Dr. Timo Unger
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Country Manager D-A-CH
Panasonic Computer Product Solutions
Panasonic TOUGHBOOK and TOUGHPAD for reliable and secure mobile computing during critical missions
Given the nature of their day-to-day work, security and defense personnel have particularly exacting requirements when it comes to mobile electronic devices. In mission-critical situations, they need reliable access to data and secure communications. Sensitive computer systems quickly reach their limits when subjected to the rough conditions encountered off-road. Unfortunately, adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, cold or heat, blinding sunlight, impacts and tipping in hectic situations or vibrations in work vehicles cannot be avoided and place great demands on the hardware used. In many cases, the conditions in such working environments will lead to costly total failures leading to unforeseeable extra costs – e.g. for repairs – as well as the non-availability of equipment. This may reduce the performance and motivation of the team and administration. For mission-critical operations, this means a premature, unsuccessful conclusion.
Panasonic Computer Product Solutions (CPS) offers corporate customers particularly rugged, energy-efficient and extremely reliable mobile computing solutions for IT-hostile conditions like these. With 30 years' experience in this field Panasonic CPS now has a 67 percent share of the European market for rugged and durable notebooks/2-in-1 devices as well as a 56 percent share of the market for robust tablets (VDC Research, March 2017).
Dr.-Ing. Timo Unger graduated at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, in communications engineering. After his university career, he joined the leading European missile-systems provider MBDA Systems as a system engineer for missile communications. In 2011, he joined Airbus Defence and as a business development manager responsible for several governmental satellite communication projects, e.g. the communication services provided in the framework of SATCOM Bundeswehr Stufe 2. Since July 2015, he joined Panasonic Marketing Europe in Panasonic's market-leading Toughbook business. Currently he is Country Manager for the D-A-CH region