2 Panasonic Laptops Certified FirstNet Ready
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Comments

Panasonic announced that two of its rugged laptops were certified on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network as FirstNet Ready.

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 33 and 54 devices will now be able to accept a FirstNet subscriber identity module (SIM), giving public safety access to the dedicated, physically separate FirstNet network core. Working with Sierra Wireless, Panasonic engineers built the AirPrime EM7511 band 14-compatible module into the two laptops and will continue to integrate this module into a range of TOUGHBOOK devices, including two-in-one devices, tablets and other hardware solutions.

“The FirstNet communications platform is a major advancement in empowering first responders with the near real-time information and reliable tools they need to serve their communities during mission-critical situations,” said Mary Beth Hall, director of wireless strategy, marketing at Panasonic System Solutions of North America. “As an AT&T member of the FirstNet Dealer Program and provider of devices that can be used to connect to FirstNet services, we are proud to support the FirstNet mission as we continue to enable a seamless transition for existing and future customers.”

Las year, Panasonic announced it was participating in the FirstNet Dealer Program. The company last year traveled the U.S. with a 40-foot truck designed to educate and equip first responders with services, tools and technology.

“In emergency situations, first responders require a reliable communications network in order to restore public safety within their communities as quickly and safely as possible,” said Bob Sloan, chief operating officer, FirstNet Program at AT&T. “Panasonic understands the FirstNet landscape and the technology first responders need to help carry out their mission. We look forward to continuing our collaboration as we ensure first responders are connected to a dedicated communications platform nationwide.”

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