The public sector is good for one thing: its dedicated services to the public interest. If there is anything common between law enforcement, fire and rescue operations, emergency medical services and social services, it is their objective of serving the people without any sort of distinction or differentiation. The people working in these sectors are the real heroes, often without a cape. And heroes need powers that enable them to be productive, communicate with those in need and their colleagues, respond as quickly as possible to disasters from any place, at any given time and to any given situation. Often these jobs tend to be dangerous, hazardous and depend on how much time does it take to respond and control the situation at hand.
This is the reason why we tend to see public sector employees readily accepting mobile technology that can tolerate a variety of conditions and extremes of temperature, moisture and handling. At Panasonic, we provide various solutions to employees so that they are able to respond and react throughout the year. We ensure that they are at the ready twenty-four hours, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty five days a year. Here are some of the mobile technology solutions we have to offer:
- Law Enforcement Mobile Technology Requirements:
Law enforcement officers heavily rely on durable and rugged smartphones, tablets and notebook laptops. According to an online survey conducted on PoliceMag.com, law enforcement officers vastly prefer mobile devices that are durable and are resistant to damage that any harsh environmental condition might tend to bring. Law enforcement employees usually use such devices both in their transport vehicles and in their hands, and they use it to not only communicate but to also access criminal databases, issue citations and operate computer-based despatch systems. On the other hand, handheld devices are ideal for connectivity and functionality for security and crowd control requirements.
- First Responder Mobile Technology Requirements:
Fire and rescue units necessarily require devices that are both water-proof and dust-resistant, and have outdoor-viewable touch screen capabilities that enable the user to access and capture information, communicate situational information and complete inspections. Very much like law enforcement, fire and rescue teams require mountable, shock and vibration resistant 2 in 1 laptop devices, which can be dethatched for handheld use, or even separate rugged mobile and handheld units can serve their purpose too.
As far as EMS crews are concerned, they don’t know what kind of situations they are liable to face when they arrive at the scene of the accident or disaster. Rugged devices with antennae modules and shock-mounted hard drives that can withstand vibrations and shocks help to ensure that they are able to reach despatch and access and communicate critical patient data with medical institutions and facilities. Spill-resistant devices that can be regularly sanitized with disinfectant wipes also ensure that body fluids don’t interfere in the working of these units.
- Other Public Sector Mobility Requirements:
Whereas law enforcement, fire and rescue and emergency medical service (EMS) teams might be the most obvious users of rugged mobile devices, other public sector utilities and services can heavily gain from using rugged capabilities:
For example, code enforcement departments and their staff are out on a daily basis in communities, at job sites, in homes or at commercial premises, undertaking inspections and appraisals using work orders, recording results and updating the relevant records. On the other hand, public works employees do everything, from trimming trees, ploughing snow, cleaning public spaces and patching roads; often, in extreme and unpleasant weather conditions. By equipping these staff members or public works employees with rugged devices, productivity, safety and delivery of public services can dramatically improve.
Or, when it comes to maintaining a fleet of city trucks or county air patrol helicopters, fleet maintenance can be a difficult and dirty affair. With sealed, rugged mobile devices that repel almost everything – from liquid to grease – and can withstand drips, fleet maintenance workers can precisely track vehicle maintenance, order parts and update schedules in real time to improve efficiency.
In addition to using rugged devices with the ability to resist the elements, public sector organizations have one more thing in common – the need to keep costs under check. Return on investments (ROI) is especially important for public sector enterprises and services, which are usually accountable to the public on the money they spend. This is again another factor why such public sector undertakings have resorted to rugged mobile devices: they tend to be more durable and they tend to last longer than standard mobile devices.
With Toughbooks, operating and utilising heavy duty and dedicated operations has become easier. With unmatched durability and reliability, Toughbooks and the rugged handheld devices by Panasonic are here. It has three variations-
- Fully Rugged Toughbooks
The Fully Rugged Toughbook comes with a thickened magnesium casing which basically protects the most important and sensitive parts of the device such as the screen, hard drives, touchpad and et cetera from shock on impact even when it is dropped from a height of 90 cm. The Toughbook comes with a special coating which protects it from water and dust. They are also known to fully function under extreme conditions (such as, it can function without a single fault between -20°C to +60 °C) and is the perfect device to be used in a wet or a dusty working condition.
- Semi Rugged Toughbooks
The Semi Rugged Toughbooks are known for their durability and elegance in the same product. The case is made of thickened magnesium which protects the important parts of the device even when dropped from a height of 76cm. The hard drive is mounted in shock absorbing polymers which protect it from getting damaged on impact. A plastic seal is used to cover all the sensitive parts which make it water resistant and dust free.
- Business Rugged Toughbooks
The Business Rugged Toughbooks are the best in the market for any commercial organization which has an urban mobile workforce. The case is made of the same material- thickened magnesium which protects it from getting damaged even when dropped from a height of 76cm. One does not have to worry about accidentally spilling water on their Toughbook as it is water resistant. The optimal pressure distribution in the Toughbook enables it to even withstand a pressure of about 100kg/f and still is able to protect the sensitive parts such as the LCD screen.
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