Use those First Generations iPads!

First generation iPads are for many outdated, and one of the older models’ biggest issues is battery life.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 2

NCSU Meeting room 3

NCSU Meeting room 3

NCSU Meeting room 4

NCSU Meeting room 4

NCSU Meeting room 1

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!

Purchase mounts for all iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini versions from our online store at www.iPadWallBracket.com

Make it a 5-Star!

iPad Mounting Brackets for Hotels

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.

iPads at hotels
Just add some iPads to this and I’m good.

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:

iPad. No need to have it handheld or moved from place to place. Secure it in its own bracket in lobbies, in all rooms, in corridors, even by the elevators.  Why not?  Securing multiple iPads for guests’ use in the common areas of the hotel would be excellent!  Offer them in sitting areas, even in the hotel bars!  I’ll spend way more time (and money!)  if I have an iPad to play with. 

This is what I want accessible on the iPad: 
  • 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!