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Why are Reversing Cameras Important in the Transport Services Industry?

Posted on January 20, 2020.

Driving the bus at a busy road is proven difficult and there are times when reverse maneuvering must be done with ease. Keep in mind that the taller and longer the vehicle, the bigger their blind spot. Blind spots are mainly located at the front, rear, and sides of a vehicle. Thus, bus drivers need to be extra careful when backing in the driveway.


Blind Spots of a City Bus
Photo taken from: https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/road-safety/behaviours/blind-spots/visibility-around-heavy-vehicles/


Why Install Reversing Cameras?


Vehicles in the transport services industry should invest in the installation of reversing cameras and sensors. No matter the gravity of an accident that may occur, whether it be minor or grave, truck and bus drivers must consider the safety of passengers and pedestrians when they are on the road. Here’s a bulleted list on why reversing cameras and sensors should be installed:

  • Monitor blind spots precisely
  • Allow drivers to maneuver their vehicle better
  • Prevent minor and major accidents

Strike Reversing Cameras and Monitors


Buses and trucks aren’t the only vehicles that need reverse cameras and sensors. Backing out of the driveway, parking, or pulling out from a curb should be done with safety. Reverse cameras and sensors also put any driver’s minds at ease because these prevent minor accidents from occurring. Reversing is one of the most common dilemmas among drivers, from potentially damaging the vehicle or potentially damaging an individual.


Strike aims to give every driver – from buses, trucks, minivans, caravans, and regular cars, the positive and safe driving experience that they deserve. Strike offers a variety of camera and monitor bundles available depending on the type of vehicle. 5” and 7” inch monitors, as well as reversing sensors are also available.



Left: Strike Tough 5" Monitor and Single HD Camera Bundle suitable for Trucks and Large Vehicles
Right: Strike 4.3" RVM-Clip on Monitor and Butterfly CMOS Camera Bundle


All Strike Reversing Cameras, Monitors, and Sensors are IP67 certified – the drivers will have a clear view while backing even when it’s raining or if the camera gets wet. Strike cameras also allow a 180-degree viewing angle for a wider viewpoint. Strike cameras can also be installed in any position. Reversing has never been easier!


Our full range of reversing cameras and sensors can be viewed here. Strike Cameras, Monitors, and Sensors can be purchased individually or by bundles. Just click through the links!



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

iPad Tablet Cases for 2020

Posted on January 17, 2020

Photo from Otterbox Asia


Apple products are known to be delicate. The average user usually fears accidental drops and scratches that could damage an iPad from their daily use. Apple iPads provide multiple functionalities for entertainment or personal use. An iPad is almost like a portable laptop because of its capability to create documents by connecting it with a keyboard. You can also store and access your files practically the same way as with a laptop.


We know that when you work hard and play hard, you’d also want to protect your device very much. There are a lot of cases in the market competing for a spot in the top recommendations and we’ve narrowed down our suggestions below:

OtterBox Defender Case for Apple iPad 12.9" (Black)


OtterBox is one of the toughest known protective cases for smartphones and tablets in the market. Each case model from the OtterBox line is designed to fully cover and protect your device while keeping your ports and buttons accessible. OtterBox tries to relate to daily users who have broken their devices at some point in their life. Check out the OtterBox Defender Case for Apple iPad 12.9” here.


The OtterBox Defender case features the following:

  • Protective case prevents dirt, dust, and debris from getting into ports
  • Designed with a hard, internal shell, outer slipcover and built-in screen protector.
  • Case can be converted into a device stand for hands-free viewing
  • Case has a port to store your Apple pencil



LifeProof NÜÜD FOR iPAD PRO (12.9-inch) (2nd Gen)


LifeProof cases are basically waterproof, dirtproof, snowproof, and dropproof. What more can you ask for? This is the type of case you’d want to bring when you try out for extreme sports and adventures.


The LifeProof NÜÜD Case features the following:

  • Can survive drops by up to 4 feet
  • Can operate within 6.6 feet underwater for 1 hour
  • LifeProof follows military standards for drop and shock protection



Strike Rugged Case for Apple iPad Pro 10.5" & iPad Air (2019) (Black)


Strike is one of the leading manufacturers for rugged innovations. The Strike Rugged Case aims to provide your tablet device with the best protection. Strike understands the worries of its users when it comes to drops, bumps, and dirt protection. Try our Strike Rugged case for the Apple iPad Pro 10.5! Check it through this link.


