Santa has come early! The latest shipment of components for the all the Launchpad models arrived this week. Julian and Mark flexed their muscles yet again to off load all the goodies from santas red truck. Looks like we will be fully stocked for the xmas rush and the new year!
Sprocket is proud to support Healthpoint Technologies in their deployment of health related kiosks using the Launchpad’s desktop and freestanding iPad stands.Healthpoint is the leading provider of accurate interactive health information and preventative screening tools in Australia and the United Kingdom, for pharmacies and pet retailers with over 700 pharmacies Australia wide using this innovative system.Sprocket’s iPad stands and enclosures are increasingly the product of choice for high quality yet low cost deployment of public access interactive media.
The Launchpad iPad Handheld is the ideal way to securely house your iPad and yet allow it to be picked up and used for a wide variety of applications from restaurants and exhibitions to trade shows and museums. Secured by a stainless steel tether and cushioned from the odd accidental drop, the Launchpad handheld has demonstrated its effectiveness from Melbourne to Manilla!Available with either hide or show home button and featuring an optional power adaptor for fast and easy charging, the Launchpad Handheld iPad case is the enclosure of choice for iPads on the go.
The design team at Sprocket has outdone themselves and developed the most verstatile Launchpad iPad stand ever..the all new iPOS with Quick Change Graphics. This unique system allows retailers, exhibitors and event organisers to update their brand message in minutes, no more struggling with bonded on graphic panels. The system even features an inbuilt power adaptor connector and cable that keeps the power components away from harm.To date Sprocket has been selling these highly sought after devices to organisations including Foxtel, Qantas,AAPT and Coles amongst many others.The iPOS can be further be optioned with illuminated signage, brochure holders, speakers and headsets and is available for ordering now!A revolution maybe not but a helluva lot better than anything else!
Sprocket’s new iPOS iPad point of sale system was put into good use at this year’s CeBIT show in Sydney by AAPT in their dramatically designed booth. Three identical IPOS stands with iPad enclosures in portrait orientation on pivoting heads enabled visitors to explore and interact with AAPT’s network coverage Australia wide.Sprocket’s iPOS Launchpad system provided the ideal framework for dynamic corporate branding and message delivery which was enhanced by the addition of the optional A4 brochure dispensers. The result was a highly successful product launch by AAPT and indeed they topped the show by winning the CEbit Business Award for Service Distinction.
Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum designed by Gerrit Rietveld houses the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. The museum’s permanent collection includes more than 200 of his paintings plus many drawings and letters and draws visitors from around the world.
The Museum has recently re-ordered Sprocket’s Launchpad secure iPad enclosures to support it’s latest visitor interactive information throughout the galleries.
Sprocket is proud to be associated with this prestigious institution.
Announcing the latest Launchpad revolution from Sprocket….the iPOS iPad Point of Sale display system that gives the biggest bang for your bucks in a retail environment, exhibition space in fact anywhere an iPad is used in a public environment.
Incorporating the highly secure Launchpad iPad case, this highly flexible and fully demountable iPad stand has been designed to provide additional promotional area around the iPad using high quality vinyl prints that are easily replaced and updated. Power to the iPad is internally routed and the device can be positioned as a movable device on a heavy duty base or fixed to the floor in more permanent deployments.
The iPOS can be further be optioned with illuminated signage, brochure holders, speakers and headsets and is available for ordering now!For more Launchpad products click here: http://www.launchpad-sprocket.com
Ian Wong, that intrepid industrial designer of renown, continues his passionate determination to educate the wider public on the history of Australian design has created a fabulous historical haven of orange Aussie design. Move over Orange People this exhibition is a joyous celebration of product design that works so well I am going out to buy something orange.
Sprocket supplied a Launchpad to secure Ian’s iPad allowing visitors to the Gallery to browse his blog and peruse items not on display [and almost all the items are from Ian's extensive private collection of design classics].
The Orange exhibition is showing October 6th – 28th
Design Institute of Australia
Level 1 – 175 Collins Street, Melbourne
A Melbourne Videographer contacted sprocket to assist in a project for the Geelong Gallery. Ryan O’Hehir needed an small, robust ipad enclosure to play video documentaries of local artists at an exhibition at the Geelong Galley. The project called for looped video and audio to be played from a wallmount LaunchPad. In this instance Ryan decided to connect headphones to the LaunchPad to create a ‘listening post’ so that gallery visitors could hear the audio without distracting other gallery patrons.
