensington SecureBack™ VESA mountable iPad® Security Enclosure turns an ordinary iPad into an extraordinary and extra secure commercial tool. It features a built-in ClickSafe® Security Anchor and an integrated VESA adapter that mounts on any VESA compatible mounting device. Plus, the power button cover and optional home button cover prevent unauthorized tampering.

Kensington ClickSafe® Point 2 Point Keyed Lock (SRP $59.99; K64998WW) – The ClickSafe® Point 2 Point Keyed Lock is the perfect solution for securing an iPad® to a Point-of-Sale stand (POS), for security that’s both easy to use and won’t interfere with the user experience. Just click the ClickSafe® Point 2 Point Keyed Lock to the anchor on your SecureBack™ enclosure, connect the other side to either the included ClickSafe anchor point or one of many popular POS stands, including those from HubWorks, Solvelt, and Square.

[1] http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Tablet-Adoption-Growing-Among-Small-Businesses-227690/

[2] http://www.mobiledia.com/news/136174.html

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About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.