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Charge, Sync Up To 30 iPads With MultiDock

Do you manage multiple iPads or other iOS devices for a group? Synching and charging them can be awkward and security can be a challenge. A new rack from Griffin Technology makes it all a lot easier.

Do you have to track, charge, provision, and secure numerous iPads at work? It's becoming a more common chore at schools, hospitals, and many other organizations. At night you might have to charge and secure multiple iOS devices and it's awkward with all those plugs and cables.

Griffin Technology, known for a wide variety of iPhone and iPad accessories, has a solution: the MultiDock. It's a rack system that holds up to 10 iPads (or iPhones or iPod Touches). There is a cable for each device slot so that they can be mass-charged and synched. The slots are big enough that you can probably leave iPad cases on when you put them in to charge.

I interviewed Griffin's Jack Henander at the Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando recently and he demonstrated the MultiDock. See the video below:

The locking bar is useful only for iPads. The rack itself has mounting feet (see picture below) so that it can be fixed to a bench or cart. Up to three of the racks can be connected so that you can work with up to 30 iOS devices.

The MultiDock lists for $699.99, and if you buy two or more, the price includes a USB router to connect them. (Note: In our video, Henander quotes $1499 for a "30-bay unit." This price is an error. The correct price for 30 bays is $1799, but call Griffin Technology to be sure.)

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