Panasonic unveiled its entire line of Toughbook Laptop, notebook, Toughpad Tablet -convertible rugged tablet, rugged laptop for business users who need not only device powerful above all, but reliable and usable even in extreme conditions like construction sites, industries etc.
Among all the notebooks they were all rugged and semi rugged models family named ToughBook , including the CF-53 and CF-31, flanked by convertible CF-C1, CF-19 tablet and CF-D1, H2-CF, as well as from ToughPad FZ-A1 , based on Android and dall UMPC Toughbook CF-U1.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ A1
This is different from all devices from Toughbook family, the ToughPad FZ-A1 is an Android based tablet with a 10.1-inch screen in 4:3 aspect ratio with 1024 x 768 pixels, features a Wacom digitizerpressure-sensitive, thus making the device suitable for all those professionals who need to manage electronic documents with handwritten signatures.
Tablet fully rugged compliant with the standard to meet military specifications, specifically to MIL-STD-810G with a IP65 protection that make it resistant to falls from 120 cm, to the infiltration of water and dust and extreme temperatures, the ToughPad looks more elegant and less “extreme” in appearance , compared to other Panasonic products.
It features a Marvell SoC with 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal of storage, expandable via microSD card. There are presence of different types of ports, HDMI, USB, audio jack, interestingly all protected by watertight rubber doors, the possibility of replacing the battery, protected by a cover with 12 screws, WiFi, GPS and 3G mobile broadband are optional. The device runs on latest Google Android operating system version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Finally, thanks to the ability to encrypt data in hardware and software with Red Band Management on Mobile ToughPad FZ-A1 which offers a level of security far superior to normal Android tablet .
Panasonic ToughBook CF-53
Moving on to the Toughbook series, which is perhaps the most famous family of notebooks in rugged and semirugged laptop market, let’s start with ToughBook CF-53, this laptop has a 14-inch HD display, also available with a touch-panel. Its structure, characterized by typical square lines of all ToughBook made of magnesium alloy and can withstand a maximum height of 76 cm and has keyboard and touchpad resistant to infiltration of fluids.
Among its many features includes a convenient handle for carrying case , the doors that protects all the doors and the presence of a serial port, useful in the workplace, to interface the device with the most common industrial devices such as scanners code bar, etc electrical boxes. This is also the first ToughBook whose processor has been upgraded to the new generation of Intel Ivy Bridge processor, in particular the new Panasonic laptop incorporates an Intel i5–3220 dual–core CPU, combined with 4 GB of RAM and a hard disk of 500 GB at 7200 RPM.
Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1
The notebook CF-C1 instead has the distinction of having the screen swivel (180 degrees), making it aconvertible convertible slate , thanks to the 12.1-inch display, available in two versions, one with a panel suitable for use with fingers with the stylus and the other resistive type, particularly suitable for the workplace in which you wear protective gloves.
The ruggedized chassis yet lightweight and convenient small size and ergonomic handle on the bottom, allowing you to hold it securely with one hand, make it an ideal device for mobile professionals and health workers, like doctors or nurses, but also to secretaries and other business professionals. Its facilities include a fast dual-core Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5-2520m, 2.5 GHz processor, combined with 4 GB of RAM and a 320 GB hard disk. In addition, the CF-C1, in a weight of just 1.69 kg, also incorporates two slots for hot swap batteries, ie that can be replaced without turning off the notebook itself and carrying the complete autonomy of the ToughBook for 12 hours.
Panasonic ToughBook CF-31
The Toughbook CF-31 is instead a fully rugged laptop with ultra-strong chassis that meets strict military standards MIL-STD 810G and IP65 protection, making it resistant to falls from 180 cm and offer complete protection against water, dust, vibration and temperature extremes . The display has a diagonal of 13.3 inches and a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, with a value of luminance of 1200 cd/m2, thus offering excellent readability outdoors.
Two available processors, or Intel Core i5-2520m or more powerful Core i5-2540M, both dual core and supports Intel vPro technology, developed specifically for the enterprise, which ensures data security and management Remote technical problems. In this case also there is also a good graphics section, assigned to the dedicated video card AMD Radeon HD 6750M .
ToughBook CF-31 includes networking module Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 802.11n WiFi Bluetooh, as well as optional ones HSPA +, WWAN, WiMAX, GPS and a second LAN . The Toughbook CF31 is equipped with optical drive and has a maximum backup time of 12.5 or 13.5 hours, depending on the configuration selected.
Panasonic ToughBook CF-19
The ToughBook CF-19 is fully rugged convertible models. In has the touch screen with diagonal of 10.1 inches and uses Panasonic Transflective Plus technology, which allows to use the device in ambient light, so as to be always readable even outdoors or in a strong light. The panel in fact, reaching 500 cd/m2, which can increase up to 6500 cd/m2 depending on lighting conditions, it is also possible to mount the screen with a circular polarizing filter to reduce glare.
CF-19 has Intel Core i5-2520m, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and hard disk of 320 GB at 5400 RPM and is very similar to that of his elder brother CF-31, with the exception of ‘ optical drive, absent here.
Panasonic ToughBook CF-D1
The Toughbook CF-D1 is a fully rugged slate based on Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and designed primarily for use in environment such as workshops or military. ToughBook CF-D1 consist a 13.3-inch touch display with HD resolution 1366 x 768 pixels in two versions, one of 400cd/m2 and a better fit for outdoor use, from 1000 cd/m2 and a shell thicker than 46 mm, with a weight of 2.25 Kg, both due to its particular structure resistant to knocks and falls, according to military standards more stringent.
The hardware configuration is the same view as soon as for the other models, while between the doors is to remember the presence of a serial. The connectivity is provided by modules instead Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN WLAN, and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, while Ericsson F5521gw 3G and GPS are optional. Safety is guaranteed by the modules, and Intel vPro AMT, the Kensington lock, fingerprint readers and smartcard, both optional and Panasonic security utilities.
Panasonic ToughBook CF-H2 Field
Another tablet based on Windows instead the CF-H2, designed for use by field and equipped with a convenient handle at the back which allows to grip it with one hand. The 10.1-inch display has a high luminance, Panasonic fact talking about, 6,000 nits of luminance in environments from 200,000 lx, again due to the Transflective Plus technology , and is available in two versions, dual touch (digitizer and touchscreen with stylus inductive) or with just the touchscreen.
It has Intel vPro Core i5-2557M, 2 GB of RAM, expandable up to 8 GB, however, and hard disk 160 GB or, alternatively, 128 GB SSD . Rounding out the supplied USB ports, LAN and serial, and any sensors for contactless smart cards, sensors for biometric fingerprint reader, RFID and 3-megapixel camera are all optional. The connectivity provides, in addition to the Ethernet LAN, the WLAN module and the Bluetooth, 3G and GPS as well, optional. The Toughbook CF-H2 also has two compartments for hot swappable batteries that should ensure a maximum range of about 10 hours.
Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1
The screen in this case has a diagonal of 5.6 inches with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels . The solution is characterized by the presence of a physical keyboard and by the possibility to connect one of the long sides of a docking station type PIMD (Person identification Mini Dock) with OCR scanner for passports to 2-3 rows and RFID reader at high speed, that can also optionally incorporate a biometric sensor for fingerprint reader and a smartcard reader, features that make it particularly suitable for example for use in police stations, border.
Despite the small form factor the CF-U1 features Windows 7 and Intel Atom Z530 1.6 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM and expandable up to 64 GB with SD card, all wrapped in a magnesium frame alloy coated ABS and elastomer, which meets the MIL-STD-810G certified IP54 protection.