Panasonic showcased its range of Toughbook durable devices at HIMSS07 in New Orleans.
“As hospitals get more savvy and more electronic, the systems they run become more mission critical,” said Greg Davidson, business development manager of strategic markets. Davidson said that a customer survey conducted in 2006 by PC Magazine found that other companies have an average failure rate of 23 percent but Panasonic’s failure rate is 3 percent. That kind of reliability is the company’s core competency, he said. “We hang our hat on being the most reliable.” The company builds every unit itself, keeping control over the entire process and quality.
On display were the Toughbook T5, a lightweight tablet alternative, with a touchscreen display and keyboard and 10 hours of battery life; the Toughbook Wireless Display, lightweight and equipped with multiple wireless radios with which to access networks; the Toughbook CF-19, a liquid- and dust-proofed convertible tablet with long battery life and a variety of wireless radios; and the Toughbook CF-51, a traditional notebook built with the rugged features of all Toughbooks.