The experts at Panasonic are among the best in the mobile computing industry. They are frequently called upon to write articles for top publications across multiple industries. Review the bylined articles below to learn more.

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Fixed Ops

"Deploying Mobile Technology: Lowest Total Cost of Ownership For a Competitive Edge"
With as many as 30 on-board computers, modern vehicles require the use of diagnostic devices for efficient repair. Employing service bay technology solutions with the right features, reliability, flexibility and support can be critical. In this article, Jason Smith, senior business development manager at Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, explains different features of mobile devices that can increase customer satisfaction and help dealerships achieve the greatest possible ROI.

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Integrated Solutions

"Navigate Mobile Technology Investments For A Competitive Edge"
According to a recent IDC Worldwide Mobile Worker Population Forecast, nearly 75% of the U.S. workforce will perform at least part of their jobs outside the traditional office space by the end of 2011. Rance M. Poehler, president of Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, outlines the necessary factors to consider when selecting the best mobile computing solution to meet the needs of a growing mobile workforce, while also minimizing hidden costs.



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WaterWorld

"Wise Mobile Technology Investments in Tough Economic Times"
For water utilities deploying mobile computers, achieving the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is critical to improving efficiency and increasing profit. However, when budgets run tight, companies are often tempted to make mobile computer purchasing decisions based solely on sticker price. But this short-sighted approach can cost more in downtime, repairs and broken equipment. Jason Smith, senior business development manager at Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, explains how to calculate the true TCO of a device.


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Supply Chain Management

"Supply Chain and Logistics Markets Reap the Benefits of Ultra Mobile PCs"
In an atmosphere of growing competition, supply chain and logistics organizations are looking to technology to help them work more efficiently. Many companies are turning from proprietary handheld devices to open-platform ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs) for a complete solution. Jeff Tingley, senior business development manager at Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, discusses this trend and explains how ruggedized UMPCs are changing the face of the industry, delivering high performance and reliable connectivity in an ultraportable form factor.


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Police Chief

"Applying Digital In-Car Video Systems to Manage Evidence and Obtain Prosecutions"
In-car camera technology is one of the best tools agencies have to protect themselves and their officers from false allegations. These digital recording systems streamline video and audio capture and storage, ensuring that evidence is court-admissible. Joni Eddy, assistant chief of police in Lewisville, Texas, and Joe Martin, director of business development, government, for Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, details one agency's experiences in selecting and deploying digital video systems in its patrol fleet.

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Law and Order

"Business Leaders Look to 2008"
What are the challenges in law enforcement for 2008? According to Joe Martin, executive business developement manager for Panasonic, the top concerns are "safety" and "efficiency," not only in day-to-day operations but for the long-term. In this article, Joe discusses why ergonomic design and wireless and video capability, as well as reliability and durability are vital to the future of law enforcement.

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Network & Cabling

"Take Your Show on the Road"
As telecommunications technology improves, customers demand ever more services; therefore, it is vital that employees and field-service workers have the most reliable mobile computing tools on hand. Mike McMahon, director of workforce automation for Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, addresses the importance of reviewing all facets of implementation when choosing an effective mobile computing solution.

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Business Solutions

"Quality Pays Off: Focus on TCO in Mobile Computers"
Mobile technology has progressed to a point where people can access anything, anywhere, using affordable and powerful tools. However, it is vital that these tools withstand harsh environments in the field. In this article, Sheila O'Neil, senior director of channel sales for Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, discusses the vital role that quality of hardware plays in the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a mobile computing solution.


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Health News Digest

"No Weak Links: Selecting Mobile Computing Solutions for Healthcare"
Over the past few years, more health organizations have turned to mobile technology to provide medical personnel instant access to vital documents and information. Greg Davidson, a business development manager responsible for healthcare mobile computing solutions at Panasonic, addresses the importance of ensuring that the best portable information systems are implemented in healthcare environments.


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Law Enforcement Technology

Looking Toward the "Agency of the Future."
Law enforcement agencies work closely with technology vendors to equip their officers with the best mobile tools available. Jan Ruderman, senior director, public sector, mobile computing solutions for Panasonic, outlines these up-and-coming technologies and discusses their benefits to the future of law enforcement.

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Transport Technology Today

"Opening the door to possibilities"
Not long ago, fleet operators gathering information on transport vehicles had to work with multiple computing systems that were not integrated. But, as technology has progressed, open systems have enabled the design of fully integrated, customizable computer systems. In this article, Bill Presler, senior business development manager for Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, offers best practices for building an optimal mobile operation.

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Water and Wastes Digest

"Evaluating mobile computing solutions for water utilities"
From meter reading to mapping to customer service, mobile computers play a vital role in the water industry. Often, these computers must perform in less-than-ideal conditions. Thell Gillis, business development manager for the energy, utilities and communications industries at Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, outlines the features mobile computing solutions must have in order to meet the needs of the water industry.


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WaterWorld

"Mobile Computing Requires PCs "Ruggedized" for Working Environment"
Advancements in wireless technology and software have made mobile field automation and communication widely available to water and wastewater organizations. In this article, Rick Elliott, national sales manager for the utilities, energy and communications industries at Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, discusses how factors such as ruggedness, battery life and wireless capabilities are critical when evaluating mobile computing solutions.



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