Panasonic regularly shares research and development findings through detailed white papers and, as warranted, these are made available for general review. Learn more about Panasonic’s full line of Toughbook mobile computers.
The Role of Rugged PCs in Successful Rollouts of Smart Metering Systems
This IDC White Paper discusses the increasing trend toward smart metering systems in the utilities sector and details some of the IT requirements of the mobile workforce in this new usage scenario. The choice of a wrong device can lead to inefficiencies that multiply by the number of users, and that can easily scale to the thousands. The white paper presents two cases studies, helping to shed light on the challenges in selecting the right mobile computing solution, up to the solution delivered with rugged Toughbook mobile devices.
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The Next Generation of Ruggedized Handheld Devices will run Windows 7
Windows® Mobile—the standard operating system for many commercial implementations—will likely enter end-of-life in late 2010 as Microsoft emphasizes its new, consumer-oriented Mobile® 7 OS. That means that IT and business managers will soon face a tough decision as to which operating system to deploy on their fleets of handheld devices. An increasingly popular option: run Windows® 7 at the handheld-device level. This white paper outlines the many advantages Window® 7 offers mobile workers, building a strong case based on capabilities, operating efficiencies and reduced costs.
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Using Analytics for Better Mobile Technology Decisions
Different departments within organizations often define the value and true costs of mobile computing differently. Choosing a solution that minimizes Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), maximizes Return on Investment (ROI) and meets the needs of the entire organization requires an honest, vendor-neutral analysis. This white paper discusses how the Panasonic Toughbook ROI Evaluator uses actual corporate data to generate comprehensive analyses that help companies come to a consensus when making purchasing decisions.
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Realizing the Benefits of Digital In-Car Video for the Law Enforcement Community
Law enforcement professionals require a secure means of collecting and processing evidence for use in legal proceedings. A mobile digital video system can be an ideal solution. This white paper outlines the application and value of digital video solutions in law enforcement, focusing on incident capture and evidence.
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The Role of Rugged Mobile Computing in Overhaul, Service and Maintenance Operations
Rugged mobile computers have become increasingly vital in the overhaul, service and maintenance operations for automotive, aerospace and other large equipment manufacturers. These industries must continually increase productivity while keeping up with the latest technologies. This white paper discusses how rugged mobile computers make this possible with durable, portable solutions that withstand the harsh environments found in which they operate.
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Mobility and Reliability Make the Panasonic Toughbook Wireless Display a Winner for Operational Efficiency
Keeping mobile employees connected through wireless devices and lightweight communication tools is critical for companies wishing to achieve workflow efficiencies and cost savings. However, advancements in information technologies have also created new issues regarding data integrity and security. This white paper discusses the challenges businesses face and how the Toughbook 08 is designed to address these operational inefficiencies and privacy concerns.
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