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Smart cart extends battery life

 Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. has begun shipping laptop computer carts with a brain.
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Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. has begun shipping laptop computer carts with a brain. The company's 20- and 30-unit Intelligent Laptop Computer carts incorporate a Power Management System or "brain" that decreases heat and electrical stress while proportionally distributing power to the laptops, resulting in batteries that last longer. A special Cable Clutter Closet also keeps all power cords and wires stored in the back portion of each unit.

"Overcharging a laptop battery is the number-one way to reduce its useable life," explained Jim Fisher, product manager for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. "The Intelligent Laptop Computer carts are the only carts with a brain smart enough to charge the laptop batteries evenly and reduce power before they become overheated."

Bretford will show the carts during TCEA 2010(Booth #508) February 8-12 in Austin, Texas. In addition, up to $75 in end user rebates will be offered for every Intelligent Laptop Computer cart purchase made between March 1, 2010, and June 30, 2010.The starting list price is $3,138.For more information, visit www.bretford.com.

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