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.

Ready to Implement New Technology into Your Agency? How to Find the Right IT Solutions Provider to Solve Your Business Problems!

When you are ready to implement new IT systems into your department, really spend the time to select the proper partner who truly understands your IT ecosystem.

We are all aware of the large concern administrators face when trying to implement new technology solutions into their organization or agency. Many problems arise such as short on capital, project creeping inevitably ensues, and the technology does not perform as expected. Now for the difficult part — finding a vendor who will listen to your needs, understand your project timeline and requirements, while still providing a solution to obtain your desired results, and yet in the end, performs as promised. Some might say that is almost impossible to find, do you find this to be true?

Implementing the right technology is not always about the “best of breed” but it is always about delivery. Everyone has worked with vendors who pursue based on dollars and do not understand the or care to understand your actual needs. There are key differentiators between an integrator and a solutions provider, these levels of support are crucial to successful technology rollouts. What do you look for when selecting a vendor? The increased complexity across the technology ecosystem, combined with the continual emergence of new trends and offerings, has made it extremely challenging for most agencies to effectively design and manage their IT systems. Finding a partner who will act as a complete solutions provider to listen, design, implement and manage the entire system is a big deal today and more and more agencies are searching for this model. After all, who has the time, resources and patience to manage multiple IT vendors?

Here are a few things to consider when searching for your next IT solutions provider:

  • Look for a company who makes meaningful connections with their customers and has a high level of client referrals.
  • Companies who invite perspective and innovation — working together to bring the best possible solution to clients no matter what.
  • A one-stop-shop value proposition: a multi-partner approach with strong product manufacturer relationships and distribution partners to service a global portfolio of IT solutions that make the most sense for your specific IT environment.
  • Look for an organization who understands complex licensing requirements, who understands how to optimize agency usage and compliance management.
  • Find a vendor with custom client portals which enhance the user experience, manage customized purchasing, and allow for a view of hardware warranties and software licenses. Furthermore, streamline procurement and processes through a self-service online tool available in the client portal.
  • Find a partner with scalable service and solutions offerings — select a vendor who helps organizations of all sizes and has well-developed services capabilities focused on managed, technical and professional services that integrate hardware to provide end-to-end solutions to meet your individualized agency needs.
  • Find a company with strong cash flow with the resources necessary to invest in sales, technology, training, engineering and leadership. By doing so, this vendor will deliver the promised leading edge technology solutions.
  • Choose a company who is efficient, with high-volume and cost effective direct sales and marketing models to allow for the most competitive prices. By having a choice of multiple partners, you will be provided a variety of product solutions to address your specific department needs.
  • Look for a company with a vendor-agnostic approach, who will assist you in choosing the best IT systems to meet your needs, not based on what product they are trying to promote or push.
  • Vendors who currently hold a significant number of cooperative purchasing contracts are a wise choice and offer a variety of viable options.
  • Choose a partner who begins with either an assessment or planning and design session. Technical specialists and field solution architects are experts in many areas including unified communications, networking, wireless, network and physical security and server/storage solution. Make sure this partner has a trusted team of advisors to protect your investment.
  • Decide on a partner whose services offerings include assisting agencies with onsite help desk and technical support services. These services will provide skilled, temporary staffing to assist with IT challenges that will arise.
  • Several engineers and project managers, paired with configuration capabilities, allows a company to handle any rollout project that agencies may have. Choose a company capable of delivering on your investment.
  • Installation services can include installing and deploying new systems, moving existing equipment, assessing systems and testing installed equipment, and advanced IT support. Staging options are also important, should you need to complete the installation in several rollouts — selecting a company capable of deployment services is a must.

Bottom line, when you are ready to implement new IT systems into your department, really spend the time to select the proper partner who truly understands your IT ecosystem. It is easy to find a reseller who will order boxes of hardware and deliver them to your door. Choosing the right partner not only ensures a successful implementation but a partner who will be present and available for the life of your project. Select a company who cares to align a complete consultation to understand your budget, timeline and project details — that is how you achieve a true return on investment. Contact one of Group Mobile’s public safety technology experts today to discuss how your IT rollout can be a seamless project from beginning to end.

Did you know Group Mobile has inventory on Getac rugged devices and can ship out in 48 hours? Three different Getac devices are in stock and ready to ship, the Getac V110 convertible laptop, F110 rugged tablet and S410 semi-rugged laptop. These rugged computers are three of the most popular computers manufactured by Getac with the most popular custom features on the market.

Group Mobile Offers End-to-End Mobile Services and Lifecycle Solutions

Can your company afford to replace the essential hardware that it 

needs to run properly?


