As the name suggests, a wall mount allows your iPad to be affixed to a wall in any commercial, business, or personal environment.
You can find iPad wall mounts used anywhere from your local restaurant to schools, businesses, corporations and government agencies.
The benefits of mounting your iPad to a wall, rather than a counter, desk or freestanding pole, include:
iPads can be mounted to a wall in many ways, including directly to the wall or using a tilted or fixed stand that extends slightly from the wall surface.
The option you select will depend on your requirements, but factors to consider including the following…
Who will be using the iPad and what will it be used for? If the iPad is a simple kiosk used for a short time to view information (such as advertising or visitor check-in), then directly mounting it to the wall might be the best option.
However, suppose the iPad is to be used by multiple people regularly (such as mPOS). In that case, you might want more flexibility in the iPad’s positioning, which a wall-mounted stand is more likely to provide.
Will the device always be used in landscape or portrait mode, or will it need to swivel between the two?
If the device needs to swivel between the two modes, specific stands offer this feature.
If the device is to be used regularly by multiple staff members, it might need to tilt for ease of access and use.
In this instance, a wall-mounted stand is a better option than fixed directly to the wall, with multiple options available to allow this flexibility.
The security and protection of your device might be another element you are looking to factor in.
This instance is about determining whether you need a case or iPad enclosure that offers extra protection through a durable frame and perhaps even a lock.
The height at which you position your iPad on the wall will be determined by how it is used, and who is using it.
Devices are generally mounted at two heights:
As mentioned, there are multiple options when it comes to how you can mount your iPad to a wall, so let’s take a look at some of the options available.
A flush mount allows you to affix your iPad directly to the wall.
While flush mounts offer a streamlined look and minimal protrusion from the wall, they do not provide the ability to tilt the device or position it at a 45-degree angle for ease of use.
Pole mounts provide a little extra flexibility when it comes to positioning. Depending on which option you choose, they can allow your device to swivel, be locked at 45 degrees, or tilt to different angles, and they are generally available in two forms:
Fixed pole mounts see your iPad locked into position at 45-degrees, but some will allow the device to swivel from portrait to landscape mode.
Options available include:
Tilt stands offer the convenience of being able to shift the position of the iPad to a different angle. This can prove a useful feature in environments where multiple staff members of different heights are regularly accessing the device.
Options available include:
When mounting an iPad to a wall, cable management is another factor you will need to take into account.
All stands and cases on offer provide the ability for you to channel cables from the device either into the wall or through an electrical conduit and directly to a power source.
You can view our range of cables and adaptors which are available to assist with installation here.
If you have any questions about which wall mount might be best suited to your needs, we are available to assist.
You can get in contact with a member of the Bosstab team here.