Orginially posted on Remote October 7, 2016
Panasonic and Cradlepoint have announced the commercial availability of an integrated mobile computing and connectivity networking solution. Designed for public safety and EMS agencies as well as transportation and utilities industries, the mobile computing and connectivity solution supports both commercial 4G LTE and the emerging FirstNet public safety networks based on Band-14.
The easy-to-deploy and cost-effective solution delivers highly secure, enhanced LTE connectivity for multiple devices — significantly improving productivity, reducing downtime and enhancing the security of in-vehicle networks.
With more than 20 years of wireless design and development experience, Panasonic understands that reliable connectivity and anywhere, anytime access to data provides tremendous value and competitive advantage to its customers. In addition to reliable connectivity, Panasonic’s Toughbook computers deliver the durability, reliability and performance needed to keep pace with the ever-changing demands of today’s mobile workplace from public safety officers responding to disasters to utility workers braving the elements to get the power back on after a storm.
This new solution combines Panasonic’s reliable Toughbook devices with a rugged Cradlepoint cloud-managed 4G LTE router providing a “vehicle area network” to connect computers, cameras, sensors and telemetry interfaces together with access to commercial and emerging FirstNet broadband wireless networks.
“In today’s challenging and increasingly mobile-centric work environment, users must have the ability to link all of their devices regardless of where their job takes them. For first responders, lives depend on their ability to access and share information, and communicate in real-time in order to provide critical services quickly, reliably and efficiently,” said Victoria Obenshain Vice President of Wireless Strategy, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “Panasonic is bringing together all of the computing, in-vehicle connectivity and support services together to keep today’s data-driven mobile workforce and first responders—and the rugged devices they rely upon to do their job—always connected.”