APEX 2013: Lock’n’Charge’s key to PED storage

Lock’n’Charge Technologies has launched two new customised universal mobile device ready galley carts to support airlines’ in-flight entertainment (IFE) deployments and paperless operations.

Kevin Kuluvar, vice president business development says, “We have been working on the ground with schools for 15 years to solve the mass deployment of tablets. This technology solves both power management and security. We have learned that iPads go away if you don’t lock them. This offers an intelligent way of charging for a an easily useable customer experience.”

The new iQ 30 and iQ 60 Aero carts were created for customers asking for alternatives in the number of tablets supported. The iQ 30 is a compact, portable half size galley cart configuration for use on smaller aircraft, or for exclusive deployment to business class customers or private jet applications.

The iQ 60, meanwhile, is suited for mass deployment of mobile devices in larger cabins where speed of distribution is important and maximum packing density much be achieved.

The customisable carts are built for sustainability, and offer a cable-less device docking solution that can connect with any mobile device, or as a device independent cabled version.

Lock’n’Charge provides the carts that charge, sync and transport over 5000 iPad devices for Qantas’ fleet of Boeing 747s and is now working on ground-based and in-flight solutions with several other airlines. The firm also provides standard products for the airline, enterprise, education, hospitality and healthcare market segments.

The Australian IT equipment designer and manufacturer has supplied Qantas with storage carts to power iPads, which it hands out to customers. It also supports Royal Brunei. The company partners with airlines and IFE providers to develop back end support for the latest tablet devices used in airline operations and for IFE. The company opened a US office earlier this year.

Colleague Peg Rickard, director of business development adds, “We are hoping to create relationships and partnerships here. APEX is not necessarily a transaction show for us.

“We mainly want to show that we are helping to solve challenges that airlines are seeing around the devices. We are offering a two pronged solution, IFE support and savings.”

Liz Moscrop, Inflight / Inflight-Online.com
Anaheim, CA, USA

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