Published | Wed, February 3, 2016
As part of its commitment to an active learning environment, Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.®, a U.S.-based manufacturer of technology-enabled furniture for 21st century learning and working environments today introduced the EVER Cart with MiX Module System. EVER Carts are designed to be the last store and charge cart a school will need thanks to the future-proof MiX Module System, customizable modules that can be continually modified to accommodate future devices. The EVER Cart with the MiX Module system is being shown for the first time in the Bretford booth (#2570) during the 2016 TCEA Expo, Feb. 3-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.
The EVER Cart supports future technology, while allowing different brands and different-sized devices with various power needs to be taken care of of all in one cart.
“As technology evolves, devices can quickly become obsolete – along with the charging carts used to manage them, which puts a strain on educational budgets,” explained Jim Fisher, senior product manager for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. “The EVER Cart with the MiX Module System solves this problem by offering a charging solution that is compatible with all devices, even those that haven’t been invented yet. The EVER Cart supports future technology, while allowing different brands and different-sized devices with various power needs to be taken care of of all in one cart. It is cost-effective because it is truly the last store and charge cart a school will ever need.”
The breakthrough MiX Module System is removable, adjustable, and reconfigurable. It is designed to be customized based on electronic needs for both today and tomorrow. With a MiX Module, shelf heights and device slot sizes can evolve without the need to replace the entire cart. Instead, as new equipment is brought in for use in a classroom, a module within the cart can simply be removed and replaced with an updated module that fits the size, shape, and quantity of the devices being used.
The new EVER Cart can house two shelves with two MiX Modules or three shelves with three MiX modules to support between 20 and 45 devices. Shelves adjust from 10-inches for tablets and small computers to 12-inches for larger laptops.
With the new EVER Cart, it’s possible to create a hybrid cart that supports a variety of different devices using both AC and USB MiX Modules. The modules can be removed and placed on a work surface for quick and easy cable management. The slot dividers in the MiX Modules adjust from 1-inch to 1.5-inches to increase or decrease module capacity depending on the quantity and type of devices being used in the cart. At the same time, the slot numbering bars keep all the devices in the cart organized.
The EVER Cart features an efficient Power Management System that assures all devices are charged quickly with one cord from the cart to the wall outlet. The top shelf of the EVER Cart provides a practical work surface for a printer, projector, or document camera. At the same time, the front doors on the EVER Cart feature 270-degree hinges that allow them to fold back out of the way against the cabinet for safety and easy access to the devices. The shelves are height-adjustable as well. And the cart’s bi-directional locking casters provide maximum control during transport while the inset locks protect walls and doorframes.
The EVER Cart with the MiX Module System can be further customized via the Bretford Customization Services (BCS) program to achieve a unique solution with modifications such as a specific color or a branded logo. The cart has achieved UL 60950-1 certification for safety in schools and it ships fully assembled for immediate use upon delivery.
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