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Device Charging 101: The Importance of Amps

17.11.20 by velsen in Blog, Industry News, Product News

When your phone battery runs low, and you’ve left your cable and power supply at home, it’s hard to avoid the temptation of grabbing the closest charger for a quick charge. From smartphones to laptops, USB charging is everywhere these days. There are even rechargeable dog collars! But just because there’s an abundance of USB chargers and power supplies, that doesn’t mean they’re one size fits all. You would never grab an iPad power supply to charge a Chromebook. We’re…

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UV Disinfection Stations: You Get What You Pay For

19.10.20 by velsen in Blog, Industry News, Product News

When buying any new product, it can be easy to focus on price instead of value. That’s how many people frequently end up buying things that don’t work or last long. Who hasn’t had flimsy clothing shrink in the wash or a cheap gadget break after a few uses? While shopping for a bargain UV disinfection product is tempting, focusing solely on price and choosing the less expensive item can come at a steep cost. “It takes good engineering and…

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Flight School Uses Charging Towers to Manage iPads

18.09.20 by velsen in Blog, Industry News, Product News

Excerpt taken from AOPA.org By Jim Pitman | January 5, 2018 Trever Rossini is the owner of Inflight Pilot Training at Flying Cloud Airport (FCM) in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Rossini and his team recently launched an ambitious yet cost-effective program to outfit the flight school’s entire fleet with high-quality electronic flight bags (EFBs).  Inflight chose yoke-mounted iPads that are running Garmin Pilot, complete with georeferenced charts, weather, traffic, synthetic vision, and checklists. Customers and instructors use the iPads to dispatch and check in the aircraft themselves. Rental…

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How TAFE SA’s Virtual Reality Program is Revolutionising Education

04.06.20 by velsen in Blog, Industry News, Product News, Testimonials

Background TAFE SA is South Australia’s largest vocational education and training provider with over 70,000 enrolled students and 34 campuses. TAFE SA is currently teaching over 29 trades at their Tonsley campus and is one of the leaders in Australia for its trade department. TAFE SA recently deployed 30 Lenovo Mirage VR headsets to aid education for their Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing Courses. Students have a 1:1 approach with the headsets that allows them to explore and experience high…

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Remote Learning Readiness: 5 Takeaways from a Thriving District Tech Department

18.05.20 by velsen in Blog, Industry News, Product News

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the 2019-2020 school year, it’s that we all have adaptability within us. Here we are, navigating fully-remote learning–and just a few short weeks ago we thought “zoom” was a verb. As we’ve witnessed innate creativity and problem solving surface in so many ways during these unprecedented times, it’s helpful to take a look at the best practices that have allowed some school districts to pivot a little more quickly and smoothly than others. …

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