iPad® Reader Rail

The iPad® Reader Rail brings displays to life by combining both digital and printed material. Explain extensive information in a linear format and encourage interactivity from visitors.

iPad Reader Rail in Museum

Inform visitors in their desired medium

The Absolute Reader Rail has become the industry standard for installations displaying considerable information in the form of text and images in a continuous format. Today’s visitor has become used to a rich and interactive experience in many areas of their life and the museum and gallery environment is no different. In order to engage and display information in as broad a format as possible we have developed the iPad® Reader Rail.
We have engineered our standard Reader Rail to accept an iPad® as a secure and integrated part of the display. The iPad® Reader Rail allows for a seamless experience between printed material and interactive information to enhance the visitor experience.

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Price: £385.00

Key Features of the iPad® Reader Rail

  • Display digital and printed information easily, clearly and professionally
  • Choice of Freestanding or Wall Mounted
  • Fits all current iPad® models, including iPad® Air 2
  • Secure. Complete with backplate and hidden Home button
  • Display can be individual sections or continuous run
  • Sections can be linked at any angle up to 90 degrees to follow the outline of your display
  • All displays are supplied with low reflect acrylic for a professional finish

Any Questions?

Our team is here to help, please feel free to contact one of our experts who will guide you through your requirements.

01769 572389


Secure and Flexible Display Format

The iPad® Reader Rail securely holds any model of iPad® so that it is virtually flush with the surface. The low reflect acrylic cover allows full access to the screen whilst preventing use of the home button. The rail can also serve to separate visitors from vulnerable displays or provide additional information as part of a defined pathway.

The iPad® Reader Rail follows our modular principles meaning the dimensions, fittings and product benefits mirror the original Reader Rail precisely. As with the original Reader Rail, the display is presented at an angle of 60° so that it is visible to full grown adults, children and wheelchair users alike and minimises or eliminates reflection glare from overhead lighting. The display is also protected with a faceplate of low reflect acrylic that comes ready fitted to the Reader Rail. The iPad® Reader Rail can be installed as individual sections or in a single continuous run that will follow the contours of your display.

Dimensions and Finish

The iPad® Reader Rail has an A4 graphic height (298mm) and comes in a standard length of 1220mm (4ft). An 1830mm (6ft) iPad® Reader Rail is available on request only. Please contact our sales team on +44 (0)1769 572389 for more information. The iPad® aperture is landscape and measures 208mm x 158mm. It is set 250mm from the end of the rail. The iPad® Reader Rail can be easily oriented so that the aperture is at the left or right hand end.

The anodised aluminium iPad® Reader Rail Freestanding version has an overall height of 1120mm to the top of the display, 32mm diameter stainless steel uprights and 335mm diameter stable stainless steel base plates. The angle of the adaptor is 60° on both the Freestanding version and Wall Mounted version, making the information easy to read for all.

Useful Tips and Guidelines

Whilst the iPad® Reader Rail does not have the same length options available as the standard Reader Rail, it still offers two variations of mounting; Freestanding or Wall Mounted. It can also be combined with other components to suit a wide variety of displays.

If you are purchasing an iPad® Reader Rail for the first time, you will need a Starter Kit. This kit comes with everything you need to start displaying digital and printed material. If you wish to make to addition to an existing Reader Rail system, then you will need an Extension Kit. This kit simply attaches to your current system to extend your display.

If you plan to use the iPad® Reader Rail in the role of a barrier system, you may wish to include the Absolute Q Barrier Cuff, as this, when combined with our Elasticated Cord, will create a mid height level of cord below the rail to impede access by children.

If you already have a Freestanding iPad® Reader Rail and wish to mount it on the wall, then individual wall brackets are available on request. Please contact us on +44 (0)1769 572389 for more details.

What’s included

Starter Kit:
1 x iPad® Reader Rail (1220mm)
1 x Low Reflect Acrylic Faceplate
2 x Stainless Steel Information Stands including 60° Signage Adaptors to connect Reader Rail
2 x End Strips to secure display
1 x Torx Screwdriver

Wall Mounted Kit:
1 x iPad® Reader Rail (1220mm)
1 x Low Reflect Acrylic Faceplate
2 x Wall Mounts
2 x End Strips to secure display
1 x Torx Screwdriver

Extension Kit (Please contact us if you would like to order):
1 x iPad® Reader Rail (1220mm)
1 x Low Reflect Acrylic Faceplate
1 x Q Barrier Freestanding Stainless Steel including adaptor to connect Extension Kit with existing Reader Rail
2 x End Strips to secure display
1 x Torx Screwdriver


If you have any questions regarding this product please contact our support team on:

01769 572389

Bespoke Solutions

Because we manufacture all of our own products, we can tailor them to your exact requirements.

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