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Automotive

Transforming the way the automotive industry works

Whether in research and development for engines or vehicles, for computer simulations and optimization, for measuring, recording and evaluating telematic data during test drives - Toughbooks, equipped with , are the ideal tool for all areas in the automotive industry.

With their rugged, fanless design and seals for the external ports, the units of our fully ruggedized series are resistant against dust and water, as well as vibrations and shocks (MIL-STD 810G and IP65)¹,². They are also weatherproof for outdoor vehicle diagnosis at site, and withstand drops and shocks on bumpy test tracks as well as dirty conditions in workshops.

Ideal for the rental industry

At all stages of the vehicle rental process – before during and after – Toughbooks are perfectly suited to deliver previously unachievable levels of performance, at the point of service. Thanks to world-leading wireless connectivity, integrated data collection features and their ability to perform outdoors, the use of a Toughbook means a customer can receive exceptional service, often without ever needing to venture further than the forecourt.

Reliable and durable


The rugged design with features such as flexible mounted LCDs, strong hinges and shock-protected HDDs makes Toughbooks extraordinarily long-lasting and impassible against failures, breakdowns and expensive repairs. Therefore, their accumulated cost over the entire life-cycle is on a considerably lower level than conventional mobile devices (Total Cost of Ownership).

But those are the technical facts. What we’d like to show you now is how Toughbooks can work with you.

How they’re already helping other organizations similar to yours. And how they can help you overcome the main challenges you face.

Aviation

Transforming the way aviation works

For technical maintenance and repair services in the hangars, quick maintenance services on the airfield or as Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) - Toughbooks, equipped with , help to optimise workflows in the air and to reduce service time on the ground.

Low emission levels

Thanks to their high level of protection, Toughbooks have exceptionally low magnetic emission levels and rigorous safeguards against external hazards. Selected devices have the MIL-STD 461E certification.

RTCA accredited and DO-160D certified
Selected Toughbooks are RTCA accredited and DO-160G certified – the highest industry standards in aviation instrument safety and reliability.

But those are the technical facts. What we’d like to show you now is how Toughbooks can work with you.

How they’re already helping other organizations similar to yours. And how they can help you overcome the main challenges you face.

Download the Aviation leaflet here >>

 

Construction

Transforming the way construction works

The construction industry and hostile, challenging environments are inextricably linked. Across many job functions – engineers, technicians, architects, among others – there is a real demand for access to data, drawings and documentation in these challenging environments.

That’s where Toughbook, equipped with , comes into its own.

Thanks to world-class connectivity, performance, portability and unrivalled durability, they are enabling professionals in your industry to achieve far more in the field than ever before. Paperwork is being rendered unnecessary. Weather conditions – it could be rain or snow, or bright sunshine – don’t hamper progress or cause unnecessary downtime. The need for multiple devices is no longer relevant.

Quite simply, Toughbooks are helping construction businesses become more productive, more efficient and more profitable than ever before.

What we’d like to show you now is how Toughbooks can work with you.

How they’re already helping other organizations similar to yours. And how they can help you overcome the main challenges you face.
 

Defence

Transforming the way defence works

Unfailing performance, in the most unforgiving of environments, at the most efficient possible cost. That’s the challenge facing organisations in the defence sector.

And it’s one that Toughbook, equipped with , meets with relish. How? Through their ability to operate in conditions where others devices simply fail. Their ability to connect field-based professionals with data, applications and office-based support teams, whatever the situation. And their ability to deliver multiple functions, in the most mobile and reliable form factors, saving time, effort and cost.

What we’d like to show you now is how Toughbooks can work with you.

How they’re already helping other organizations similar to yours. And how they can help you overcome the main challenges you face.
 

Engineering

Transforming the way engineering works

The engineering industry and hostile, challenging environments are inextricably linked. Across many job functions there is a real demand for access to data, drawings and documentation in these challenging environments.

That’s where Toughbook, equipped with , comes into its own.

Thanks to world-class connectivity, performance, portability and unrivalled durability, they are enabling professionals in your industry to achieve far more in the field than ever before. Paperwork is being rendered unnecessary. Weather conditions – it could be rain or snow, or bright sunshine – don’t hamper progress or cause unnecessary downtime. The need for multiple devices is no longer relevant.

Quite simply, Toughbooks are helping engineering businesses become more productive, more efficient and more profitable.

What we’d like to show you now is how Toughbooks can work with you.

How they’re already helping other organizations similar to yours. And how they can help you overcome the main challenges you face.

Healthcare

Optimizing performance in healthcare

Having the right tools in the healthcare sector can be a matter of life or death. Equipping your staff with devices that can perform instant access to patient records or relay critical data back from the scene of an accident means vast improvements at the point of care.

That’s where Toughbooks, equipped with , come into their own.

