23rd January 2015

Day Two Bett 2015

Day two on the LapSafe stand was all the about how university’s are embracing self service device systems. Ian Spillane, IT Service Desk Manager from Dublin City University shared their experience on implementing a self service laptop loan system Dublin City University or DCU for short was formed in 1989 and is considered a young University when compared with other University’s in Ireland. In its 26 years however, it has achieved a huge amount in terms of research and successful graduates. Currently there are over 12,000 students and nearly 2000 staff and researchers working in DCU. They have over 50,000 graduates since becoming a University and have been voted in the Top 50 Universities under 50 years old in the World for over two years running. As part of the innovation in teaching initiatives, DCU’s new president implemented a pilot scheme to look at e-Learning devices for students that compared, Windows laptops, android tablets and Chromebooks to evaluate the best device for a student to learn from and complete their course work. Once the pilot was complete it was decided to use Windows laptops to loan to the students. This ultimately lead them to the Lapsafe Diplomat LMS Unit. Ian Spillane, talked through the process from start to finish interacting with audience to answer their questions about the implementation process, pitfalls and success. Devices such as Laptops, netbooks, Chromebooks and tablets including iPads, can now be automatically loaned to borrowers with no staff interaction, Diplomat is the first and most sophisticated intelligent smart locker system which can loan devices or lockers 24 x 6 x 365. For that don’t have a library management system to integrate with but want to go self-service, the new LapSafe Diplomat PIN offers Pin code access to device charging lockers supporting BYOD. LapSafe have partnered with BeCode UK Limited to include their range of miniPad PIN locks into the Diplomat range.

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