Belkin Introduces Air Protect(TM) Case to Provide Reliable, Cart-Compatible iPad Protection for Students

Technology Leader Also Announces General Availability of Its Store and Charge Mobile Device Management System, and Tablet Stage and Stage App for Classroom Collaboration.
  • (1888PressRelease) June 26, 2013 - ISTE 2013 CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION, SAN ANTONIO, TX -- Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure and mobile environments, announced today the introduction of its newest product for the education market, the Belkin Air Protect™ Case for iPads. The Belkin Air Protect Case uses ultra-protective, closed-cell foam that dissipates and absorbs shock to provide reliable, cart-compatible iPad protection without unnecessary bulk or weight.

    Apple iPads are important, effective learning tools in many modern classrooms that often represent a significant investment of limited school resources. Transporting iPads between classrooms, added to the daily wear and tear by enthusiastic students, puts the devices at risk. The Belkin Air Protect Case offers a practical, affordable solution that provides complete coverage for the edges, bezel, and back of the iPad, effectively protecting it from bumps and short drops. The Air Protect Case passed U.S. Military Drop Testing requirements*.

    The new case is available in two sizes for the iPad 2/3/4, and the iPad Mini. It is also available in three colors: black, green, and blue. Other key features of the Belkin Air Protect Case include:

    Lightweight and ultra-protective

    Closed-cell foam and innovative air pocket design

    Full edge, bezel, and back coverage

    Hassle-free assembly, perfect for large iPad deployments

    Open ports and buttons facilitate easy device management and usability

    Front-facing speaker channel directs sound toward the user, not the back of the iPad

    "The Belkin Air Protect Case uses the same lightweight, high-grade material that is found in shock-absorbing running shoe in-soles and protective athletic helmets," said Jon Roepke, senior product manager, Business Division, Belkin International. "The kid-friendly, ergonomic design is comfortable for small hands, and the thin profile fits most charging carts. It's the perfect way to optimize technology in the classroom while protecting the school's iPad investment."

    For a video demonstration of the Belkin Air Protect Case, visit: http://youtu.be/5NMdlUeITdI.

    General Availability of Belkin Store and Charge, Tablet Stage and Stage App

    In addition to the new case, Belkin also announced the general availability of its recently announced Store and Charge mobile device management system for K-12 education environments, and Tablet Stage and Stage App that combines the convenience of a document camera with the power of an interactive whiteboard. Store and Charge offers an elegant, accessible, and affordable mobile device management solution designed to optimize digital learning. With the ability to store and charge up 10 devices simultaneously, the station makes it easy to keep tablets, thin and light laptops, and e-readers organized, available, fully charged, and ready for classroom use.

    The Belkin Stage App for iPad enables educators to sketch and annotate over live video for engaging tutorials. The Tablet Stage is an ergonomic stand for tablets that makes classroom presentations easy to deliver. The result is cost-effective, connected learning that boosts student success.

    Belkin offers a range of solutions designed to enrich the educator and student experience with technology in the modern classroom. Belkin will showcase the Belkin Air Protect Case, Store and Charge Mobile Device Management System, and Tablet Stage and App at ISTE 2013 in San Antonio, Texas, June 23-26.

    ISTE 2013

    ISTE's Annual Conference and Exposition is hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology. ISTE members include individuals, regional and international affiliate organizations, and corporations. With its affiliate network, ISTE represents more than 100,000 education leaders throughout the world.

    Belkin's products for education will be available for demonstration at ISTE booth #5247. To arrange a meeting with Belkin contact denise.nelson ( @ ) ventanapr dot com dot

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    About Belkin Business
    Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government, and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company's line of commercial products are available through Belkin's global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkinbusiness.com.

    Tags: iPad, iPad case, ISTE 2013, classroom technology, K-12 technology, education technology, mobile computing, mobile computing solutions

    *Independently tested to meet the conditions outlined in the U.S. Department of Defense MIL STD 810G, Method 516-6, Procedure IV - transit drop.

    Press Contact:
    Denise Nelson
    The Ventana Group
    Danville, CA
    925-837-6277
    denise.nelson ( @ ) ventanapr dot com
    http://www.theventanagroup.com

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