Bombardier Transportation is the global leader in the rail industry, providing reliable passenger service in more than 40 cities worldwide. Therefore, providing outstanding operational efficiency with the highest levels of reliability, availability, maintainability and safety is what Bombardier Transportation insisted on.

In the past, cumbersome paperwork is how they used to do the diagnostic testing and maintenance. The inefficiency of the paper work only slightly improved by migrating to computing technologies because consumer-grade notebooks can’t withstand the harsh environments the Bombardier technicians are accustomed to working in. Unexpected drops and knocks frequently occur in their daily jobs which resulted in high replacement maintenance costs.

To complete their mission, Bombardier technicians have to be equipped with reliable mobile communications devices that can deliver instant connectivity, long battery life and extensive I/O ports, yet tough enough to cope with the challenging environments and improve their job efficiency.

Bombardier technicians use the Getac S400 for daily documentation of service, maintenance and diagnostic testing. After analysis, the engineers will evaluate viable solutions to repair the defects from inside their office, remotely in the field, or on the trains. The 14’’ sun-light readable screen of the S400 allows the engineers to do troubleshooting while doing vehicle maintenance.

The semi-rugged S400 is designed to survive harsh environmental conditions. It is built with a KryptoShell™ chassis for comprehensive protection. This KryptoShell™ body allows the S400 to exceed MIL-STD-810G temperature, shock and vibration.

Bombardier technicians appreciate its quick keys feature that allows switching between programs or operation modes with one press of the button. The backlit keyboard with adjustable backlight provides improved visibility in low light, and the ergonomically designed full-sized keyboard allows efficient data input, resulting in enhanced work efficiency for Bombardier technicians.

The S400 have multiple easy-to-access protected connections and ports to connect the peripherals that Bombardier require.It has three USB 3.0 ports, a eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port, an Ethernet port, and a VGA port among others. The RS232 serial port allows the technicians to load and retrieve additional information on the ground.

The S400 provides advanced protection against harmful dust ingress (IP5X) and is one of the most rugged semi-rugged laptops ever made. Its ruggedness and performance enables the team to complete their job more efficiently.