Here are some of the Strike Rugged Case’s key features:

  • Engineered with dual-layer hybrid protection. The outer case is made from high-quality plastic, while the inner layer is from soft silicone gel.
  • Meets military drop-test standards (MIL-STD-810G 5167.17)
  • Designed with enterprise-quality suitable for various industries such as logistics, warehousing, manufacturing, transportation, and more.


If you want to find the perfect case for you, you can check out the following Strike, OtterBox, and LifeProof links.



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

What Should You Know About the New Road Law for 2020?

Posted on January 15, 2020

Photo taken from: abc.net.au


What’s new with our road laws for 2020? Queensland updated their road laws over the previous month and are set to be implemented by February of 2020. Queensland aimed to fine distracted motorists by up to a thousand dollars – a value that’s more than double their current fine of $400 and 3 demerit points if you’re caught with a mobile phone on your hand.


What are the mobile phone restrictions while driving?

  • Holding your phone to turn it on/off
  • Sending a message
  • Making or receiving calls
  • Using any other function on your phone

What are allowed while driving?

  • Receiving calls are allowed through Bluetooth functions (if the driver does not touch the phone)
  • You can use the GPS and entertainment functionality of your mobile device if you have it prepared before driving on the road


It was reported that a woman from New South Wales was fined $337 because one of her passengers used FaceTime. This is being carefully considered in Queensland. Even a child’s behavior over the backseat is recognized. For example, watching a DVD can also be considered if it’s a distraction to the vehicle behind you.


Strike Alpha Car Cradle Bundles to Suit Your Need!


Be ready for the upcoming revised traffic law starting February 2020 with the Strike Alpha Cradle Bundles. Conveniently mount your mobile device and keep it protected from damages with a Strike Rugged Case.



Strike Alpha Apple iPhone XS Max Car Cradle with Strike Rugged Case Bundle


With the Strike Alpha Cradle, you can keep a clear view of your navigation app mounted on your vehicle’s dash. Mounting your mobile phone is legal if it does not hinder your view of the road. You can still listen to music and use your navigation apps when you have it prepared before driving.


Strike Alpha Cradle Bundles are available for select iPhones, iPads, Samsung smartphones, and Samsung tablet devices. The Strike Alpha Cradle Bundle provides double protection and convenient docking while on long drives.


Benefits of Using a Strike Alpha Cradle Bundle

  • Hands-free Technology – Access your mobile device legally when mounted at your dash (possible thru Bluetooth connection).
  • Fast Charging Capabilities – Battery drain will be the least of your worries with its superior charging capabilities. The PRO-install version can power your phone by up to 3 amps while the DIY version can charge your phone by up to 2.4 amps.
  • Signal Boosting – The Strike Alpha Cradle is equipped with an internal passive antenna that can boost your mobile reception once connected to a reputable external antenna. It is a useful feature, especially for those traveling to low-signal areas.
  • Enterprise-grade Strike Rugged Case – A highly durable protective sleeve to prevent your smartphone from acquiring damages and scratches. The Strike Rugged Case is engineered to meet MIL-STD-810G 516.7 drop test standards to withstand harsh environments.


If you’re using an Otterbox or Lifeproof case, you may click the following links to view Strike Alpha Cradle Bundles available. The full list of Strike Alpha Cradle Bundles with Rugged case can be viewed here.



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

How to Mount Your Gadgets on a Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator

Posted on January 09, 2020.

Photo from jeep.com.au


Jeep delivers unique 4x4 systems for off-road capability. With Jeep, you can travel tumultuous and rocky locations in peace. Your long drives are made comfortable with its state-of-the-art technology and connectivity. With its wide and spacious dash and interior, you can mount several gadgets, including your windshield.


RAM Mounts has innovated the RAM Tough Track – a mounting solution that allows you to mount quickly and glide more than one device on any flat surface. With RAM Tough Track, you can setup your mobile device, action camera, GPS device, tablets, and more!


