Panasonic partners with Yotta to offer connected asset management

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Panasonic has announced a partnership with Yotta to provide its Toughbook Android tablets to work seamlessly with Yotta’s connected asset management software, to allow for better on-the-ground connectivity for workers.

Yotta’s Alloy platform seamlessly integrates processes by connecting assets (anything from streetlights and rubbish bins to individual premises or trees in the park) to systems and people to optimise operational performance and improve efficiencies. For example, Alloy can receive service requests, automatically trigger approval and review processes, and generate work orders that are optimised based on the availability of equipment, vehicles, people, and the location of the job.

For highways management the system can provide access to information about schedules of work and provide real-time progress reports. Integrate time spent and repair costs directly with billing systems. Store images and videos that capture evidence of the state of assets for record keeping purposes.

For fleet management the system can enable mobile teams to have access to real-time data and connection to headquarters. Empower workflow managers to assign activities to the nearest vehicle or operative. Schedule regular inspections and fleet maintenance activities and the budgets associated to each vehicle and service area. Manage hire vehicles ensuring all relevant documentation is held against the assets.

A mobile workforce, equipped with rugged Panasonic Toughbook Android tablets or handhelds, can receive their automated work schedule, with optimised routes, reporting and feedback functionality using a device that is designed to withstand the physical rigours of a busy mobile workforce.

“Connected asset management is the foundation for managing modern smart communities and the starting point for local authorities and other organisations looking to transform the way they efficiently and effectively deliver their services,” says Anique Bravenboer, alliance manager at Yotta. “Whether it’s the real-time management of rubbish collections, maintaining street lamps or protecting trees, the Alloy application is perfectly designed to handle complex sets of data and requirements and make it simpler for people to manage – from those in the control rooms to those on the streets.”

“Devices such as the rugged Panasonic Toughbook A3 Android 10in tablet are the ideal companion tool for the mobile worker and the Alloy solution,” ads Stefan Petterson, European channel manager for Panasonic Mobile Business Solutions. “Its reputation for rugged, yet ergonomic design, excellent viewing screen in all daylight conditions and range of connectivity, in-vehicle and configurable options means it’s perfectly placed to be tailored to any service requirement.”

 

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