Bretford Introduces TechGuard Connect™ and Bretford Connect™

Bretford® introduces smart, connected charging locker with cloud-based management system. The all-new TechGuard Connect™, a secure charging locker paired with Bretford Connect™, allows for real-time locker management from anywhere.

Published | Mon, June 26, 2017

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Continuing with its pursuit of bringing cutting edge charging solutions to market, Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.®, a U.S.-based manufacturer of store and charge solutions for mobile devices, announced today a new addition to its well-established line of comprehensive charging solutions. TechGuard Connect featuring Bretford Connect, a cloud-based web portal, allows for real-time locker management from anywhere. TechGuard Connect will be on display in the Bretford booth (#2019) at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, Texas on June 26-28th.

"For the past couple of years, Bretford has been defining the ultimate user experience for device charging lockers with our TechGuard solutions", said Huey Ng, Product Manager for Bretford.

"Our customers have been looking for more sophisticated management of their locker installations. And now with the new TechGuard Connect, we're raising the bar with a cloud-based service that enables remote locker management capabilities from anywhere,” said Ng.

At a glance, the new Bretford TechGuard Connect:

Manage From Anywhere
TechGuard Connect paired with Bretford Connect, a cloud-based management software, supports remote locker management from anywhere in the world. IT Administrators are able to access real-time locker stats, remotely unlock bays, and provide a full audit trail through data logging.

Keypad or RFID
Select from RFID card or keypad options. Manage devices quickly, safely, and securely. To help create an audit trail, RFID access allows facility managers to monitor locker usage. Additional features, such as the ability to check devices out and back in again, are coming soon for enhanced accountability.

Upgradeable system allows for software and firmware updates, bringing the latest product features and benefits to your existing installations.

TechGuard Connect Lockers have ten bays and your choice of RFID or keypad user access, wired or wireless data, and AC or USB power options to charge phones, tablets, laptops and more. TechGuard Connect also includes a wide selection of color and branding options. Available in 16 vibrant colors, TechGuard Connect can be customized with company logos or other branding solutions.

In the continued pursuit of providing safety, quality and consistency in manufacturing, the entire TechGuard Connect Locker is certified to UL 60950-1 and is manufactured in the U.S.

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About Bretford

Bretford empowers individuals and organizations to achieve their purpose. Today, people spend much of their time managing tools, and not using them to their full potential. Bretford solutions allow teachers to teach students, equip nurses to care for patients, and help innovators to innovate.

It is all done by enabling the latest technology, allowing people to use tools to their full potential. We give people time back in their day to achieve their missions.

We lead innovation with products that include Charging Carts that allow teachers and students to focus on learning. Our Secure Lockers ensure a safe and productive work environment. Our Juice Mobile Power solution is power anywhere; a flexible and transformative solution to meet all your power needs.