Toughbook Mobile Computers Receive Mobile Star Awards

As part of its ninth annual Mobile Star Awards, mobile technology news portal MobileVillage.com recently showcased “best of” entries in dozens of categories including mobile apps, wireless network solutions, enterprise mobile software, enterprise success stories, and technology visionaries. We’re proud to say that this year, Panasonic Solutions Company won in the following categories:

  • Superstar Award in the Hardware: Business Class Notebook category – The Panasonic Toughbook® S9
  • Superstar Award in the Hardware: Tablet Computer category – The Toughbook H1 Field
  • Rising Star Award in the Hardware: Industrial or Rugged Handheld Computer category – The Toughbook U1 Ultra
  • Rising Star Award in the Success Story: Asset Tracking & Field Service categoryComag Marketing Group (CMG) case study

A little background on the winners – the Panasonic Toughbook® S9 is the world’s lightest 12.1” laptop with an integrated DVD drive. For the highly mobile professional, the durable S9 is powered by the Intel® Core™ i5-520M vPro™ processor and delivers up to 11 hours of battery life with a standard battery and weighing only 3.0 pounds. Additionally, it offers optional Gobi2000™ mobile broadband and a host of other features.

The Toughbook H1 Field is the world’s most rugged handheld tablet computer and specifically designed for field sales personnel, first responders, supervisors, inspectors, maintenance workers and other highly mobile professionals.  The durable device comes with optional goodies including SmartCard, RFID, barcode readers, and Qualcomm’s Gobi2000™ mobile broadband technology to help to maximize mobile worker productivity.

Finally, the U1 Ultra, the newest member of its Toughbook® U1 ultra-mobile PC product family, combines the portability of a handheld computer, the benefits of a full Windows OS, the durability needed for enterprise applications and a suite of available integrated features. The device is ideal for highly mobile jobs such as direct store delivery (DSD), eCitation and vegetation management in markets like supply chain management, public safety and utilities.

The Mobile Star Awards also recognized one of our customers, Comag Marketing Group (CMG), a New Jersey-based company that helps leading magazine brands stand out with comprehensive sales, marketing and promotional services through a network of sales venues. CMG switched to the Panasonic Toughbook T8 and U1 devices after multiple requests from customers, including the need for real-time data, were unable to be fulfilled. Since the launch, CMG has noticed an increase in revenue and their customers now have access to near-real-time data at store level, which has made CMG a more valuable business partner.

We are thrilled with our wins and look forward to what 2011 has in store for us.

For more information on the Mobile Star Awards and Panasonic’s wins, please click here.