Austin, TX., June 26, 2012 – As part of its global expansion, Maclocks, the premier iPad locks & enclosures manufacturer and the best choice for iPad deployment in Education worldwide, has announced the appointment of Scholastic as its new exclusive distributor in Australia.
iPad deployment among global customers is growing fast, and the education segment has been playing a key role in this trend.
It is no wonder that 44% of the top 50 iPad Roll outs list made by ZDNet are education institutes (K-12 education/ higher education) & enterprises. Universities and school boards nationwide have discovered the great value in deploying the iPad and integrate it as part of their learning methods.
And this is just in the US.
According to Ed-Tech, a podcast that focuses on education in the sphere of new and emerging technologies, Australian schools are embracing iPad deployment, the Australian technology website Delimiter had carried a comprehensive report on how schools and universities around Australia are planning to use the iPad.
MacWorld Australia has recently published an article on deploying iPads in schools; the author Anthony Caruana (who is also an IT manager at a middle-sized independent school in Melbourne) describes a process of evaluating a number of different computing platforms and types of hardware as part of a review into its school’s technology strategy:
“ One of the results of that review was to trial iPads with a small cohort of students in the last year of their primary education. That trial has since expanded to include all students in the last two years of primary school and the first year of secondary education.”
Maclocks, the maker of iPad locks and security solutions for all Apple devices has been providing iPad enclosures and iPad stands and kiosks for hundreds of its education accounts and companies globally has recently announced its appointment of Scholastic as their exclusive Australian distributor.
“We’re excited to announce that we have been appointed by Maclocks as their exclusive Australian distributor,” said Matthew Cross, Scholastic Australia’s Product Marketing Manager.“ Maclocks holds a fantastic range of security solutions for notebooks,MacBooks, Macs, and most importantly and successfully- iPads. In fact, Maclocks is the world’s largest provider of iPad security!”
“Education is facing a tremendous change,” said Alexander Gad, Maclocks’s GM. “ World’s best schools across all ages, from K-12 education to higher education understand that the iPad is the ideal device to lead the education industry into the future. Maclocks is proud to support this revolution, whether its an Ivy League institution or a school district, we focus on worldwide availability and a premium player such as Scholastic Australia as a partner is our source of pride.”
Scholastic Australia is part of Scholastic Inc., the world’s largest publisher and distributor of books, magazines, educational and multimedia materials for children, with offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Mexico, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom. Scholastic Inc. has become a major player in new media with film, TV, online services, cable TV and international licensing of creative properties.
Scholastic Australia has shown enormous growth over recent years and is committed to maintaining its position as the leading publisher and distributor of children’s books, magazines, multimedia and educational products in Australia. Together with the Scholastic worldwide group, the company embraces the challenges of the next generation of publishing and new markets, both national and international.
With warehouses in Austin, TX, Maclocks designs, manufactures & sells the world’s best selling custom iPad lock, iPad Enclosure, iPad Kiosk & other security locking solutions for Mac computers & tablets.
A member of the Compulocks brand, a leading supplier of computer security solutions to large corporations, federal governments, healthcare, education and resellers. As part of its global customer base expansion, Maclocks has established distribution partners throughout Australia, North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
In Education, Maclocks keeps its position as the best of choice for the leading schools and strategic institutions, among Maclcoks’s education accounts are over 50% of the US Ivy League schools and over 150 universities worldwide.