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Vehicle Computer Docking Stations

Suppliers offer these seven mounting solutions for your cruiser's rugged laptop.

February 22, 2011  |  by - Also by this author

Kodiak Mobile by Jotto Desk

The rugged CF31 iDock docking station from Kodiak Mobile by Jotto Desk will soon be released to the market. It will include a new robust docking interface that is designed for the CF31-30-29. This unit is constructed of welded steel and features an internal port replicator, internal "intelligent" power management circuitry, 2.0 USBs, and Ethernet. All functions can be controlled and monitored at the tactile membrane control panel located at the front of the docking station. Surge suppression, avalanche voltage protection, reverse voltage protection, emi filtering, transient voltage protection, low voltage monitoring, auto activation and shutdown, and user controlled timed shutdown are all standard on this unit.

Panasonic

Recently upgraded, the PDRC (Permanent Display Removable Computer) combines a vehicle-mounted display and full-functioning keyboard for heightened accessibility inside law enforcement vehicles. The updated PDRC works seamlessly with other Toughbook mobile computers and now features a 40-percent brighter touchscreen display, improved user visibility, and a reduction in connection cables. Supporting Windows 7, it provides a secure and ergonomic system for transferring mission-critical data in the field and helps broaden the functionality of ultra-mobile devices.

RAM Mounting Systems

RAM Mounting Systems introduces a port replicating docking station for the Panasonic CF-U1. Designed to complement the low profile of the CF-U1, RAM's dock is an affordable and low-profile solution for docking the Panasonic CF-U1. Features include serial input, VGA output, LAN, five USB ports, Dual RF pass through, DC input, and integrated cable management. RAM offers an extensive line of mounting options and backs its products with a lifetime warranty.

Troy Products

Montebello, Calif.-based Troy Products offers docking stations and low-profile consoles with computer mounts that focus on best use of vehicle space. Computer mounts feature locking swing arms to allow the user to lock the mount in many positions including home position. Three new models of swing arms work with laptops, docking stations, and screen-keyboard combinations. New computer mounts feature a distinctive attachment that results in strong, smooth-moving, minimal shaking installation. Mounting solutions available include console top, console face, console side, passenger seat, and floor plate installations.  

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Tags: Panasonic, RAM Mounting Systems, Troy Products, Jotto Desk, First Mobile Technologies, Gamber-Johnson, Havis, Vehicle Accessories

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