First generation iPads are for many outdated, and one of the older models’ biggest issues is battery life.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 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!!
Conferences are a vital and integral part of the corporate world. There are literally hundreds of thousands of “round table” discussions happening the world over at this very minute – happening in hundreds of thousands of corporate conference rooms!
Is this conference room booked? How many times is this question being asked in the work environment?
Reserving that conference room can be a very stressful proposition to many. Scheduling conflicts arise too many times to count! Each and every meeting is equally important, no doubt, but there is a frustrating possibility that the room you need is already in use exactly when you need it!
Ender Labs has devised a great solution by developing a scheduling software called EventBoard Pro. This software has revolutionized the way corporations handle meeting room scheduling, thus eliminating any conflicts or potential problems.
Here’s how it works. An iPad is placed in a secure and stylish iPad Wall Mount bracket just outside the conference room door. EventBoard Pro is the software that is running on the iPad, and is displaying all the important information pertaining to that conference room – for example – the name and/or number of the room, any current or ongoing meetings, all future meetings that have been pre-scheduled, the participants and topics of each meeting, along with the meeting times, days and dates. Many more scheduling options are available and can be customized to fit the needs of that corporation.
Because the iPad Wall Mount Bracket securely showcases the iPad, the software display is clear, and large enough to easily read, with all important information visible, even from a few steps away. Display customization is an included feature. If a particular room is currently available, the screen displays a large “Room Available” banner that can be seen from across the hallway. If the conference room is free and you need it now, you can quickly “book it” using the iPad touch screen, which alerts others that the room is currently in use, eliminating any conflicts.
Scheduling a meeting is simple by using your existing calendar application. The system can sync with most, if not all, of the calendar apps used in a business environment, because it is using the iPad’s calendar application. Sync with Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook / Exchange, iCloud, AOL, Yahoo!, and Hotmail – EventBoard Pro picks it up and “books” the selected conference room.
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.
We live in a society supported by computerized devices helping and guiding us through everyday activities, with new applications being created daily.
Some will blow your socks off, and some will have you put your sneakers on. Advanced Fitness Technology, Inc., an innovative fitness equipment company out of Kinnelon, NJ, added another creative way to utilize iPads with their fitness equipment.
By mounting an iPad Wall Bracket onto their machines, and placing an Internet connected iPad running their free App, the “i-Form II“, they combine a fitness guide AND virtual personal trainer within their fitness equipment.
Through the Internet connection, i-Form II delivers personalized training programs structured to chart your progress, help you get optimal results to meet your fitness goals, as well as communicate with their trainers or your own personal trainer.
With easy visibility and access, the iPad, secured in its mounting bracket, provides progress reports, workout routine guidance, demonstration videos and personalized progressive training programs geared toward each individual’s fitness profile.
This system is geared to be a great motivator. During your workout, i-Form II displays YOUR specific exercises on the iPad screen, including number of sets and reps.
When your workout is complete, i-Form II “remembers” your specific profile, with every detail, including the weights you used, as well as sets and reps. Your fitness achievements are recorded and stored to help you achieve the goals you set.
Mount the iPad in its bracket, stay in shape and you too will say iWorkOut!
Yachts are a symbol of luxury, and elegance. At any size, they most certainly are the pride and joy of their owners, and are associated with great wealth and success.
When it comes to equipping their vessels with the highest-end electronics, yacht owners look to the iPad as an excellent solution for navigation systems,electronic maps, and any audio/visual/ambiance control. With its bright, clear display, touch screen interface and wireless connectivity, the iPad is a perfect solution.
iPads Mounted on Yachts
Of course the iPads need to be securely mounted while at sea. The same level of superb quality is required for mounting, combining elegance, sturdy and stylish design, and impeccable functionality. The iPad Wall and Desk Mounting Brackets’ complete line of products seamlessly merge the iPad with its luxurious surroundings.
The versatility of the iPad Wall Mounting Bracket allows it to be installed wherever needed. The iPads can be permanently and securely mounted and installed inside its bracket or utilize the magnet latch version that enables easy insertion and removal of the iPad any time. All bracket versions allow for iPad charging , as well as connecting either wirelessly or wired to the rest of the systems as needed.
iPad Seacure Wall Mounting Bracket with Angled attchment
The iPad Wall Mounting Bracket can be installed as part of the Palladium system Simon or Simon 2 systems control center – at the main control panel or anywhere throughout the vessel where control or monitoring is desired. Use the Desk/Wall Attachment to secure the iPad at an angle either on a desk or from any vertical surface.
