|[June 29, 2014]
Bretford® Introduces Core™ 36M Charging Cart Optimized for Chromebooks
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
Manufacturing, Inc.®, a U.S. manufacturer of
technology-enabled furniture for learning and business environments, has
36M, a 36-unit charging cart that is optimized for Chromebooks, yet
is versatile enough to also support most tablets, laptops/hybrids and
ultrabooks used in K-12 education environments. The Core 36M will be
shown for the first time in the Bretford booth (#627) at ISTE
2014, June 29-July 1 in Atlanta. It is expected to begin shipping in
According to an estimate by Futuresource Consulting, Chromebooks
accounted for almost 20 percent of the mobile computing market for K-12
schools in 2013. And last year, Google (News - Alert) claimed that 2,000
schools worldwide now use Chromebooks for education, with the use
doubling the past three months to more than 2,000 schools.
"Some of the reasons K-12 schools are choosing Chromebooks are due to
their low price, ease-of-use and setup, cloud document storage and low
IT management costs," said Robert Gabriel, product manager for Bretford
Manufacturing, Inc. "Core 36M was designed to effectively accommodate
the vast majority of Chromebooks as well as many other mobile devices.
It encompasses a small footprint, an affordable price point and the
solid feature set needed to take care of the devices being used for K-12
Core 36M uses polypropylene dividers that protect the devices from being
scratched when placing them in or taking them out of the cart. At the
same time, the cart's digital timer provides an efficient method of
charging 36 devices - it rotates among three power strips while
operating on a single 15-amp wall circuit. And with cable management
hooks in the front and power adapter bins in the back, the cart offers a
simplistic way to keep device components neat and organized.
Core 36M has a small 25" W x 26" D x 41" H footprint that does not take
up valuable classroom space. Its hinged doors provide easy access to the
devices and the five-inch casters, two swivel and locking and two
stationary, provide the necessary mobility to move the cart between
classrooms as needed. The unit features a steel body and base, as well
as a torque-resistant flywheel handle to deter access to the devices.
Best of all, Core 36M ships fully assembled so it is ready for immediate
Core 36M conforms to North American safety standards for Information
Technology Equipment: UL 60950 (US) and CSA C22.2 No. 60950 (Canada).
Bretford provides organizations with products they can rely on to create
a safe working and learning environment for employees, students and
users. Learn more about the UL 60950 environment here.
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