MOBILEGuard®, the new dual-purpose shelter-in-place solution from EVERWhite, is one of the year’s top new products for schools, according to two education industry magazines.
The magazines, College Planning & Management, and School Planning & Management, selected the MOBILEGuard® ballistic panel system for their 2018 New Product Awards.
“We are extremely honored to receive this award,” said Jim Muth, general manager of EVERWhite, which designed and manufactures MOBILEGuard®. “For the past 20 years, the education sector has relied on EVERWhite for whiteboards for classrooms. lecture halls, conference rooms and other spaces. With student safety a new key concern, we created MOBILEGuard® ballistic panels as a component of a school’s overall security system.”
The MOBILEGuard® system won its New Product Award in the Classroom Security Devices category. With the system, users can easily connect and configure multiple panels to provide a shelter-in-place solution during the critical moments of an active shooter incident.
The system is intended for use in school rooms, and can be easily scaled-up for large gathering spaces such as cafeterias, security checkpoints, reception areas, school theaters, libraries and conference rooms.
“We designed the system in consultation with eduction and security experts,” Muth said. “Then we tested it to NIJ Level III standards for bullet-resistance. The result is a product that provides an immediate shelter-in-place solution during active-shooter incidents in schools and other places, with double-sided whiteboards that can be used every day.”
MOBILEGuard® panels come standard with dry erase whiteboard surfaces on both sides, but one or both sides can be replaced with cork in one of 15 cork colors.
The New Product Award program honors the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to enhance the learning environment.
“Our New Product Awards program gives us the opportunity to honor companies that have developed products and services that go above and beyond in helping to improve the learning environment,” said Karen Cavallo, group publisher of School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management. “Research shows that there is a direct correlation between quality learning environments and improved student success – and these companies are leading the charge to make schools a better place for teachers to teach and students to learn.”
The publications are leading information sources for those charged with planning, designing, constructing, equipping, operating and maintaining education-related buildings and grounds.
See the award write-up in the November/December issue of College Planning and Management.
Learn more about the ballistic whiteboard panel system at the MOBILEGuard section of this website.