Liberty Coach Adds STRUT Charging Stations
“This is a truly innovative accessory that combines the practical convenience of LaunchPort’s proprietary wireless iPad charging technology with the timeless quality and elegant finishes of a luxury product worthy of the STRUT name,” Simon Trumper, chief operating officer for the firm, San Clemente-based firm, stated in a press release.
With locations in Stuart, Fla., and North Chicago, Ill., Liberty Coach also was one of the first in the industry to include Crestron systems and iPhone and iPad remote-control capabilities to its RVs.
“Through the design and development of our luxury automotive grills, wheels and accessories, we’ve gained a thorough understanding of what the luxury consumer desires. These new iPad products precisely address that demand,” said Trumper.
While the new iPad charging stations have been received enthusiastically by owners and customizers of private yachts and aircraft, Liberty Coach is the first Prevost coach convertor – and in fact, the first automotive company of any kind – to incorporate the units in their vehicle designs.
“This is exactly the kind of new feature we look for,” said Frank Konigseder, Jr., one of Liberty’s managing partners. “The technology is cutting edge. The design is beautiful. And the benefit to the coach owner is clear.”
Liberty’s Launchport system includes a pair of wireless charging pedestals — one tabletop, one wall-mounted — and matching protective iPad protective cases. The case attaches to the pedestal via strong neodymium magnets that provide a secure mounting solution, even if accidentally bumped or knocked; charging begins as soon as the unit is docked, eliminating the need for external cables.
True to STRUT’s luxury automotive heritage, the charging pedestals are hand-crafted from jewelry-grade stainless steel and are triple-chrome plated, while the cases are available in a choice of designer finishes.
Konigseder said that the new iPad system was unveiled in Liberty Coach No. 782, a new 2015 Elegant Lady model that was completed in late July. It will be standard equipment on all new Liberty coaches going forward.
For more information, go to www.libertycoach.com.