Customer Visit – Amherst College

Seeing our mounts used by customers makes us happy. The other day we drove up to Amherst, Massachusetts to see our products in use at Amherst College.

Amherst College iPad Mounting Bracket with Angled Attachment

Amherst College iPad Mounting Bracket with Angled Attachment

The college purchased quite a few of our mounts with our wall angled attachments along with many accessories.

We arrived at the Campus Center building and upon walking in we were welcomed by one of our mounts!

Amherst college utilizes an extensive information website for mobile devices that is customized to perform perfectly on iPads.

The college places iPads throughout campus in convenient locations so that students and visitors alike can access information at any time on a large clear iPad screen, Any information about the college one desires can be found at m.amherst.edu. The web browser used, combined with a style of our mounts which covers the home button, prevents the user from switching to any other website or app, so they can only see and browse the Amherst information website.

Browsing this website using the iPad, we found extensive information such as:

  • Campus Map
  • Building Hours
  • AC Dollar Deposits (Student funds card – information, deposits etc.)
  • My Academic
  • Course Schedules
  • Athletic Events – schedule and information
  • Event Calendar
  • Dining Hall Menus
  • Room Draw Ticker
  • Computer Lab Machine Availability
  • Library Catalog and Information
  • Bus Schedule

And much more, even Web Laundry!

Amherst College Student Using the Mounted iPad

Amherst College Student Using the Mounted iPad

 

The iPads are installed in various locations throughout the college. To name a few:

  • Campus Center
  • Dining Hall
  • Gymnasium
  • Mead Art Museum
  • Fitness Center

 

The Amherst College multiple iPads installation showcases an excellent use of our secure mounts serving students and visitors alike.

And it made us very happy to see it in action!

This installation and similar installations included multiple units and accessories as follows:

  1. iPad Wall Mount, Hidden Home Button, Secure Hex Screw or Secure Key Lock,  Black, White or Silver. Exposed Video Camera version if needed.
  2. Universal Desk/Wall Stand/Attachment, Black or White, or Desk-Wall Attachment, Black
  3. iPad 2,3 and 4 Compatibility Kit
  4. Single POE 2A kit Remote iPad Charging Kit with desired length  CAT5e Network cable, or 15 Foot USB 2.0 High Speed Extension Cable
  5. Power Button Blocker
  6. Wall Mounting Hardware Kit

All items can be found on our website at www.iPadWallBracket.com

 

Brad’s Review – Home Video Surveillance and Music Center

 We are always looking for innovative ways to use our products, and we love it when our amazing customers provide us with invaluable feedback, like this written review and video from Brad from Chickasha Oklahoma, showcasing our bracket.

Brad's iPad Wall Bracket Review

I wanted to do a review of this iPad wall bracket I purchased from iPadWallBracket.com. My main reason for purchasing this unit is my wife wanted a convenient way to check our video surveillance system without having to walk to the monitor located in another room. She wanted something centrally located so anyone could easily see who was at the front door.

I initially shopped for a small LCD monitor, but ran across this bracket and thought of the convenience of using an iPad and how I could also use it for other things as well such as streaming music. Since the iPad uses Wifi, it easily connects to my computer to access my video surveillance system with a user friendly app specifically designed for this application.

The photo shows the back panel of the 2 piece bracket. The bracket can be flush-mounted into the wall, or surface-mounted as shown here.

Brad's iPad Wall Mount Installation

Brad’s iPad Wall Mount Installation – Back Panel, Installed.

The quality, fit and finish of this unit are excellent. The company that created this product really did their homework. The bracket is made of metal and is light but sturdy. Even the screw holes are beveled! My initial plan was to flush mount the unit into the wall, thinking it would look better than surface mounting it. The bracket looked so good surface mounted that I chose not to cut my sheetrock.

In this picture you are looking at the backside of the face plate.

Brad's iPad Wall Mount Installation - Front and Back Panels.

Brad’s iPad Wall Mount Installation – Front and Back Panels.

You can see the hinge insert tabs to the right of the bracket and the magnetic lock to the left. Notice the black foam pads on both the face plate and the base of the unit. These pads hold the iPad securely in place, not allowing it to move or get scratched. The later model iPad’s such as mine will require thicker pads to hold it securely as they are thinner than the earlier generation units. They also sell these pads on iPadWallBracket.com

Some of the tools I used to install the bracket were just a simple Phillips head screwdriver and a couple of Phillips screws. iPadWallBracket.com sells mounting kits for these but I chose to use my own. I used a small level and a 3/4″ hole boring spade bit which is the size of the hole in the back of the bracket. This is to run whatever wires or cables you’re using. I’m running a charge cord to a charge cord extension that I will plug-in in my attic. I’m also running 3.5mm audio cable to my attic that then runs to a 3.5mm splitter to my stereos throughout my home. This allows for music to be streamed from different sources throughout my home. What a great feature that is!! Gone are the days of the CD for me.

This is a picture of my video surveillance feed.

Brad's iPad Wall Mount Installation - with mounted iPad and Video Surveillance app running.

Brad’s iPad Wall Mount Installation – with mounted iPad and Video Surveillance app running.

I have a high definition surveillance system and you really can’t find a better video screen than what the iPad offers. The picture is just incredible!! This unit will remain on all the time. As you know with an iPad, I can play music while still keeping my video surveillance on the screen!

Here is a picture of the bracket in relation to the wall and surroundings.

Brad's iPad Wall Mount Installation - with mounted iPad in its "natural habitat"

Brad’s iPad Wall Mount Installation – with mounted iPad in its “natural habitat”

It is very discrete so surface mounting is a great option. I am extremely satisfied with this unit and look forward to installing my second iPad wall bracket soon, and maybe a bracket for the mini iPad as well.

Time will tell but these things are just fantastic!!

 

Apps and system ussed:

www.iPadWallBracket.com

Qsee video surveillance app 

Qsee video surveillance system

Thank you Brad! Keep us updated on your next install!