The Importance of Vehicle Mounting Solutions for Laptops and Tablets

Every year over 130,000 people are hurt by flying objects inside vehicles, not just during an accident but during sudden stops, turns and unexpected maneuvers.

Why would you want to use a vehicle mount for your computer? The answer is simple – you cannot afford not to! A vehicle mount is a must have if you are driving with your computer in the vehicle, and the selection of vehicle mounting systems Group Mobile carries makes it easy to choose the correct mounting solution for your specific needs.

Safety is one of the top reasons to use a computer vehicle mount. Every year over 130,000 people are hurt by flying objects inside vehicles, not just during an accident but during sudden stops, turns and unexpected maneuvers. Your computer, or your employee’s computer, becomes a very dangerous object at unexpected times. The computer itself can be damaged, causing down time and potentially costly repairs.

Group Mobile offers a wide selection of mounting options to choose from. We carry the top brands, including Gamber JohnsonRAM, and Havis. There are also computer specific cradles and docking stations available for many computer brands and models. These cradles and docking stations offer custom fit for your computer as well as port replication with some offering antenna pass-through to increase wireless reception. Whether mounting your computer in your car, truck, van or boat, we have the mounting system you need.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of vehicle mounts for every possible make, model, and mobile computing device. Finding a durable and reliable vehicle mount is essential for the longevity and efficiency of your mobile office, so take your time finding the perfect mount for your needs. If you have any questions about the mounts discussed here or any other type of vehicle mount, or would like assistance in selecting the proper vehicle mount for your purposes, please feel free to contact one of our mobile installation experts at Group Mobile. We pride ourselves on providing trusted technology advice for all mobile workers.

Vehicle Mounting Solutions for Mobile Workers!

Vehicle mounts enable you to customize your fit and ergonomics to ensure you have the laptop or tablet in your vehicle when and where you need it.

For many public safety workers, their vehicle is their second home. And since we all live in the 21st century, reliable access to electronic communication devices is a must – not just to complete job requirements, but also to ensure continuous communication with coworkers and others, often for safety purposes. Whatever your communication device may be, having a reliable vehicle mounting solution is essential. Having a computer, cell phone, tablet or other device fall while driving or working and be inaccessible is not only inconvenient, but can significantly impact your workplace safety and efficiency. Here we’ll discuss some of the most popular vehicle mounting options for many public safety workers.

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Consider installing a Gamber-Johnson mobile workstation in your vehicle. The right computer stand for mobile workers is one that securely mounts to the vehicle, provides flexibility for both passenger and driver to access the computer, and allows for the computer to be removed, if needed, to take on the job. A laptop mount for mobile workers should also be custom-built for the type and size of computer it will hold, to ensure a solid fit. Gamber-Johnson makes vehicle mounts for just about every vehicle on the market. If you’re a mobile professional and you frequently find yourself on your computer while in the driver’s seat, a vehicle mount, which includes a universal laptop tray, is a good option for holding your device inside your vehicle. Another great benefit to mounting your laptop in your vehicle is that you get a stronger GPS signal when integrating a GPS antenna. Gamber-Johnson offers a large assortment of mounting hardware, and accessories.

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Havis also supplies a huge range of mount options. Havis offers docking stations and cradles for specific electronics and car models, but they also have a unique offering of universal mounts:

  • Universal laptop mount. This mount can be used to access any laptop with a width of 11.5″ to 14.1″ and a thickness of 0.7″ to 1.2″. For departments with a variety of computer types, this would be a prudent purchase.
  • Universal tablet mount. Similar to the laptop mount, this universal tablet mount can accommodate any tablet with a width of 9.3″ to 11.2″ and a thickness of 0.6″ to 0.9″.

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RAM offers the most extensive selection of vehicle-specific mounting solutions in the industry. These bases are engineered to conform to your vehicle interior and are constructed from high-quality steel. Installation is simple with the use of your existing passenger side seat leg bolts. Several adjustment points throughout the mount enable you to position your laptop in the most ergonomic and comfortable position possible. Some of those mounts include:

  • No Drill Mounts. There are many options for seamless integration of a vehicle mount into the RAM, using the passenger side seat rails. One example is the laptop mount for the Dodge RAM 1500 and 2500/3500, which offers telescoping features and dual swing arms.
  • Ergonomic Mounts. In addition to being no-drill, many mounts offer ergonomic features to ensure comfortable typing and laptop viewing from a car seat. One example is this Dodge Ram Mounting Kit, which is a laptop mount with a multi-adjustable swing arm.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of vehicle mounts for every possible make, model, and mobile computing device. Finding a durable and reliable vehicle mount is essential for the longevity and efficiency of your mobile office, so take your time finding the perfect mount for your needs. If you have any questions about the mounts discussed here or any other type of vehicle mount, or would like assistance in selecting the proper vehicle mount for your purposes, please feel free to contact us. We pride ourselves on providing trusted technology advice for all mobile workers.