Another exciting solution to look out for is RAM Mounts’ release of its first vehicle-specific dash mounting system for 2018 and 2019 Jeep JL and Jeep Gladiator vehicles (RAM-DT-204-TRACK-A12U). The vehicle-specific mounting system includes a dash mounting plate and a 12” RAM Tough-Track which you can easily combine with the variety of RAM Mounts ball and socket components. All you must do is drill the Tough-Track to a flat surface and have it secured with screws.


RAM® Tough-Track™ for 2018/2019 Jeep JL and Jeep Gladiator


While the vehicle-specific Tough Track is still in the making, you can also try the RAM Top-Loading Composite Tough-Track (RAP-TRACK-A12U). The RAM Tough Track can be installed on ATVs, motorboats, cars, trucks, other vehicles, and any flat surface! If ever you plan on mounting more than one device on your vehicle, you can go for the RAM Tough Track and have a neat space for all your devices.


Here’s a video to help visualize how RAM Tough-Track works:



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro We’re Expecting for 2020

Posted on January 06, 2019.

Tweet from @MishaalRahman


Samsung previously released by the end of October their latest rugged device, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover FieldPro. With each release, the Samsung Xcover series proved to be a reliable device for enterprise use and tough work environments. The year hasn’t ended yet and we’re hearing some news stirring up about a new Xcover device that will be released this 2020.


We heard that a new Samsung device (SM-G715F) just got Wi-Fi Alliance certification in the previous month. This device is expected to be the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro. With its Wi-Fi certification approval, we’re hoping to see it launch over 2020 soon.


The device is rumoured to have two versions, an International (SM-G715D) and European (SM-G715FN) model. Both devices will be running on Android 10 and supporting 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. The devices are also powered by an Exynos 9611 SoC and 4GB of RAM. Aside from this, not much is known yet about the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro.


Strike Alpha Car Cradles


While waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro’s launch consider mounting your Xcover FieldPro and Xcover4s device with a Strike Alpha Car Cradle.


Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Xcover FieldPro and Galaxy Xcover 4s Vehicle Mount


Strike Alpha Car Cradles are engineered for enterprise users that require a reliable phone cradle to keep their device safely held in tough work environments. All Strike Alpha Cradles are equipped with fast charging capabilities and can power your Samsung Xcover FieldPro and Galaxy Xcover4s device with up to 3 amps of charging power.


Stay connected wherever you go with your PTToC-enabled Samsung Galaxy Xcover FieldPro device because all Strike Alpha Car Cradles are equipped with signal boosting capabilities. Communication lines must always be accessible for first responders and those working in the field of public safety. All Strike Alpha phone mounts are designed with an internal passive antenna that improves your mobile signal once equipped with a reputable external antenna.


Check out this video of the Samsung Galaxy 4s Vehicle Mount!



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

Why is Mobile Signal Boosting Important to Law Enforcement Operations?

Posted on December 16, 2019.

Image from: businessinsider.com.au


Working in law enforcement entails the need for constant communication. Police officers and those in public safety often get caught in mission-critical activities – constantly paging one another for updates and passing on information such as whereabouts and the status of operations. Most importantly, communication lines must always be kept open in times of threatening situations that require the call for backup.


Strike’s Solution for Weak Cellular Reception Issues


To put your mind at ease when traveling to low signal areas, try our Patch Lead and Antenna Bundles! Strike has bundles available for Telstra Netgear Nighthawk M1, Telstra WiFi 4G Advanced, Telstra 4GX USB + WiFi Plus, and Optus 4G LTE WiFi Router.


Magnetic Base Antenna Bundles and Bullbar Mount Antenna Bundles are available. Choose which one you prefer!


Telstra Netgear Nighthawk M1 Patch Lead & Magnetic Base Antenna Bundle, Telstra WiFi 4G Advanced Patch Lead & Magnetic Base Bundle


Telstra 4GX USB Patch Lead & Bullbar Mount Antenna Bundle and Optus 4G LTE WiFi Router Patch Lead & Bullbar Mount Antenna Bundle


Our high-quality Strike antennas can boost your mobile reception by up to 7dBi to prevent undesirable loss of cellular data. You can have these antennas installed on your vehicle and gain steady cellular reception while on the road for mobile boosting. Now, officers and first responders can travel areas with weak signals without blacked out mobile coverage.


This mobile boosting setup will perfectly work when you mount your handheld device and PTToC device on your vehicle with a Strike Alpha cradle. View our full range of Alpha cradles available here.