Thanks to fanless design, sealed interfaces, impact-protected hard disks and exceptionally low magnetic emission levels – as well as their resistance to disinfectants – Toughbooks are helping to optimize performance in the healthcare sector.

Latest patient records can be retrieved from a central server, updated and transferred directly back to the server afterwards, via a secured wireless network. Pen, paper and handwritten notes are replaced by an efficient care process with real-time access to patient records and laboratory tests.

What we’d like to show you now is how Toughbooks can work with you.

How they’re already helping other organizations similar to yours. And how they can help you overcome the main challenges you face.

View or download the Inform Healthcare Ebook here

 

Logistics


The handheld barcode scanner.

It's small but mighty.

 

From your warehouse to the customer’s door, whether it’s for names such as Tobler in Swtitzerland, Westfalen in The Netherlands, Baeko in Germany or Hertfordshire NHS in the UK, efficient barcode scanning has never been more crucial for the logistics sector.

But rising workloads and poorly engineered devices are decreasing scanning speeds, increasing the risk of workforce injury, and costing employers dearly.

So what if we told you that certain design innovations – including a unique rear-angled barcode reader – could make scanning easier, speedier and more comfortable than ever before?

Innovative features such as an angled barcode reader and precision pen could improve scanning productivity by up to 12%.

With 30 years’ experience working in the logistics industry, Panasonic understands the challenges your industry faces. Our logistics expertise is helping to ensure streamlined processes, greater accuracy, faster delivery times, seamless scanning, increased efficiency and return on investment for logistics organisations across the world.

Productivity goes up. Fatigue goes down.

Welcome to the future of scanning.

Care to join? 

 

4 out of 5 of the biggest parcel companies in Japan use Panasonic handheld devices.

Here are some of the most critical questions you’ll need to ask yourself:

Why go digital?

How to improve scanning productivity and reduce RSI

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Supermarkets

Should you choose a consumer device or something a little tougher?

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Retail stores

Which device is right for you?

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Hospitality

Are you looking for an off-the-shelf answer or do you need something tailored to suit your exact needs?

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Manufacturing

Stay ahead of the competition with our digital game-changers 

Interested in finding out how TOUGHBOOK could add value to your manufacturing business? Visit our dedicated manufacturing microsite.

At Panasonic, we work closely with manufacturing decision makers to truly understand the challenges you face.

These days customers want it all – the highest possible quality at the lowest price; and high-end, customised features in the fastest delivery times.

To maintain a competitive advantage, manufacturers need to run the leanest operations, with as little costly downtime as possible. All while maintaining product quality.

That’s why digitising your operations using machine-to-machine communication has never been more important.

77% of tablet buyers in the manufacturing sector have seen major productivity improvements. *

* Based on data from Tablets and the European Productivity Revolution, 2014.

But selecting the right mobile computing solution is critical to success.

Panasonic’s rugged TOUGHBOOK notebook PCs and tablets are the perfect fit for the following applications:

Production lines

Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO)

Production warehousing management

Here is some crucial information to help ensure you make the right long- term investment for the smooth and efficient running of your business.

Here are some of the most critical questions you’ll need to ask yourself:

Why go digital?

Why go digital?

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Supermarkets

Should you choose a consumer device or something a little tougher?

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Retail stores

Which device is right for you?

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Hospitality

Are you looking for an off-the-shelf answer or do you need something tailored to suit your exact needs?

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Public Sector

Transforming the way the public sector works

Professionals in the public sector have to deal with many challenging environments. Across many job functions there is a real demand for access to data and applications where that access has never previously been possible.

That’s where Toughbook, equipped with , comes into its own.

Thanks to world-class connectivity, performance, portability and unrivalled durability, they are enabling professionals in the public sector to achieve far more in the field than ever before. Paperwork is being rendered unnecessary. Weather conditions – it could be rain or snow, or bright sunshine – don’t hamper progress or cause unnecessary downtime. The need for multiple devices is no longer relevant.

Quite simply, Toughbooks are helping public sector organizations become more productive, more efficient and more profitable.

What we’d like to show you now is how Toughbooks can work with you.

How they’re already helping other organizations similar to yours. And how they can help you overcome the main challenges you face.

Retail

Rethinking retail

Multi-purpose solutions for every application in your stores. 

Panasonic’s rugged Toughpad tablets and point-of-sale (POS) workstations  take multifunctional performance way beyond what you’d expect from standard consumer devices. Their ability to perform in every environment – in store or dining areas, outdoors and in warehouses – makes them the perfect tool for work in all retail applications.

Critically, they help retailers deliver the omni-channel customer experience that sets successful businesses apart today. Even before the customer has arrived in your store or premises, they create an integrated, seamless series of interactions and touchpoints, combining the physical retail world with its digital online counterpart.

