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Mobile technology is infinitely changing and mobiles devices continue to shape our work place. Read about the technology and devices that shape PC Locs solutions, and potentially your working and learning environment.

PC Locs proud to be awarded Highly Commended for the Manufacturing category

01.11.16 by PC Locs in Industry News, News

We are pleased to announce that PC Locs has been awarded with the Highly Commended Award for the Manufacturing Category at the 2016 Western Australian Industry & Export Awards.

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(Pictured above: WA Minister for Mines & Petroleum, Finance and Small Business, Hon. Sean L’Estrange MLA, displaying PC Locs WA Exports Highly Commended Award (Manufacturing Category) with Angelica Sharman , PC Locs Financial Controller and Patrick Noonan, PC Locs General Manager – APAC)

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Rising Stars Award: PC Locs up family business award

04.07.16 by PC Locs in News

PC Locs are the Family Business category winner.

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“In 1998, then mathematics teacher Paul Symons was frustrated with the number of desktop computers being stolen from Perth schools, so he designed and created a solution – an innovative locking device that bolted a computer to a desk – PC Locs.

Mr Symons was soon joined in the business by his son, James, (now chief executive), who recognised the commercial viability to scale the idea into a business.

Demand for PC Locs increased as word spread of its effectiveness, and it wasn’t long until a large number of schools across Australia had implemented the desktop security device.

Less than three years later, the introduction laptops changed the market, threatening the long-term sustainability of a business built on securing purely stationary PCs.

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The new Ideas for Education catalogue is out now.

07.04.16 by PC Locs in News

We have just updated our Ideas for Education catalogue which features our entire range of solutions. Have a look inside and see how PC Locs can help you manage your mobile technology deployment. Click on the link below to view.
Download the latest Ideas for Education catalogue here.

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PC Locs at FutureSchools 2016 Conference

03.03.16 by PC Locs in News

Visit PC Locs on booth 56 at FutureSchools to see two brand new tablet storage solutions.

PC Locs is committed to making teachers’ lives easier by manufacturing high quality solutions for syncing, charging, transporting, securing and storing iPads, tablets and other mobile devices.

Technology has many advantages in the classroom, but unlike textbooks, tablets have to be ‘managed’. PC Locs helps solve this problem. It is world famous for its unique and innovative baskets, which keep tablets safe and reduce the time spent by teachers in distributing devices, as well as the time spent by children queuing up to put them away in a traditional cabinet style solution.

For 2016, PC Locs have launched two new and award winning products.  The first, the FUYL Tower, is an intelligent powered locker, an exciting solution for schools where students are encouraged to bring their own devices (BYOD). Providing unique features and benefits it makes both teachers and students’ lives easier as well as help schools evaluate and streamline their systems and resources.

The second, the Joey 10 Charging Station, allows schools to enjoy the education-focused storage solutions that PC Locs is known for, at a more entry level price. Appreciating that budget is a genuine concern for many who do not want to compromise on choosing the right cart, locker or charging station, PC Locs has developed a new cost effective and customisable product.

James Symons, CEO of PC Locs says: “At PC Locs we recognise that not all schools are the same, and as such they require different features from their charging station.  Our two new launches encompass both a solution for schools looking to implement the BYOD system and for schools looking for cost effective solutions to their tablet storage problems.”

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Are you ready for NAPLAN Online?

29.02.16 by PC Locs in News

What stage is your school at in preparing for NAPLAN testing to go online nationally in 2018?

The ideal test environment should aim to ensure that every student has the same opportunity to complete the test under the same, ideal conditions. In a traditional testing environment, this generally means a quiet room and a working pen or pencil – quite simple really.

With an online test environment, in an effort to ensure equal access, things are much more complicated and the ‘working pen or pencil’ transforms into a device that:

  • has the capacity  to access the digital version of the test
  • allows fast, efficient processing
  • and most importantly, has a charged battery that will last the distance

Students who are using devices with compromised battery life or with batteries that have not been subject to a disciplined charging management process, will have a diminished experience. Having to find a new working device or some way of getting charge to the device during the test, will inevitably affect the experience for the student and reduce their opportunity to produce an optimal result.

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