Computer Docking Stations - An Introduction
A computer docking station gives you a simple way to plug in your laptop computer. The name is often shortened to ‘dock,’ which can also be used as a verb. Using a docking station lets your computer’s battery recharge while connected. It may also give you an easy, convenient way to attach peripheral devices. Because there are a wide range of laptops, many are designed for use with a specific model. There are also computer docking stations that can be used with a variety of laptops.
By using a Laptop Dock Station, a laptop can substitute for a desktop computer, while still retaining the mobile functionality of the laptop. You can dock and undock your laptop in hot, cold, or standby modes, depending on the system. With a cold system, you have to completely shut down the computer before docking or undocking. With a hot system, you can dock and undock while it is running. A standby system is an intermediate option, so the computer can be powered on but must be in sleep mode before docking and undocking.
There is also a Mobile Docking Station designed for use in your car. These are especially useful for industries that need the vehicle to operate as a mobile field office. Common examples include law enforcement, military, EMS, construction, and many more.
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