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Handheld failures frustrate workforce and cost business, latest Panasonic research shows
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Handheld failures frustrate workforce and cost business, latest Panasonic research shows

Handheld mobile computing failures are frustrating delivery drivers, warehouse workers, retailers and emergency services personnel across the UK and costing business. On average, the handheld mobile computing devices with bar code readers fail more than 2.5 times a year[1] and take 2.6 days or more to replace or repair, according to workers in the latest research undertaken by Opinion Matters, on behalf of Panasonic TOUGHBOOK. On average over 63% of workers felt their handheld device was more prone to failure than other technology devices they used. But in this fast-paced business world, device users were certainly not treating their handhelds with kid gloves. Workers reported device damage was caused by a wide variety of issues from drops and spills, to being left in freezing or meltin...
Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 33 Approved For Use on the New Emergency Services Network
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Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 33 Approved For Use on the New Emergency Services Network

Designed for the new wave of mobile data applications for emergency services personnel BRACKNELL, UK. 18 September 2019 – Panasonic today announced that the TOUGHBOOK 33 rugged notebook is the first Microsoft Windows device to be authorised for use on the new Emergency Services Network (ESN). The accreditation means that the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 2-in-1 detachable device, already popular with emergency services across the country, can now be used by all emergency service personnel on the new network. Panasonic has also worked closely with its modem manufacturer and the ESN test team to ensure that existing TOUGHBOOK 33 devices, already in use by the emergency services, can be easily upgraded at no additional cost. The Home Office is leading a pan departmental, cross government programm...
The New Wave Of Wireless Speakers
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The New Wave Of Wireless Speakers

Gone are the days when your speakers had a mess of wires connecting them to a stereo system or CD/DVD player. Similarly, gone are the days when you needed to play your music directly from CDs. These days, you rarely buy CDs, because music is bought or downloaded in digital format, and stored directly on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, music players, mobile phones and other portable devices. With this technological shift has emerged a new type of speaker - wireless speakers that can use bluetooth or any wi-fi network to stream music directly from a plethora of storage devices (including the ones named above). From wireless speakers in lightbulbs, to those that pack a powerful punch but can fit in the palm of your hand (e.g. the Jawbone Jambox), to water-resistant models that you...
Carl Zeiss to now make Micro Four Thirds compatible lenses
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Carl Zeiss to now make Micro Four Thirds compatible lenses

Announced jointly by Olympus Imaging Corp. (President : Masaharu Okubo) and Panasonic Corporation in 2008, the Micro Four Thirds System standard has rapidly grown in popularity. Now, support for the standard is expanding with the decision of Carl Zeiss AG to join the Micro Four Thirds System standard, and the company is releasing lenses compliant with the standard. For more than 160 years, the lenses of Carl Zeiss AG have been defining the state-of-the-art in optical technology. Now, as Carl Zeiss AG joins the Micro Four Thirds System group, ZEISS HD Video lenses will be available to users of Micro Four Thirds cameras, contributing to a vastly expanded product line and enhancing the joys of digital imaging with the Micro Four Thirds System. As the originator of the Four Thirds System a...
3D HDTV – Next Big Thing or Next Big Niche
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3D HDTV – Next Big Thing or Next Big Niche

The recently concluded CES (Computer Electronics Show) 2011 is now a strong signpost for the future of 3D HDTV, which despite its launch back at CES 2010 and subsequent announcements by Samsung, Panasonic, has made very few gains into the mainstream American market. Booth babes and celebrity guest appearances by such luminaries as Lady Gaga aside, here is the buzz word people: Universal Glasses or even better “Glasses-Free” 3D HDTV’s. So with these recent changes, is 3D HDTV the Next Big Thing?...or the next Big Niche? Toshiba's announcement in August of 2010, Nintendo and the 3D glasses free DS handheld [3] slated for a February 2011 release as far back as September 2010 were signs. Even venerable innovation titan Apple pushing out their Apple-Cart (get it?!) and joining the 3D bandwag...