RAF Brize Norton
Deploying tech with military efficiency. By incorporating the Powerpad 15S, JADTEU have massively reduced the time it takes to synchronise devices.
Deploying tech with military efficiency
The military has an enviable reputation for world-class communication and operational efficiency. Yet even they need a helping hand sometimes when it comes to optimising tech deployment. We were delighted to be able to play a part in helping a specialist operational unit of the Royal Air Force to save significant amounts of time thanks to our cutting edge technology.
Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit (JADTEU) is a specialist operational unit based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. Its primary role is to conduct operational trials and evaluation to develop the air delivery logistics of manpower, machines and materials. In addition, it provides advice and recommendations to Ministry of Defence sponsors, other government departments, civilian industry and foreign governments on all air transport matters.
JADTEU Training Section delivers courses involving a high degree of classroom theory and coursework, besides the obvious physical and practical training. JADTEU has therefore rolled out a mass deployment of iPads that provide efficient educational learning that is essential to
Due to the nature of JADTEU’s operations, the problem that the department faced was difficulty keeping all 40+ iPads charged safely, and more importantly, synchronising the data with updates for the installed coursework and apps. Charging and syncing one iPad at a time was extremely time-consuming and frustrating. With the iPads in constant use, they required a high quality, reliable means of rapidly charging and synchronrising the devices.
The Cambrionix PowerPad15S provides tailor-made charging capabilities to efficiently manage the requirements by device; and can handle multiple devices simultaneously.
The internal firmware inside the PowerPad15S automatically knows what device is connected and delivers the exact charging profile designed by the manufacturer – this is called ‘intelligent charging’.
Unlike other charge and sync devices, the PowerPad15S can charge and synchronize 15 iPads simultaneously without any decrease in charging performance.
By incorporating the PowerPad15S into the department JADTEU has massively reduced the time it takes to synchronise the iPad fleet. Instead of charging the iPads with a multitude of extension leads, they are now charged from the PowerPad, which also reduces health and safety risks in the limited space of their offices.
The Unit has been delighted with the results of its ability to charge and sync in multiples. They’ve already started to reap the benefits in time and efficiency.
Gareth Smith – Information Manager for JADTEU, said: “As an IT department providing essential support to the Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit, we need to ensure our speed and efficiency is to the highest standard while maintaining reliability. Incorporating Cambrionix PowerPad15S has significantly helped us achieve this.”
Cambrionix is both honoured and delighted that the products we manufacture can make a real difference in such high-stake environments.
Being able to impact the efficiency, security and performance of sectors such as the military, as well as healthcare, education, commerce, technology and more, is something we are immensely proud of, and we look forward to sharing many more examples of how our products can help to enhance the infrastructure of these varied and important sectors.