Public sector administrators have jobs that can take them almost anywhere—meetings, court appearances, site surveys, press conferences, public hearings and out-of-town fact-finding missions. They may travel by car, train, ferry or plane, and their computers must be rugged enough to go with them wherever they go. While on the move, government officials and other public sector employees must remain in contact with their office, and maintain access to whatever information is relevant to the task at hand.
Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers are rugged and versatile enough to travel anywhere public sector personnel are likely to go. The advanced wireless capabilities of Toughbook laptops ensure that they can reach and be reached by their colleagues at any time. It also allows them to access important government files and records no matter where their job may take them. To assure even greater productivity, Toughbook laptops have been engineered and tested to offer exceptional battery life and to withstand the daily knocks, drops and spills associated with mobile computing. These advantages result in maximum uptime for users and a superior return on investment (ROI) for state and local agencies.
Building Inspection Solution
Frequent and thorough inspections are vital to the safety of construction crews and the people who will eventually occupy finished buildings. Yet, the resources of many building code enforcement departments are stretched to the limits, challenging their ability to conduct inspections that could help reduce construction accidents or building disasters. Many code enforcement offices still rely on paper forms to complete inspections – an outdated process that is laborious and error-prone.
Panasonic Toughbook® laptops are built to take the drops, mud, dust, rain and extreme temperatures often associated with construction sites. Panasonic and its software partners streamline the entire inspection process by enabling inspectors to use electronic data entry and wireless connectivity. With wireless remote access, inspectors can collect and organize information on their Toughbook mobile computer while still at the construction site. Electronic data entry allows inspectors to use pre-built checklists and forms to enter information simply by touching the screen. Once information from a site is gathered and organized, the inspector can transmit it wirelessly to the department's main computer, eliminating the need to manually transfer information later, while also expediting the issuing of permits and variances. Together, electronic data entry and wireless connectivity save time while reducing labor costs and clerical errors.
Code Enforcement Solution
Code enforcement officials are constantly on the move, entering all kinds of neighborhoods, homes and buildings in every kind of weather-searching for violations and issuing citations. They may address situations as diverse as rodent infested homes, overcrowded apartments, illegally stored chemicals or propane tanks, or houses overrun by pets living in unsanitary conditions. Often code enforcement officials make surprise visits during late-night or early morning hours, and are not welcomed guests. Code enforcement officials need rugged computers that can withstand the wet, dusty, moldy, unsanitary and hostile situations they enter, and still be able to transmit data back to the department to speed the issuing of citations.
Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers are perfectly suited to the demands of code enforcement officers. Toughbook laptops are built with a rugged magnesium alloy case that is moisture-, drop-, vibration- and pressure-resistant. Sealed ports and spill resistant keyboards assure protection against rain, snow and other elements, so they won't fail even under the harshest conditions while visiting a site. Daylight-viewable touch screen displays make data entry and look-up fast, easy and accurate. The Toughbook solution also includes integrated mobile broadband and Wi-Fi, enabling inspectors to access and transmit information between the field and the office in real time. With their sturdy construction, reliable connectivity and simple touch screen data entry, Toughbook mobile computers are designed and built for the challenges of routine—and not so routine—code enforcement work.