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Virtual Reality: Enhance Your Classroom Learning

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Educators are avidly looking for innovative ways for learning to be transferred easier, swiftly, and effectively. In today’s digital world, we can adopt technologies into the classroom to help students grasp curriculums in engaging and imaginative ways.

Virtual reality can be used to positively enhance student learning and engagement. “VR education can transform the way educational content is delivered; it works on the premise of a virtual world – real or imagined – and allows users not only see it but interact with it. Being immersed in what you’re learning motivated you to fully understand it,” (Adobe, 2019). Virtual reality provides a hands-on, immersive learning experience while engaging all the senses: allowing a student to watch, listen and interact.

Top 10 reasons virtual reality will help enhance your classroom learning experience:

  1. Travel to and explore new places all over the world without leaving the classroom.
  2. Develop empathy for communities in crisis by stepping into their shoes.
  3. Experience different careers first-hand.
  4. Explore the depths of the ocean and the vastness of the space
  5. Time travel to key events and places from the past.
  6. Explore within the human body.
  7. Allow students to share their world with others by creating their own VR content.
  8. Discover how VR can be used in other industries like medicine, engineering, entertainment, and real estate.
  9. Explore how VR can be integrated into every subject area and curriculum.
  10. Promote curiosity and wonder!
Source: Maria Galanis & Andrea Trudeau

Create an Immersive Learning Experience with Vernon’s VR Rentals

Vernon provides a wide range of VR rental solutions to generate realistic images, sound and other sensations never experienced before. Get in touch with us today and create a true-to-life immersive experience in your classroom environment. Get a quote today!

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Green Technology Solutions with Vernon

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At Vernon, we believe by using green technology throughout our processes will equate to a greener tomorrow. As a top provider choice in the OEM, our parent company DCR Systems Group Inc.’s mission is to practice green initiatives in all our lines of business. DCR prides itself in being a key differentiatorwith high regard for sustainability¾as we utilize the greenest methods throughout our supply chain.

ITAD Solutions

As part of our managed services, we offer IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) solutions to our clients including, the reuse and redeploying of retired IT assets (laptops, smartphones, and tablets). The exponential reuse of technology through our rental program raises the bar in our industry for innovative ways to implement sustainable initiatives. We drive peace of mind, knowing our services are contributing positively to our environment and the planet. Click here to learn more about our ITAD services.

Power Your CSR Plan with Vernon

What sustainable practices have your organization incorporated into your corporate social responsibility (CSR) plan? Perhaps a walk or bike to work program, use of recycling & compost bins in the workplace? Go the extra mile by powering your CSR plan with Vernon & DCR’s ITAD and redeployment program. On top of receiving monetary value for your old IT equipment, you will contribute positively to our planet. Contact us today to learn more about engaging our ITAD services to boost the effectiveness of your CSR plan.

We are Green!

Vernon & DCR are proud to be a sustainable + green company. By partnering with us, you can ensure green practices are carried through all our lines of business and supply chain across Canada.

  • R2 certified
  • ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 certified
  • All facilities are powered by 100% clean green energy provided by Bullfrog Power
  • 100% LED and motion-sensitive lighting used throughout our facilities
  • 100% green fuelled fleet vehicles

Our Commitment to a Better Future!

Vernon & DCR are always looking for innovative ways to build a better, sustainable future. We observe and study within our company to find synergies between current activities and the positive outcomes of implementing sustainable practices. Together, we seek out the synergies where sustainable practices already exist and outline areas for improvement to minimize environmental impacts.

Go Green with Vernon by contacting us today!

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Boost Your Event with an iPad Rental

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An iPad rental is an excellent way to boost engagement & foot traffic at your event or trade show booth. This device has a variety of user-friendly tools to showcase your company, product, or information to your attendees. In addition, they are easy to use and offer a variety of add-ons to create a memorable user experience. Whether it’s small to a large-scale event, convention, or trade show, you will be glad to have an iPad rental on your side. Read below for the added benefits iPad rentals offer to boost your next event.

Event Registration

  • Event staff can utilize an event registration app, such as EventMobi, to have guests quickly sign in on an iPad rental in a matter of moments.

Increase Engagement

  • iPads will keep your attendees informed, focused, and engaged with interactive apps.

