We (Peterson Air Force Base) received a Best Practice Award for implementing the rugged Tablet PC program at Peterson Air Force Base. This is a first in the Air Force. The rugged Tablet PCs allow quicker access than any Fire Department in the Air Force (and DoD) to emergency aircraft information for every aircraft in the DoD inventory and for facility pre-incident plans by implementing the latest in technology.
Peterson Air Force Base realized substantial cost savings, quicker access to emergency data and easy updates of emergency information. The Xplore unit’s compact size is manually much easier to use than a 14 pound technical order, and less storage space is wasted on fire vehicles. There is complete compatibility with other computers, projectors and various electronic media for classroom training.