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Toughbook Celebrates 20 Years of Mobile Computing Leadership
Since 1996, Panasonic has Equipped Customers with the Industryâ€™s Most Reliable and Rugged Mobile Devices on Earth
MISSISSAUGA, ON (November 2, 2016) â€“ Panasonic, an industry leader in exceptionally reliable and innovative mobile computers, celebrates the 20th anniversary of its industry leading Toughbook mobile computers. During the past two decades, Toughbook computers have been an integral part of customer missions and expeditions around the globe. From the summit of Mt. Everest to the jungles of Borneo, across frozen Antarctica to the deserts of the Middle East, Toughbook mobile computers have continually evolved to deliver the durability, reliability and performance needed to keep pace with the ever changing mobile workplace.
Enjoying the past fourteen consecutive years as the undisputed market share leader of rugged laptopsi, Panasonic continues to pave the way in developing innovative new hardware, software and wireless capabilitiesâ€”making Toughbook computers the choice for businesses and government customers around the world who are seeking a mobile computing device they can count on.
"The recognition of Toughbook computers and its dramatic evolution over the past two decades is a testament to our committed ecosystem of sales partners as well as our internal sales and engineering teams who take pride in the job they do and the customers we collectively serve," said Magnus McDermid, Senior Vice President â€“ Business Mobility Group of North America. "From our flagship Toughbook 25 computer to the industryâ€™s first fully rugged detachable laptop, to our new handheld devices with voice capabilities, the team at Panasonic continues to lead the market with innovations in form factor, connectivity, reliability and performance, enabling us to deliver customized mobile computing technology based on direct feedback from our customers all over the world."
"Our strategy and vision align with what Panasonic is doing with its Toughbook product line, which is to build the best mobile and productivity services for todayâ€™s mobile-first, cloud-first world," said Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President OEM Division, Microsoft Corp. "With Windows 10, we are pushing the boundaries of modern computing to bring exciting new software and services capabilities to the market, and industry partners like Panasonic are also pushing the limits with fantastic new hardware that brings these new experiences to life in remarkable ways."
"Throughout the twenty year evolution of Toughbook computers, Panasonic engineers have taken full advantage of the computing power and reliability of Intel processors to create one of the worldâ€™s most rugged PCs," said Navin Shenoy, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Client Computing Group, Intel Corporation. "Weâ€™re proud that Intel technology has contributed to Toughbookâ€™s success, and we look forward to continuing the great work with Panasonic for years to come."
In addition to Panasonicâ€™s ongoing investments in mobile computing R&D, Toughbook mobile computer users also benefit from Panasonicâ€™s extensive vertical market expertise, key technology partnerships and its ProServices support organization that helps reduce the complexity of deploying and managing mobility projects.
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