Know Your AMPS From Your VESA Hole Patterns
If your enterprise mobility deployment involves the use of devices in vehicles it is a great idea to provide the user with a properly installed vehicle cradle.
We have a whole range of mounting solutions for traditional rugged tablets, Microsoft Surface, handhelds and printers. For implementation in a variety of situations. Some enterprise mobility device manufacturers such as MobileDemand do a good job of designing their own cradles including innovations like the Snap Mount.
Physically installing the cradle and making sure it is safe electrically and in use is the subject of a further post. Before you get that far you will need to consider how to attach the cradle to the vehicle itself. This is where it becomes useful to know your VESA from your AMPS hole patterns
VESA What is it?
The good news is that the VESA standard is used almost exclusively for mounting flat screen televisions and PC monitors. Typically hole patterns for flat panel displays can be any of the following.
- 75 mm x 75 mm
- 100 mm x 100 mm
- 200 mm x 200 mm
- 400 mm x 400 mm
The bigger the screen the beefier the bracket needed.
AMPS What is it?
The AMPS hole pattern is also an industry standard configuration. It consists of four holes located in a rectangular pattern spaced at 30.17 mm by 46.05 mm. It is common for the AMPS pattern to consist of multiple holes to allow vertical or horizontal implementation. For hand held and tablet sized devices the vast majority of cradles and brackets such as the RAM Mount System will use the AMPS hole pattern.
This video from GPSCity.ca describes the AMPS hole pattern perfectly.
AMPS VESA some more of the alphabet soup we can help you with as you complete your enterprise mobility project. Get in touch if you need further help.