The Base attaches to the table and can remain there indefinitely. And once screwed on tightly, the waiting staff can remove the screw-knob – thus preventing customers to detach the stand from the table.
The Tablet Casing
The tablet stays permanently in the Tablet Casing, which has a docking port to lock to the Base.
Once docked and locked, only the waiting staff can detach.
Tablet Casings are available in two forms: for iPads and for 10″ Android tablets.
The Charging Rack
When not in use, each Tablet Casing can be removed from the Base and docked and locked into the Charging Rack.
While there, the tablets would automatically re-charge (once docked), and remain secure from theft or damage.
And no need for the tablets ever to be removed from the Casings.
The Charging Rack comes in two sizes: for four tablets and for 8 tablets.
So in restaurants using Pad-Lock, waiting staff would greet guests at a table not with paper menus but with the Tablet Casing – which is then simply docked & locked into the Base attached to the table.
The guests can then browse the e-menu at their leisure, and submit their order electronically to the POS/waiter/kitchen (if permitted by the menu software used – see [Recommended tablet menu software link] for menu software that can accommodate this).
Once the guests have ordered, the waiting staff can then remove the Tablet Casing and either utilise at another table, or return the Rack for re-charging.