Mobile Data Collection



With specialized software, Toughbook® mobile computers help public sector employees collect, organize and transfer data faster and more efficiently. Panasonic offers field-tested, proven software solutions for inspectors and investigators in a number of public sector areas, including: Fire/EMS, building code enforcement, law enforcement, public works, environmental protection and health & safety.



Using radio to access information from the field is inefficient, labor intensive and slow. In addition, it reduces the amount of information that can be retrieved and increases the possibility of misunderstandings and inaccuracies. Today's field investigators need immediate and complete access to criminal records, warrants, vehicle information and call history to help solve crimes and apprehend suspects.

Using Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers to wirelessly access databases allow investigators to access real time historical data on crimes and suspects. They can discover what was done at the crime scene; whether the area was dusted for prints, if neighbors were questioned and who responded to the initial call. Investigators can use Toughbook computers to quickly and accurately enter new information electronically while still in the field. This eliminates follow-up paperwork and allows investigators to devote more of their time focused on solving crimes.


Police investigators with portable computers are on the move 24/7 collecting and organizing critical case data for law enforcement and court proceedings. Investigations may lead them into searing hot or bitter cold temperatures, drenching rain or dusty environments. Along the way, they may have limited access to electricity, so their computer batteries must be long-lasting and reliable.

Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers are engineered from the inside out to protect against moisture, dust, drops and vibrations for reliability law enforcement agencies can count on. Using Toughbook mobile computers with daylight-readable touch screen displays, police investigators can gather valuable evidence when interviewing witnesses and suspects, digging for clues and following leads—anywhere. With the built-in mobile broadband technology, investigators are able to access information that can be critical in apprehending criminals—and deliver the solid evidence courts need to convict them.

Panasonic and its software partners have streamlined inspection, investigation and inoculation programs by offering a simplified, electronic process for entering and managing data. The daylight-readable touch screens help health workers more quickly and accurately capture and manage data. Integrated mobile broadband capabilities allow inspectors to wirelessly transfer data to the health department's main computer, saving time while reducing data entry errors. Panasonic Toughbook® laptops are built to take the abuse that mobile computers often face in the course of routine health department work. Because Toughbook computers have sealed ports and spill resistant keyboards, they can easily be sanitized in the event of exposure to blood or other biological contaminants, making them the ideal tool for mobile health department workers.


Law enforcement professionals need a reliable eyewitness backing them up. The Panasonic Arbitrator 360° and NEW Panasonic WV-TW310 rugged, wearable camera offer a wireless digital recording solution that improves officer safety and reduces agency liability. With a reliable 3G or 4G connection, all captured footage can be easily uploaded to a Panasonic Toughbook or Toughpad mobile computer and then transmitted to the station or to other officers in an instant. The result is increased efficiency in the field and a surefire way to maintain the integrity of the chain of evidence.