Meetings of the Minds – iPads for Conference Room Scheduling

iPad mounted by a conference room door
iPad mounted by a conference room door

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.

Download the app for free here, and sign up for a free trial with Ender Labs at www.eventboardapp.com

Our line of iPad mounting solutions and accessories can be found at www.iPadWallBracket.com

Other meeting scheduling apps for iPads and iPads mini:

POS (Point Of Sale) Marketing and iPad Wall Mount Brackets

Our sleek and sturdy iPad Wall brackets are being featured by our customers in so many exciting places, in the most innovative ways!  One such customer is Taco Del Mar.

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.

Visit a Taco Del Mar restaurant in your area and experience for yourself this innovative system at work, or click here to watch video coverage.
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Home Automation and Home Theater Control

Flush Mount iPad Wall Mounting Bracket
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
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!

iPad Home Automation Apps and related products:

Indigo www.perceptiveautomation.com
SQ Remote www.squareconnect.com
Mediola www.aio-control.com
Leviton HAI homeauto.com/Products/Entertainment/htx.asp
Crestron Mobile www.crestron.com/products/crestron_mobile_apps
Control4 MyHome www.control4.com/o/myhome
mControl www.embeddedautomation.com
Haiku Home Automation www.haikuautomation.com
ADT Pulse www.adtpulse.com
WeMo (Belkin) www.belkin.com/us/wemo-switch
Home Master www.vitrum.com/eng
InControl www.moonlitzwave.com

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Reading, Writing and…. iPads?

It certainly comes as no surprise that The Beaver Lake Middle School in Issaquah Washington uses iPads in their library.

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!

Library catalog, quick reference and more - all iPad accessible!
Library catalog, quick reference and more – all iPad accessible!

“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.”
The iPads in the school’s library are securely mounted on the table in sleek and modern desk-mounted brackets that complement any academic decor and setting, giving students easy access to the iPad, and allowing the staff to feel confident that the iPads will remain safely in place.

“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.

iPads stations replace desktop computers and reference books.
iPads stations replace desktop computers and reference books.

Look it up!  Learn what Beaver Lake Middle School already knows… iPads in school, mounted in brackets to safeguard them.  A+!

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!  

Smile!

Who doesn’t want a beautiful smile?  It’s one of the first things people notice. Everyone also knows that getting (and keeping!)  that beautiful smile means spending time in the dentist’s office.

The professionals at a large Minnesota medical and dental group want their patients to spend as little time on the sign-in process as possible. So this state of the art facility has discovered a way to virtually eliminate waiting time by utilizing iPads to make this process happen quickly and efficiently.  Now patients are seen
almost immediately!

By now iPads are everywhere, and there’s nothing quite like them!  We don’t think twice when seeing them in corporate offices, medical and dental clinics, schools and even restaurants.

People love using iPads, and because people love them so much it means that they’re now doing more than ever – iPads are as common as toothbrushes it seems!

iPad Wall Mounting Bracket at the Dentist
iPad Wall Mounting Bracket at the Dentist
Smile Back!

As patients enter these comfortable and personalized medical and dental offices, they see an iPad mounted securely at the front desk in its sleek and stylish bracket. 

By simply typing in their name,  the appointment time and the medical professional they are visiting pops up automatically. Once confirmed, all that information is electronically sent directly to the treatment room, where another iPad, mounted on the wall, alerts the staff to their arrival, allowing the dentist or doctor  to access each patient’s chart before treatment is started, then easily update all records post-treatment, immediately and efficiently.  This system saves time and further eliminates the need for files upon files stacked up on a desk!

Since this iPad is mounted to the wall with an angled Desk/Wall attachment,  the convenience of it is truly state of the art. The mounting brackets come in various colors and finishes, including sleek matte or gloss black, silver and bright-smile white.

Another innovative medical office is taking full advantage of everything the iPad has to offer. A large dental practice in Nevada mounts an iPad at their check-out desk where patients are encouraged to log in to their website and enter the Smile Gallery to read (and add their own!) testimonials of satisfied patients. Log on to their Facebook page, or Yelp and write a review, or share an experience.  This is a great way to bring new business to the practice, as well as involve current patients in the complete and positive experience!

These Board Certified Dental professionals have dedicated their careers to helping their patients achieve beautiful smiles, as well as creating a comfortable and positive atmosphere for every patient.

Visiting the dentist or doctor does not have to be a stressful occasion. The whole painless experience starts with the ease of signing-in or registering for your appointment on an iPad professionally mounted in its bracket,  and continues with comfortable and personalized dental and medical care.

That makes us smile…beautifully!
 

iWorkOut !

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.
iPad Wall Bracket installed on a i-Form II fitness machine
Advanced Fitness Technology, Inc., an innovative fitness equipment company out of Kinnelon, NJ, added another creative way to utilize iPads with their fitness equipment.
iPad Wall Bracket installed on a i-Form II fitness machine

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.

iPad Wall Bracket installed on a i-Form II fitness machine

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!
For more information about i-Form II, visit their website at www.iformfitness.com

Come Sail Away!

iPads Mounted on Yachts for navigation, weather information etc.

iPads Mounted on Yachts

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 for navigation, weather information etc.

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

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.

Ask about the iPad Wall Bracket at your equipment provider or installer, software provider, or yacht builders such as Oceans Alexander, Palladium Technologies, Meridian Yachts dealers and DMK Yacht Installers.

Install your iPads securely and elegantly on your luxury liner with the iPad Wall Mount Bracket, and sail off into the sunset in style!

What a kick!

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 in Texas 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 Wall Mount Bracket at the martial arts dojo entrance
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!

Spicar’s Martial Arts & Taekwondo Karate Center:    


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Beautiful!

Who doesn’t like to look good?  Chic? Stylish? Important?  Well that’s exactly how the iPads look mounted at an upscale hair salon in Boston.

When a client enters this well known salon he or she can use the iPads, in their stylish mounting brackets to:

          Sign up for the salon’s mailing list by logging in to their website

          Browse through their on-line catalog of custom made haircare and skin products

          Enter contests and promotions

          Purchase gift certificates

          Sign up for the “refer a friend program” and receive a gift!

iPad Wall Mount Bracket on Desk/Wall attachment in a a hair salon
iPad Wall Mount Bracket on Desk/Wall attachment in a a hair salon 
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!