Archive for May, 2013

iPad hires: iPad 5 (approximate) release date rumours

May 23, 2013

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On Monday, the rumour mill surrounding the release of the iPad 5 went into full force. Because we specialise in iPad hires at Hamilton Rentals, we follow Apple’s iPad development and release dates very closely!

Earlier this week, sources within Taiwan’s supply chain reported the mass production of the iPad 5 would begin this summer, and that September could see the roll-out of between 2 and 3 million units.

The iPad 5 is rumoured to be between 25 and 33 percent lighter than the iPad 4. Opposed to the 4th generation iPad’s .25mm glass substrate, the iPad 5 will have a .2mm glass panel and one LED backlight instead of two. The reduction of LED lighting and the breadth of the glass layer will drastically cut back on the thickness and weight of the iPad 5.

It’s no secret that Apple has faced some trouble in 2013 already. The American Customer Service Index released their Information Sector numbers for May, and Apple’s customer satisfaction rankings for smartphones dropped by two percentage points whereas rival Samsung’s smartphone CS rating jumped by seven percentage points, considerably narrowing the gap between the two industry leaders. The release of the thinner, lighter iPad might be the boost that Apple needs to increase its overall customer satisfaction lead.

We can only speculate what is in store for iPad fans, but whether the iPad 5 will be a revolution or an evolution remains to be seen based on what the public knows for now. However, we are excited to see what the new device can do!

Hamilton Rentals offers flexible iPad hires, whether it be for a training course, an event, or meetings. Find out how our iPad rentals can help make your next conference successful – contact us today.

Hamilton Rentals Now Offering Managed Print Services

May 15, 2013

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Hamilton Rentals is pleased to announce that we will be adding Managed Print Services to our line of consultation amenities.  Many organisations waste thousands every year on their current printing processes. Hamilton aims to eliminate print overspending, and reduce cost and wasted resources.

It is not uncommon for businesses to spend too much money on printing processes, because they do not realise that there are options available that could make their process more efficient. In a recent study by InfoTrends, they reveal that organisations polled estimated that only 3% of their annual revenues were spent on document management. In reality, the revenue spending for document control reached roughly 6% – twice as much as they thought they were spending.

Hamilton Rentals’ managed print service consultations evaluate your business’s current printing versus your printing needs, taking into consideration the size of your staff, the nature of printing required, and a number of other key factors. Through our managed print service, we reduce your company’s overall energy consumption by condensing the number of devices being used and suggesting more energy-efficient printing solutions for your business. We provide insight into your current print consumption that often goes overlooked during budgeting, and offer customised service and support to give your company the effective printing solution it needs.

Our Balance Deployment Managed Print Solutions service reduces print waste drastically, and our Secure Print Software Solutions cut back on print volume by about 20 percent annually. Combined, our managed print services are able to help businesses scale back on unnecessary spending and free up valuable IT resources in the process.

Your business may be spending more than it has to on yearly printing costs. Find out how evaluating your printing processes and budget can save your company money today by contacting Hamilton Rentals, or click here to contact us.

iPad Hires: Make Your Next Event a Success

May 8, 2013

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Planning and running events is stressful, and usually requires a ton of moving parts. When you’re putting together an event or preparing a training course, it’s critical to keep your information – and your team –organised. At Hamilton, we specialise in providing cost effective iPad rental solutions that keep your event running smoothly.

Pairing your iPad to a larger monitor during your event gives you the freedom to control your presentations straight from your device, whether you’re presenting to five people or dozens. The iPad comes equipped with the iWork app for slideshow presentations, or you can stream videos for your audience in real time.

Tablet rentals for your expo or training course can be a much more reliable source of data collection. Your attendees can sign in or register via your iPad hire as soon as they walk in, can sign up for events, or even sign your mailing list to receive more information about your company. You can save valuable time by creating your mailing lists straight from your tablet – skipping the mess of entering addresses manually in the process. Having the data backed up electronically is considerably more reliable than traditional pen-and-paper methods, which can be misplaced, destroyed, or worse yet – the victim of horrible penmanship.

Our line up of iPad or tablet PC rentals offers the reliability you need to keep your conference or training course on track, designed to help make your event a success. Hamilton will configure your hardware to meet your particular needs and can offer flexible renting options. If you’re interested in iPad tablet hires for your next event, contact us at Hamilton Rentals.