Keeping the Road Safe – The importance of Vehicle Mounts!

If you utilize a mobile device inside your vehicle, make the safe choice by adding a laptop, or tablet mount. Safety should always be the top priority of any profession using mobile computing solutions. A vehicle mount is a must have if you are driving with your computer in the vehicle, and the selection of vehicle mounting systems Group Mobile carries makes it easy to choose the correct mounting solution for your specific needs. Group Mobile carries many different sizes and brands of computer mounts including a NO-drill solution!

According to the Official Government Website for Distracted Driving, driving while distracted is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. Driving and operating a computer simultaneously should never be an option, however, many professionals are required to have a mobile computer with them at all times, by mounting the computer in the vehicle this increases the rate of safe driving and lessens the risk of an accident. 

Safety is one of the top reasons to use a computer vehicle mount. Every year over 130,000 people are hurt by flying objects inside vehicles, not just during an accident but during sudden stops, turns and unexpected maneuvers. Your computer, or your employee’s computer, becomes a very dangerous object at unexpected times. The computer itself can be damaged, causing down time and potentially costly repairs.

Ergonomics and ease of use are additional reasons to install a vehicle computer mount. Having the vehicle computer in a comfortable and easy to reach position reduces back and eye strain as well as increases productivity. If you use a mobile printer, it can also be mounted keeping everything safe, within reach, and in a professional looking set up.

Group Mobile offers a wide selection of mounting options to choose from.

We carry the top brands, including Gamber-JohnsonRAM, and Havis. There are also computer specific cradles and docking stations available for many computer brands and models. These cradles and docking stations offer custom fit for your computer as well as port replication with some offering antenna pass-through to increase wireless reception. Whether mounting your computer in your car, truck, van, or boat, we have the mounting system you need.

Visit the Group Mobile Vehicle Mount Store to find a mount to fit your vehicle, or fill out the Vehicle Mount Questionnaire and we will contact you with a custom solution to meet your needs.

The Perfect Solution For Your Mobile Office: Vehicle Mounts!

The use of mobile computers is becoming increasingly widespread as more and more professionals use their vehicles as a mobile office. Many industries such as: law enforcement, agriculture, fire and emergency medical services, public transportation, commercial delivery, public utilities and heavy duty trucking utilize their vehicle as a “mobile office” causing great concern for safety. Mobile computers should never be used while driving a vehicle, something we are all aware of, however, do not always put into practice. What can you do to create a safe environment for mobile computing? Install a vehicle mount for your rugged mobile computer! A vehicle mount is a must have if you are driving with your computer in the vehicle, and the selection of vehicle mounting systems Group Mobile carries makes it easy to choose the correct mounting solution for your specific needs.

Every year over 130,000 people are hurt by flying objects inside vehicles, not just during an accident but during sudden stops, turns and unexpected maneuvers. Your computer, or your employee’s computer, becomes a very dangerous object at unexpected times. The computer itself can also be damaged, causing down time and potentially costly repairs. The locking mechanism inside of docking stations keep your mobile computer securely locked, and even strengthens as force is applied in a crash.

Ergonomics and ease of use are additional reasons to install a vehicle computer mount. Having the vehicle computer in a comfortable and easy to reach position reduces back and eye strain as well as increases productivity. If you use a mobile printer, it can also be mounted keeping everything safe, within reach, and in a professional looking set up. If drilling into your vehicle is a concern, purchasing a no-drill mount is a perfect solution!  No-drill mobile computer mounts are designed for almost any truck, fleet vehicle, car, van and big rig on the road, best of all, you won’t need to drill holes in your floorboard to install, they’re designed to attach to the existing hardware of the passenger side seat rails.

Group Mobile offers a wide selection of mounting options to choose from. We carry the top brands, including Gamber-JohnsonRAM, and Havis. There are also computer specific cradles and docking stations available for many computer brands and models. These cradles and docking stations offer custom fit for your computer as well as port replication with some offering antenna pass-through to increase wireless reception. Whether mounting your computer in your car, truck, van or boat, we have the mounting system you need.


