RAM Mounting Systems introduces IntelliSkin, a protective device case for frequent docking and undocking of smartphones and tablets common in trucking and field applications. IntelliSkin provides standard charging contacts to prevent damage to Samsung phones and tablets in rugged commercial application environments, the company said.
IntelliSkin features an integrated power connector compatible with any GDS (Global Docking System technology) charging dock. This prevents damage to the device charging port and creates a universal docking system compatible with any device wrapped with an IntelliSkin case, according to RAM Mounts.
“We are excited to work with Samsung to bring popular mobile devices to commercial applications including transportation, material handling and work truck use,” stated Aaron Hersey, vice president of sales and marketing at RAM Mounting Systems. “IntelliSkin with GDS docking technology makes it possible to use smartphones and tablets with fewer concerns in rugged environments where devices are moved frequently among trucks, equipment and offices.”
Trucking fleets can use IntelliSkin with GDS to enable with greater confidence fleet tracking apps, including hours-of-service, trip inspections, two-way communication, navigation and more, Hersey said.
“The problem with typical mounting and charging systems for consumer technology devices is the speed of innovation and the variety of different options available,” said Hersey. “With the GDS platform, all charging and docking is standardized. When upgrading to a new device with different charging ports, businesses only need to change the IntelliSkin case.”
In addition to cross-compatibility for charging and data exchange, GDS docking stations allow access to keyboards, monitors, speakers, hard drives and other USB devices by plugging in a connectivity hub to the back of the dock, according to the company. A variety of GDS docks are available for desk, multiple device charging, vehicle and device locking applications, the company added.
“As businesses follow bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and company-owned-personally-enabled (COPE) technology strategies, enabling these somewhat delicate devices for heavy use is imperative to ensure their long useful life,” Hersey said. “With a variety of device ports and charging cables on the market, unifying an organization with one rugged charging platform increases both efficiency and mobility.”
“This is just the beginning,” Hersey added. “We believe the GDS platform will become a standard for solving the problem of device compatibility across a broad range of markets including fleet transportation, service industries, government and education.”
IntelliSkin cases are available for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6, Tab S 8.4 and 10.5, Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 and 10.1, Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and 9.7, and Galaxy Tab Active 8.0. RAM Mounts said it plans to develop more cases to expand the line in the future.