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Panasonic & Cradlepoint Deliver Integrated 4G-LTE and FirstNet Mobile Computing & Connectivity Solution for First Responders

Date: 2016-10-17
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Public Sector customers can now leverage industry leading, highly durable Toughbook devices and Cradlepoint's rugged cloud-managed 4G-LTE router to lower signal loss and enhance 4G-LTE and FirstNet connectivity across multiple devices for their secure in-vehicle network needs.

 

Panasonic, an industry leader in exceptionally reliable and innovative mobile computers, and Cradlepoint, a global leader in cloud-based network solutions, has announced the commercial availability of an integrated mobile computing and connectivity networking solution. Designed for public safety and EMS agencies as well as transportation and utilities industries, the mobile computing and connectivity solution supports both commercial 4G-LTE and the emerging FirstNet public safety networks based on Band-14.

The easy to deploy and cost effective solution delivers highly-secure, enhanced LTE connectivity for multiple devices - significantly improving productivity, reducing downtime  and enhancing the security of in-vehicle networks.  

This new solution combines Panasonic’s reliable Toughbook devices, known for their durability, reliability, and performance needed to keep pace with the ever-changing demands of today’s mobile workplace from public safety officers responding to disasters with a rugged Cradlepoint cloud-managed 4G-LTE router providing a “vehicle area network” to connect computers, cameras, sensors, and telemetry interfaces together with access to commercial and emerging FirstNet broadband wireless networks.

“In today’s challenging and increasingly mobile-centric work environment, users must have the ability to link all of their devices regardless of where their job takes them. For first responders, lives depend on their ability to access and share information, and communicate in real-time in order to provide critical services quickly, reliably and efficiently,” said Victoria Obenshain Vice President of Wireless Strategy, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “Panasonic is bringing together all of the computing, in-vehicle connectivity and support services together to keep today’s data-driven mobile workforce and first responders - and the rugged devices they rely upon to do their job - always connected.”

The first wave of field automation for many police and fire departments and other public safely organizations has been the deployment of cellular-connected ruggedized laptops and tablets for real-time access to critical applications and information. Now, a new wave of technologies and services are emerging to address the unique demands and challenges faced by today’s first responders. They include an array of connected devices, such as body-worn and dash cameras, evidence collection devices, and FirstNet wireless broadband networks based on dedicated Band-14 spectrum. This new wave has created the need for scalable, secure and reliable vehicle-based networks to tie these components together and to connect to private and public clouds and other public safety organizations over 4G-LTE.

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“Growing automation, innovation and regulation within public safety organizations is driving a shift from device-by-device connectivity to a ‘vehicle area network’ approach,” said George Mulhern, Chief Executive Officer of Cradlepoint. “We are pleased to collaborate with Panasonic and be part of their quest to equip first responders with a purpose-built technology solution they need for the daily challenges they face. Cradlepoint is the first to combine cloud management, software-defined networking and advanced 4G LTE technologies - like Band-14 - into a vehicle-based network solution for first responders.”

Pricing and Availability
The integrated mobile computing and connectivity solutions are currently available from authorized resellers at an MSRP of $900 for the LTE model and $2100 for the LTE+Band 14 model. 

For more information, see:
us.panasonic.com/business-solutions/
and
https://cradlepoint.com

- Product Profiles/9-1-1magazine.com (via Panasonic, 10/6/16)

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