Visit the Group Mobile Vehicle Mount Store to find a mount to fit your vehicle, or fill out the Vehicle Mount Questionnaire and we will contact you with a custom solution to meet your needs.

Innovative Accessories: In-Vehicle Mounts, Plus Mobile Printers and Scanners!

Group Mobile possesses extensive knowledge with regard to the importance of rugged accessories including computer mounts, printers, scanners and tablet stands all designed to drive productivity while keeping your device safe and secure while on the go!


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Turn your vehicle into a professional mobile office! Did you know that many mobile computer mounts available at Group Mobile require no drilling, that means there is no permanent damage to your vehicle!  Group Mobile carries the top brands of vehicle computer mounts, including Gamber-JohnsonRAM Mounts, and Havis. There are also computer-specific cradles and docking stations available for many rugged computer brands and models in order to customize to your specific industry needs. These innovative cradles and docking stations offer a custom fit for your computer, tablet or handheld rugged device as well as port replication, with some offering antenna pass-through to increase wireless reception.

Group Mobile has the mounting system you need, we offer many solutions for mobile computing and in-vehicle mounting, perfectly suited for the most demanding industries.  Visit the Group Mobile Vehicle Mount Store to find a mount to customize your vehicle, or fill out the Vehicle Computer Mount Questionnaire and one of our vehicle mount specialist will help you select a vehicle mounting system to fit your exact requirements.

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Rugged Mobile Printers and Scanners

Mobile printers and scanners will complement your business in more ways than one! Using mobile printers and scanners will eliminate the distance that workers must travel in order to produce necessary documents; this will boost productivity, often providing a full return on investment! Mobile printers and scanners can use a wireless network connection to receive print jobs, label formats, variable data, and other important on the job information.

One of Group Mobile’s most popular printers is the Brother PocketJet 6 Portable Printer which is designed to be lightweight, durable, and flexible. With print speeds up to 6ppm, fast throughput, and high quality prints, you’ll always be prepared to print on the go! It is compatible with most PCs, laptops or palmtops running the Windows operating system. At barely over 10″ long and 1 pound in weight, the PocketJet 6 fits easily into your briefcase, computer bag, or can be quickly mounted in any vehicle or small work area. Learn more about the Brother PocketJet 6…

Group Mobile carries several different brands and models of printers and scanners. To view our entire selection and learn more about the rugged mobile printers and scanners Group Mobile offers, visit www.groupmobile.com/dept.asp/dept_id=49

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Group Mobile is offering a $10 discount on each fliTablet you order so stock up today! Simply mention this blog oenter promo code flitablet10 when you place an order on our website. Discount will be taken when order is processed. To order, visit www.fliTablet.com

The fliTablet™ hands-free tablet floor stand securely holds the most popular, lightweight tablet computers, including the original iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, Kindle Fire, Nook, Galaxy, Nexus, and many other lightweight tablet computers.  The heavy base on the fliTablet ensures stability while giving you a hands-free option. The adjustable tablet holder secures your computer in place without scratching or damaging it. The fliTablet stand allows you to tilt and swivel your tablet, as well rotate it a full 360° to view your tablet in both portrait and landscape modes. The fliTablet floor stand is lightweight and easily portable. You can use the fliTablet while working at your desk, lounging on your sofa, or lying in bed. It also makes an excellent music stand!

To shop for accessories for your Applie iPhone and iPad products, as well as other commercial tablet accessories, visit www.groupmobile.com/dept.asp/dept_id=443.

Understanding the Importance of Vehicle Mounts

Why would you want to use a vehicle mount for your computer? The answer is simple – you cannot afford not to! A vehicle mount is a must have if you are driving with your computer in the vehicle, and the selection of vehicle mounting systems Group Mobile carries makes it easy to choose the correct mounting solution for your specific needs.

Safety is one of the top reasons to use a computer vehicle mount. Every year over 130,000 people are hurt by flying objects inside vehicles, not just during an accident but during sudden stops, turns and unexpected maneuvers. Your computer, or your employee’s computer, becomes a very dangerous object at unexpected times. The computer itself can be damaged, causing down time and potentially costly repairs.

Ergonomics and ease of use are additional reasons to install a vehicle computer mount. Having the vehicle computer in a comfortable and easy to reach position reduces back and eye strain as well as increases productivity. If you use a mobile printer, it can also be mounted keeping everything safe, within reach, and in a professional looking set up.

Group Mobile offers a wide selection of mounting options to choose from. We carry the top brands, including 
Gamber-JohnsonRAM, and Havis. There are also computer specific cradles and docking stations available for many computer brands and models. These cradles and docking stations offer custom fit for your computer as well as port replication with some offering antenna pass-through to increase wireless reception. Whether mounting your computer in your car, truck, van or boat, we have the mounting system you need.

