Panasonic Toughbook® computers directly from har*GIS
TruckMap Field Information Systems customers can now purchase
April 23, 2004. Centennial, CO. – har*GIS, LLC, provider of mobile Field Information Systems™, has been named an Authorized Toughbook® Vendor Partner (ATVP) by Panasonic Computer Solutions Company. Panasonic makes a full line of Toughbook® “Computers for the Outside World” to meet the demands of doing business on the road or in the office. har*GIS will now be able offer clients that choose its TruckMap*™ Field Information System for mobile workforce management the option to purchase Panasonic Toughbook® computers directly from the company.
“It’s a natural fit for us to offer TruckMap* for the full range of Panasonic Toughbook® ruggedized tablet computers,” notes Jim Hargis, president of har*GIS. “They offer hardware solutions specifically for the industries we created TruckMap* to serve, including field service, government, utilities, transportation, cable, telecommunications and energy.”
Field Information Systems improve operations by automating the flow of data to and from the field and eliminating the paper-based business processes performed by field crews today. TruckMap* mobilizes large amounts of geospatial and tabular data from enterprise databases and moves it into a common computing environment for use by field crews. With TruckMap*, field tasks in support of multiple vertical applications can be performed on Panasonic Toughbook® ruggedized computers.
The Panasonic Toughbook® CF-29 recently won Laptop Magazine’s Torture Test, earning four-and-a-half stars out of five, and garnering kudos for its fast performance, long battery life and durability.
About har*GIS, LLC
har*GIS, LLC delivers mobile Field Information Systems that dramatically improve field force productivity. By combining wireless communications, legacy office systems, connectivity and location-based services, the har*GIS TruckMap* product line delivers information and support to mobile field crews and dispatchers on a variety of handheld computer platforms. har*GIS provides TruckMap* Field Information Systems software, including systems integration and support services, to the utility, municipal/government, communication, transportation and route services industries. har*GIS is a Microsoft Windows® Embedded Partner, a Trimble ® Business Partner, and an www.har-gis.com.
About Panasonic & Toughbook® Computers
Panasonic Computer Solutions Company is the leading provider of ruggedized notebook PCs for mobile professionals in the USA. The company is a unit company of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. of Japan (NYSE: MC). Matsushita Electric is one of the only manufacturers today that directly controls the process of design, manufacture and quality assurance of its notebook PCs. Many key components, including LCD panels, Lithium-Ion batteries, DVD and CD-ROM drives, and board-level electronics are the products of its divisions. The products, people and business of Panasonic Computer Solutions Company are entirely dedicated to the needs of the professional user, including Fortune 1000 business and government professionals. Panasonic also supplies mobile computing solutions to over 3,000 police departments in the United States.
Panasonic Toughbooks have been ruggedized inside and out to protect screens, cases, keyboards and hard drives from drops, liquid spills and falling objects – the three leading causes of notebook damage. With Panasonic Toughbooks, time isn’t wasted transferring data from damaged systems, recovering lost work, hiring expensive IT consultants or replacing failed notebooks. Designed for unparalleled performance and durability, Panasonic Toughbooks have become the industry’s most reliable mobile PCs and a leading defense against downtime. For more information on Panasonic Toughbook® computers, visit http://www.panasonic.com/toughbook.