Case Study Rugged Laptop Solution – Boca Raton Police Services
How useful can a rugged laptop be when it comes to emergency services? The Boca Raton Police Services Department (BRPSD) recently tested them out and found that when it comes to durable travel laptops, there is nothing that beats the Panasonic Toughbook 30 and the Toughbook 19. The report, marked “Rugged Laptop Case Study – Police,” can be found on Panasonic’s website and details the huge success that was the BRPSD’s experience with these laptops.
The Rugged Laptop Case Study – Police begins with a simple challenge: the BRPSD needed more durable and reliable computers that could be used in police vehicles and which would be able to withstand the rigors of law enforcement environments. Bear in mind that this was in southern Florida, and that Florida has one of the highest crime rates in the country, so the laptops were scheduled for quite the workout. They needed to be able to withstand extreme heat and humidity, uneven roads, rough driving, and the possibility of violent action. To help the BRPSD meet their needs, Panasonic provided two different rugged laptop models: the Toughbook 30 and the Toughbook 19.
Both Toughbook models were provided for a period of five years. They were mounted in the police vehicles and used in the full range of police duties. The Toughbook 30 is a fully rugged model that includes a very fast processing speed and complete wireless connectivity. The 30 has an all weather design that renders it immune to even the most extreme weather conditions. All components are shock mounted, and the hard drive is removable. The Toughbook 19 is also a fully rugged laptop model, but includes customizability options to convert it to a handwriting PC is needed. Both models were determined to suit police needs well, which made them ideal for the Rugged Laptop Case Study – Police version.
Results of the Study
The Rugged Laptop Case Study – Police was a resounding success. Both the Toughbook 30 and the Toughbook 19 proved to be extremely durable and able to meet all the tasks the BRPSD needed to accomplish. The connectivity of these vehicle mounted laptops allowed police to connect with each other and file arrest reports and parking tickets without having to waste time doing extra paperwork. The Toughbook 30 was especially successful, since it proved to be more than a match for virtually any catastrophe. The 30 survived not only a car fire, but also the fire department’s hosing down of the vehicle. The damage was nonexistent, and the Toughbook was able to function normally afterward.
The end result of the Rugged Laptop Case Study – Police was quite impressive. From a functionality point of view, the Toughbooks were able to keep a busy department fully connected. In terms of ruggedness, the computers were able to withstand every obstacle in their way, including a major fire. All told, the results of this trial speak to the high quality and reliable nature of Panasonic rugged laptops.