Havis testing procedures closely simulate the conditions that mobile computing equipment experiences when in use to help optimize their safety and performance for long-term reliability. When considering a purchase, be sure to ask about the testing procedures conducted by any equipment manufacturer.
Equipment in patrol vehicles can be subjected to heavy vibration in the event of a high-speed pursuit over rough or uneven surfaces. A mount that vibrates can transmit damaging shock to a computer. Even during normal use, a mount that vibrates excessively can lead to eye strain, typing errors as well as undue wear and tear on the laptop's chassis, electronics and hinges. Mounting solutions that pass stringent vibration testing in the laboratory are a fleet manager's assurance that they will perform satisfactorily under even extreme real-world conditions. Most companies refer to MIL-STD-810F for this test.
Be sure to ask which components in the mobile computing system have been tested. HAVIS tests EVERYTHING in the system, mounting and docking equipment.
Almost everyone has experienced the annoyance of an electrically powered device interfering with a radio's reception. A device that interferes with mission critical radios is not only annoying, but potentially dangerous. EMI/RF testing is conducted to ensure that docking stations do not emit or transmit electromagnetic interference or radio frequencies that could potentially disrupt the function of the patrol vehicle's communications equipment and other electronic devices.
EMI testing occurs in an anechoic chamber, where electromagnetic interference is measured.
Even the most well-made products can eventually fail as a result of normal usage. Quality-conscious manufacturers like Havis will likely perform a variety of other tests to ensure that their products will provide a reasonably long service life under typical operating conditions. Such tests may include repeated docking and undocking of laptops, tests of motion device position locking systems, and similar repetitive component durability analyses to simulate a lifetime of use.
The latch on a Havis docking station is opened and closed 30,000 times while a computer is docked. That is far more than the product will ever see in the field.
HAVIS QUALITY POLICY: Havis Inc. leads the industry in manufacturing products that meet or exceed our customer’s requirements. We continually improve our products, our services, and ourselves.
ISO 9001 requirements include:
To prepare for certification, Havis assembled a meticulous quality management team, which implemented proper quality procedures and led a series of internal audits. External audits are conducted by UTAC, formerly VCA, a leading Management Systems Certification company.