First generation iPads are for many outdated, and one of the older models’ biggest issues is battery life. For applications where iPads are mounted and allowing continuous charging, these “old” devices perform perfectly.
Many customers contact us and purchase our iPad mounts for exactly that. Here is an excellent example.
NCSU (North Carolina State University) had some of these first generation iPads lying around. Here is what Robert Holloman from NCSU’s DELTA told us:
“We are using the brackets to re-purpose old first-generation iPads to use as digital signs for some of our conference rooms, using the EventBoard app and Google calendar.”
Photos from NCSU:
NCSU Meeting room 2
NCSU Meeting room 3
NCSU Meeting room 4
NCSU Meeting room 1
Use those first generation iPads! Mounted in our brackets, these devices are perfect for digital signage, scheduling, advertising, interactive directories, automation and control and countless other applications!
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:
AC Dollar Deposits (Student funds card – information, deposits etc.)
Athletic Events – schedule and information
Dining Hall Menus
Room Draw Ticker
Computer Lab Machine Availability
Library Catalog and Information
And much more, even Web Laundry!
Amherst College Student Using the Mounted iPad
The iPads are installed in various locations throughout the college. To name a few:
Mead Art Museum
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:
iPad Wall Mount, Hidden Home Button, Secure Hex Screw or Secure Key Lock, Black, White or Silver. Exposed Video Camera version if needed.
Universal Desk/Wall Stand/Attachment, Black or White, or Desk-Wall Attachment, Black
iPad 2,3 and 4 Compatibility Kit
Single POE 2A kit Remote iPad Charging Kit with desired length CAT5e Network cable, or 15 Foot USB 2.0 High Speed Extension Cable
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 – 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.
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.
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”
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!!
iPad as a control center in your home or business. LiveSmart Technologies from Anaheim, CA is a company that specializes in business and in-home monitoring and control, as well as senior care technologies. In other words, if you are looking to control or monitor any system, these are the guys to call.
Providing full service, LiveSmart Technologies will advise, recommend, install and train every customer so a smooth transition to any new system is achieved. How will you control and monitor these new technologies? With an iPad of course – mounted stylishly and securely in one of our iPad Wall Mount brackets!
iPad Wall Bracket Black, Flush Mount, Exposed Home Button, Home Automation
Gary Russel, the President of LiveSmart Technologies, shared with us a recent showcase installation of a home control system Their goal for this project was to achieve the following functionality:
Smart Home system control
LiveSmart technicians chose for this installation the following Apps and systems:
The Lowes Iris system for central control
Q-See system for video surveillance
iTunes, Pandora and SiriusXM for music
Apple Maps App and Google Maps for Maps
The iPad’s built-in slide show for photo frame
For this home installation, the iPad Wall Mounting Bracket chosen was a white, Exposed Home Button, Magnet Latch version.
The installation went smoothly, and to quote Gary “The mount was easy to install and work with.” Our Remote Charging Kit was also considered for this job but ultimately not needed. An electrical outlet was utilized during installation close to the mounting bracket, therefore the standard Apple charger and cable provided was sufficient.
iPad Wall Mounting Bracket, White, Flush Mounted, Exposed Home Button, Pandora Radio App
Garry summed up his experience of the installers working with our iPad Mounting Brackets:
“The iPad Wall Mount worked great for our application. The iPad serves as a central controller for the smart home including temperature settings, lighting control, video surveillance and music streaming. The team at iPad Wall Mount is first rate and went above and beyond traditional product support.”
Located on two floors of a beautiful brownstone on Boston’s famed Newbury Street, Salon àcôté is innovative not only with its hair styling, but also with its salon decor.
Within the chic and stylish interior design, with modern lighting fixtures that complement the bright natural light, eclectic furnishings, and brushed stainless steel framed mirrors, the expert hair stylists at Salon àcôté present their creations and styling techniques on…you guessed it… an iPad, strategically mounted and secured in a silver iPad Wall Bracket!
The photographs speak for themselves. The iPad in its bracket is perfectly positioned to complement the contemporary decor of this luxury hair salon!
From a distance a painting or sculpture is viewed as a “Work of Art”. Come closer and a museum patron sees something entirely different: Exquisite brush strokes, brilliant use of color and light, an artist’s thumb prints pressed in clay…and a small, minimalist, (usually white) plaque with the name of the piece, the name of the artist, and the date a piece was created.
This is a traditional museum experience. Now in the age of advanced technology, where any and all information is available at your fingertips, we want more! We require more information quickly and easily accessible.
Today’s audiences are much more demanding in terms of interaction and the desire for information on command –“ I want to know more, and I need it now”.
Until now, there have been but a few methods for museums to enable visitors to explore an exhibition interactively.
Picture yourself (no pun intended) standing in front of the Mona Lisa. Most of us already know she was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, but we’d love to know more about the artist and his famous subject. Who was Mona Lisa? Why did he paint her?
Just then you notice three iPad Minis installed on the wall next to the painting! Brilliant! These iPads allow you to access information about this painting or any others done by Da Vinci. Or read the story of DaVinci the artist.. It enables you to ask questions as well. How was the Mona Lisa stolen in 1911?
Museums are starting a new trend in utilizing iPads in this way. Not only can they be mounted securely and stylishly without compromising the integrity of the art, they enhance any museum decor, and can also be charged while in place, and easily updated at any time without the need to dismount the device! A mount version that hides the iPad’s “Home” button prevents users from switching to any other App.
Visitors will love interacting with the artists! Create a new and memorable experience by installing iPads, showcased in their own sleek brackets that seamlessly integrate into any museum landscape.
