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Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Turn to Toughpad for Reliability and Effective Response

Learn how our introduction of rugged mobile technology has improved emergency response times for Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue and why rugged hardware is assisting in saving lives. The CF-D1 Panasonic Toughbook has been designed to put lifesaving information at an officer’s fingertips for when the going gets tough.

 

Meet the Toughpad CF-D1

The Toughpad CF-D1 is a fully rugged Tablet. Not only one of the most rugged tablets on the market but one of the best Windows devices to be used in real world scenarios. In normal situations for emergency response teams a standard consumer tablet pc would be anything but suitable and that’s why the Toughpad from Panasonic is first choice. Everything about the CF-D1 is built around functionality out in the field, the screen is viewable in an outdoor environment, the unit is protected from drops and rainfall and the touchscreen is dedicated to a rescuers situation with gloved touch and digitizer pen input.

You can see form the above video, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue crews have the CF-D1 Toughbook docked, in the truck cab, ready to deploy once the rescue crew have reached the scene. This is useful for a number of reasons but not only does the unit stay on charge it is also useable by operation by the co-driver for accessing vehicle schematics before arrival. This is essential as crews require more and more access to vital information than ever before enabling them to serve the community successfully.

“From our point of view this is a massive step forward. Where before you would have had to have a firefighter or a member of the crew in the cab of the fire engine now by being able to demount the information and take it with us it means that the information can be right there, right on the spot really improving our operational effectiveness.”

Callum Faint – Area Commander, Cambridge Fire Rescue Service.

In 2016 there are now over 8000 Toughbooks being used by 70 emergency services across the UK. For more information on the Panasonic CF-D1 Toughbook or any of our products then contact us today.