First generation iPads are for many outdated, and one of the older models’ biggest issues is battery life.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.”
Taco Del Mar is a restaurant chain specializing in freshly made Mexican cuisine, and is best-known for their signature Fish Taco dishes. This restaurant began with a single location on Seattle’s waterfront and now boasts over a hundred locations throughout the US and Canada, including Alaska and Hawaii!
Taco Del Mar is very marketing-savvy. Utilizing iPads in our secure and stylish mounting brackets with a marketing system by Splango, Taco Del Mar creates customer loyalty by providing electronic Point Of Sale sign-ins, along with rewards programs and dining incentives that keep their visitors hungry for more! Taco Del Mar saw nationwide sales increases, and a clear boost in business since the introduction of the iPad at their POS.
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!
This amazing middle school boasting 600 students is involved in some incredible things. They’ve spearheaded major humanitarian projects such as the “Africa Project” where students collect and send supplies of all kinds to South Africa. Beaver Lake Middle School was among the first in the state to launch a Respect & Responsibility leadership program that has become a regional leadership model.
Of course there are a few fun facts as well..Beaver Lake is one of only a few schools in Washington state to have a Wood and Metals shop, AND the only school to have a live mascot! Buddy the Bulldog!
“I chose to use your brackets for the library to enable students to access our card catalog quickly” says Amber Peterson, the school librarian. “Previously students could access the catalog on the desktop computers in our lab but they had to log-on and wait for the computers to warm up.”
“With the instant “on” of the iPads I am finding students are using the catalog much, much more than they did in the past.”
“Students also use the iPad stations for quick look-ups. For example, looking up the capital of Indonesia or how to translate a phrase to Spanish. They are going to the iPads first before asking me for help, which is great. I love the self-sufficiency”
Amber also shared with us a picture of a tall stack of reference books and catalog computer that the iPad stations have replaced. She enthusiastically commented “Pretty Cool!” We couldn’t agree more, Amber!
Educators now realize that the iPad is an excellent and effective tool for learning, and are appearing in schools across the world. The iPad wallmount bracket and its many accessories is the perfect complement to showcase and display these iPads while keeping them securely in place as well as preventing unauthorized software to be accessed.