Panasonic Expands Toughpad(TM) Enterprise-Grade Tablet Line

Panasonic Expands Toughpad(TM) Enterprise-Grade Tablet Line 
Ten-inch Windows 8 Pro-based and Seven-inch Android(TM)-powered
Tablets Offer Choice to Meet Expanding Business Tablet Expectations 
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/13 --  
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Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers
since 1996, announced today at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show
(Las Vegas) that it has expanded its Toughpad(TM) line of
enterprise-grade tablets with the introduction of the Toughpad(TM)
FZ-G1, a 10" tablet featuring Windows 8 Pro, and the availability of
the Toughpad JT-B1, a 7" Android(TM) powered unit. Both devices
follow the original 10" Android-powered Toughpad FZ-A1 which became
available late last year. With the Toughpad family of ruggedized
tablets, businesses and government institutions have a single partner
delivering a selection of highly reliable and purpose-built devices
ideal for numerous operational needs. 
"Panasonic has been the industry leader in engineering the most
reliable and rugged mobile computing devices such as the Toughbook,"
said Susan Black, Director, Sales and Strategic Marketing, Computer
and AV Solutions, Panasonic Canada Inc. "We believe our engineering
and reputation for reliability, backed by our world-class service
will result in the Toughpad family being the leading B2B tablet
solution in Canada."  
Hide Harada, Director, IT Products Business Unit added, "The goal for
Panasonic is to achieve 50% market share in the ruggedized tablet
space by 2015." 
Toughpad tablets are designed for mission-critical and highly mobile
workers in fields such as the military, oil and gas, construction,
healthcare, public safety, utilities, retail, maintenance, supply
chain logistics and insurance. The devices are ideal for a host of
usage scenarios, including inventory control, eForms, field sales,
field service, route delivery, eCitations, electronic medical
records, inspections, mobile point-of-sales and GIS.  
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1: Key Features 

--  Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 
--  Processor: 3rd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3437U vPro(TM) 1.9GHz up
    to 2.9GHz with Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology 
--  Memory: 128-256GB SSD, 4-8GB RAM, optional micro SDXC 
--  Rugged: MIL-STD-810G, 4' drop, IP65, 14 degrees to 122 degrees F
    (operational temp range) 
--  Display: 10.1", sunlight viewable, touch screen and active digitizer,
    800nit, WUXGA (1920x1200) 
--  Battery: 8.0 hours (user replaceable) 
--  Dimensions: 10.6" x 7.4" x 0.75" 
--  Weight: 2.43lbs 
--  Wireless: Bluetooth V4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional embedded 4G LTE
    or 3G 
--  I/O: Full size USB 3.0, HDMI, optional micro SDXC, Full size USB 2.0,
    wired LAN, true serial port or dedicated GPS.

Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1: Key Features 

--  Operating System: Android 4.0 
--  Processor: TI OMAP4460 1.5GHz Dual core 
--  Memory: 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, micro SDHC 
--  Rugged: MIL-STD-810G, 5' drop, IP65, 14 degrees to 122 degrees F
    (operational temp range) 
--  Display: 7", daylight viewable, 500nit, WSVGA (1024 x 600) 
--  Camera: Front: 1.3Mp fixed focus, Rear: 13.0Mp auto focus w/ LED light 
--  Battery: 8.0 hours - Large 5,720mAh battery (user replaceable) 
--  Dimensions: 8.7"x 5.1" x 0.7" 
--  Weight: 1.2lbs 
--  Wireless: Bluetooth V4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional embedded 4G LTE
    + 3G 
--  I/O: Micro USB

Toughpad tablets are MIL-STD-810G tested for drops, fluid ingress and
temperature to assure they deliver reliable performance under
circumstances that render typical tablets non-operational. Devices
feature daylight viewable screens, user-replaceable or serviceable
batteries, a stylus for signature capture and handwriting (on the
FZ-G1 and FZ-A1 with 3rd party apps), and multiple options for
peripheral connectivity.  
"Years of customer input have greatly influenced the design of our
Toughpad," continued Black. "The feedback is a critical part of the
development. The fact that we have a wide variety of devices in the
Toughbook and Toughpad families proves that we build products to meet
our customers' needs." 
Enterprise-class mobile computing requires an enhanced level of
device security and the Toughpad family is designed with this in
mind. Security features like encryption, IPsec VPN, trusted boot,
root protection and FIPS compliance are available in various
configurations of the Toughpad FZ-A1 and Toughpad JT-B1.
Compatibility with world-class Mobile device management (MDM) tools
are also available to allow IT managers to manage applications,
secure devices from unauthorized use and perform many other tasks.  
Toughpad tablets are supported by a full ecosystem. Panasonic will
also offer a set of professional-grade accessories to support the
Toughpad line, including apps, cases, mounts, printers, keyboards,
magnetic stripe readers, smart card readers and multi-unit storage
and charging solutions. 
The 10" Windows 8 Pro-based Toughpad FZ-G1 will be available in late
Spring. The 7" Android-powered Toughpad JT-B1 will ship in March. The
10" Android-powered Toughpad(TM) FZ-A1 is now shipping. All Toughpad
tablets can be purchased through authorized Panasonic resellers. 
All products in the Toughpad family come standard with the industry's
most comprehensive 3-year warranty.  
Requests for more information or sales inquiries for Panasonic's
Toughpad family of tablets should be directed to or 1-866-413-3099. 
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trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are
subject to change without notice.  
About Panasonic Canada Inc. 
Panasonic Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of Panasonic North America, one
of the world's largest producers of electronic and electric products
for consumer, business and industrial use. Information on Panasonic's
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