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Panasonic Toughpad Line Gets Smaller, Tougher

Panasonic Toughpad® FZ-E1NEWARK, NJ—Panasonic has launched its fully rugged, five-inch handheld tablets. The Toughpad® FZ-E1, powered by Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld, and the Toughpad FZ-X1, running the Android™ 4.2.2 operating system, are enterprise-class handheld tablets—with voice and data connectivity—designed for mission-critical mobile workers. With 14-hour hot-swappable batteries, FIPS 140-2 Level 1 security, and sunlight-readable HD touchscreens that work even with gloves, the Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 are purpose-built to improve efficiency and productivity for mobile professionals like first responders.

The Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 represent a significant expansion of Panasonic’s Toughpad line. Toughpad tablets are engineered to deliver performance, security and reliability in extreme operating environments where consumer devices would fail. They are also built for easy integration into existing IT infrastructures and for smooth deployments and ongoing support, and provide organizations with longer life cycles, translating to lower total costs of ownership.

Both the Toughpad FZ-E1 and the Toughpad FZ-X1 are supported by accessories—such as holsters, vehicle mounts and chargers—and best-of-breed vertical market specific application solutions from leading vendors.

With resistance to drops of up to 10 feet to concrete, the Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 go beyond MIL-STD-810G specifications to assure in-field reliability. Both devices are fully sealed against dust and are submersible in up to five feet of water for up to 30 minutes, meeting IP65 and IP68 certification requirements. The devices carry an operating temperature range of –4° F to +140°F thanks to a built-in heater, and are also tested for resistance to impact, shock, vibration, altitude, and extreme humidity.

Both the Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 are FIPS 140-2 Level 1 compliant, with OS-based enhanced security features to meet the needs of government and enterprise customers.

The devices’ enterprise-grade features include a sunlight-readable, antireflective HD (1280 x 720) 10-point capacitive multitouchscreen that works even with heavy gloves, with a rain-sensing feature that allows for single touch use even in pouring rain. In addition to 8.0-MP (rear) and 1.3-MP (front) cameras, configuration options such as an integrated 1D/2D barcode reader and attachable magnetic stripe reader allow enterprises to customize the ideal tool for their workforces.

 

The Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 offer optional voice connectivity. Both models will be available with dual SIM slots and certified on leading mobile carrier networks, 4G LTE/3G/GPRS/CDMA2000 mobile broadband for voice and data. Push-to-talk service also will be available on specific networks and depending on service contracts. Standard on both models is WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, near field communications (NFC), standalone GPS, and Bluetooth® v4.0 (Class 1).

To ensure clear voice communication above engine or construction noise, the devices are equipped with intelligent noise cancelling and dual front speakers reaching an astounding maximum volume of 100 decibels — about as loud as the average home stereo system.

A major requirement for enterprise mobile solutions is strong full-shift battery performance. With a 6200-mAh battery providing up to 14 hours of continuous use based on Panasonic test conditions, the Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 are purpose-built to enable workforce productivity. A quick-charging feature allows for a 50 percent charge in one hour and Hot Swap functionality allows a depleted battery to be swapped out for a fresh one without powering down the device, providing for virtually unlimited use.

For a full list of specifications and more detailed information, visit http://www.Toughpad.com.