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TRAKA REPORT SUCCESS AT BETT A


t the exhibition, Traka reported an increased


demand from education professionals for a solution that could protect iPads


from theft and damage but still provide a hassle-free way of issuing and keeping track of the asset. Feedback from the event also showed


that physically protecting iPads was not the only concern. Education professionals were also looking for an effective way to keep all classroom devices synced, charged and ready for lessons. Robert Smith, managing director for


Traka, said: “From visiting the show, it is clear that educational apps and online software is growing in sophistication and will soon be intrinsic to modern learning.


Traka, a specialist in keyless electronic lockers, intelligent access control and key management solutions, has reported positive feedback after showcasing the Traka iPad Locker at The Bet Show 2014.


But an app is only as good as the device it is running on. “Over the course of the show we heard


many horror stories about how schools were storing iPads, and consequently the financial implications of the theft and damage of the valuable assets. The ‘trolley system’ was a particular theme, where iPads are simply returned onto a trolley after use and rolled into a cupboard. “When demonstrating the Traka iPad


Locker, visitors were able to see how the system enables safe storage but flexible use. The individual user codes gives students responsibility and flexibility but also accountability. “However, from speaking to visitors


we learnt that securing the asset was not the only thing of interest to teachers and learning providers, the functionality of the software also peaked interest. The


Traka iPad Locker allows the IT technician or teacher to sync all iPads, meaning that apps can be downloaded onto all of the devices in one go.” UB


School deploys over 1,000 iPads


new customers during BETT, demonstrating that BYOD is fast becoming a reality in schools. Pleckgate School in


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Blackburn is using Meru's Education-grade wireless platform to support its implementation of 1,200 iPad minis deployed in a single day. It was chosen in favour of a phased rollout thanks to Meru's proven high-density handling capabilities. According to Lewis Hall,


e-learning manager at Pleckgate: “We've expanded the existing Meru network, which


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has been able to cope with everything we threw at it and more. People said we were crazy to deploy 1,200 devices in one day, but it went even beter then we imagined.” The Duston School is also


using Meru to support its BYOD programme for sixth formers and planned 1:1 Apple implementation for 1,400 pupils and 90 staff. The Northamptonshire-based academy, which transformed itself from ‘Special Measures’ to ‘Outstanding’ in the latest Ofsted report, has completed phase one of the iPad project and is now planning phase two – a 1:1 iPad programme for all students.


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