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The Panasonic Promise: Powering the Future of Work


Magnus McDermid brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing and operational experience in the 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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Faster Care, Lower Costs, Better Results: How Houston’s ETHAN Project is Transforming Emergency Medicine With Toughbook Power


As the first responders on the scene, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics traditionally conduct a preliminary evaluation of a patient before transporting them via an ambulance to a nearby emergency room. Doing this transport for each and every emergency call is costly and strains the limited supply of emergency medical resources. While many of these calls […]

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Webinar: Mobile Computing Insights from Public Safety Industry Veterans


With mobile computing trends are advancing at a rapid pace, advice, input and lessons learned from fire, EMS and law enforcement industry veterans can offer great insight to agencies deploying rugged computers, tablets and handheld devices. Firehouse and recently held a webinar featuring two public sector veterans, with more than 75 years of combined […]

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The Toughbook 33 Works for Me: Why first responders are lining up for the new Toughbook

A Santa Barbara County Fire engine & crew perform structure protection to a cabin in the El Capitan Ranch Campground Thursday night during the Sherpa Fire. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

While developing the new Panasonic Toughbook® 33, the next chapter in the Panasonic Toughbook story, we worked closely with first responders to help ensure we were delivering solutions that matched the way they work. One of the organizations we worked with was the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. With more than 25 years of IT […]

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