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Modex 2012: Rugged computer taps intelligent docking

DAP Technologies (Booth 812) is giving a look at two upcoming products: the V1010 vehicle-mount rugged computer with a 10-inch XGA display and a quick-connect/disconnect modular Intelligent Docking System with wireless USB.
By Roberto Michel
Editor at Large
February 07, 2012

DAP Technologies (Booth 812) is giving a look at two upcoming products: the V1010 vehicle-mount rugged computer with a 10-inch XGA display and a quick-connect/disconnect modular Intelligent Docking System with wireless USB.

While drawing its main power from an industrial vehicle, the V1010 is also equipped with its own back-up battery with continuous power for up to 4 hours, said Khalid Kidari, DAP’s director of product management and marketing. This backup is ideal if an operator wants to use the computer as a tablet for a short time, such as when a lift truck is having its battery swapped. “The idea is to provide a lot of flexibility for users,” says Kidari.

The V1010 and DAP’s M9010, a 7-inch tablet that came out last year, share a patent-pending mounting system with quick connect/disconnect capability, as well as an expandable interface enabling connection to various peripherals.

DAP’s new Intelligent Docking System does more than secure a computer to an industrial vehicle and provide power. The mounted system is able to connect through traditional contacts or, as in the case of the M9010 tablet and V1010, through wireless USB to minimize failure points between the cradle and the device. The V1010 and docking system will be available for purchase in the fourth quarter of this year.

“We know there is no such thing as one solution fits all,” Kidari says. “Customers often have a need for both tablets and fixed-mount computers. With this cradle, customers get a sturdy docking system that accommodates both form factors for ease of purchase and implementation.”

Modex 2012 is scheduled to be held February 6-9, 2012 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete Modex 2012 coverage.

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