Data Capture

  • With an iPad Kiosk, you can acquire leads and survey prospects & current customers.

Team Building

  • Create a memorable experience and lasting impression for your organization at your next booth or event with digital team-building activities. A variety of team-building exercise apps are available for download on the Apple App Store. 

Go Green

  • Ditch your print marketing materials and go green with an iPad! You can load digital documents and PDFs to reduce the number of paper materials at your event.

Get a Vernon Rental!

Get an iPad rental with Vernon! We offer the widest range of Apple iPad rentals with the latest iOS, data plan, custom apps, and superlative support to make your event a super success. Get a quote today!

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Top Eco-Friendly Laptops for Rent

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Technology is an integral part of today’s workforce. Whether you are working from home, in-person or hybrid, laptops are essential for completing daily tasks and responsibilities. Since the technology industry isn’t particularly seen as eco-friendly, or sustainable, it can be tough to find a device that fits green-focused needs and values. Read below for the top eco-friendly options for renting a sustainable laptop.

Used Laptops

Choosing to rent a used laptop is a great option for helping to reduce the amount of electronic waste that is dumped into landfills globally each year. According to the UN, 50 million tonnes of electronic waste is produced annually. Manufacturing new laptops cause negative impacts on our environment as the process involves the use of harmful rare materials. In addition, the manufacturing of new devices can also pose harmful health effects to workers as they are at risk of exposure to harmful substances. Overall, choosing to rent a used laptop can help to minimize negative environmental impacts and reduce health risks.

Refurbished Laptops

A refurbished laptop is a used laptop, but it has been inspected, cleaned, upgraded, and repaired by an authorized repair dealer or manufacturer. Although this option is not as eco-friendly as renting a used laptop, it has greater environmental benefits than renting brand new.

Apple MacBook

In 2021, Apple announced its goal is to only use renewable or recycled materials in its devices. Alongside this, they have also begun expanding their repair options as building longer-lasting devices are great for minimizing negative environmental impacts. For instance, Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air is made with 100% recycled aluminum, 100% recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board, 71% less consumed energy and the use of responsible packaging.

Go Green with Vernon & DCR

Vernon & DCR are always looking for innovative ways to build a better, sustainable future. Together, we seek out the synergies where sustainable practices already exist and outline areas for improvement to minimize environmental impacts. Are you interested in going green? Visit our ITAD services or contact us today to learn more.

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Virtual Reality for Team Building

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Are you looking to strengthen your team’s relationships and collaborative working process with a fun activity? Well look no further! Virtual Reality (VR) is a great opportunity for employees to engage in an immersive experience while building stronger working connections. In addition, VR also helps to focus on team success skills such as communication, teamwork and problem-solving. Wherever your employees may be stationed—in-person, hybrid, or remote—everyone can participate while using this interactive piece of technology!

Examples of Virtual Reality Team Building Exercises

VR offers a variety of exercise activities that touches on everyone’s interests. Here are a few examples to engage your employees:

  • Pictionary – A charades-inspired drawing and guessing game with time limits.
  • Scavenger Hunts – Race against the clock as teams search for items scattered around a virtual world.
  • Escape Rooms – Solve puzzles with different levels of complexity to unlock the key to escape the room.
  • Employee Training Courses – Team members can work together to learn new skills necessary to complete their roles.

VR Advantages

VR is a cost-effective way to strengthen your team’s internal core! As an alternative to spending costs on transportation, accommodation and other expenses on traditional team-building events, you can bring this technology right to your office or off-site location.

But does VR really help with team building? According to a 2021 PwC article, VR learners are 275% more confident to apply skills learned after training and are 3.75x more emotionally connected to content learned from VR.

Vernon VR Rentals

VR is a fun and exciting way to bring out everyone’s fun side while gaining positive team working skills. Are you ready to boost your team’s success with the power of VR? Click here to learn more about our VR rentals or talk to one of our rental experts today!

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How to Engage Your Trade Show Attendees with Technology

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It’s Summer, and this means it’s time to plan your next trade show! By choosing the right technology rentals for your event or trade show, you can create an interactive and memorable experience for your attendees. Furthermore, it makes it simple to connect with your audience, leave a lasting impression, increase productivity, and boost cost-effectiveness. Read below for how Vernon can help to engage your attendees to make your trade show a super success.

