Click for info on Lasershow Designer 2OOO

Dell C/Dock II docking station

 

  Compaq
  Dell
  EasiDock universal docking station
  Gateway
  HP
  IBM
  NEC
  Toshiba
  Using LD2000 on a notebook

   
 
 

T

he Dell Latitude C-series notebooks ("C" is for "Corporate"?) accept the C/DockII docking station. These notebooks have been getting good reviews. For example, in August 1999 the Dell Latitude CPt C400GT was a PC Magazine "Editors' Choice" for Mainstream Notebooks. In January 1999, the Dell Latitude CPi A366XT was #2 on PC World's list of top five Power Notebooks (the Gateway Solo 9300LS was #1).

Fits two QM2000 boards

The photo below shows two QM2000 boards installed into the PCI slots in a C/Dock II. The two boards fit fine, with plenty of room. As you can see, there is about 9 cm (3.5") of empty space between the end of each QM2000, and the wall of the expansion card area.
        Incidentally, Dell originally sent us a C/Port II. Dell's order form clearly stated C/Dock II, so the error was in the picking/shipping process. Be sure you get the right system sent to you!

 Dell Latitude C/Dock II, with two QM2OOO boards
Specifications

The C/Dock II is the smallest and lightest docking station we've seen that can take two PCI cards. The main part of the C/Dock II (left side in photo) is 35.5 cm (14") wide, 23.5 cm (9.25") deep and 10.9 cm (4.3") high. This is perhaps only 50% larger than the Gateway Solo 9300 single-card docking station.
        Unfortunately, there is a flat extension attached to the front (right side in photo). This holds the notebook's base. This extension measures 42 cm (16.5") wide by 24 cm (9.5") deep.
        The C/Dock II total size is therefore 42.0 cm (16.5") wide, 47.0 cm (18.5") deep and 10.9 cm (4.3"). This is roughly the same area as a large docking station such as the IBM SelectaDock III; and the SelectaDock III can take three PCI cards.
     The C/Dock II weight is 4.1 kg (9.0 lb).
     The price as of January 2000 is $650.

For more information

For more detailed information, Dell has the "Dell Latitude C/Dock II Expansion Station User's Guide" online. There is also a nice drawing of the PCI expansion card slot.
        The information below is Dell's specifications, taken from a page at their website as of January 11 2000. 
   


DELL DOCKING

Make More Out of Your Notebook

Both Latitude docking products combine the flexibility and mobility of a notebook with the functionality and manageability of today's network desktop PC. Both the C/Dock II and C/Port II provide a choice of PCI-based docking solution with integrated high-speed EtherLink 10/100 Mbps.

Latitudeฎ C/Dock II Docking Station

Dell offers desktop capabilities with the new C/Dock II and provides additional security, support for systems management, and maintains forward and backward Latitude compatibility with all Latitude C-Family notebooks.

Desktop Capabilities

New integrated 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet connection with Wake-up On LAN and remote boot capabilities Two 3.3v and 5v PCI expansion slots for added desktop expansion Monitor stands adds flexibility and supports up to a 21"(V.I.S. 19.8") external monitor New user interface provides easy to access eject and locking mechanism.

Enhanced Security

One-step locking mechanism secures the security slot enabled Latitude notebook to the docking system.

Systems Management Support

PCI slots enables Wake-up On LAN (WuOL) support when utilizing a WuOL PCI card Integrated 10/100 Base-TX connection also enables pre-boot execution.

Latitude C-Family Compatibility

Forward and backward compatible with all Latitude C-Family notebooks Standard I/O ports - serial, parallel, video, PS/2 style mouse, PS/2 style keyboard, two USB, IrDA, SCSI-2, and audio ports The C/Dock II conveniently accepts the media bay devices of the Latitude C-Family notebook, including CD-ROM, FDD, DVD, 2nd HDD and LS-120 (click here for more information).

