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Panasonic Launches Toughpad Range Of Rugged Tablets On Windows 8 And Android Platform

Panasonic India has launched today four new ruggedized mobile computing devices, including one Windows 8 & Android tablets, for the Indian enterprise market. These products are targeted  for different industry segments like automotive, aviation, telecom, utility, retail, manufacturing, logistics etc.

Panasonic launched the Toughpad FZ-G1, which the company claims as the world’s first Windows 8 enterprise-grade rugged tablet. The tablet sports s a 10.1-inch screen with a 1920×1200 pixels resolution, that offers support for 10-finger multitouch. It is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor of clock speed up to 2.9GHz. It’s water and dust resistant and drop shock resistant up to 120cm. The Toughpad FZ-G1 is priced at Rs. 1,75,000, and comes with 3-year warranty with business class support.

Panasonic Rugged Tablet Launch

Pansonic also launched the Toughpad JT-B1, a fully rugged Android tablet that sports a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. It is  powered by a 1.5GHz Texas Instruments OMAP4460 processor and runs Android 4.0. The tablet is 150cm shock resistant, and water and dust resistant. It also comes with an anti-glare film on its screen.  The Toughpad JT-B1 has been priced at Rs. 69,000. This device also comes with 3-year warranty with business class support.

Extremely durable and secure, Toughpad is ideal for mobile workers, combining highly secured data and device management with the seamless connectivity and enterprise-grade technology businesses and government agencies require. Toughpad tablets deliver reliable performance under circumstances that render typical tablets non-operational like drops, fluid ingress and exposure to extreme temperature.

Panasonic also unveiled the JT-H300 HT, priced at Rs. 60,000 and JT-H320HT, priced at Rs. 40,000,  rugged handheld computers, which are based on Panasonic’s “TSA (Total Shock Absorbing) design” developed with its over 30 years’ experience in the logistics industry. The Panasonic rugged handheld computers can withstand tough working conditions to enable business to be conducted without interruption. Compact and light-weight, these handheld computers have been designed for easy one-handed operation. Panasonic’s power management technology “Marathon PM” makes a long battery life of approx. 20 hours, possible.

Speaking on the launch Mr. Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India, said, “Having done extremely well in the consumer business, Panasonic India now has a renewed focus on the B2B and B2G business. Today’s launch of mobile computing devices is a significant stepping stone towards our aim of doubling the contribution of B2B segment to Panasonic’s overall revenue by 2015.” He further added, “The Indian industrial devices market is in sync with the global market and is growing at an accelerated rate owing to the dynamics of businesses and work life of consumers. Panasonic range of industrial devices has created its own niche in the world of mobile technology and the products unveiled today truly showcase our wide portfolio of innovative and cutting-edge technology products which will meet the varying demands of Indian enterprises for increased workforce mobility and productivity.”

Toughpad FZ-G1 salient features :

  • 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3437UvPro Processor up to 2.9GHz
  • Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 Professional
  • MIL-STD-810G, 120cm drop120cm drop
  • IP 65 dust and water-resistant design
  • 10.1-inch WUXGA display with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels with sunlight-viewable 10-point Multi Touch +Digitizer
  • 4GB RAM (max 8GB on board)
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 UM
  • 128GB solid state disk( option 256 GB)
  • Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth/ Optional 3G
  • 3-year warranty with Business class support

Toughpad JT-B1  salient features :

  • 1.5GHz TI OMAP4460 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 7-inch daylight readable 4-point multi touch display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels
  • 16GB flash storage expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD card
  • Bluetooth/ Wi-Fi/ Optional 3G/ NFC
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 5720mAh user replaceable battery, operation : max. 8 hours
  • 3-year warranty with Business class support


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