EventMobi

With a Vernon iPad rental, it can be customized to include the EventMobi app to enhance your event experience. This app offers features such as registration, event apps, polling + surveys, live display, and event analytics. Click here to learn more about Vernon iPad rentals with EventMobi Integration.

Touch Screen e-Poster

With a Touch Screen e-Poster, you can showcase a wide range of trade show details in an all-in-one friendly interface. Not only does this device allow for easy navigation, engagement, and interaction but it is also a great way to go paperless. Click here to learn more about our Touch Screen e-Posters.

Virtual Reality (VR)

Create a true-to-life immersive experience at your next booth or trade show with a Vernon VR rental. With VR you can create a 360 experience by taking attendees on a virtual tour of your trade show, product, or business model. Ultimately, VR has been proven to increase traffic and brand image, and maximize ROI. Click here to learn more about our VR rentals.

Make Your Trade Show Unforgettable with Vernon

Vernon is here to help engage and make an enduring impact on your attendees with our IT rentals. In the past, Vernon has had the pleasure of supporting international film festivals, major annual events, large-scale trade shows and festivals. We offer quick delivery & installation, flexible rental plans, and IT hardware support to ensure your trade show runs as smoothly as possible. With 30+ years of experience supporting events and trade shows, choose Vernon as your technology solutions partner! Get a quote today.

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Sustainable Technology Solutions for Your CSR Plan

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What sustainable practices has your organization incorporated into your Corporate Social Responsibility plan? A great place to start is by redeploying your old IT assets. Throughout the pandemic, employees many shifted to remote environments, offices were left empty, and IT devices sat to collect dust. But did you know that you can get money back from your existing equipment?

On top of the economic value that you will receive from redeploying your assets, it will also help to better our planet. You can make the most of your CSR plan by refreshing your office IT equipment, supporting your returning workforce with device upgrades or creating a positive plan of action if you are planning or downsize or close an office.

What is a Corporate Social Responsibility plan?

Unsure of what a CSR plan entails? We’ve got you covered!

A Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plan is “a self-regulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. By practicing corporate social responsibility, companies can be conscious of the kind of impact they are having on all aspects of society, including economic, social, and environmental,” (Investopedia, 2022).

Engaging in a CSR plan means an organization is carrying out ways to promote positive social, environmental, and sustainable practices instead of contributing negatively to them.

Examples of Sustainable CSR Practices:

  • Optimize your device lifecycle with ITAD & redeployment services
  • Switch off office lights and equipment when not in use
  • Create a walk or bike to work program
  • Use recycling and compost bins in the workplace

Sustainable Technology with Vernon & DCR

Vernon and DCR provide seamless and quick ITAD & redeployment services to supercharge your CSR plan and provide a monetary value for your existing IT equipment. Go green and contact us today to learn more about our ITAD services.

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The Benefits of Business Computer Rentals

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When it comes to renting a computer, most think its use is best for events, trade shows, conferences, and training. But think again! A business computer rental can support your employees and organizational goals by increasing performance, productivity, sustainability, and cost savings. Not convinced? Read below for the benefits of a business computer rental.

Support for Your Employees

This device is an ideal option for employees who work from home or in person as it can be stationed anywhere, whether it be at home or in the office. In addition, a computer rental is great for businesses that hire temporary staff to assist with busy months or for employee training and testing purposes.

Hardware Advantages

A computer rental offers valuable hardware advantages in comparison to a laptop rental. Computer rentals offer a larger workspace screen, proven to boost productivity and efficiency.

According to ViewSonic, research has indicated that increasing monitor size can improve productivity more than increasing computing speed. Larger screen space increases productivity by 30% – 50% and enables users to complete tasks up to 52% faster.

A business computer rental also has a larger internal storage drive, a full-size keyboard, are easy to repair and has a larger processor than laptops.

Cost-savings

A business computer rental gives your visibility over your budget. You can conserve your spending, eliminate maintenance, save on software packages, and select from a variety of rental plans to suit your needs.

