Docking station line expanded

Gamber-Johnson expands Magnesium Docking Station Line MAG Dock for the Panasonic Toughbook 31.

Stevens Point, Wis., September 8, 2010—Gamber-Johnson, an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of rugged docking stations and vehicle mounting , announces the expansion of its MAG docking station line to include a new docking station for the Panasonic Toughbook 31 computer.

The new MAG 31 Dock is constructed out of a magnesium shell, which enhances its overall look and performance. Similar to the industry leading MAG 30 docking station, the MAG 31 Dock includes the simplified front-facing docking mechanism, which makes for easy one-handed docking and undocking of the computer; insert the computer into the docking station and pull the front handle to the left to dock the computer. To undock, simply push the key lock button to release and undock the computer. All Gamber-Johnson docking stations come with a standard key lock for added security.

“When evaluating new products, it is imperative we pay particular attention to the end-user experience, are mindful of their budget, and keep safety front and center,” said Brian Wagner, president. “The magnesium docking station line accomplishes all this. Magnesium has a higher strength to weight ratio of all structural metals, which improves the overall mounting system performance. Magnesium is also better at dampening vibration, reducing wear and tear on the computer and wired connections. Furthermore, magnesium dissipates heat that could damage the computer and it resists dents and other impacts for long lasting performance.”

The MAG 31 Dock has passed vibration testing standard MIL-STD-810G and has undergone extensive cycle testing on the latch and docking mechanisms. Gamber-Johnson works closely with Panasonic’s engineering department to perform the appropriate tests needed to qualify the MAG DOCK as a Toughbook Certified product.

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. The MAG 31 Dock is backwards compatible with the Panasonic Toughbook 30 computer. The docking station carries a three-year limited warranty with an optional four and five-year warranty. Gamber-Johnson offers a full line of vehicle bases, poles, and motion attachments to complete the mounting system.

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