Intelligent Decisions, Inc., Awarded New U.S. Air Force Contract for Delivery of Panasonic Toughbooks to American Bases Worldwide

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Toughbooks Provide Rugged Reliability to USAF Technicians on the Flight Line and During Critical Missions With Efficient Management of Maintenance Operations

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Intelligent Decisions (ID), Inc., a premier global IT systems integrator, announced today that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) will partner with Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers to deliver Panasonic Toughbooks to American bases worldwide. Toughbooks provide rugged reliability to USAF technicians on the flight line or during critical missions, offering a single point of access to all the information they need to efficiently manage maintenance operations. The Toughbook 31 fully-rugged notebook and Toughbook 53 semi-rugged notebook can be purchased as part of the USAF e-Tools program. Both mobile computers will be included in the e-Tools program effective immediately and ending February 2013.

USAF technicians must access technical orders and manuals, as well as parts databases, to troubleshoot and repair aircraft. This information has been digitized and technicians can now rely on Toughbooks computing solutions to deliver paperless technical orders.

Abiding by strict standards, the USAF evaluated vendor solutions for performance, technical support and compatibility through testing and analysis. Panasonic Toughbooks fully meet the key requirements with their rugged reliability, particularly in demanding environments.

The e-Tools catalog of systems is available through AFWAY, a Web-based Air Force system for purchasing IT that provides a one-stop resource where Air Force customers can quickly learn about an array of products and services.

“Panasonic Toughbooks are a common sense, cost effective aviation solution for meeting the strict and wide-ranging requirements of the U.S. Air Force,” said Harry Martin, president and CEO of Intelligent Decisions. “Our military faces challenges every day with the flight line providing the beginning and end point for missions across the globe – Toughbooks help ensure the role of technicians is seamless and successful.”

“As Panasonic’s relationship with the U.S. Air Force grows, we want to empower our military with technology solutions that streamline operations and increase overall productivity,” said Jan Ruderman, vice president, government sector, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “This e-Tools award validates our commitment to delivering durable and reliable mobile technology that can be used in the most demanding environments.”

The Toughbook 31 and Toughbook 53 feature all-weather designs, daylight-readable touch screens, built-in handles and extended battery life, making them ideal for aviation operations including flight line maintenance, quality assurance, planning and documentation. For more information, please visit:


About Intelligent Decisions:
Headquartered in Ashburn, VA, Intelligent Decisions (ID) is a premier global systems integrator that for more than 20 years has provided a broad range of innovative IT professional services, software, hardware and manufacturing solutions to the federal government. ID partners and clients include the National Security Agency, U.S. Air Force, Army, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Veterans Affairs, Apple, Cisco, Dell, IBM and Microsoft. For more information, visit or call toll-free (800) 929-8331.

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