“[The carts] keep devices secure when not in use and charged and ready for our students each morning. Bretford has worked diligently with us throughout this project so that we could be successful in every way. We look forward to continuing to work with Bretford on future endeavors as our school district grows.”
“With 9,000 new Chromebooks coming into our schools on top of the 3,000 devices we already had, managing the condition and safety of these computers became a primary concern,” said Bill Klopping, Director of Technology for VESD. “We needed to evenly and effectively charge them when they weren’t in use and we needed to safely and securely store them.” He emphasized the importance of keeping the Chromebooks in top condition so students were motivated to use them.
VESD selected the Bretford Sova 36M, a 36-unit charging cart with a digital timer that rotates amongst three charging zones while operating on a single 15-amp circuit. Polypropylene dividers within protect devices against potential damage. In addation, cable management hooks and power adapter bins offer an easy way to keep device components neat and organized. Each Sova 36M cart is secured to the wall and locked at the end of the school day to protect the district’s investment.
“We have not had any reports of lost, stolen or damaged Chromebooks since incorporating the Bretford carts,” Klopping explained.