New technology solutions, including rugged computers and mobile applications, are currently improving countless aspects of fieldwork within industries such as public safety, law enforcement and EMS. These advanced solutions have greatly enhanced public safety agents’ ability to perform in time-critical situations and in unfavorable environments.

Due to the latest developments in connectivity, form factors and accompanying software, rugged tablets and PDAs have become an ideal mobile tool for fire departments, police departments, rescue services, emergency medical services and all other areas within public safety.

Rugged computers for EMS

Rugged tablets can easily be mounted and used in ambulances, then undocked and carried in hand. These rugged mobile computers can handle navigating to accident scenes and also assist in status reporting, including the all-important classification of a patient’s condition.

This gives emergency rooms access to patient information in real time, allowing providers and staff to track treatment and medication administration before the ambulance even arrives. They can also see exactly where the ambulance is located at any given time. In the U.S., Verizon certifications provide a dependable network for communication and status sharing.

Read the customer solution: ALGIZ 10X emergency response system improves efficiency for ambulance workers

Telematic Medical Applications, based in Athens, Greece, is using ALGIZ 10X rugged tablets to provide access to remote healthcare for shipping companies and other employers who operate in remote locations. Using an ultra-rugged tablet with reliable communication capabilities allows workers to consult with physicians across long distances, providing better medical care and reducing unnecessary emergency costs.

Read the customer solution: ALGIZ 10X enhances remote healthcare management for shipping crews

Handheld Scandinavia also contracts with global defense and security solutions provider Saab to supply ultra-rugged tablets for military, aerospace and emergency services.

Read the press release: Handheld signs framework agreement with global defense and security solution provider Saab

Rugged computers for law enforcement

Even forensic analysts can improve their success rates with modern mobile computing solutions. Crimes can be committed in outdoor or remote locations, where investigators encounter extreme temperatures, rain, wind and dust that may compromise evidence. Forensic investigators and detectives find that using rugged mobile technology to collect evidence in harsh environments allows them to perform their work with greater precision and reliability.

Mobile technology for crime investigation has to be able to hold up to tough conditions. It also needs to be accurate, efficient, durable, portable and easy to use. In fact, most suppliers to forensic departments have found non-rugged solutions to be so unreliable that they no longer offer them to their clients.

Read the customer solution: Solving crimes, without cracking cases

Public safety professionals at events and border crossings in Belarus are using an inconspicuous backpack-carried radiation detection solution built on the Nautiz X8. Together with a radiation detector from ATOMTEX, the Handheld PDA uses its GPS, GPRS, Wi-Fi and BT functionalities to capture and geo-reference data.

Read the customer solution: Rugged handheld PDAs provide fast and discreet radiation monitoring

Contact us to learn how ultra-rugged mobility solutions can improve safety, response time, and data quality for public safety professionals.