ToughPad A1 and B1 Panasonic

Two new born at home Panasonic to debut: ToughPad A1 and B1 are tablet dedicated to professional and offer robustness, security and connectivity for “mobile workers” who work outdoors and in extreme conditions.

The first is a tablet with 10 sec with a dual-core cpu 1 GHz, 1 GB, Marvell RAM, display with resolution 1024 × 768 4:3, anti-glare and stylus-ready features, 16 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD, WiMAX and LTE connectivity and battery (removable) can offer a range of ben 10 hours.

The B1 has a smaller display 7 “, scheduled for the second half of 2012, we don’t know much, both are compliant with standards MIL-STD 810G can withstand shock, dust and water.

These are the main technical features of the tablet A1 collected by photionary:

  • Android OS 3.2 (Honeycomb)
  • Marvell 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor
  • 16 GB storage expandable with MicroSD up to 32 GB
  • 1 GB DDR2 RAM-LP
  • 500 nit display, 10.1 “XGA (4:3), capacitive multi-touch with anti-glare and anti-glare and ambient light sensor
  • 10 hours of battery life (battery is removable)
  • Operating at temperatures from -10° to +50°
  • Inputs: Micro-USB, microSD, micro HDMI
  • Camera: 5 megapixels, 2 megapixels front rear
  • Connectivity: 4 g (LTE and WiMAX), 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi Hotspot + EDR, GPS

The Toughpad FZ-A1 will be available in spring 2012 at an indicative price of € 850 + VAT for the standard model and £ 999 + VAT for the 3 g model. Each Toughpad comes with a warrantyof 3 years.

Milan, 8 November 2011–Panasonic Computer Products Europe, Europe’s leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computingcategory, reveals today the Toughpad FZ-A1,first in the family of tablet Toughpad® based on Android system for professional use.

The Toughpad FZ-A1 by 10 inches is the ideal tool for field workers who work outdoors and in extreme conditions, such as utilities, telecommunications, transport, construction, field services and public safety. The new line will be supported by an ecosystem that includes a wide range of accessories, such as automotive and ergonomic enclosure mounts handsfree.Panasonic and its partners are also able to provide professional services such as project management, imaging, and kitting.

In the second half of 2012, Panasonic will add to the family Toughpad also a tablet with 7 “.

“Consumers use the new tablet for several years now, but are still few advantages in Enterprise, because of fundamental limitations in the design of these devices. From today, even business users and industry can benefit from the ease of use and portability of new tablet. Toughpad is the result of the experience accumulated since 1996, as part of the computing experience thanks to the rugged Toughbook–conveyed into tablet designed for the workplace, “said Hiroaki Sakamoto, Managing Director, Panasonic Computer Products Europe.

What makes Toughpad different?

The Panasonic Toughpad have been designed, from the very first day, as tools dedicated to the professional world and, as such, they are very different from the consumer tablet.

Robustness and reliability

The new family Toughpad has been designed to meet the same standards of reliability of the range Panasonic Toughbooks. The Toughpad FZ-A1, tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G, withstands drops from 120 cm and ensures maximum resistance to water and dust with a protection degree IP65. The Toughpad FZ-A1 is also resistant to extreme temperatures, which makes it reliable in every situation.

Corporate security

The CPU present in Toughpad FZ-A1 incorporates a processor dedicated to data security and tamper-proof, thus making available the core CPU for other tasks. The security core CPU takes care of the encryption software and data, offers an improved VPN, authentication, device management and secure startup. This advanced level of security will bring the Toughpad family of devices to be compliant with FIPS 140-2.


The Toughpad FZ-A1 offers serial 2.1 + EDR Bluetooth ® v, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi and GPS and 3 g mobile broadband technology electives – with download speeds of up to 21 MB/s.

Display technology

10.1 “XGA display of Toughpad FZ-A1 is a capacitive multi-touch, sunlight viewable and anti-glare coating. The field workers to markets such as logistics, utilities and the military, will be able to easily view the essential data and use the device even under sunlight.

Data acquisition

The Toughpad FZ-A1 is also fitted with an active digitizer that records pressure, direction and speed at the time of the digital signature, in order to give the signing a document greater legal validity. The battery-free pen is also included to reduce consumption of the device.

Working all day with a replaceable battery

The Toughpad FZ-A1 allows you to work for 10 hours straight. The battery is replaceable and allows upgrades to half life cycle (Panasonic recommends that the battery is replaced by an IT team expert).

An ecosystem of accessories and peripherals

Since Toughpad are produced by world leader in rugged mobile computing, have the advantage of having customized accessories made from an entire ecosystem of partners, including:

  • Ergonomic housing to use the device with one hand and throughout the day.
  • Rugged power systems.
  • Multi feeders-support, that allow multiple Toughpad to

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