Panasonic partners with SOTI to eliminate tough product downtime

07, December 2017 – Panasonic, Europe’s leading rugged mobile computing manufacturer, today revealed its developing partnership with SOTI, the world’s many trusted supplier of cellular and IoT device administration solutions, to help secure its tough unit products.

In its drive to lessen total price of ownership (TCO) for clients, Panasonic has designed among the lowest failure rate devices in mobile computing*. Integrating with SOTI adds important smart device management, more decreasing TCO in sectors because varied as health, retail and logistics.

At any given time when virtually 1 / 2 (49 per cent) of cellular employees feel mobility downtime seriously hinders their capability to work[1], this partnership is much more business-critical than ever before.

A far better angle for business
Panasonic today in addition revealed SOTI’s recent official certification of the Toughpad FZ-N1 handheld product. Created for postal and courier employees, warehouse, retail, manufacturing, field solutions and crisis solutions, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1 is leading the organization’s fee from the rugged handheld marketplace. Having its incorporated angled backside barcode reader to safeguard against repeated strain and increase efficiency, alongside its voice and data capabilities, these devices is rapidly getting the durable portable device of preference.

Panasonic’s FZ-N1 includes the integration of SOTI’s MobiControl Stage application within its products. IT administrators may use MobiControl Stage to define all of the crucial parameters of this unit for usage in the field, including available applications, favored interaction companies and safety options. MobiControl Stage after that produces a barcode to be used in configuring all future devices. To reproduce the configuration on each brand new handheld, just turn on the unit, start the local MobiControl Stage programme and scan the barcode. In moments, MobiControl Stage immediately replicates the setup on replacement device.

This functionality has several advantages of organizations whenever deploying brand new products or working repair and replacement programmes. For example, the company or reseller holds a copy associated with the barcode configuration then ship pre-configured products straight to area workers, significantly lowering downtime.

Aside from the SOTI official certification, Panasonic has also been granted SOTI’s “OEM lover of the Year” award at its current SOTI Sync meeting in Niagara Falls, Canada. The SOTI companion honors celebrate superiority in driving development inside the enterprise transportation market, including recognising growth in both revenue and buyer deployments. SOTI at this time has actually 150 OEM lovers.

Shash Anand, VP Strategic Alliances at SOTI, said: “Organisations often struggle to handle the chaos of attached devices, especially in which transportation is crucial on company. With analysis estimating the global cellular staff may be composed of 1.87 billion people by 2022, it’s barely astonishing. We’re consequently pleased to-be growing our partnership with Panasonic to make sure the security and effectiveness of its tough device products. As two crucial players inside marketplace, we’re dedicated to making sure the worldwide mobile workforce is working as effortlessly and effortlessly as you possibly can.”

“This official certification because of the world’s leading business Mobile Management organization plus the integration of SOTI’s time-saving setup capabilities into our ground-breaking Android os handheld device more demonstrates Panasonic’s commitment to reinvent the rugged handheld market for European company,” stated Sylvaine Smith, Business developing management, at Panasonic company.

“We’ve partnered with SOTI to make certain our durable devices are safe and reliable for all of your consumers. It is essential the devices we provide may be managed from another location to take care of the worst-case situation hence we could minimise costly downtime to make sure everyone else from healthcare reaction groups to delivery drivers have the ability to do their vital jobs around the clock. SOTI MobiControl and our evolving cooperation with SOTI is key to achieving this goal.”

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*Based upon results from 2017 IDC whitepaper “Pay now, save yourself later on”

[1]Arlington analysis posted July 2017.


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About SOTI Inc.
SOTI may be the earth’s many reliable provider of mobile and IoT device administration solutions, with more than 17,000 enterprise consumers and scores of devices was able worldwide. SOTI’s innovative portfolio of solutions and solutions provide the tools organizations must certainly mobilize their particular businesses and optimize their transportation investments. SOTI extends secure transportation management to give you a complete, flexible option for comprehensive administration and safety of most cellular devices and linked peripherals deployed in a company. To learn more, check out

About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU)
PSCEU could be the European branch of Panasonic Systems Communications business, the worldwide B2B unit of Panasonic. PSCEU’s goal is improve the working life of business experts which help their organisations’ effectiveness and gratification. We help organisations capture, calculate and communicate a variety of information: picture, voice, and textual information. Goods include PBX phone switches, document printers, expert cameras, projectors, big artistic displays, durable mobile PCs and fire alarms solutions. With around 400 staff, engineering design expertise, worldwide project administration ability and a big European companion community, PSCEU provides unrivalled ability in its markets.

PSCEU consists of four product categories:

  • Correspondence Solutions, including professional scanners, multifunctional printers, telephony systems and SIP terminal devices.
  • Visual System possibilities, including projectors and expert displays. Panasonic supplies the widest variety of artistic products, and leads the European projector marketplace with 28percent income share. (Futuresource B2B market monitoring, Q1/2014)
  • Professional digital camera Solutions, including Broadcast & ProAV services and products, security, fire alarm methods and manufacturing health eyesight (IMV) technology. Panasonic is among the top two expert digital camera vendors in European countries.
  • Computer Product Solutions assists mobile workers enhance productivity along with its range of Toughbook durable notebooks, Toughpad business tablets and digital point of sales (EPOS) systems. As European marketplace leaders, Panasonic Toughbook had a 66percent revenue share of sales of durable and durable notebooks and Panasonic Toughpad held a 59percent income share of sales of durable company tablets in 2015 (VDC Research, March 2016).


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Published at Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000