VidaBox Releases New VESA-Ready VidaMount iPad Enclosures with Home Button and Camera Covered – Ideal for Retail and Other Public-Facing Applications

New tablet enclosures turn any iPad into dedicated digital displays or interactive kiosks by hiding home button access. Enclosures are VESA 100 ready for easy mounting onto walls, desk, or countertops with optional brackets or floor stands.

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. — March 21st, 2017 — VidaBox has expanded its wide range of tablet mounts with new "home button & camera covered" versions of their popular iPad VESA-ready enclosures. By blocking the home button, iPads can be used as dedicated, single-app devices and discourage app-switching in setups like point-of-sale (PoS) in retail, quick service restaurants (QSRs), or as interactive kiosks for exhibits & museums. With the camera covered, iPads can also be used in sensitive areas like dressing rooms for shopping guides & assistance. This clever design shields the power, volume, home buttons, and cameras from open access - making it ideal for public use.


"Our new line of enclosures is the perfect complement to an iPad's ‘Guided Mode' feature, which turns tablets into dedicated digital signs or interactive displays," explains Steven Cheung, President of VidaBox LLC. "We've built these with theft-deterrence in mind, with features like optional security screw kit upgrades which prevent disassembly with ordinary tools. It's the best way of using an iPad in public environments while reducing the worry of theft!"

To achieve a high degree of tamper-resistance, VidaMount VESA-ready enclosures are made of high-strength HDPE resin, which can easily withstand high traffic and heavy-duty usage. Biocides and harsh cleaning chemicals can be used to wipe down the enclosure without damaging or degrading the plastic - an important consideration for public environments. For mounting, they are VESA 100x100 compatible, and can be placed in either portrait or landscape modes. This allows the iPad to fit onto a variety of wall, table, desk, or floor standing VidaMounts for use in virtually any setup.

"A design is only as strong as its weakest link - which is why we also integrated clever cable management into our iPad enclosures. It is easy to neatly hide and route any and all Lightning and audio cables," says Nick Caracappa, Outside Sales Consultant. "All connected wires are internally routed to the enclosures' rear center exit, where our matching VESA compatible VidaMounts provide further cable protection against tampering. This allows the mounted iPad to be kept charged 24/7!"

For power, one can use VidaPower CAT5 to USB adapters, which allows charging of the connected iPad via an Ethernet cable, up to 330 feet or 100m long. On the other end, a VidaPower Injector or PoE switch acts as the power source. With careful installation, all wiring and the charging adapter can be hidden from view - only exposing the iPad's touch screen to the user.

"This completely secure design allows us to provide a ‘soup-to-nuts' hardware solution for a variety of setups - ranging from conference room scheduling displays, timeclocks, waiver signing, loyalty program interfaces, and more!" Cheung continues. "All of this is available starting at an unbeatable price of $99.99! Our VidaMounts an extremely affordable, feature-packed solution where top-notch iPad physical security is needed!"

The VidaMount VESA ready enclosures are shipping now, and are available in white, black, and light grey colors for the iPad 2, 3, 4; iPad mini 1, 2, 3; iPad mini 4; iPad Air 1, 2, Pro 9.7; and iPad Pro 12.9. For more information on VidaMount VESA-ready enclosures, customizations for graphics & logos, or other items in the VidaBox family of products, please visit the company website at http://www.vidabox.com, or call +1 (844) 4-KIOSKS.

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About VidaBox | Kiosks:

VidaBox | Kiosks allow any iPad, Android, Windows, or other tablet to be transformed into conference room displays, fully interactive kiosks, or other digital signage uses. The company's tablet enclosures can be ordered with custom graphics for a unique look, and be securely integrated with a variety of floor stands, wall, desk, & table mounts for a fixed, secured installation. When combined with VidaPower® charging solutions, power can be reliably delivered to any tablet over a single CAT5 cable at distances of 330' or more - allowing these solutions to operate 24/7, maintenance-free. This complete solution provides a cost-effective alternative to traditional custom kiosks, single-purpose displays, and dedicated touch panels. Competitive pricing of the full VidaBox | Kiosks line offers exceptional value to professional interior designers, architects, installers, integrators, and their clients. More information is available at www.vidabox.com or by phone at (844) 4-KIOSKS or +1 516-499-5050.

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