Preventing outages and equipment failures requires constant maintenance of the utility company's plants, above-ground and below-ground sub stations and transformers. Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers make plant management and maintenance more efficient by allowing technicians to easily schedule inspections and repairs, update service records, look up equipment history and access service manuals on-site or on the go.
Plant management and maintenance calls for ongoing inspections, repairs, and updates throughout the utility company's infrastructure. Technicians and managers who use desktop computers to schedule and conduct maintenance are at a disadvantage because it requires them to return to their desk to update service records, access schematics, or look up schedules. It also requires technicians to print documents and carry it with them which wastes even more time and resources.
Wireless-enabled Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers combine mobility with rugged reliability. Technicians can access repair manuals, service records and maintenance schedules while on the move around the plant without fear of damaging the computer or its contents. Running utility-specific software, utilities can better monitor plant assets and ensure compliance with Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. This translates to lower operating expenses, enhanced workforce management, improved efficiency and greater uptime for the utility, a powerful advantage for companies in an industry where failure can have a devastating impact on its customers.