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Toughbook Technology for the Utilities sector


Utilities today are in the forefront of adapting digital technology in the back office and on the field. According to recent research about 20 percent of utilities are already implementing this technological innovation in their day to day operations and another 37 percent are right behind them.

These utility companies are turning to cutting-edge technologies like cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT)/sensors, artificial intelligence, Toughbook Rugged laptops and tablets,energy analytics, and more. These Mobile rugged technologies, are allowing workers in the field, the office and at customer sites to boost productivity, increase accuracy, reduce downtime and improve customer service.

Panasonic Toughbook rugged laptop  for Utilities

The Toughbook series has allowed Panasonic to work on reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) and the efficiency of the device. What are required mostly from the Toughbook on the field are superior flexibility, readability and exceptional performance.  
 
In the utility sector, being able to access digital information is extremely valuable. For example, A power management company require extremely accurate data regarding the voltage and power which is to be sent out to the community, where large power spikes can cause an overload on the grid which can be detrimental for the company's reputation and can even risk lives. Field workers also want their rugged devices to have unquestionable safety guarantees so that the devices do not fail during operation in hazardous or extreme scenarios. Worksites like the waste management and water supply industries require devices that have very specific certifications like the MIL-STD-810G where the devices are tested for their performance in environments like rain, humidity, solar radiation, extreme temperatures etc. 
 
Panasonic ensures their devices are functional and deliver quality no matter what you throw at them. Features like the Long battery life and detachable 2 in 1 laptop tablets give customers a wide range of products to choose from. Products like the Panasonic CF 33 have gained a lot of traction over the years from industries in different sectors. In the oil and gas sector, the Toughbook 33 excels due to its durability, screen size and ease of use. While the delivery of gas the Toughbook 33 when compared to manual writing on pieces of paper the information of the customers can be traced and transferred by only a swipe of the membership card. The efficiency of the process has significantly reduced from over 40-50 minutes to just a matter of seconds.
 
Telecommunication Companies in several countries use Toughbook like the CF 20 and CF 33 to ensure optimal delivery of services. Panasonic CF-33 laptops are used to set up Telecom boxes (ONT) and other internet and landline services, like sending status updates to the command centers for service activations and network resolutions. The Toughbook 33 is detachable and assists the operator to draw detailed schematics and setup internet services for new connections or resolve issues with existing ones. Complementary devices and a range of new technologies can also be used with the Toughbook 33 or 20 like the stylus/pen for signatures and satisfaction surveys if being conducted.
 
 
Toughbook’s famous in the Utility industry:
 
Toughbook CF 54
The Panasonic Toughbook CF 54 is a semi-rugged notebook which is comparatively lighter and thinner than its previous models while maintaining a durable and a solid frame overall. The device was mostly manufactured for the utility industry and the automotive diagnostic industry, and field service workers concentrating in indoor servicing and maintenance. The enduring reinforced alloy screen lid protects the notebook while also making it look elegant at the same time. The Panasonic Toughbook CF 54 also meets the standards for MIL-STD-810 certification making it resistant against drops from a height of three feet, shocks, sand, dust, vibrations, extreme temperatures, altitudes and humidity. The Panasonic Toughbook 54 also features multi-touch compatibility which operates with elevated accuracy.
 
Toughbook CF 33
The Panasonic Toughbook CF 33 is a 2 in 1 tablet pc which is a successor of the classic Toughbook CF 20 where the tablet part of the laptop is completely detachable from the body. The CF 33 has a 12' inch 2160x1440 pixel display which provides the best in class performance to its customers. Most notable features of the device are its hot-swappable batteries and Infrared webcam with Windows Hello support. The Tablet pc can be operated without the keyboard body which has an integrated stylus/pen for a specific use. The Panasonic CF 33 also has other complementary functionalities that enhance the customer experience and provide accessibility and versatility like the VGA port, HDMI port, SD card reader, Ethernet port, Serial port, Barcode reader, Fingerprint scanner and a true serial scanner, etc.
 

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