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September 02, 2010

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Gamber-Johnson Expands Magnesium Docking Station Line MAG Dock for the Panasonic Toughbook 31 Now Available


Stevens Point, WI – 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,” comments 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.” 

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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 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.   

Visit Gamber-Johnson’s web site at www.gamberjohnson.com/CF31 for more information about the MAG™ 31 Dock. 

About Gamber-Johnson

In business since 1954, Gamber-Johnson is the undisputed market leader of rugged docking stations and vehicle mounts (Mobile Device Accessories: Global Market Demand Analysis, VDC, June, 2007), and a member of the Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP) Group. Customers of all sizes – state and local governments, transportation, field service organizations, and mobile professionals – rely on Gamber-Johnson's vehicle mounting systems and docking stations on a daily basis and associate the Gamber-Johnson name and products with quality, safety and reliability. As a result, Gamber-Johnson vehicle mounting systems are installed in thousands of fleets worldwide.