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Chipotle and iPort


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Chipotle and iPort


Case Study  |  Retail  |  LaunchPort

 

Chipotle Mexican Grill is one of the fastest growing restaurants in the USA and is an industry leader responsible to creating the Fast-Casual restaurant genre.  At its core, Chipotle is an innovator and the company's success rate in recent years has been analogous to a skyrocketing Silicon Valley start up.  

With over 1700 restaurants and counting, the restaurant favorite needed a great way to keep up with its growth rate, ensuring that each location remained intimately tied to its corporate hub.  The group knew that the right technology solution could be used to maintain corporate communications, facilitate training, and even optimize logistics and internal processes.  The vision was to leverage iPad and a simple app that any employee could use to stay connected and up to date.

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The Challenge


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The Challenge


The Challenge


Chipotle knew that iPad was the clear choice for tablet, because its UI was the most intuitive and the iOS Development Platform was the largest in the world.  The group needed to source a technology partner to develop the software required to store and manage a mountain of content from documents, videos, and images, and provide the interface to access the correct information for each employee.

Then there was the challenge of keeping the 1600+ iPads deployed to all of the Chipotle locations protected, always charged, and easily accessible.  The restaurant environment is fast paced, and the risk of the inevitable guacamole spill or drop of iPad on the floor needed to be addressed in the solution.

Goals:

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Protect iPad

Keep iPad always Charged

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Make iPad highly Accessible

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The Solution


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The Solution


The Solution


The Solution for Chipotle was a marriage of hardware and software.  Already partners, PlayerLync and iPort teamed up to provide a comprehensive solution for Chipotle, covering all software needs and addressing all requirements for using iPads in the hectic restaurant space.

The Software

PlayerLync provides the easiest ways for enterprise business and professional sports teams to deliver and access content on iPad. Before Chipotle deployed PlayerLync, Chipotle was unable to effectively deliver and manage training content and eLearning packages to 40,000 employees in 1,700 locations.

With PlayerLync, every Chipotle iPad now automatically downloads and updates video and documents for complete offline access. "The ability to deliver clear and consistent messaging to our teams, multiple times a day in HUGE." explains David Chrisman of Chipotle.

Chipotle managers also use PlayerLync to capture video in their restaurants and share them with corporate as best practices. Leadership is also able to deliver a video-based dose of corporate culture and inspiration to employees around the world. 

 

The Hardware

iPort's LaunchPort system provided the right combination of features and functions for Chipotle:  by combining magnetic mounting, indicative charging in an integrated protective case, the LaunchPort System protects iPad, keeps it charged and provides a unique magnetic wall mount for easy access.

"The LaunchPort system really impressed us. There was no other solution that came close to helping us achieve our technology goals,"  explains Sam Worobec, Training and Development Manager, Chipotle, "iPort even designed a 'standle' for us: part handle, part stand which can be added to the LaunchPort Sleeve whenever we need it."  

 

 

 
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Taking Retail to the Next Level


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Taking Retail to the Next Level


Take Retail to the Next Level with iPort

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LaunchPort Charge Case & Stand Control Mount
Charging Wireless Inductive Charging Wireless Conductive Charging Wired Conductive Charging
Mount Type Magnetic, Temporary On-Wall and Tabletop Magnetic, Temporary Tabletop Semi-Permananet In-Wall
Mount Portrait or Landscape? Yes Yes Yes
Protection Up to 6 ft drop Up to 3 ft drop N/A
Color Options Soft Touch Black, High Gloss White Soft Touch Black Flat, Paint-ready white
Security Solution? Yes. Optional Security Pack locks 2 halves of iPad Sleeve together and tethers Sleeve to a fixture. No Yes. Included Tether may be used with security screws for theft deterrance.
Optional, Programmable Hard Buttons? Yes: LaunchPort Sleeve Buttons No No
Key Applications Temporary Wall Mount, Table-top mount Table-top Mount, BOYD Solution for Businesses In-Wall Mount, Digital Signage Solution
Minimum System Requirements 1 Charging Station with power supply, 1 iPad Sleeve 1 Charge Stand with power supply, 1 iPad Charge Case 1 Mounting assembly and fascia, 1 wall box with power supply and DC low voltage conversion electronics
Mounting Angles N/A 3 Differenct Orientations N/A
Mounting Orientations Portrait or Landscape Portrait or Landscape Portrait or Landscape
Access to Apple lightning port while case is on? No Yes N/A
System Price From $339 From $159 From $329

VoltPort® Technology


iPort's VoltPort technology, onboard every Control Mount, provides the greatest flexibility in how iPads can be powered when installed:

  • Power iPads from power supplies between 12-24V DC: use 16 AWG Wire up to 400 Ft. from power supply using a 24V DC power supply.
  • Power multiple iPads from 1 industrial power supply, typically a 13.8V DC high wattage supply. In an example where a 200W, 13.8V power supply is used, up to 16 iPads in Control Mounts may be powered from one supply.
  • VoltPort electronics provide a green "OK LED" which confirms iPad will be adequately powered.  Great for "bench testing" combinations of wire type, wire distance and power supply.

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