Rugged Laptops Support Renewable Energy Sector


Hydroelectricity is the primary source of renewable electricity in France. For 70 years, EDF, a French multinational electric utility company, has been designing, building, renovating and operating one of Europe’s largest hydroelectric plants. Today, the EDF Hydraulic Engineering Centre is responsible for monitoring and controlling the operation and monitoring the risks of all the hydroelectric plants in the park. It does this via its industrial computer substations, however over time, the devices used had become disparate, making it difficult to manage effectively.


To address this, EDF needed to standardise the industrial computer substations so that every agent across the centre used the same make and model device. These devices would need to be fit for a range of purposes and environments, be reliable, robust and powerful enough to cope with a multitude of tasks while being tough enough to withstand shocks, drops and vibrations.


EDF turned to CDK Distribution, the official distributor of Durabook in France, and its expert resellers and challenged them to find the right solution. The Durabook S15AB semi-rugged laptop, one of the company’s most in-demand devices, was recommended.

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