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Rugged tablets for First Responders on FL State Contract

Several of our first responder customers are running EMS software on rugged tablets in the back of their vehicles. As your GovDirect account manager, I wanted to make sure you have the latest spec information on Panasonic’s Android A2 tablet and the convertible CF-20 2-in-1 laptop. These have been our most popular sellers among Fire and Ambulance customers as they are fully rugged and small enough to fit comfortably in cramped workspaces.

I will be at the upcoming “First there, First Care” conference in June and hope to share demos of these devices with you there.  If you would like to discuss setting up a demo or seeing budgetary pricing in the meantime, please give me a call. I would be glad to discuss rugged devices and the other technology that is available to you on the FL state contract from GovDirect.

GovDirect Offers Zone Defense Asset Tracking Technology

GovDirect’s an Exclusive Distributor or Zone Defense Solutions

GovDirect’s focus is to grow our business to better serve our clients which is why we became an Exclusive Distributor of Zone Defense solutions. This partnership was an ideal opportunity to provide back-up camera solutions to our customers. Zone Defense and GovDirect’s mission is to keep our customers safe and safer for those who share the road with you. Zone Defense was specifically created to produce quality components for accident avoidance systems in the transportation industry. These solutions are so diverse they can be found in a multitude of industry’s such as first responders (fire trucks, police cars, ambulances), the waste industry (garbage trucks), buses (school and cross-country bus systems), delivery services (international and local freight), RV and general construction and municipal vehicles. Zone Defense didn’t stop at back-up cameras now offering asset tracking technology.

Zone Defense Asset Tracker

The Zone Defense rechargeable asset tracker devices are a self-contained, self-powered asset management and monitoring tools. Specifically designed for discrete short term tracking on containers, trailers, mobile equipment, heavy machinery, medical equipment, employees, tool boxes, etc. When an asset is moved from its geofence location or stolen, your device can be sent a message changing it from asset management to security mode to facilitate recovery. Through the secure user friendly web portal, the end user can configure the number of wake-up intervals (reports per day) or other alarm activation modes on their individual units such as motion, temperature, fluid level, etc. as well as configure the notifications you receive under certain conditions such as theft, low battery, motion, tamper, etc.

  • Turnkey end-to-end solution (Device, Network Connectivity, Web Application)
  • Asset monitoring from any computer or mobile device with internet access
  • Built in cellular and GPS antennas
  • For units used in the USA: Both standalone and enhanced assisted GPS for ensured reporting in regions where weak signal may be an issue (large cities, indoors, underground structures, etc.) with a typical position accuracy to 3 meters
  • User defined alerts via web portal, e-mail, and text message such as low battery, geofence, motion, tamper, external sensors, etc.
  • Standalone device with a long life rechargeable battery (twelve months at four reports per day)
  • Available power harness to hard wire to a power source and trickle charge
  • Available wired and Bluetooth sensors to monitor and control external resource such as refrigeration units, generators, lights, etc.

Ability to private/white label both hardware and web portal with available API for integration to many enterprise software systems

How it Works

Zone Defense’s redundant system uses a pure GPS satellite signal and cellular assistance to triangulate your position when a GPS satellite signal is not readily available. When our device can’t get that information from the satellite itself, it pulls it from the local cellular towers to acquire your position. With assisted GPS, carriers have antennas positioned all over the country that are constantly pulling satellite data. Using assisted GPS translates into:

  • Faster location acquisition
  • Less processing power
  • Better battery life
  • Radically improved positioning in non-optimal environments


Our built-in 150 pound pull force magnet, gives you peace of mind once the tracker is in place, it will remain securely attached. With near real time GPS tracking out system will ping as frequently as every 15 seconds, providing law enforcement personnel fast data to track assets, send notifications to multiple personnel and view real time data in our enterprise grade portal. With Zone Defense Asset Tracker stake outs are no longer necessary. It’s as easy as attaching the unit and monitor remotely the asset. This rugged covert monitoring system is weather, dust and water proof enabling law enforcement to execute operations quickly to maximize productivity and use resources more effectively.

What Makes It Different

Four reports per day, our entry-level device has a six month battery life before it has to be recharged. Also available is a slightly larger unit which has a ten-year non-rechargeable battery, that also sends four reports per day.


This flexible platform offers a wide variety of options to monitor and collect the data from your assets in the field, with four analog inputs, four digital inputs and six digital outputs. Choose from an unlimited selection of sensors to connect to this devise so crucial metrics can be reported at your convenience. Sensors can be attached for temperature, run time, motion, tampering, light or fill levels.

Web Portal

At a glance you have all of the relevant metrics available and set up alerts so you can stay informed while focusing on other things. Coupled with Google Maps and Google Earth, you can see exactly where your devices are at all times. Managers can delegate to line-level employees by granting user level access and assigning them to groups. Reporting is easy and intuitive to create, they can even be exported in common formats like Microsoft Excel. This turn-key solution is our enterprise grade portal. If you would like the software to look and feel like your company we can accommodate that as well.

For more information on the Zone Defense Asset Tracker visit GovDirect.com or call 888-TOUGH-31.