Panasonic Updates Toughpad FZ-G1 10-inch Rugged Windows Tablet

  Panasonic Updates Toughpad FZ-G1 10-inch Rugged Windows Tablet

   25% longer battery life and optional bridge battery, other improvements
                 enhance productivity of mobile professionals

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NEWARK, N.J. -- July 8, 2014

Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers
since 1996, today announced upgrades to the  Toughpad^® FZ-G1 fully-rugged
10-inch tablet. Featuring a faster 4^th generation Intel^® Core^TM i5 vPro^TM
processor, the advanced Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro update, a single battery
providing up to 10 hours of continuous use* and optional bridge battery, and
other improvements, the new Toughpad FZ-G1 now more than ever is the gold
standard for mission-critical mobile professionals – including military
personnel, first responders and field service and sales teams – in need of a
lightweight tablet PC providing desktop-like performance in extreme

With new options for an integrated UHF radio-frequency identification (RFID)
reader or contactless smart card reader, and optional certification for use in
hazardous locations, the Toughpad FZ-G1 delivers significant upgrades to
improve worker productivity. It retains key features of the best-selling
previous model, including a fully-rugged design certified to meet IP65 and
MIL-STD-810G specifications for drops (up to 4 feet), shock, vibration,
altitude, humidity and extreme temperatures. For added security, an optional
Opal-compliant, self-encrypting drive will be available in summer 2014.

“Mobile workers are the fastest growing segment of the workforce, and these
professionals require highly portable and durable computing tools they can
rely on wherever their work takes them,” said Dan Diliberti, Senior Product
Management – Tablets and Handhelds, Panasonic System Communications Company of
North America. “Since its introduction in 2013 the Toughpad FZ-G1 has become
one of our most popular products, and these key improvements only serve to
increase the return on investment it provides.”

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1: Key Improvements

  *Updated Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Update 64-bit or
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from
    Windows 8.1 Pro)
  *Faster Processor: 4^th generation Intel^® Core^TM i5-4310U vPro^TM
    Processor (3 MB cache, 2.0 GHz up to 3.0 GHz with Intel^® Turbo Boost
  *Longer Battery Life: Up to 10 hours of continuous use with a single
    standard battery, and up to 20 hours with one optional long life battery*
  *Hot Swap Capability: New bridge battery configuration option allows users
    to switch out batteries without powering down with the device
  *Enhanced WiFi Connectivity: Intel^® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Wi-Fi
    802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  *Expanded Configuration Options: Three new options – UHF radio-frequency
    identification (RFID) reader, contactless smart card reader (HF-RFID), or
    bridge battery – added to existing configuration options. 11 options in
    total available
  *Camera Upgrade: 8MP rear camera and software with location-based services
    (Windows 8.1 Pro update model only)
  *Enhanced Security: Optional Opal-compliant, self-encrypting drive
    available summer 2014
  *Touchscreen Enhancements: Daylight-readable display with 10-point gloved
    multitouch technology + digitizer, operational even in wet conditions
  *Hazardous Location Certification: Standard chemical resistance; optional
    certification available for use in hazardous locations (ANSI).

* Battery life measured at LCD brightness of 60 cd/m^2 and varies depending on
usage conditions, or when an external device is attached.

For a full list of specifications and more detailed information, visit

Pricing and Availability

The Toughpad FZ-G1 is available this month at a list price of $2,599. All
Toughpad devices can be purchased through authorized Panasonic resellers.

Sales inquiries for Panasonic’s Toughpad family of tablets should be directed
to or 877-803-8492.

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