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New IDC Study: The Business Case for Rugged


No one can deny that mobile technology has dramatically changed the way people work. From increasing worker productivity in the field to improving real-time customer service, mobility offers companies and agencies more flexibility, which impacts the bottom line. But there are risks with these new rewards. From inevitable drops or usage in extreme conditions, mobile […]

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Executive Perspective: 2017 Mobility Innovation Trends


Magnus McDermid brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing and operational experience in mobile computing sector serving as Senior Vice President, Mobility Group, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. He concurrently acts as Vice-President of the Enterprise Solutions Division at Panasonic Canada Inc. Magnus regularly meets with Toughbook customers and partners to discuss […]

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What Does the Next Generation of Field Mobility Solutions Look Like?


Survey says…not quite what you may have expected. Check out the results of a recent Field Technologies Online survey on mobile field service solutions and professionals in our infographic – see what your peers think the next generation of field mobility solutions look like – do you agree? A few highlights: Though mobile solution deployment has come a long […]

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Top 5 Mobility Features to Keep Electric Linemen Productive in the Field

A lineman from Manila Electric Company cuts damaged wires after a fire razed a squatters colony in Tondo, Manila, March 3, 2015. About 10,000 families were rendered homeless after 5,000 houses were razed by an overnight fire in Tondo district in the Philippine capital on Tuesday, local media reports said. The government's Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has reported that since January 2015, there were more than 600 fire incidents in Metro Manila, while 18 people were killed and 46 injured.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro  (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY)

Electric linemen work in hazardous conditions on a regular basis. The high voltage lines they service are located in difficult to reach areas, and combined with inhospitable terrain, variations in weather conditions, and the need to access areas far from population centers make their choices of equipment critical. With so much depending on the lineman’s […]

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