How many of your workstations or other pieces of equipment are out of date and due to be refreshed?

Did you know you can incorporate your hardware renewal into a 
monthly service plan? 


Group Mobile is a full end-to-end mobile technology solution provider of project lifecycle services across all sectors and vertical industries. 

Pre-Deployment Services
Mobile deployments are unique and complex, especially when taking into account communication requirements, training, applications, and the ergonomics involved in handling technology in an environment where challenges reach far beyond a standard office environment. Group Mobile has worked through dozens of worldwide mobile deployments for all sectors and vertical industries. 
Pre-Deployment Services include:
  • Asset Staging & Tracking
  • Disk Imaging
  • Solutions Architecture
  • ROI Development
  • Wireless Site Survey
Learn more on Pre-Deployment Services here…

Deployment Services
During the deployment phase, businesses want to be ensured the solution purchased is well received by end users. Group Mobile will not only fulfill the hardware requirements, but we will also deploy the solution with minimal impact on your business and maximum return on investment. 
Deployment Services include:

  • Wireless Activation
  • Project Management
  • Training
  • Vehicle Installations
Learn more on Deployment Services here…

Post-Deployment Services
Once the solution has been deployed and in the hands of end-users, the next step is post-deployment support. Group Mobile will take ownership of the health of the system and its ongoing success. 
Post-Deployment services include:

  • Advanced Exchange
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Battery Management
  • Extended Help Desk
  • Client Services Management
  • Technology as a Service
  • Break/Fix

Learn more on Post-Deployment Services here…

Have You Heard? We Have a Brand New Brochure — See it Here!

We are honored to share our new company brochure! 

Check it out here… 

Our Story

Founded in 2002, Group Mobile has grown to become a leading industry expert addressing the ever-changing complexities associated with the design, development, deployment, implementation, and operation of lifecycle technology services. Group Mobile has built a trusted relationship with numerous manufacturing partners and thousands of valued customers, exclusively specializing in the sales and service of advanced “rugged” technology, equipping thousands of businesses throughout the country with ruggedized hardware appropriate for some of the most strenuous and demanding work environments.

Today, Group Mobile simplifies the complex by offering a strategic turn-key solution entailing hardware, software and/or cloud interface and data management, project management, deployment management, installation, one-on-one training, service, warranty, and reliable support.  Within this vertically aligned business model, our customers will reduce risk to ensure 100% success throughout the lifecycle of the project. Group Mobile’s engineering and project management team are fully committed to providing superior results with the assurance projects will be delivered on schedule, cost-effectively, and technologically advanced to address the needs of customers across all vertical markets, staying in lock-step from project inception to fruition.

Group Mobile Prepares for Service Center, Appoints New Sr. VP of Client Services and Operations!

Group Mobile announced the appointment of Roger Cresswell as Sr. Vice President, Client Services and Operations. In his new role with the company, Cresswell offers a wealth of knowledge and will be accountable for the company’s end-to-end, full service technology and lifecycle solutions service center. 

Cresswell’s background includes over 30 years in the industry, leading teams to define, sell and deliver best of breed technology products and services in mobile environments. As one of the founding members of Itronix, Cresswell led the company through exceptional growth managing technical support architects, project managers, deployment specialists, and was ultimately responsible for major mobile technology deployments at GTE, Sears, Bell South, Sprint and many others. Cresswell most recently served as Channel Sales Director for GammaTech where he successfully grew the reseller base in North and South America by over 400%. 

As Sr. Vice President of Client Services and Operations, Cresswell will direct all facets of Group Mobile’s evolution into project lifecycle services – including technology consultations, development and deployment of stable mobile platforms, project and asset management, equipment installation, break-fix, hardware service technical support, 24-7 helpdesk and much more.  

What does "Solution Provider" really mean? Join us for the webinar featuring our very own President, Darin White!

We know that you’ve heard the term mobile “solution provider” a hundred times over. It’s bandied about so much that it is devolving into a buzzword, seemingly devoid of meaning. But, in reality, it may be the most meaningful term you’ll hear all year.


Join us on Tuesday, July 26 at 10am PT/12pm CT/1pm ET for the webinar:


What does “Solution Provider” really mean?

In this webinar Darin White, president of Group Mobile*, and Bob Ashenbrenner, President of Durable Mobility Technologies, LLC, will explain what “solution provider” really means to you and the success of your mobile workforce.

During this 45-minute coffee break webinar, the first in Xplore’s new “Rugged or Risky” monthly series, Darin and Bob will detail the advantages that you, the mobile tech buyer/end-user, actually gain by partnering with a “solution provider” versus relying on individual hardware, software, and accessories providers to piece together your mobility system.

Register for the webinar today…