Agreement provides Glacier customers with leading, ruggedized computer platform
New Milford, CT – September 25, 2009
Glacier Computer, a leading developer of rugged computing solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications, today announced it will offer the Panasonic Toughbook®-family of rugged, semi-rugged and business rugged computers to its diverse customer base. Glacier Computing is a member of the Panasonic Toughbook Premier Partner Program (TP3). The TP3 partner designation is reserved for resellers who meet specific sales and customer support commitments for Toughbook mobile computers. In addition to being able to sell business-rugged and semi-rugged Toughbook solutions, TP3 partners are exclusively approved to sell Panasonic Toughbook fully rugged mobile computers.
“We are seeing increased demand from our industrial and medical customers for rugged and ultra-rugged computers,” said Ron D’Ambrosio, CEO, Glacier Computer. “We are pleased to resell the Toughbook computer product line because it provides an exceptional hardware platform to offer our customers, one that is backed by actual performance in the field and an exceptional suite of services.”
“Toughbook mobile computers are designed to work in the most demanding environments,” said, Ed McCabe, national sales manager, Supply Chain Logistics, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company. “Rugged mobile solutions like the Toughbook U1 and Toughbook H1 enable companies to provide mobile workers with the real-time data they need to drive greater levels of productivity, regardless of the operating environment.”
About the Toughbook U1
The fully-rugged Panasonic Toughbook U1 allows remote workers to connect to critical information and applications in real time, improving organizational efficiency, increasing information accuracy, and enabling field-based decision-making. The Toughbook U1 can integrate a robust set of features previously unavailable in handheld devices, including 3G mobile broadband, GPS, 1D and 2D barcode and RFID readers, a 2-megapixel digital camera, a daylight viewable screen and twin, hot-swappable batteries offering up to nine hours of life. Unlike most handhelds, the U1 operates on the full-function Windows® XP and Windows Vista® operating systems, giving users unprecedented remote access to feature-rich software applications in the field. The device’s fan-less all-weather design also reduces noise, weight and points of failure and its magnesium alloy chassis delivers protection from bumps and drops of up to 4 feet.
About the Toughbook H1
The fully-rugged Toughbook H1 was developed based on Panasonic’s innovative engineering, resulting from its own proprietary global healthcare industry research and Intel’s mobile clinical assistant (MCA) reference design. With integrated RFID reader, 2.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with dual LED lights, a barcode reader, contactless smart card reader and fingerprint readers, the Toughbook H1 is a secure and intuitive platformfor barcodemedication administration (BCMA), vitals capture and electronic medical records (EMR) capture and review. The Toughbook H1 offers a category-leading six hours of battery life, complemented by dual hot-swappable batteries, allowing non-stop computing while on the move. This virtually eliminates down time, maximizing return on investment. The Toughbook H1 has been designed for easy disinfection, reducing the risk of germs being spread from patient to patient. To meet the needs for mobility in both facilities and in-home health environments, the H1 offers a range of embedded wireless options. The device also comes with optional, next generation GPS technology…
About Glacier Computer
Glacier Computer designs and develops versatile, rugged industrial computer solutions for harsh environments in a variety of markets, including LTL cross dock, distribution, warehousing, manufacturing and more. Utilizing years of home grown experience and a seasoned team of Alliance Partners in the data collection arena, Glacier takes pride in its ability to provide quality solutions and exceptional customer service to meet customers’ needs.
About Panasonic Computer Solutions Company
Panasonic Computer Solutions Company® empowers the mobile workforce. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC). Panasonic has delivered reliable, durable mobile solutions through its Toughbook® line of notebook computers for fifteen years and has expanded the boundaries of wireless communications technology through a broad portfolio of products, ranging from fully rugged, industrial strength notebook computers and tablet PCs to business-rugged thin-and-light and ultraportable notebooks. A core manufacturer, Panasonic controls the entire process of design, manufacture, quality assurance, service and support. As a result, Panasonic Toughbooks are known for having the lowest failure rates in the industry. Government, industrial, and commercial users—from Fortune 1,000 companies to small businesses—rely on solutions from Panasonic, wherever their work takes them.
All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic’s full line of notebook PCs for the mobile professional can be obtained by calling 800-662-3537 or at http://www.panasonic.com/toughbook