Exhibition Display Designers, Conference Coordinators and Event Organizers continuously search for exciting and original ways to market their events with the express intent of enhancing the experience of participants, and staff alike.
iPads create excitement. People are automatically attracted to their familiar, attractive look, as well as their ease and enjoyment of use. iPads beautifully and efficiently display and collect information at any public event. They are without a doubt a major reason prospective customers spend so much more time learning about whatever is being offered.
With its autonomous design, bright screen, interactive features, and by now, a universal usage know-how, iPads are the perfect device that is successfully being incorporated into any environment. Securely mounting iPads for presentation in a public setting has never been easier, safer and more elegant than when used in mounting brackets from www.iPadWallBracket.com.
By displaying iPads in these mounts, many benefits are immediately realized:
Secured display. The all- metal construction of the iPad wall mounts guarantees that the iPads are protected and safely secured at all public events.
Customer Attraction. Any exhibition, conference or event display will attract many more potential customers with an iPad showcasing your offering. A new food product? Metal machining process? Flower arrangements? Have more future customers approach you by commanding their attention with an iPad display.
Customer Retention. Utilizing the iPad for exploring your products will keep customers interested, thereby learning what you want them to know, whether someone is readily available to assist them or not. Don’t lose opportunities! Tempt your audience by enabling them to explore with video, images and interactive presentations displayed on an iPad in a secure mounting bracket.
Capture, keep and know your customer. Easily done over the iPad by directing the customer to enter contact information, or complete a questionnaire or survey, all in a simple and attractive way. Incentives as a raffle or discounts will improve the signed up users count even more.
Elegant attractive look. The attractive contemporary design of the mounts highlights any iPad screen display, and will complement and enhance your display.
Easy connectivity and administration. The iPad can be autonomous, wired or wireless, providing installation options in any environment. An iPad’s long- lasting battery charge allows for an amazing display even where an external power source is not available. Power is available? The mounts enable charging and wired connectivity.
Immediate data processing. Utilizing the iPad connectivity, WiFi or Cellular, the data collected can be monitored and processed in real time, providing not only statistics that can show data as booth traffic and interest, but also enables immediate follow up with the customers even while still at the event.
Immediate event optimizing. Utilizing the data from the iPad, real statistics can be drawn in real time about qualified visitors. Not enough customers in the first few hours of the show? Invest in a promotion during lunch time, and maximize your exposure during the show.
After hours processing. Need to take the iPad with you after hours? Open the secure mount in seconds with the provided key or locking tool and easily remove the device.
The iPad, combined with the iPad Mounting Bracket provides a solution that allows the opportunity to acquire more leads and customers during any event. Browse through the different mounting bracket versions and colors,as well as our extended product line of accessories and chose the iPad or iPad Mini version that best fits your business needs. www.iPadWallBracket.com
Flush Mounted iPad Wall Bracket for Home Automation
The promise of home automation is one that can be kept so easily with just the push of a button!
Life can be simple and enjoyable by controlling many systems in your home from remote; create different moods by dimming any lighting, listen to music by controlling the stereo system, or raise and lower the blinds as well as the room temperature to create the perfect home theater environment.
Systems to perform these functions and many others have been on the market for years, but it is only in the last few that the quantum leap was made with the use of the iPad as remote control.
Today iPads are the newest and most exciting remote control. The iPad and its smaller sibling the iPad Mini are perfect in-wall or over-desk remote controls and information centers. They are being widely utilized in homes and theaters, as well commercial businesses, and are seen now in luxury vehicles such as yachts, custom coaches and planes!
The extensive product line of iPad Wall Brackets from www.iPadWallBrackets.com provides a wide variety of installation options for iPads and iPad Minis. Compatible with all iPad versions, these brackets can be mounted flush in-wall, over the wall, at an angle, with adjustable arms or over a desk.
Also allowing for charging of the iPad and an audio connection, these brackets are the perfect mounting solution for A/V, home automation and home theater installations.
iPad Mini Flush Mounting Bracket for Home Automation
With its sturdy metal construction, these well -made brackets are available in a wide selection of colors and high quality finishes – black matte or gloss, white and silver.
Match your decor and your iPad! Mount your iPad and make central control elegant, functional and exciting!
Last week I traveled to Monterey, California on business (yes it was a pleasure!) I stayed in a very well-known, luxury hotel overlooking a gorgeous golf course. This hotel had many of the usual amenities: Room service, a huge spa-like marble bath, laundry service, cable TV, even free in-room WiFi.
This hotel was luxurious and comfortable and I enjoyed my (way too short) stay very much.
But…In my opinion, this hotel was lacking a very important feature: Convenience.
When I visited the lobby, or meeting rooms, and even in my room, I wanted information and it wasn’t conveniently available in any one place.. I wanted to browse through services; local Chamber of Commerce websites, schedule a business meeting or reserve a conference room, or even order room service…all without the need to ask, call or stand in line to be helped. What I really wanted was an iPad available wherever possible with the hotel’s software running, allowing me to search, read, schedule or do whatever I needed with information the hotel can provide.
So here’s my system description and wish list for hotels worldwide:
Hotel restaurants’ location, hours of operation and menu. Option for reservation if needed.
Room service information, menus and ordering option.
Hotel services information. Laundry, swimming pools, WiFi, golf, sauna…
Local area information, with links to Chamber of Commerce – Restaurants, taxi service, attractions, driving directions.
My guest specific information, rates, self checkout.
Request for late checkout, extra towels, pillows.
Rate my stay…Add a hotel review!
Much more information and detail can be added. The list is endless!
Any hotel will benefit GREATLY by mounting iPads in secure and sleek brackets. By tracking guests’ requests, and satisfaction, it allows the hotel to offer impeccable customer service, virtually guaranteeing repeat bookings and 5-star reviews!
So, hotels worldwide, please listen! Today millions of people are using iPads to do just about anything you can imagine. Give us more reasons to do what comes naturally to us all – Give us iPads!