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How to Improve Public Safety Communication with FirstNet and Band 14

With demands on emergency personnel exacerbated by large-scale emergencies like natural disasters, first responders on the scene should never have to struggle to communicate when cellular networks are congested. There’s a desperate need for effective emergency response nationwide, which is why legislators called for the creation of FirstNet, a dedicated wireless broadband communications platform available […]

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Thinking Outside the Box: Next-Generation Uses for Rugged Mobile Technology

The Air Force has long relied on rugged mobile devices for everything from maintaining aircraft in dusty and humid environments to protect air bases around the world. These missions, and nearly all others, require highly dependable state-of-the-art rugged mobile devices that provide optimal connectivity. As the Air Force continues to push the envelope with using […]

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3 Trends in Public Safety Communications

The right technology can make or break an officer’s ability to get the job done. With the right mobile devices equipped with access to dedicated first responder networks, real-time data and voice-to-text reporting software, officials can work efficiently and safely to focus on what matters most – the wellbeing of the community. Delivering critical information […]

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Top Technology Trends in Fire Rescue: What to Expect at Fire Rescue International 2019

Technology is finding its place in organizations across the board as employees discover new ways to effectively do their jobs. For first responders, specifically in fire, rescue operations and EMS, it’s no different. Mobile technology has become a staple in fire and rescue trucks and stations across the nation, and as technology continues to develop, […]

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6 Things You Need to Know About the FMCSA’s December ELD Mandate

With the FMCSA officially phasing out the use of automatic onboard recording devices in December, here’s what you need to know to keep your fleet running and compliant.   Ever since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) went into effect in late-2017, commercial drivers required to prepare hours-of-service (HOS) and records […]

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Windows 7 End of Life: Time for a Windows Status Check?

For some public safety agencies, January 14, 2020 might be a routine day. Police dispatchers may route a few calls, emergency responders might transport victims of a traffic accident to a nearby hospital, and fire department personnel may respond to a structural fire. But for public safety agencies that haven’t transitioned from Windows 7 to Windows […]

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How to Choose the Best Mobile Rugged Computer for Your Needs

All industries are beginning to recognize how they can benefit from mobile workforce automation and digital transformation. From streamlining workflows to improving your bottom line, the advantages of integrating mobile technology are endless. But for many industries, the norm is working in harsh, demanding environments where consumer-grade devices won’t suffice. These workers require mobile rugged […]

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Executive Perspective: 3 Keys for Successful Customer Relationships

In more than two decades at Panasonic, I’ve seen a lot of change – but deep customer engagement has always been a priority to us. Our commitment to serving as a trusted advisor for our customers drives us to listen to our customers and dig deep into any challenges they’re facing. By proactively and regularly […]

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Local Police Department Enhances Officer Mobility with Rugged Portable Computers

Police officers put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect their community, and they need the most reliable and flexible mobile technology to get the job done. Officers need rugged laptops and tablets that can be mounted but also portable, allowing them to bring their devices wherever the job requires them to be, for […]

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When the Work is Mission Critical: Equipping Special Operation Forces with Rugged Computers Built for the Battlefield

Whether the mission is identifying and preventing attacks before they occur, observing and reporting on enemy activity, or preventing insurgency in a foreign state, special operations forces need the most reliable, advanced technology available. These missions are simply too critical for unreliable tools, and success relies on access to real-time intelligence, which leads to effective […]

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