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Toughbooks get Verizon Wireless EV-DO Rev A certification
Posted: 19-Jun-2007 [Source: Panasonic]

[Panasonic and Verizon Wireless announce new notebook certifications for embedded access to EV-DO Rev A service.]

Basking Ridge, NJ & Secaucus, NJ -- Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, manufacturer of durable, reliable Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers, and Verizon Wireless today announced several new notebook certifications for embedded access to the EV-DO Revision A-based BroadbandAccess service from Verizon Wireless.

Panasonic products now certified on the Verizon Wireless Revision A network include the rugged Toughbook 30 notebook and Toughbook 19 convertible tablet PC designed and tested for military, public sector and industrial users in more extreme environments and the semi-rugged Toughbook 74 notebook and business-rugged ultra-portable and thin-and-light notebooks -- the T, W and Y series -- designed for business travelers and mobile professionals in government, commercial and healthcare industries.

Whatever the category, all Toughbook computers share the common engineering and experience gained from Panasonic's position as a leader in designing, manufacturing and testing rugged, reliable and wireless computing solutions for fourteen years. Panasonic and Verizon Wireless have made high-performance embedded EV-DO solutions available in Toughbook notebooks since mid-2005.

"Panasonic and Verizon Wireless have always believed that there is no one-size-fits-all mobile computing solution and that, no matter the mission, reliable access to information is critical," said Victoria Obenshain, director, wireless strategy, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company. "Today's announcement of multiple EV-DO Revision A notebook certifications marks an expansion of our joint commitment to deliver the fastest, most reliable connectivity for mobile workers in a range of applications and environments, from the extreme to the mainstream."

"The combination of Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service with Panasonic Toughbooks epitomizes reliability," said Patrick Stokes, Verizon Wireless vice president -- national distribution. "Access to the BroadbandAccess network gives business customers a competitive advantage. The increased productivity, along with faster access to business critical applications means a faster return on their investment. It is a mission critical strategy for any successful business today."

Verizon's BroadbandAccess with EV-DO Rev. A service allows users to download complex files and email attachments at average speeds of 600 to 1.4 Mbps, and provides upload speeds averaging 500 - 800 kbps. To access Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess service on any of the Panasonic Toughbook notebooks requires the purchase of the Sierra Wireless' embedded MC-5725 PCi Express card, and VZAccess software.


The full line of rugged, semi-rugged and business-rugged Panasonic Toughbooks featuring access to Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service is available now through authorized Panasonic Toughbook resellers nationwide, "buy now" partners available on, and at the RCS Experience store on Madison Avenue at 56th Street, New York.


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