Need more convincing? Here’s a video of a Strike B2 Bullbar Mount Antenna improving the signal of Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro in a Faraday Cage:



Check out our Antenna and Patch Leads Bundles available here.


Antennas and Patch Leads can also be purchased individually. Just follow the links!


Don’t hesitate to send us an email at [email protected] if you have any questions.



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

Best Samsung Galaxy S10 Phone Cases in 2019

Posted on December 13, 2019.

Are you ready to say goodbye to 2019? Were you able to cop the Samsung Galaxy S10? It’s not too late yet but we’re already hearing leaks and news about Samsung’s next flagship for 2020. The Samsung Galaxy S11 is excitingly expected to be released around February or March of 2020. While the Samsung S11 hasn’t arrived yet let’s look back at the best Samsung S10 phone cases in 2019.


Strike Rugged Phone Case

Strike Samsung Galaxy S10 Rugged Case


The Strike Rugged case for the Samsung Galaxy S10 is a heavy duty and cost-effective solution for your device compared with other brands. This case complements your active lifestyle with its dual-hybrid protection which makes it one of the toughest cases in the market. The outer layer is made from impact-resistant hard PC outer shell while the inner layer is made with high-quality inner layer skin.


Additionally, the Strike Rugged Case is designed with MIL-STD-810G 516.7 to meet US military drop-test standards. You can fully use your device in tough working conditions with its enterprise-grade quality. Equip your enterprise workforce with a Strike Rugged Case. Check out the Strike Rugged Case for Samsung Galaxy S10 here.


A Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus rugged case is also available. You can view it here.


LIFEPROOF

Lifeproof Frē Case for Galaxy S10


Lifeproof is the brand known for adventure seekers. Frē is best known for being drop proof, waterproof, dirtproof and snow proof. If you’re the type to enjoy all types of outdoor activities, the Lifeproof Frē is suitable for you and your device. You’ll forget about the possibilities of dust and dirt clogging your mic and speakers or device malfunctions because of extreme cold temperatures.


You can purchase this case here.


Otterbox

OtterBox Commuter Case for Samsung Galaxy S10 (Black)


Accentuate the style of your Samsung S10 with a clear Otterbox Commuter Case. This ultra slim protective sleeve provides the same durable protection and can fully shield your Galaxy S10 device from accidental drops and bumps. It’s also designed with a raised screen bumper to protect your screen. The Otterbox Commuter Case can also easily be removed and worn whenever needed.


Interested in the Otterbox Commuter Case for your Samsung S10? Check it out here!



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

RAM Mounts Wireless Charging Phone Holders for 2020

Posted on December 09, 2019.

2020 just proved to be more exciting because we’ve got big news from RAM Mounts! RAM is releasing early next year two wireless charging phone holders: RAM Tough-Charge with X-GRIP and RAM Quick-Grip Wireless. Prepare your wallets because they’re a bit pricy starting at USD 100.99.


Wireless Charging Cradles on Motorcycle Mount


Not only is this RAM’s first universal wireless charging phone holder, but it’s also waterproof! Great for driving in unstable weather conditions (just make sure your device is also equipped with a waterproof case). These wireless charging cradles are also versatile, making it compatible with various handheld Android and Apple devices. You can already mount your latest device like the iPhone 11 or Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus with this cradle solution!

Left: RAM Tough Charge with X-Grip Wireless Charging Phone Holder
Right: RAM Quick-Grip Wireless Charging Phone Holder


Both products come with an optional safety tether in case you’re traveling on bumpy roads and would require extra grip on your device. These wireless charging cradles are designed with an in-line switch, so you have the option to turn off the wireless charging feature when not in use via a Type-A pigtail connector. These wireless charging vehicle mounts are also compatible with diamond ball bases. You can have them easily mounted on any car or motorcycle.


We also heard that these phone cradles support wireless charging through Otterbox cases. Stay tuned if they’ll be compatible with other cases too! You can check out our available Otterbox cases here.


Watch out for these amazing wireless charging cradles in the next few months! In the meantime, check out available mounting solutions here.




