Tips for Better Document Destruction

Part 1: Choosing the Right Hard Disk Drive Sanitizer

by Perry Solomon

We’re a society that loves to accumulate records. We store copious amounts of data on computer hard drives, CDs and DVDs, and have filing cabinets stuffed with bank statements, social security numbers, tax records and other confidential information. Whether this information is stored digitally or on paper, at some point it needs to be erased or destroyed. In Part 1 of our two-part series on better document destruction, we’ll discuss one of the most critical steps any organization can take to protect themselves from financial fraud—wiping computer hard drives. We’ll discuss why hard drives need to be sanitized, how hard disk drive sanitization works, and what technologies and products are available.

Why Sanitizing Hard Drives Is Essential

hard-disk-driveWhile most people understand the necessity of shredding paper documents before throwing them out, many are still unaware of the need to properly sanitize computer hard drives. Deleting a file on your computer hard drive typically erases the metadata, or the summary of that file (i.e., file size, author, date created, etc). Without these “clues,” the file can be harder Read more ›

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Seeking advanced beta tester for the Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16

by Perry Solomon

Aleratec’s Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet charges, syncs and safely stores up to 16 iPads and other tablets and is designed specifically for education, commercial and corporate environments where durability and security are critical.  Part of our ongoing goal is to provide the best products possible, and we are happy to announce a beta test program for this exciting new product.Aleratec Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16 for iPads and other tablets

 

If your company, organization or school issues tablets to employees or students, Aleratec invites you to apply to our beta test program. If you are selected, Aleratec will send a Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet to your organization for feedback and testimonials on how the product improves tablet deployment and security. Best of all, your organization  may be eligible to keep the test device, a $1,599 value.

 

It’s easy to apply! Follow our Google+ page and email us at marketing@aleratec.com.

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Aleratec’s New Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16 Accommodates Growing Tablet Sizes

By Perry Solomon

samsung notebookAt every CES, there’s a handful of products that keep the show floor buzzing and Samsung did not disappoint with its Galaxy Note Pro 12.2″ tablet. A tablet that stretches the 12-inch boundary is noteworthy, but what caught our attention is the impact it would have on products such as tablet cabinets. Many tablet cabinets on the market today will not accommodate a 12.2″ tablet; they simply weren’t designed for a device that large.

Aleratec introduced the Charge and Guard Secure Aleratec Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16 for iPads and other tabletsCharge/Sync Cabinet 16 at this year’s CES, and we were pleased to learn about the plus-sized Samsung tablet. Unlike many of our competitors, Aleratec’s cabinet includes 16 compartments, each measuring 13″x10.5″x.9″. This leaves ample space for protective cases and larger tablets such as the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. The large compartments were not a happy accident but conceived during the design phase of the Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16. A key factor for Aleratec engineers was designing an enclosure with enough compartments and enough space to accommodate increasing tablet sizes and bulky, protective cases. The extra space is a significant feature, especially for cash-strapped school systems or budget-minded companies who must stretch every dollar and stave off early obsolescence.

No one can truly predict what the next hot product will be or anticipate every design enhancement. However, we can count on the fact that technology will change and design products that remain valuable tools to our customers as long as possible. The Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16 is an example of Aleratec’s commitment to this goal.

 

 

 

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2014 CES Ushers in a New Product Category for Aleratec

Meet our new line of Portable Device Management products for iPads and other tablets.

By Perry Solomon

Aleratec Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16 for iPads and other tabletsCES remains the industry indicator for what’s hot in consumer electronics, and while the curved TV and wearable tech grabbed a fair share of attention at this year’s show, tablets remain a leading category. Aleratec is on the forefront of this massive shift to mobile with a new product category, Portable Device Management (PDM), and two new products that address a growing need to effectively charge, sync and manage multiple tablets and other USB-charged devices.

Our new Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16 is a high-security cabinet with Active Smart Charge technology for rapid charging of iOS, Android and most other tablet platforms. Supplying a full 2.4 amps per port, this durable cabinet allows users to charge, sync and store up to 16 tablets simultaneously in about the same time as it takes to charge or sync one. Exceptional features of the Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16 include an all-metal, lockable cabinet with a welded anchor loop for chaining the enclosure to a secure structure. This is particularly helpful in preventing the unauthorized removal of the cabinet and a critical feature in places where there is a high risk of theft. The Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16 also includes 16 compartments that accommodate larger tablets and protective cases.

Aleratec 16-Port Portable iPad/Tablet Charge and Sync StationThe Charge and Sync Station 16 with Active Smart Charge technology supports rapid charging of up to 16 iOS, Android and most other tablet platforms. This unit includes many of the same the features of the Charge and Guard Cabinet but is designed for portability with a durable, all-metal enclosure and a convenient carrying handle that lets you to move it from station to station as needed. We even include tablet racks to hold the devices while they are charging.

As tablets move beyond living rooms and into classrooms, conference rooms, and commercial venues such as restaurants, Aleratec is dedicated to bringing the best solutions in Portable Device Management, and we’re proud to deliver these practical, timesaving solutions to the educational, corporate and commercial markets. Look for more announcements in 2014 as we roll out our new line of Portable Device Management products.

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