Panasonic Launch Rugged Android Enterprise Tools

Apr 01, 2019 • NewsPanasonicHardwareRugged devices

Release of COMPASS 2.0 comes after firm's own research reveals users' security concerns when integrating operating system.

Following their own research into Android tablet and handheld adoption for business use, which highlighted worries round security, Panasonic has released a suite of enterprise management tools that, the firms says, are business ready for applications, management and security.

COMPASS 2.0 is made up of five elements that operate on Panasonic's range of Android rugged devices including COMPASS Custom which can offer different level of Android customisation and COMPASS Security, allowing updates to take place locally or remotely via MDM, FOTA or Advanced FOTA.

Rob Blowers, is General Manager of Engineering and Project Management at Panasonic Product Solutions Europe. Citing the study, he explains the firm's thinking behind the new software. "Our latest research shows Android tablet and handheld adoption for business use continues to grow although direct feedback from some of our customers suggests there is still a concern specifically around security.

"However, with 60% of device buyers saying Android is still being integrated into their organisations, the number of devices is expected to continue to rise over the next three years."