Bluelight Partnership from Toughbook and SCC to address emergency service mobility challenges

New Bluelight Partnership promises Emergency Services Network (ESN) ready solutions to meet modern demands.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK and SCC announced a Bluelight Partnership to deliver tailored mobile computing solutions to address the evolving needs of the UK’s Emergency Services. With a wealth of experience serving the UK’s Emergency Services and an already established successful working relationship, Panasonic TOUGHBOOK and SCC will be forging a closer partnership to develop ESN-ready solutions using Panasonic’s highly modular rugged mobile computing solutions and dedicated wrap-around support services. “Panasonic TOUGHBOOK has a wealth of experience in assisting emergency services with rugged mobile computing notebook, tablet and handheld devices that can transform the way that teams operate,” said Peter Thomas, Vertical Strategy Manager, Public Sector Europe at Panasonic Mobile Solutions Business. “This includes ESN-ready Mobile Data Terminals for the fire and ambulance services, demountable devices for firefighters to access critical safety and rescue information and tablets to help police officers spend more time in their communities and less time on administration in the office. Our partnership with SCC will bring us even closer to this sector, with their understanding of the support and wider services required by the Emergency Services allowing us to develop more specialist solutions for this sector.” Chris Jump, Branch Manager for Police, Central Government and Defence at SCC added: “The combination of Panasonic TOUGHBOOK’s reliable mobile computing technology and SCC’s proven wrap around services, such as Break/Fix, onsite repair services, specialist installation and innovative As a Service solutions already makes us a powerful IT partnership for the Emergency Services. This closer working relationship allows us to build on that success by developing innovative new ESN-ready solutions as the new network comes online.” For more information about Panasonic TOUGHBOOK emergency service solutions, click here.

About Panasonic Group

A global leader in developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, industry, communications, and energy sectors worldwide, the Panasonic Group switched to an operating company system on April 1, 2022, with Panasonic Holdings Corporation serving as a holding company and eight companies positioned under its umbrella. Founded in 1918, the Group is committed to enhancing the well-being of people and society and conducts its businesses based on founding principles applied to generate new value and offer sustainable solutions for today’s world. The Group reported consolidated net sales of Euro 56.40 billion (7,388.8 billion Yen) for the year ended March 31, 2022. Devoted to improving the well-being of people, the Panasonic Group is united in providing superior products and services to help you Live Your Best. To learn more about the Panasonic Group, please click here.

About Panasonic Connect Europe GmbH

Panasonic Connect Europe began operations on October 1st, 2021, creating a new Business-to-Business focused and agile organisation. With more than 400 employees and led by CEO Hiroyuki Nishiuma, the business aims to contribute to the success of its customers with innovative products and integrated systems and services – all designed to deliver its vision to Change Work, Advance Society and Connect to Tomorrow. Panasonic Connect Europe is headquartered in Wiesbaden and consists of the following business divisions:

  • The Mobile Solutions Business Division helps mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, business tablets and handhelds.
  • The Media Entertainment Business Division incorporating Visual System Solutions offers a range of high brightness and reliable projectors as well as high quality displays; and Broadcast & ProAV offers Smart Live Production solutions from an end-to-end portfolio consisting of PTZ and system cameras, camcorders, the Kairos IT/IP platform, switchers and robotic solutions that are widely used for live event capture, sports production, television, and xR studios.
  • Business and Industry Solutions delivers tailored technology solutions focused on Retail, Logistics and Manufacturing, using its unique Gemba Process Innovation approach. Its purpose is to increase operational efficiency and enhance customer experience, helping businesses to perform at their best, every day.
  • Panasonic Factory Solutions Europe is helping to make smart factories a reality with its wide range of automated solutions including electronics manufacturing solutions, robot and welding systems and software solutions engineering.

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About SCC

SCC simplifies the complex of IT solutions for global businesses as one of Europe’s largest independent IT groups. Operating out of 65+ locations in the UK, France, Romania, Spain, and Vietnam, SCC delivers limitless IT solutions in partnership with the world’s best technology vendors. SCC provides multi-award-winning hybrid infrastructure, digital workplace, cyber security, and innovative solutions to customers in a broad range of public and private industry sectors. SCC is trusted to discover, design, supply, implement, manage, and optimise IT that supports European economies through enduring partnership, driven by curiosity and inspired by innovation.

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