Has anyone used or got one of these?
M Series Universal Mini notebook security cabinets
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It also veers towards the wall when trying to push it through the corridors.
I didn't have a very good experience dealing with their technical team either, which consisted of 1 person.
Let's put it this way, our teaching staff have lost complete confidence in the whole idea of a Mobile IT Suite.
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Can I just clarify that the Lapcabbies people have had problems with look like the ones in the links I posted? ie big chunky plastic handles, not thin metal handles? They changed the range a while ago.
Has anyone taken a look at the Bretford Range yet
Lap TopLoader- Basic Netbook Storage & Recharge Unit
Store & charge up to 32 x netbooks
Unique top loading design for easy access
Supports data transfer activities
Excellent cable management
Energy saving ‘Auto-Power-Off’
Store and charge up to 32 x netbooks, suitable for housing up to 10.2” netbooks.
All steel construction with easy-action top-opening lid, double lock security and anti-slam action
Dedicated mounting area for a wireless router and network switch, enabling you to update a full set of netbooks simultaneously (Router and network switch not included)
Built-in Electronic Power Management system (EPM), regulates the amount of current being drawn from the mains supply, preventing the schools circuits being tripped and so minimising classroom disruption
Utilises the netbook’s own connecting lead for charging and so can be used with multiple brands of netbooks at once
The connecting lead is feed through the built-in cable channel to the netbook compartments, to offer excellent cable management. When utilising the data transfer capabilities of the LAP TopLoader, the network cables are also neatly feed through these built-in channels
Side access door offers secure access to the power module, wireless router & network switch. A clear Perspex viewing panel on the side of the door also enables the power, wireless & network connectivity status to be clearly viewed at all times.
External CAt socket for easy connection to a network point
Energy saving 'Auto-Power-Off' feature automatically switches the unit off after a designated period of time, allowing the unit to be left on charge over night or weekend without wasting energy
Open base offers additional storage for accessories
Dual fan controlled ventilation
All electronic components are housed in an easily removeable module which, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong can be simply swapped out and replaced by the user, thus reducing downtime
The 32H full size one you have is one I've never seen, but physically I can see that it's twice the size of the 32V mini. Also, as it has all those internal horizontal drawers, I can understand why it's so heavy, and therefore why the casters are giving problems once you've loaded it with laptops.
It shouldn't be happening, don't get me wrong, but if it's going to happen, that's the trolley it'll happen to! I'm going to let Monarch know about this discussion, if it's OK with you? They won't have seen it and they really ought to.
As a provider of all the above systems I would say take a look at the Lapsafe range of products as no only are the cost effective but the build quality is superb,
Laptop Security | Lapsafe UK | Anti-Theft Laptop Security Cabinets
Give me a shout if you would like any info or pricing on any of the discussed products
We had some of the Bretford (laptop) range at my last school, i found their cable management to be just as bad....i dread to think about the amount of hours i spent find lost ends to adaptors...
Yeah ok, let them see this discussion...
From what i read from the PDF's i should have had Y cables..didnt get any of them.
I was sent the wrong instructions, i rang them but never recieved the correct ones...
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