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Bretford® PowerSync+™ Mobile Companion App Now Available

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.®, a global manufacturer of technology-enabled furniture for schools and businesses, today announced that the companion app for its PowerSync+ enabled charge and sync products is now available (http://www.appstore.com/powersync). Shown for the first time at TCEA earlier this year, the PowerSync® products, which include 40- and 20-unit carts and a 20-unit station, are the world’s first app-enabled charge and sync products designed specifically for iPad and iPad mini.

“The PowerSync+ app provides a window into the PowerSync Cart 40, PowerSync Cart 20 and PowerSync Station™ 20,” said Huey Ng, product manager for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. Ng explained that the PowerSync+ app works to display remote status for all connected iOS devices by showing which are fully charged and which ones need more time. It also allows users to check on their progress when preparing devices using Apple Configurator. “During the workday, you’ll always know when the devices are ready to go, with push notifications to inform when the cart or station is fully charged or when the Apple Configurator workflow has completed. After hours, the app can alert you if devices are removed or if the cart or station goes offline.” Ng continued, “It also allows the PowerSync+ enabled carts and stations to be tagged by location or other information to organize and search as needed.”

The companion app works with the Bretford PowerSync+ enabled products, which include:

PowerSync Cart 40: Offers greater capacity in a compact footprint. The newly designed divider system is reconfigurable, offering maximum flexibility for protective cases. With pre-installed Lightning cables, the cart can simply be plugged in and is ready to go right out of the box.

PowerSync Cart 20: Contains all the same features as the Cart 40 but holds up to 20 devices and includes secure storage for corresponding accessories such as headphones, keyboards and more. This allows all the demands of the curriculum to be accommodated in a single cart and within the same compact footprint.

PowerSync Station 20: When space is limited, the PowerSync Station 20 can be stacked up to three units high or individually mounted on the wall. It offers an additional USB port to daisy chain up to three units for the management of up to 60 devices from a single host Mac.

About Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.

Since its founding in 1948, Bretford has designed and manufactured technology-enabled furniture products built to improve how people work and learn. Headquartered in Franklin Park, Illinois, Bretford began supporting Apple hardware and customers in 1998. Since then, Bretford’s Apple-centric products have evolved to enable the charging and syncing of multiple iOS devices across a variety of industries that include education, business, healthcare and government. Bretford's innovative designs and superior workmanship ensure dependable products that are backed by an industry leading warranty. Bretford is a certified CarbonNeutral company and manufactures its products in the U.S.A. Visit bretford.com/apple for more information.

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