Traka Launches Electronic Lockers to Help Schools Manage iPad Roll Outs

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Traka, the intelligent access management systems company, has launched an electronic locker system to help schools maintain control of iPads as education goes digital.

Tablets are an exciting addition to the classroom and a great platform for learning. However, they could also cause management problems for staff as they try to protect the school’s investment and ensure devices remain secure and in good condition.

Traka, the intelligent access management systems company, has launched an electronic locker system to help schools maintain control of iPads as education goes digital. With BESA predicting tablets will make up 22% of ‘pupil facing computers’ by 2016, the new iPad Lockers will ease security and management concerns by enabling schools to store devices in intelligent lockers controlled remotely by staff.

Each locker has built-in charge functionality and can be opened using biometric, smartcard or keypad entry. RFID tagging of each device and locker means schools can automate the process of identifying and individually accounting for each iPad. Using Traka’s management software, the lockers provide easy administration and reporting functionality to identify if an iPad is in its locker, when it was taken or returned and by whom. This makes it easier to identify iPads that are returned late, damaged or lost. It also means staff no longer need to waste time manually allocating and tracking devices.

John Kent, President of Traka, said: “Tablets are an exciting addition to the classroom and a great platform for learning. However, they could also cause management problems for staff as they try to protect the school’s investment and ensure devices remain secure and in good condition. Missing or damaged iPads mean disruption to the teaching environment. Laptop lockers are already in use and now we can offer this proven technology for tablet management too.”

As each school will have a specific set of requirements, Traka’s solution can be adapted to specifically meet the needs of each organisation. Traka’s research and development team will work closely with each organisation to tailor the solution to match its exact requirements. Traka can also be fully integrated with the organisation’s current access control systems plus any other systems such as cashless catering and e-registration, meaning implementation is a smooth, quick process.

For more information or to order iPad Lockers, please visit: http://www.traka.com/ipad-lockers or call +44 (0)1234 712345

About Traka
Traka is a world leader in innovative technology for sophisticated intelligent access control, key management control solutions and keyless electronic lockers.

Originally the manufacturer of one of the world's first electronic key management systems, Traka is now used extensively in the UK and in over 30 countries worldwide in diverse sectors including property access control in prisons, secure units, hospitals, hotels, schools, universities and managed accommodation; distribution and MHE management; fleet management in police, road haulage and car dealerships; equipment, asset management and control in casinos, petrochemical, mining, airports, docks, railways, quarries, military and emergency services.

Traka has an extensive network of overseas distributors providing sales, consultancy, installation and support services for our customer base outside the UK. Traka is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.
http://www.traka.com

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