About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

Enterprise Solutions for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro

Posted on December 06, 2019

Samsung released another in-demand rugged tablet device with their latest Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro. The rugged device was designed to meet the needs of enterprise users working in harsh environments. The Galaxy Tab Active Pro is suitable for industries such as manufacturing, public safety, and workforces that require asset management and factory automation. Using the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro in challenging work conditions would entail that the tablet must be securely held in its position to prevent damages.


RAM Skin and EZ-Rollr cradle for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro
Image from rammount.com


RAM Mounts designed a protective sleeve for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro that features MIL-STD-810G military-grade drop protection with a RAM® Skin™ (RAM-SKIN-SAM52). This rugged case is also compatible with the GDS Handstand Tablet Hand Strap as well as RAM® EZ-Roll’r™ cradles for the Samsung Tab Active Pro.

The RAM® EZ-Roll’r™ cradle for the Galaxy Tab Active Pro (RAM-HOL-SAM52PU) is designed with pogo pins to charge the device while docked. This cradle keeps your Tab Active Pro’s buttons and ports accessible while mounted. It is recommended to install the EZ-Roll’r cradle using a round ball base such as RAM-202U.


Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Intelliskin and GDS Technology


RAM Intelliskin for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Pro
Image from rammount.com


The RAM Intelliskin Next Generation for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro (RAM-GDS-SKIN-SAM54-B) is a rugged protective sleeve designed with a hard-plastic shell combined with soft shock-absorbing rubber. Your Tab Active Pro will be kept safe from damages and charged with a USB Type-C connector at the bottom of the skin.


With Intelliskin, your tablet device is connected with the GDS Ecosystem for better work management in your enterprise. The Intelliskin allows compatibility with GDS Desktop Docks and accessories as well as GDS Vehicle Docks. Mounting your Samsung Tab Active Pro with GDS Technology will also enable data sync and charging capabilities to provide seamless work mobility.


Interested in using RAM Mounts as your mounting solution? View the wide range of RAM Mounts solutions available here.




About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2

Posted on December 02, 2019

How far has Samsung gone to improve features for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active that are now reflected in the Galaxy Tab Active Pro? Its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab Active2 was released more than a year ago in March, to suit the digital needs of businesses and a lot has improved since then. The Galaxy Tab Active2 was the first in the Tab Active series to be equipped with an S Pen that’s IP68-certified water and dust resistant.


Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro is the most advanced and geared to meet the mobile needs of businesses. The latest ruggedized device has features that are already existing in the Tab Active2 such as Samsung Knox security, S Pen compatibility, and Pogo Pin charging/data transfer availability.


Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro


Here are some of the major improvements in the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro:

  • The Galaxy Tab Active Pro is the first in the Tab Active series that is Samsung Dex compatible. Achieve superior work mobility at any location from your vehicle to your office.
  • Designed with the largest screen size within the B2B tablet line with 10.1 inches compared to the compact screen size of the Galaxy Tab Active2 at 8.0 inches only.
  • Its battery life can now last up to 15 hours on a single charge. The device is also equipped with fast charging capabilities with its USB 3.1 Type C Port.
  • The Galaxy Tab Active Pro is mPOS-ready with its built-in NFC capabilities. The tablet device can accept contactless payments with this added feature.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro and Tab Active2 Specifications:


Galaxy Tab Active2

Galaxy Tab Active Pro

Chipset Samsung Exynos 7870 Qualcomm SDM670
Memory 3GB + 16GB; microSD up to 256GB 4GB + 64GB; microSD up to 512GB
Camera 8.0MP AF + 5.0MP 13.0MP AF + 8.0MP
Operating System Android 7.1 Android P
Battery 4,450mAh 7600mAh

From left to right: Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Phone Cradle, Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 Lockable Car Cradle, Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Car Cradle


The Strike Alpha vehicle dock is designed to complement your rugged tablet device and is suitable for various industries such as Public Safety, Transport and Logistics, Warehousing, and more. It’s designed to withstand up to 25g in the event of an accident.


Lockable cradle versions and cradles with NFC extenders are also available. View the wide range of available car mounts for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active, Tab Active2, and Tab Active Pro here.


See the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro mounted on a Strike Alpha vehicle mount on a Power Road Test with this video below!


Feel like docking your tablet device in your office? Desktop charging docks are also available here.


View the full spectrum of Strike Alpha iPad vehicle mounts available here.



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

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