Panasonic shows new wireless display device for eHealth

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Panasonic Computer Solutions Company introduced a new durable, reliable computing device specifically designed to support e-health initiatives, improve clinical care and enhance business performance. On display at the HIMSS 2006 this week, the new Panasonic Toughbook Wireless Display complements the company's full line of durable, reliable mobile computing devices for healthcare, the company said.

Weighing in at only 2.6 lbs and equipped with a 10.4-inch bright LCD, the Toughbook Wireless Display is a thin-client wireless product designed to improve clinical workflow. It has no local software applications and, instead, wirelessly connects to clinical and management applications which reside on a local server, workstation or other computing resources. The product works with Citrix Metaframe, Windows server or web servers accessible via Local Wireless Area Networks (802.11), providing instant and secure access to clinical and business applications. Toughbook Wireless Display products can be architected to support multiple users connected to a single server or wireless infrastructure, or in a peer-to-peer configuration, such as, for example, a computer on wheels (COW).

To enhance the reliability and security of the touch screen device, it has no hard disk drive and includes an optional finger print scanner. The Wireless Display supports wireless access to peripheral devices through Bluetooth technology and, like rugged Toughbook notebooks, the Wireless Display has been tested to resist drops, shock and vibration and is fully sealed to military specifications.