For A/V equipment, the Mounting Brackets and Attachments can be installed at any entertainment center or in any room of the yacht, utilizing the iPad to either control the equipment or to directly watch movies or videos at any time.
Before students bow and step onto the mat in Spicar’s Martial Arts School, they must first sign-in on the iPad that is mounted on the wall in its secure and stylish iPad Wall Mount Bracket.
Owners and Chief Instructors Adam and Lucie Spicar, both 4th degree black belts, opened Spicar’s Martial Arts & Taekwondo Karate school inTexas in 2008.Their successful school serves hundreds of eager students, ages 4-69 with a bustling 6 day per week multiple-level class schedule.
iPad mounted in an iPad Wall Bracket at the entrance
To keep track of this dynamic schedule and of each student’s attendance, the Spicars utilize an in-house computerized system. Students sign in before every class using an iPad which is mounted just outside the training area entrance. The system conveniently logs attendance for easy tracking and retrieval.
“The iPad Wall Mount bracket provided us with a perfect solution and was exactly what we needed.” Says Chief Instructors Adam Spicar. “Installation was easy, and the iPad is firmly held in the cushioned bracket, secured, looks beautiful and easy to use. We’ve been using it every day for almost a year, and the bracket still looks like it’s brand new.”.
The iPad Wall Mount bracket…Elegant and tough….like a trained Martial Artist!
The iPad brackets are right at home in this posh venue…stylishly constructed of sturdy aluminum and steel, yet showcasing soft lines and high quality finish in silver, white, black matte or black gloss, they complement any decor and showcase the iPad in an attractive and secure way.
The philosophy of this trendy and au courant salon is that creativity, elegance and sheer simplicity are the foundation of beauty, unlocking unlimited potential – This not only describes their hair styling motto, but also perfectly describes the iPad Wall Mount and its symbiotic relationship with the iPad. Looking for ways to elevate you store’s environment and style- and inevitably improve your customer service and relations? Embrace the successful trend of this fabulous hair salon that showcases the iPad in its iPad Mount with precision and style!
“We believe you have the best product on the market!” Lawrence Boyle, owner, Wild Cards and Gifts.
Greetings (and gifts!) from Down Under!
Back before technology allowed us to do everything, go anywhere and buy anything with the swipe of a screen, it’s almost impossible to believe we actually looked through travel brochures, applied for jobs face-to-face, filled out paperwork with a pen, and shopped for greeting cards and gifts for our loved ones in person. Hey wait a minute…We all still love to do that!..
In Australia there are popular card and gift shops where technology sits on the counter right next to the perfect birthday card, the best gifts, and the most colorful pens. The best of both worlds…How cool is that?
What technology you ask? iPads of course! ….Since the introduction of the iPad, we have marveled at their convenience, enjoyed their versatility, and in a nutshell have become so attached to them, there’s no going back! The proprietors of Wild Cards and Gifts in Australia totally get it, and are still getting it…They are in the process of installing iPads in all of their retail locations (45 locations and listed in the top 50 BRW Fast Franchisor for the past 6 years) with heavy traffic of over two million customers annually.
This company along with thousands of others have discovered the iPad Wall Mount Bracket. An innovative product line that allows corporations, retail stores, industrial spaces, and restaurants, naming a few, to mount and showcase their iPads to the wall or on a desk in a safe, secure and stylish way, allowing its users to perform a multitude of functions. An added bonus? With the security features of the iPad Wall Mount Bracket, owners can always feel completely confident and at ease.
Wild Cards and Gifts mount their iPads on desk stands to make it simple and convenient for customers to sign-up for their on-line newsletter, browse the store’s website, and even enter contests! Over time it became obvious that the old paper pad sign-up method was no longer an option. One proprietor even reported tens of thousands of new subscriber sign-ups since the introduction of the desk mounted iPad system, improving their business greatly. This is a marketing home run.. showcased in style!
Maybe a congratulations card is in order? I know just the place!