Visit the Group Mobile Vehicle Mount Store to find a mount to fit your vehicle, or fill out the Vehicle Mount Questionnaire and we will contact you with a custom solution to meet your needs.

2014 Rugged Computing Year in Review

2014 was an exciting and busy year for Group Mobile! Here are just a few of the highlights from the past 12 months. Click the links to read more on our website – GroupMobile.com or check out our Best of 2014 Review.

New Rugged Computer Products

Here are a few of the new products from 2014

Getac T800 – The Getac T800 is a compact fully rugged tablet that bundles outstanding performance, an 8.1 inch display, and unique SnapBack add-on modules for amazing versatility. At just over 2 pounds, the T800 rugged tablet is designed to easily fit ergonomically in just one hand. Learn more about the Getac T800…
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 – The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 offers a wide range of configuration options for a flexible user experience. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and optional 4G LTE in the FZ-M1 keep users connected while on the go. Learn more about the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1…
Xplore Bobcat – The Xplore Bobcat is a lightweight rugged tablet engineered to protect critical data under the most challenging conditions. The Bobcat rugged tablet is powered by the latest Intel Quad Core 1.9GHz processor, 4GB RAM, and a 128GB solid state drive. It offers a full suite of enterprise tools for any application. Learn more about the Xplore Bobcat… 
Juniper Allegro 2 – The Juniper Allegro 2 is designed for demanding and data-intensive field applications and is ideal for outdoor or industrial environments. The Allegro 2 is powered by the Microsoft Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.3 operating system, a 1.0GHz ARM Cortex A8 i.MX53 processor, 512MB RAM, and 8GB flash storage. Learn more about the Juniper Allegro 2…


To check out all of the latest rugged computers, visit Group Mobile’s New Releases Page at 
www.groupmobile.com/dept.asp/dept_id=225/New+Releases.html.

Group Mobile Best Sellers

A selection of our Best Sellers from 2014

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 – The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 rugged tablet offers a flexible user experience while providing critical port connectivity and feature-rich options in a compact size. The Toughpad G1 tablet is powered by the Intel Core i5-4310U 2.0GHz vPro processor, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB solid state drive for incredible speed and performance. Learn more about the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1…
RAM Mounts
– RAM mounting solutions are an affordable and flexible mounting solution for nearly any vehicle.
RAM Mounts offer a ball and joint design that allows the user greater flexibility in positioning the laptop along with greater shock absorption. The steel base and custom fit poles provide an easy to install solution and come with a lifetime warranty. Learn more about RAM Mounts…
Getac S400 – The Getac S400 is one of the most durable semi-rugged notebooks on the market featuring a 14-inch widescreen, sunlight-readable display, a water-resistant keyboard, and an array of connectivity options. The Getac S400 is powered by an Intel® Core™ i3 or optional i5 processor for great speed and performance when using processor-intensive applications. It comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM (expandable to 16GB) and a 500GB shock mounted hard disk drive. Learn more about the Getac S400…
Trimble Juno T41 – The Trimble Juno T41 is a versatile, fully rugged handheld that offers combined feature options to meet specific computing needs in the field: Enhanced GPS, 1D/2D barcode imaging, SmartPhone capability, choice of Windows or Android operating systems, and much more. The Juno T41 handheld is designed to be long-lasting, from the battery to the processor, and to work through demanding situations that would sideline lesser handhelds. Learn more about the Trimble Juno T41…

Motion R12 – The Motion R12 is a sleek and lightweight rugged tablet with innovative accessories designed for efficiency and productivity in public safety, construction, and field service. Equipped with up to the Intel Core i7 vPro processor and optimized for mobility, the 12.5″ R12 tablet is also ideal for a desktop replacement. Learn more about the Motion R12…

Other Rugged Computer Solutions 
Software, mounting, and closeouts
Software Store – The Software Store offers a range of office and multimedia suites, security and utilities programs, general business software, GPS and mapping applications, tablet PC software, and much more. Learn More about the Software Store…
Vehicle Mounts – The Vehicle Mount Store offers the perfect mount solution for your vehicle. Even if your computer is not rugged, our vehicle mounts fit all brands. Learn more about the Vehicle Mount Store…
Closeouts & Special Offers – Occasionally, Group Mobile has overstocks or returns, as well as special sales on rugged computers at unbeatable prices. Learn more about Group Mobile Closeouts and Special Offers…