Case Studies and White Papers

At Havis, we pride ourselves in manufacturing the safest products in the industry, and the below true stories and proven research attest to Havis’ quality design and rigorous testing.

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Mueller Co.,
Chattanooga TN

Mueller is North America’s largest supplier of potable water distribution products. After identifying some problems with the mobile technologies in place at its plant and warehouse in Tennessee, Mueller began researching ways to address the issues and hired computer-maker Dell for help.

Dell, in turn, relied on Havis’ computer docking and mounting solutions for the tablets it recommended for Mueller. Several rounds of testing showed that the tablets, mounts, and docks were all more than able to withstand the extreme heat, moisture, and vibration of the Mueller plant and warehouse.

As a result, Mueller reported an increase in shipping speeds and productivity.

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Maricopa County
Sheriff, Arizona

In October of 2007, a Maricopa Sheriff was involved in a serious accident. The vehicle hydroplaned while driving at a high speed during a rain storm, struck a mountain and flipped, then came to rest while inverted. The responding officer verified the driver was safe and unharmed, then read the Panasonic CF-29 to see what the unconscious officer was responding to.

The Havis solution was redeployed within days, a testament not only to the safety of the equipment, but also to the durability.

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Indiana County
Sheriff, Pennsylvania

Indiana County Sheriff’s Office needed a safe and secure way to transport their canine, so they turned to Havis.

One day during a storm, the officer lost control of his vehicle and crossed the median into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with a pickup truck.

Due to the superior construction of the Havis solutions, the canine sustained only minor injuries and was able to continue its service with the department.


Detroit Fire
Department, Michigan

Detroit Fire Department is a long time user of Havis products. DFD mounts Panasonic CF-30 laptops in the cab for Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD).

In 2008, when responding to a call, the fire truck lost control while turning too quickly and rolled over. None of the firefighters were injured by the computer or Havis solution.

The Havis docking station was still in working condition and was placed in another vehicle. Situations like this continue to prove the value of full crash testing of every Havis docking solution.

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Extreme Storm
Chasers, Oklahoma

Featured on Discovery Channel’s popular Storm Chasers television series, the TornadoVideos.net (TVN) team specializes in extreme weather research and broadcast weather video. Led by meteorologist and Ph.D. candidate Reed Timmer, the team’s recent projects focus on sampling the turbulent core-flow region of tornadoes from the safety of their specially-designed armored research vehicle, affectionately known as The Dominator.

Using a customized radar and an elaborate meteorological probe cannon system attached to the vehicle, the team has been able to collect unprecedented vertical and horizontal wind data from inside nearly a dozen tornadoes since 2009, the ultimate goal being to use their data to help engineers design structures that can better-withstand tornadic winds.

TVN’s mission depends heavily on their Havis products performing as expected. A Havis XFR Docking Station is conveniently situated in the cockpit of the Dominator, allowing Reed to focus on time-critical navigational command decisions and data analysis without compromising his work space.

Similarly, TVN’s Chris Chittick trusts the Havis Universal Laptop Mount as the cradle for the most important piece of equipment in his mobile research lab, as he operates the team’s radar and monitors instrumentation probes in real-time, a task he fulfills from his mobile work station in the Dominator’s rear.

With over 50,000 miles of storm chasing in 2011 alone, Havis mounts have passed the TVN durability test in some of the harshest work environments imaginable, and TVN looks forward to continuing their mission with Havis products for years to come.


Critical Power Guide for Fleet Mobility

The Critical Power Guide for Fleet Mobility is designed to provide you with considerations for a more productive mobile office solution. This new whitepaper includes tips for choosing the right vendors, strategic planning for power in mobility, a guide to understanding power supply varieties, and the basics of power supply installation.


The Impact of ELD Mandate on a Total Mobility Solution

Fleet managers need to know how the December 18th Electronic Logging Devices mandate will impact them, and how to implement the new standards that come with it. In addition to choosing the right devices and software to manage data, fleets need to consider how to secure those devices inside a vehicle. This white paper will help you prepare for the upcoming mandate.


Professional Installation and Upfit Guide for Fleet Mobility

Mobile office upfitting requires a thorough and strategic plan. This guide provides the insights and considerations in order to execute a Professional Installation.