Utilities personnel often work in harsh and sometimes dangerous conditions. They require a durable and highly portable mobile solution that provides reliable communications and is easy to use. The Panasonic Toughbook® ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) meets these needs by providing field crewmembers a rugged, compact mobile computer with feature-rich software applications and high-speed wireless access. It is also rugged enough to withstand shock, vibration, liquids and dirt, so it can stand up to even the toughest jobs.

Unlike handhelds, the Toughbook ruggedized UMPC operates on the full-function Windows® XP or Windows Vista® operating system so it runs all the applications that are already in use by utilities companies. And because it integrates the speed of the low-power Intel® Atom™ processor, applications run smoothly for up to nine hours. The daylight-viewable touch screen is critical for field crews working outdoors, and allows for easier software navigation and data entry. The magnesium alloy frame and solid-state drive ensure maximum protection against breakage and data loss from accidental bumps and drops. With a multitude of integrated options, such as 3G mobile broadband, barcode reader, RFID reader, embedded GPS chip and camera, utilities personnel can do more with fewer devices — all of which leads to increased productivity and lower costs for utilities.