[Infographic] Keeping Borders Safe with Rugged Mobile Devices

More than 45,000 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and officers work tirelessly every day protecting U.S. citizens and defending our land and maritime borders. Working under Department of Homeland Security initiatives, CBP agents do so much for Americans, from fighting terrorism to preventing drug trafficking entry of weapons or illicit goods, all while facilitating lawful trade and travel — and stopping inadmissible people.

For mission critical situations, the tools that CBP agents require to perform their duties need to be a holster reach away, and our products are purposefully built to meet their daily mission objectives. Today, they also utilize extremely durable and reliable mobile devices that can query databases, help inspect agriculture, cargo, scan forms of identification, and even control Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

Mobile technology that meets the demands of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Whether they are out in the field or office, agents rely on semi-rugged or rugged tablets, handhelds, or laptops to work more efficiently and have improved situational analysis. For example, agents use rugged tablets to facilitate cargo inspections with access to documentation or control a UAS to gather situational intelligence remotely. They might use a rugged laptop to receive enhanced situational awareness information, and leverage cross-agency communications to stay connected while stationed in remote, dangerous terrain in bad weather or extreme temperatures.

CBP officers who spend time in vehicles often turn to rugged laptops, mounted inside vehicles, to create a fully connected mobile command post. With the right, reliable mobile solution, agents can maintain constant situational awareness, securely access critical data, and share information in real time. Agents working in an established post, or border entry point or port, may prefer rugged 2-in-1 laptops. This versatility enables a variety of tasks, from paperless fee collection and non-intrusive inspections to writing, editing, and submitting detailed reports to department headquarters.

Customs and Border Protection agents have a tough job. But with the right, advanced technology tools, they are more effective and productive than ever. Explore the infographic below to learn how Panasonic TOUGHBOOK® mobile solutions help CBP agents meet these demands.

For more information on TOUGHBOOK mobility solutions for the Federal Government, visit our solutions website.