Go Green with a Business Computer Rental

Renting a computer is more environmentally responsible than purchasing it. After your rental period, you will return your device and it will be re-entered into the economic cycle—it will either be rented again or redeployed with Vernon & DCR’s ITAD services.

Computer Rentals from Vernon

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Your search for PC and desktop computers ends a Vernon. Our desktop computers are the perfect solution for your business, offering valuable, unmatched advantages.

Customized Options

  • Can be custom configured to meet your specific requirements.

Special Additions

  • Accessories – software, memory and hard drive upgrades can be loaded

Unrivalled Tech Support

  • Expert support to ensure uninterrupted functioning

The Vernon Advantage

At Vernon, we are committed to supporting your returning workforce with flexible computing rentals across Canada—including a business computer rental. With our large library of inventory, we can support your employees who work from home or in person with quick shipments, delivery, installation, and full-service tech support. Get a quote today!

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Support for Your Monthly iPad Rental

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A monthly iPad rental is just what you need to help your employees stay productive while working from home, in the office or hybrid. Although iPads have great benefits for the workplace, like all technology, they can crash unexpectedly. With employees stationed in several different locations, they may not have access to your company’s IT department for a quick fix. We all rely heavily on technology equipment to perform our daily work tasks—so we know how much quick IT hardware support means for your business. Learn how Vernon can provide a backup plan for your unexpected tech rental needs!

Quick Support for Your Monthly iPad Rental

Vernon has the right resources to provide quick turnaround for iPad rentals for employees who are working from home, in-person, or hybrid. We instill trust in our clients with our extensive experience working with world-class clients and organizations, designated specialist service team, efficient logistics & management, a large library of inventory and widespread Canadian network.

Vernon offers outstanding support to our clients by offering quick shipment, delivery, and installation, also including flexible short to medium-term rental plans to suit your needs. At Vernon, we pride ourselves on providing full-service tech support for your iPad rental to take away any hassle or frustration of a crashed device.

About Monthly iPad Rentals

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Vernon offers the widest range of Apple iPad rentals with the latest iOS data plan, custom apps, and customer service to support your returning workforce. Highlighted advantages include:

  • Latest Products: iPad Pro, iPads and iPad Mini available
  • Smart Function: Videos, documents, polls, demos, responses, and data collection
  • 3G/4G Models: A variety of data plans available to suit your requirements

The Vernon Advantage

With a monthly iPad rental from Vernon, you can be sure to have our quick support options available in your back pocket. Keeping your employees productive and connected is not only important to your team but ours too. With our swift IT hardware turnaround, you can have peace of mind knowing your business has the support it needs.

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Benefits of iPad Rentals for Events

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iPad rentals are the perfect piece of machinery to help you get the tough things done easily. Whether you are planning an event or trade show, an iPad rental is an immersive and creative way to keep you on track. Here are some key benefits of iPad rentals for to make your events a success!

EventMobi Integration

Vernon is a proud partner of EventMobi. An iPad rental for your event can be customized to include the EventMobi app to enhance your guest experience. Key features include registration, event apps, gamification, polling + surveys, live display, and event analytics. Click here to learn more about Vernon iPad rentals with EventMobi integration.

Increase Guest Engagement

What is the best way to capture attention at a trade show? An iPad kiosk! This technology will help you to capture the attention of your clients and prospects, create engagement and allow them to connect with your business. Most of all—people love Apple products and by seeing an iPad at your booth will entice attendees to take the time to visit your booth.

Cost-Effectiveness

Hosting an event or trade show can be a costly investment. Not to mention the cost of IT/AV equipment. Renting an iPad is much cheaper than purchasing one, especially for short-term events and trade shows. By renting iPads you can allocate your budget elsewhere and/or lower the overall spending.

Improve Productivity

iPads are a versatile and easy-to-use piece of equipment. As an event or trade show host, there are a lot of responsibilities and tasks to perform throughout the day, which can be overwhelming and difficult to stay organized. With an iPad rental you will have access to all your important information while on the go. These rental devices are equipped to improve your productivity and ensure you don’t miss a beat.

Get an iPad rental for events with Vernon

Vernon offers the widest range of Apple iPad rentals with the latest iOS, data plan, custom apps and superlative support to make your event or trade show unforgettable. Get a Quote Now!