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Putting the Tough in Toughbooks – Gunjan Sachdev, General Manager & National Business Head, Toughbook, Panasonic India Pvt. Ltd.

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Gunjan Sachdev, General Manager & National Business Head, Toughbook, Panasonic India Pvt. Ltd.

Gunjan Sachdev,
General Manager & National Business Head, Toughbook,
Panasonic India Pvt. Ltd.

Gunjan Sachdev, General Manager & National Business Head, Toughbook,Panasonic India Pvt. Ltd., in conversation with Shahid Akhter, ENN shares his insights on the Panasonic Toughbook tablet that makes it an indispensable healthcare product

What is really tough in healthcare tablet, Panasonic Toughbook CF H2?
Toughbook CF H2 is a rugged tablet designed for the field. It can be used with ease and comfort even in the worst of conditions. Imagine a drop or a spill that is so natural in a hectic hospital or during outside health camps. The magnesium alloy chassis ensures that it remains light and can withstand a drop from a height of one meter. Add to this violent shocks, vibrations, dust and water resistant features that sets a very high level of durability amidst the most challenging environments. Powered by dual hot swappable batteries, it can endure upto seven hours.

Toughbook CF H2 is referred to as a mobile clinical assistant. What makes it an indispensable healthcare solution?
productHealthcare hinges on two basic pivots – improvement in patient care and fast track delivery of medical services. Panasonic Toughbook has been specifically designed to cater to the needs of healthcare segment. Be it operation theatre, waiting room, patient’s home or emergency room, Panasonic Toughbook CF H2 is geared to play a crucial role by way of connectivity and software solutions that healthcare professionals rely upon. This translates into better delivery and best possible care to patients.  Besides delivering the industry’s highest reliability rate, Panasonic Toughbook assures high performance and security features to help work more smartly. Blood banks can bank upon reliable wireless connectivity that helps in the transmission of crucial donor inputs and information in real time. Nursing home or day care centers use the Toughbooks to enhance the efficient and effective care that they render.
Compared to the bulky computer on wheels moving around in the hospitals, the compact Toughbook is a real health gadget to adore !
Today hospitals are cutting down on paper work and emphasizing more on paperless office. Paper based operations create silos which ends up in slowing down the delivery rate of vital data, inputs and information. Besides cutting down on time, it enhances the workflow. In this direction, the Toughbook stands out by way of 500 GB of standard storage with an optional 128 GB SSD. It comes with 4 GB of RAM but can be extended upto 8 GB.

What other health specific features have been incorporated?
To a healthcare professional, time is the most valuable asset and keeping this in mind, the Toughbook incorporates Fast Boot Technology that ensures that the system starts up in less than 25 seconds. The integrated mobile broadband allows the caretakers to stay connected to critical data at the office even when visiting patients.

Superior Ergonomics
With superior ergonomics, a brilliant 10.1” sunlight-viewable LED screen capable of up to 6000 nit in direct sun and sealed allweather design, the H2 lets you work virtually anywhere. Besides, swappable twin batteries that promise a maximum uptime, there is integrated GPS and SmartCard reader. Putting the features together, you’ve got an unmatched handheld tablet PC.

Can the Toughbook be used in telemedicine?
The Toughbook can be an ideal player in telemedicine, where it can connect the remote and inaccessible health centers to the top notch frontiers of healthcare. Moreover, the integrated barcode reader option make it a useful tool for the medics in hospitals to maintain the patient’s record. More and more hospitals in India are adopting HIS application and digitalizing the data, it is gathering momentum.
Multiple authorized users in different locations can simultaneously and securely connect multiple Toughbook Wireless Displays to a single PC and obtain inputs or information in real time. It comes connected with a camera.
Weighing less than 1.6 Kg, the Toughbook is easy to move from one place to other and it comes with extremely bright 10.1’’ transflective plus LCD screen with Dual Touch ( up to 6.500cd/m2) reflective brightness, depending on light conditions. To make it more handy, it comes with hand free ergonomic strap that helps to handle it more easily.Besides, a bar code scanner and RFID reader, the Toughbook has other optional features like fingerprint reader, contactless SmartCard reader and an insertable SmartCard reader.
Keeping in mind that 80 percent of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch, the Toughbook keeps the viruses and bacteria at bay by way of sanitization. It can be cleaned and disinfected completely anytime and without much effort.
What is the market share of Toughbook?
Globally, the Toughbook commands a market share of 65 percent.

When was the Toughbook launched in India?
The Toughbooks were launched in 2008 along with a complete range of 14 products that included laptops, tablets and convertibles. It is widely used in most of the hospitals across India. The unmatched performance of Panasonic Toughbook CF H2 makes it a star performer that has created its own niche in the world of tablet technology in healthcare

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