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Toughbook Survives Everest

Wireless Claims: Ready For Prime Time?
Indiana Farm Bureau uses technology built on two separate but integrated components: a lightweight mobile data wireless hand-held device that integrates with a rugged, wireless Toughbook laptop developed by Panasonic Computer Solutions Co., Plano, Texas. The software was developed by San Ramon, Calif.-based ADP Claims Services Group.

Howe Police Department can now access info in patrol cars
Keesy said Price's search for good technology led them to believe that only the Panasonic "Toughbook" computer would withstand the "challenges of being bounced around the inside of a police car."

Panasonic Launches World's Fastest Rugged Notebook Computer
SECAUCUS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 22, 2005--Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, the leading provider of ruggedized portable computers in the U.S., today introduced the industry's highest-performance rugged notebook, the 2GHz Toughbook(R) CF-51

Technology: a blessing and a curse in our lives
Technological mobility has increased even more with smaller, lighter personal computers. The Panasonic ToughBook Y2, weighing in at 3.3 pounds, makes it even easier to take your work wherever you go.

Panasonic to showcase revolutionary P2 technology based on SD cards
P2 technology is the world's first solid-state memory card technology, based on Panasonic's patented SD (secure digital) memory card. Used by leading broadcasters including CBS, Fox Entertainment Group and Raycom, it is considered to be the most significant development in the news broadcast industry since the arrival of videotape recording over 35 years ago. Unlike videotape, or other newer digital disk-based media, the solid-state P2 card technology offers immediate access to data and compatibility with the DV (digital video) standard on which many of today's digital news equipment is based. Panasonic will be displaying a complete range of products based on P2 technology at CABSAT 2005.

Doomsday deflected
Intel's joint-marketing investment isn't chump change. The company regularly reimburses PC vendors between 50 and 70 percent of the cost of advertising, provided the ads feature the Intel logo. "Intel was extraordinarily generous and helpful when we were launching the ToughBook brand of ruggedized PCs in the U.S.," says John Harris, former marketing vice president at Panasonic's U.S. PC division. "It even implemented an automated system so we'd get reimbursed within a few days of running the ad."

Heavy-Duty Lightweights
If you'd rather have a bigger and more conventional display, check out Panasonic's ToughBook Y2, with its huge -- for this class -- 14.1-in. display. It's a bit heavier than the LifeBook at 3.4 lb., more expensive at $2,500, and it can run only about four hours on a battery charge

Cutting the cord on thin clients
The company last year extended its Citrix thin-client deployment by using Panasonic Toughbook laptops and a choice of Sierra Wireless cellular interface cards so sales representatives can access intranet, CRM and ERP applications over Verizon's EV-DO network, BroadbandAccess. Sales representatives can access orders, inventory and other data on the road or at a customer's site. The deployment won best in class recognition in Qualcomm's 2004 3G cdmA-List awards.

The Light Fantastic
You shouldn't have to feel like a pack mule when you carry your laptop around. For entrepreneurs who don't mind ponying up a little extra cash, ultraportable notebooks can take some of the strain off your shoulders. Size often comes at a premium, both in your pocketbook and in power. But there are a lot of decent options that pack enough punch to handle your business applications. Cramped keyboards and small screens can put a squeeze on the user experience, so be sure to try out your potential new laptop (or tablet PC) in person.

These notebooks can take what the world dishes out
Ruggedized notebooks and Tablet PCs are the John Waynes of portable computing. They're macho--ready for action anywhere, anytime, in any condition. Drop them, spill liquid on them, expose them to harsh weather conditions; these machines can take it.