Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 Upgrade Includes Bridge Battery
The Toughpad also retains key features of the previous model, including a fully rugged design certified to meet IP65 and MIL-STD-810G specifications.Consumer electronics giant Panasonic announced upgrades to its Toughpad FZ-G1 fully-rugged 10-inch tablet, which now features a faster, fourth-generation Intel Core i5 vPro processor, a Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro update and a single battery providing up to 10 hours of continuous use. The Toughpad FZ-G1 is available this month at a list price of $2,599, and all Toughpad devices can be purchased through authorized Panasonic resellers. The updates also include an optional bridge battery, as well as improvements, and is aimed at mobile professionals, including military personnel, first responders and field service and sales teams, in need of a lightweight tablet PC with the power of a desktop but built for use in harsh environments. Touch-screen enhancements include a daylight-readable display with 10-point gloved multitouch technology plus digitizer, which is operational even in wet conditions, and a hazardous location certification meeting standard chemical resistance, as well as an optional certification available for use in hazardous locations (ANSI).
Enhanced WiFi connectivity includes an upgrade to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac technology and with expanded configuration options, users have three new choices, including a UHF radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader, contactless smart card reader (HF-RFID), or bridge battery, which means 11 options in total are now available.