  • Panasonic equips retail managers and staff with reliable and tailored devices with high-visibility displays that are ideal for order taking in settings such as a restaurant chain or quick-service restaurants.
  • Thanks to Toughpad devices retail staff can access real-time information, allowing them to provide customers with in-depth product details and to maximise upsell opportunities at the point of service.
  • Rugged form factors mean Toughpad devices are sturdy but lightweight and mobile enough for store operations and warehouse usage.
  • Long battery life and integrated barcode readers, along with full Windows OS, mean retailers can manage multiple applications from a ingle device.
  • A range of specialised docking solutions allow the Toughpad devices to be transported and used safely and securely on the move or to become POS workstations.
  • Panasonic POS Workstations meet today’s market demands and help retailers in their daily business. Compatible with a variety of Microsoft Windows operating systems, they  features an all-in-one, flexible and modular design for the retail, quick service restaurant and hospitality industries. 

 

 

Toughbook and Toughpad in retail settings

Quick-service restaurants and restaurant chains

Quick-service restaurants and restaurant chains

Where the pressure for speed and efficiency are greatest, our retail solutions ensure smooth, flexible operations.

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Supermarkets

Supermarkets

In an environment where customer service is key, Panasonic’s technology supports a vast array of tasks, processes and staff functions.

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Retail stores

Retail stores

Deploy Panasonic’s computing and mobile POS solutions to deliver high-quality retail service across multiple channels and outlets.

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Hospitality

Hospitality

Create the ultimate customer experience with technology that enhances every visit to your business

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Telecoms

Transforming the way telecoms works

The telecoms industry and challenging environments are inextricably linked. Across many job functions there is a real demand for access to data and applications in conditions which must be completely safe.

That’s where Toughbook, equipped with , comes into its own.

Thanks to world-class connectivity, performance, portability and unrivalled durability, they are enabling professionals in the telecoms industry to achieve far more in the field than ever before. Paperwork is being rendered unnecessary. Weather conditions – it could be rain or snow, or bright sunshine – don’t hamper progress or cause unnecessary downtime. The need for multiple devices is no longer relevant.

Quite simply, Toughbooks are helping telecoms businesses become more productive, more efficient and more profitable.

What we’d like to show you now is how Toughbooks can work with you.

How they’re already helping other organizations similar to yours. And how they can help you overcome the main challenges you face.

Transportation

Transforming the way rail and road transport works

There can be few industries in which outdoor and mobile working presents significant challenges that match the rail and road transport sector.

But then there are also few – if any – mobile devices that can match the ability of Toughbook, equipped with Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor, to perform in such environments.

Thanks to world-class connectivity, performance, portability and unrivalled durability, they are enabling professionals in the transport sector to achieve far more in the field than ever before. Paperwork is being rendered unnecessary. Weather conditions – it could be rain or snow, or bright sunshine – don’t hamper progress or cause unnecessary downtime. The need for multiple devices is no longer relevant and network disruption is being drastically reduced.

What we’d like to show you now is how Toughbooks can work with you.

How they’re already helping other organisations similar to yours. And how they can help you overcome the main challenges you face.

¹ Tested by a national independent third party test lab following IEC 60529 Sections 13.4, 13.6.2, 14.2.5 and 14.3

 

Reliability/DurabilityEWven our smallest machines meet the challenges of field working in the transport sector. Take the Toughbook ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) CF-U1. At 1060 grams, the unit can withstand falls from 120 cm. What’s more, some of our models are up to IP65 compliant for dust and moisture resistance¹.

Portability/Mobility

Transport encompasses many environments - which means mobility is crucial. Small, mountable form factors and unique design features such as an integrated handle mean Toughbooks go wherever you need them to.

No Power Access

Toughbooks have a newly designed battery and specially adapted power management system. This allows up to 8 hours of running time from a single battery charge.

Connectivity
The integrated WLAN module and optional HSPA make it possible to do tasks like capturing and sending digital images – even when working in challenging outdoor conditions. This means you reduce delays to the transport network and cut any penalties you might face.

Utilities

Transforming the way utilities work

Mobile working in the utilities sector presents its own unique challenges.

There’s the need to give your field staff access to digital information, whilst carrying out inspection and maintenance in remote or difficult locations. The requirement to ensure safe working conditions maybe? And the demand for efficient asset management or the need to work where power sources are unavailable and the elements are a constant enemy.

That’s where Toughbook, equipped with , comes into its own.

Thanks to world-class connectivity, performance, portability and unrivalled durability, they are enabling professionals in the utilities sector to achieve far more in the field than ever before. Paperwork is being rendered unnecessary. Weather conditions – it could be rain or snow, or bright sunshine – don’t hamper progress or cause unnecessary downtime. The need for multiple devices is no longer relevant.

Quite simply, Toughbooks are helping utilities providers become more productive, more efficient and more profitable.

What we’d like to show you now is how Toughbooks can work with you.

How they’re already helping other organizations similar to yours. And how they can help you overcome the main challenges you face.