MobileBytes Partners with Heckler Design to create “Slate” Enclosures
Designed and engineered by Heckler Design of Phoenix, the sleek, powder coated steel stand has no visible screw heads, fasteners or holes, and accommodates two iPad sizes. “Slate 9” fits a standard 9.7 inch iPad and “Slate 12”, fits the 12.9 inch iPad Pro. Slate is simple to assemble, clean, and maintain.
“Our merchants want an affordable stand that supports Ethernet connectivity, looks clean in their restaurant, adjusts to fit their counter height, and allows for card swipes,” says Dan Calderone, MobileBytes CEO. “Slate is the solution our merchants have been looking for. It will be sold exclusively for use with MobileBytes POS.”
A premium positioning hinge allows a user to set and hold the optimum viewing angle of the enclosed iPad, providing a superior user experience regardless of counter height. The hinge also allows rotation greater than 100 degrees giving merchants the ability to flip the iPad toward the guest for signature capture.
The Slate enclosure can be mounted to countertops, display arms and floor stands.
Slate was custom built to support the Gigabit + PoE Adapter from Redpark of Emeryville CA. This revolutionary adapter provides both power and Ethernet connectivity to an iPad through a single Cat-6 cable exiting Slate through a small hole in the base. This eliminates unsightly cabling associated with existing Ethernet solutions for iPad.
Slate comes configured with a faceplate that securely holds a direct-connected UniMag IImagstripe reader from ID Tech. A blank faceplate can be ordered for installations where card swipes are not required.
Merchants can begin placing pre-orders through MobileBytes authorized resellers today. The first wave of Slate stands will be delivered in early April. Overnight shipping will be possible for future orders.
MobileBytes is a leading industry expert in the restaurant POS industry. The goal of MobileBytes is to restructure the restaurant experience by developing innovative software designed to increase customer convenience and generate revenue for its partners. The future of restaurant technology is mobile, and MobileBytes is positioned to provide full-scale applications in this exciting space.
About Heckler Design
Heckler Design, known for its renowned OneLessDesk, creates beautifully simple, commercial-grade products for design-conscious consumers and businesses. Heckler Design’s products currently include office furniture, desk accessories, iPad stands, and point-of-sale hardware. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Phoenix, all of Heckler Design’s products are designed by Dean Heckler and made in America. More information is available at www.hecklerdesign.com