LaunchPad is ideally suited to this purpose; it is discreet, strong and stylish.
At the recent Food and Wine Show in Melbourne, Fisher and Paykel, the market leader in the design of innovative household appliances, chose Sprocket”s Launchpad iPad kiosks to highlight their new product range. The Launchpad was selected because of it”s elegant yet robust design that perfectly complemented Fisher and Paykel”s sleek product range and provided visitors to the stand with a truly personal retail shopping experience.
The many and varied uses for iPads has even spread to public transport and Sprocket”s Launchpad iPad Kiosk is being deployed ”on the buses” by Redline, Tasmania”s leading bus company. The secure and versatile iPad enclosure developed by Sprocket was selected by the software system developer Bert Post and incorporated as both a self serve ticketing kiosk at the sales counter and an on board 3G powered passenger manifest system.
Sprocket has delivered a new lauchpad to ‘Chess kids’, an organistion dedicated to the popularisation ?of chess as an educational and recreational pursuit for children. Founded in 1997 by David Cordover, Chess Kids worked with 645 schools last year and is the largest chess organisation of any kind in Australia. Sprocket collaborated with David to brand and configure a Freestanding Kiosk for his in-school presentations. The system displays the ‘Chess kids’ own hosted software that is accessed via our PadLock secure browser.
This system tracks and displays the scores of multiple players in chess tournaments. Each time a game is concluded the player enters his result and this can be tracked in real time on the internet. Potentially several LaunchPads configured this way and be placed at a tournament, allowing participants to enter their results quickly at any kiosk. Sprocket went along to observe a tournament at a Victorian Primary school. What was striking was the speed which the school kids worked with the software and hardware. There was no hesitation to interact with LaunchPad; the kids enthusiastically embracing the this new method of chess play.
Sprocket and LaunchPad had a significant presence at the Australian International Motor Show. The LaunchPad iPad kiosk is ideally suited to exhibitions. Companies can feature their own content or run application to perform specific tasks. At this exhibition the iPad LaunchPad Kiosk assisted in helping 6 major car manufactures to deliver their marketing message on over 35 individual LaunchPads. Featured heavily on the Nissan, Mazda, Hyundai, Suzuki and Better Place Australia stands Launchpad integrated seamlessly into these companies overall stand designs.
On the Better Place Australia display sprocket was commissioned to develop software specifically for the event. This software collected valuable marketing information for the company.
Sprocket and Omnecom have recently teamed with Hog’s Breath Cafes at Noosa and Mooloolaba on Australia’s stunning Sunshine Coast to fast track their customer loyalty program right in store where it counts. Using Sprocket’s LaunchPad iPad kiosk solution, Omnecom deployed the Chimpadeedoo mail App with custom graphics to enable customers to sign up for special offers at the point of purchase. The system is so simple and intuitive that it takes no more than a minute to register your name and email address to receive free dining vouchers and other offers on a regular basis.
Phil McKercher, CEO of Omnecom said ” this system empowers the Hog’s Breath franchisee to engage with the customer using the latest technology, provide great value directly to that customer and at the same time building a growing data base of regular clientele, the value of which cannot be underestimated.”
The key to the success of the deployment of the system is Sprocket’s secure and robust LaunchPad enclosures that deliver the message to the customer in an engaging and visually appealing form.
There are numerous reasons for looking at the iPad as an alternative Micro kiosk?device to traditional pc powered kiosks and one of the primary reasons must be the benefit to the environment.
Greenpeace and others have mounted an environmental argument against the iPad and its various clones but this has less to do with the device itself and more to do with the increased reliance on, and use of, the energy hungry computing cloud centres to communicate with these mobile devices.
What is indisputable however is the green credentials of the iPad manufacture itself when one looks at it’s low embodied energy, material efficiency, minimal use of hazardous substances and recycling strategy. It is simply a leaner device when it comes down to manufacturing credentials compared to incumbent public interactive technologies.
That leaves us with the question of the efficient use of energy during the life of the product and in particular the comparison with current technologies using larger format LCDs, touchscreens and computers in kiosk enclosures. In basic energy terms the iPad in normal operation consumes around 4 watts per hour whilst the traditional kiosk rates at around 150 watts per hour. Over a year of operating 10 hours a day 7 days per week that can equate to an energy saving of 520,000 watts or 520kwh per kiosk which adds up significantly over a deployment of 100 kiosks.
It is hard to mount an argument against the micro kiosk on environmental grounds and add to that the numerous other deployment benefits, it is no wonder the excitement is building.