Innovation Forum Examines Use Of Tablets To Revolutionise Mobile Worker Productivity In The Aviation And Transportation Industry
EasyJet and Belgian national railway company present tablet best practice
BRACKNELL, UK. 5TH JUNE 2014
How easyJet and the Belgian national railway company have used rugged tablet technology to revolutionise the way that cabin crew and train drivers work will be just two of the case studies discussed at the Panasonic Aviation and Transport Innovation Forum 2014, being held in London on June 5th.
EasyJet has deployed Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 rugged tablets on its 222 aircraft for flight crew use for flight performance calculations, electronic charts and documentation. Train drivers for the Belgian national railway company NMBS use their Panasonic Toughpad tablets to access up to date, customised track and technical information essential for the safe operation of their vehicles. Speakers from both organisations will explain how they have used tablets to revolutionise the way their mobile workers operate and the cost savings and productivity improvements they have experienced as a result of the implementations.
These practical case studies will be introduced by keynote speaker and Europe’s leading futurologist Patrick Dixon with his thoughts on the Future of Transportation. IDC analyst Andrew Buss will provide insight on Mobile Computing Mega-Trends in Aviation and Transport and Microsoft’s Fredrik Uddegard will discuss the Business Value of Modern IT in Transportation.
Expert technology partners such as NetMotion Wireless, Loccioni Group, Absolute and Scandanavian Avionics will also be presenting at the event to demonstrate how tablets can be deployed in the aviation and transport industry as part of a turnkey technology solution.
“We are bringing business and technology experts together to look at how tablets are radically changing the way mobile workers operate in the transportation and aviation industry,” said Jan Kaempfer, Head of European Marketing at Panasonic Computer Product Solutions. “We will be looking at best practice for today’s implementations and the opportunities this technology will offer businesses in the future. Obviously, these industries are complicated with major issues such as safety and regulation as everyday concerns but with the business examples we will be highlighting and the technology solution partners we have on hand, I am confident that we will be able to address any mobile worker business challenge.”
About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU)
PSCEU is the European branch of Panasonic Systems Communications Company, the global B2B division of Panasonic. PSCEU’s goal is to improve the working lives of business professionals and help their organisations’ efficiency and performance. We help organisations capture, compute and communicate all sorts of information: image, voice, and textual data. Products include PBX telephone switches, document printers, professional cameras, projectors, large visual displays, rugged mobile PCs and fire alarms solutions. With around 400 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets.
PSCEU is made up of four product categories:
- Communication Solutions, including professional scanners, multifunctional printers, telephony systems and SIP terminal devices.
- Visual System Solutions, including projectors and professional displays. Panasonic offers the widest range of Visual products, and leads the European projector market with 28 % revenue share. (Futuresource B2B market tracking, Q1/2014)
- Professional Camera Solutions, including Broadcast & ProAV products, security, fire alarm systems and industrial medical vision (IMV) technology. Panasonic is one of the top two professional camera vendors in Europe.
- Computer Product Solutions helps mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, Toughpad business tablets and electronic point of sales (EPOS) systems. As European market leaders, Panasonic Toughbook had a 66.4% revenue share of sales of rugged and durable notebooks and Panasonic Toughpad held a 50.4% revenue share of sales of rugged business tablets in 2013 (VDC Research, March 2014).
easyJet operates Europe’s No. 1 air transport network with a leading presence on Europe’s top 100 routes and at Europe’s 50 largest airports.
easyJet carries more than 60 million passenger annually of which 11 million are travelling on business.
easyJet flies over 200 aircraft on more than 600 routes between over 130 airports in 30 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other airline.
The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger’s carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.