Tough Conditions Require Tough Devices and Reliable Network Access
The Panasonic line of Toughbook laptops and Toughpad tablets have a well-earned reputation for being go-anywhere, do-anything mobile devices for demanding field operations and conditions. Recently, NetMotion and Panasonic extended a relationship to Toughbook and Toughpad buyers in North America that provides them with a NetMotion Mobility® and NetMotion Diagnostics® software bundle. Mobility and Diagnostics give mobile enterprise workers secure connectivity that’s as durable and reliable as their ruggedized Panasonic devices.
NetMotion Mobility is the most trusted connectivity software solution for improving productivity, security and control of a mobile workforce. Mobility maintains access to applications through changing network conditions, allowing mobile workers to remain productive wherever their work takes them. NetMotion Diagnostics is a powerful, location-aware solution that monitors mobile worker connectivity, giving IT teams the power to proactively manage, troubleshoot and optimize the mobile user experience.
The global leader for rugged mobile computing, Panasonic’s Toughbook and Toughpad devices empower today’s mission-critical mobile professionals by keeping them connected and productive, no matter where their work takes them. Backed by industry-leading deployment and support services, Panasonic’s secure and reliable enterprise mobile computers help customers achieve their business objectives and drive innovation.
While the arrangement is new for North America, NetMotion and Panasonic have previously provided a similar bundle to mobile enterprises in Europe. Whether they’re at a far-flung rural site or working amid the concrete canyons of an urban environment, mobile workers need to stay connected to remain productive. For example, Fraport AG, which owns and operates the Frankfurt International Airport in Germany, relies on Panasonic devices and NetMotion software to keep between 600-700 mobile workers going and the city-sized airport running smoothly.
Roaming between cellular and Wi-Fi networks, workers need constant access to data to ensure that passengers, baggage and cargo get on and off aircraft quickly and efficiently. The busiest airport in Germany and the 12th busiest airport in the world, Fraport moves nearly 60 million passengers on more than 469,000 flights each year, along with more than 2 million metric tons of freight. Turnaround time for aircraft from landing to takeoff is just 45 minutes and highly dependent on workers having uninterrupted network access.
Mobility ensures that baggage workers and cargo handlers, security personnel, facility managers and bus drivers using Panasonic Toughbook CF31 laptops and Toughpad G1 tablets can move seamlessly between Wi-Fi and cellular connections across the airport without dropping connections to enterprise applications. Mobility also provides unparalleled policy control and centralized management that enables Fraport to provide a secure, predictable experience for workers.
Now, thanks to the latest partnership between Panasonic and NetMotion, enterprises in North America can enjoy the same combination of toughness, reliability and performance that Fraport AG and other European companies have come to rely on.
Check out the full Fraport case study.
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