Panasonic announced that its Toughbook 33 and Toughbook 54 have been tested and approved for use on the FirstNet communications platform.

FirstNet is the nationwide wireless communications platform dedicated to America’s first responders and public safety community. It’s built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) – an independent agency within the federal government.

The Panasonic Toughbook devices will now be able to accept a FirstNet SIM, giving public safety access to the dedicated, physically separate FirstNet network core built just for them. This will also let public safety take advantage of the unique capabilities of FirstNet like First Priority, enabling priority and, for first responders, preemption. 

Working with Sierra Wireless, Panasonic engineers built the AirPrime EM7511 Band 14-compatible module into the Toughbook 33 and Toughbook 54 and will continue to integrate this module into a diverse range of Toughbookdevices, including 2-in-1 devices, tablets, and other hardware solutions trusted by first responders around the globe.