Mobile Office now a Reality for High-pressure Commuters

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The MOE (mobile office extension) is a portable product that secures a laptop computer in most vehicles easily.It can be transferred from one vehicle to another and is suitable for use in rental vehicles. Non-metallic materials make it suitable for travel with your laptop.

The reality of the mobile office is often experienced while precariously balancing a laptop inside a rented midsize. This is not the mobile office dream that technology has promised. Rissler Research and Development (RR&D) has developed the Mobile Office Extension (MOE) to help make the reality a little friendlier.

The MOE securely mounts a laptop or other electronics into a vehicle, while still being easily removable. Many companies and professionals rely on leased or personal vehicles; and most leasing plans do not allow installation and mounting of hardware. The MOE eliminates such problems by installing and removing without hardware and the need for tools. The MOE quickly transports between vehicles and stows easily in a laptop bag. The modern vehicle is expected to do more than provide basic transportation; we now expect to be helped to our destination and entertained along the way.

The MOE and laptop combination can bring all the functionality of your office workstation, while having the added benefit of adding GPS / entertainment systems to almost any vehicle. The MOE can also be used as a lap-table while on a plane, van , car-pool and provide a stable and insulated work surface. The MOE can be an integrated tool for almost any professional today.

Many professions now rely on laptops while away from the office. RR&D is focused on improving the ergonomics that the current mobile office operates with. The MOE is designed to help make time in the car as productive and efficient as possible. The MOE consists of a cradle that securely holds a laptop and a base-plate that attaches to the interior of a vehicle. The base-plate allows for a very flexible attachment system that accommodates a multitude of vehicle layouts while being easily removable. The cradle is configurable for most common laptop brands with screens ranging from 12 to 21 inches.

Provisions allow for the use of standard security cables to prevent theft or the cradle/laptop combo is easily removed from the vehicle as a unit. Various accessories allow for height and offset adjustment that can be used to suit almost any preference or position. The MOE disassembles easily and stores flat pack style within the size of a standard laptop carrying case. Travel and ease of airline check-in was a major consideration.

The MOE can be carried easily in travel luggage and all of the components are built of non-metallic materials. Many other electronics are suitable for mounting with the MOE besides laptops. Additional products include a multiple laptop extension, portable printer enclosure, writing desk insert, utility/storage box, sun/glare/privacy screen, and a screen stabilizer bar. The MOE has been adopted as an important tool for jobs that range from sales to life saving.

“I have been looking for a product like this for years and the MOE does what I need it to do. I leave the MOE installed in my truck so all I need to do is slip my laptop into the secure base for travel or emergency response. I traded my ¾ ton truck for a ½ ton recently and took the MOE with me.”

Jorene Downs, [management in both Search and Rescue (SAR) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a program under Homeland Security]

“I first saw the MOE in the hands of a friend of mine and thought it was perfect. It installs in seconds and does not require any drilling. It was perfect for use in my car. Space is at a premium in a search and rescue vehicle. The MOE allows me to install a laptop computer to run missions and even track my units with GPS. I can remove and stow it in a few seconds when I need to transport emergency workers. Great product.” Dennis Brislawn Vice President, Operations (King County 4x4 Search and Rescue)

“I have been in sales for twenty five years and use my vehicle as my office. I need my planner and information at my fingertips during the day. I have looked for a long time for a desk that would be mobile and do what I need it to do. The MOE is that desk. It makes me more productive and organized during the day. As a result, I get more done. I am moving toward using a laptop for all my work and, when I do, the MOE will accommodate it.”

Jeff Yurak, Salesman


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