Computer Mounts and Docking Stations

Computer mounts and docking stations keep information at officers' fingertips while in their vehicles.

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First Mobile Technologies

First Mobile Technologies has released the "New" Dell XT2 XFR docking station for the Dell fully rugged XT2 XFR tablet. This FMT dock has a built-in 8x DVD-RW drive that reads and writes to CDs and DVDs. It has the option of adding 3 RF antenna pass through connections. It allows for multiple mounting options for full notebook or tablet functionality and works well in vehicles with limited mounting space. FMT provides mobile laptop mounting specific docks and cradles for all major manufacturers as well as installation services for docks, cradles, and peripheral devices.

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Gamber-Johnson's new MAG 31 Dock is constructed of a magnesium shell and includes a simplified front-facing docking mechanism for easy one-handed docking and undocking of the computer. The MAG 31 Dock's simplified, patented, molded design reduces the number of parts, and improves cost. Additionally, the MAG 31 Dock contains forward facing ports for low mounting capability, minimal cable strain and minimal swivel resistance, is USB 2.0 compliant, and offers a variety of antenna pass-through options. New to the MAG 31 Dock, there are now two Ethernet and five USB ports. Gamber-Johnson offers a full line of vehicle bases, poles, and motion attachments to complete the mounting system.

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The New DS-PAN-211/221 Series Docking Stations from Havis are designed for every generation of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19. A combination of aircraft-grade aluminum uni-body with glass reinforced PC-ABS impact-resistant plastic covers, they feature flexible, constant connectivity maintained with a guided floating docking connector. DS-PAN-211/221 docking stations are engineered with fully functional rear facing connectors, and mounting bracket and integrated cable strain relief allow for ease of installation. An LED indicator light keeps the user informed of the dock's status at all times. All Havis computer mounts and docking stations are designed with comfort, safety, and quality in mind.

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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. Kodiak Mobile by Jotto Desk, an ISO9001:2008 certified company, is also certified to meet Mil-Std 810F testing for impact and vibration.

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RAM Mounting Systems

When it comes to rugged mounting and docking solutions, RAM offers a diverse selection of products for a wide variety of applications. Rugged mounting solutions from RAM are designed to ensure these costly devices are secured properly and are easily accessible when needed. The company backs its products with a lifetime warranty and offers solutions for the Panasonic Toughbook 19, 30, 31, U1, H1 Field, and H1 Health.

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Troy Products

Montebello, Calif.-based Troy Products offers a line of 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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