   
  This page last updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 08:50 PM

 
Platinum Sponsor, International Laser Display Association    Member, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions    Member, National Association of Mobile Entertainers
    9501 Satellite Boulevard, Suite 109  •  Orlando, FL 32837
    Phone +1-407-299-2088  •  Fax +1-407-299-6066
    Click here to go to our Contact form
Member and Sponsor, International Laser Display Association
Member, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
Member, National Association of Mobile Entertainers

 Q u i c k   i n d e x   t o   P a n g o l i n . c o m   w e b s i t e

   Click to find out more about PangolinPangolin Laser Systems

  WEBSITE
     Home page
     Search this website
     What's new at Pangolin.com
   
  PANGOLIN
     About Pangolin
     Map, directions to Pangolin's U.S. Headquarters
     Info on animal & companies named "Pangolin"



   Tech Support

  LASERSHOW DESIGNER

     Using multimedia in Showtime 2000
     Combining two shows into one
     Running two projectors from one board
     Using LD2000 on a notebook
     Pinouts and info for Pangolin boards:

       • QM2000 (new, PCI bus)

  TROUBLESHOOTING
     Troubleshooting LD and LD2000
     Troubleshooting DMX
     ATI video card fix
     Returning hardware to Pangolin
 
  GENERAL INFO

     Scan angle tables
     About the ILDA Test Pattern
     About DMX512 (lighting control)
     Making 3D, floating images
   Click to see awards won by Pangolin and our clientsAward-winning products

  LASERSHOW DESIGNER 2000
     LD2000 main page
     LD2000 feature overview
     Comparing LD2000 with other systems
     LD2000 Software Development Kit
     QM2000 board
     QM2000.NET network-connected laser controller
     Music for free LD2000 laser shows
     Related products:
        • Lasershow Converter MAX
        • Lasershow Converter FLASH
        • Lasershow Converter 4D
        • Lasershow Performer console
        • Lasershow Video realtime video system
        • LivePRO -- Advanced Live Controller
        • DMX controller boards
        • TC2000 SMPTE Timecode reader/writer
  OTHER PRODUCTS
     Interactive Messaging Unlimited (SMS)
     Wide Angle Lens systems
     TraceIT (free bitmap tracing utility)
     Flashback 3 OEM laser controller
 
  PRODUCT QUALITY
    Awards won by Pangolin and our clients
    Continual software and hardware innovation
    Sample frames (photos)
    Sample videos (MPEG files)


  OBTAINING PRODUCTS
     Pangolin price list
     Pangolin dealer list
     How to order
     Product order form
Click here for a list of Pangolin clientsFor our clients

  CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS

     Pangolin LaserChat discussion forum
     Customer registration form
 
  UPDATE FILES FOR CLIENTS
      LD2000 update files
    
 Other Free Downloads (Download Central)

      Upgrade from LD to LD2000
   
  PANGOLIN USER MEETINGS
      Report on the 2007 Pangolin Meeting in China
      Report on the 2006 Pangolin Meeting in Amsterdam
      Report on the 2005 Pangolin Meeting in Orlando
      Report on the 2004 Pangolin Meeting in Las Vegas
      Report on the 2003 Pangolin Meeting in Brussels
      Report on the 2002 Pangolin Meeting in Orlando
      Report on the 2001 Pangolin Meeting in Orlando
      Report on the 2000 Pangolin Meeting in Stuttgart


    Click to see the inside of a laser projectorInformation about laser shows

  INTERNET LINKS
     Our clients and their websites
     Our dealers and their websites
     Other Internet laser resources

  LASER SHOW RESOURCE GUIDE
     Laser Show Resource Guide home page
     About lasers and projectors
     Sources for parts
     Sources for frames, shows

  LASER SAFETY    NEW!
      Lasers (general) and aviation safety
      Laser light shows and aviation safety
 
Logo of The Laser, Optics and Holography Ring
     This website is a member of The Laser, Optics and Holography Ring
     Prev 5  •  Prev  •  Next  •  Next 5  •  Random  •  List sites  •  Join the ring
   
  Site text and graphics ฉ 1997-2008, Pangolin Laser Systems Inc. All rights reserved.