Three trolleys from PC Locs which enable the charging, security and synchronization of the Galaxy Tabs will be ordered with financial support from the P&C. They are quite expensive at $3600 each but will be necessary . The trolley is set up with four baskets of 8 devices which is handy for group work in classes.
I am currently investigating software capable of managing portable devices . Research online has revealed three companies with software capable of controlling applications installed and other funtions on the Galaxy Tabs.
They are Airwatch , Maas360 and Zenprises.
They all work on a cloud based solution and are used in large corporations to control and managing portable devices in the corporate environment.
Trial of the software is being currently undertaken but with difficulty. The major issue is The DET's firewall which blocks communication with the software from the cloud environment. Ports need to be opened but after requests this is deemed as a security threat and so the trial is crrently suspended. One possible solution is an installation of the software on a server at Rostrata Primary School thus not having firewall restrictions. Negotiations are being carried out with Zenprises as to this possibility.