Panasonic announces its latest Toughpad JT-B1 Android Tablet at CommunicAsia 2013. It is a 7-inch tablet that has all the tough protection of Toughbook. It will be available in August but there is no pricing information yet. More information in the Press Release.
PANASONIC INTRODUCES NEW 7″ TOUGHPADTM TO ITS ENTERPRISE-GRADE TABLET LINE
7″ Android 4.0 Tablet Offers Handheld Convenience To Mobile Users Without Compromising On Ruggedness, Security, And Connectivity
19 June, 2013 – Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, expanded its ToughpadTM line of enterprise-grade tablets with the introduction of the ToughpadTM JT-B1 today at the CommunicAsia 2013 in Singapore.
The JT-B1 is a 7” Android-powered unit that follows the previous release of the 10” ToughpadTM FZ-A1 (Android), and the 10” ToughpadTM FZ-G1 (Windows 8 Pro). ToughpadTM tablets are designed for mission-critical and highly mobile workers in the logistics, utilities, telecommunication, construction, healthcare, and the military, among others. With the expanded ToughpadTM range, businesses and government institutions have a single partner delivering a selection of highly reliable and purpose-built devices ideal for various operational needs.
“As the market leader in the rugged mobile computing space for nearly 20 years, Panasonic Toughbook has built up a reputation as a reliable solutions provider, with its engineering expertise, world class services, and extensive knowledge of vertical markets,” said Mr Satoshi Mizobata, Director of Toughbook Asia Pacific Group. “Our customers are confident in our products and their ability to deliver performance and return on investments. The ToughpadTM JT-B1 is a great addition to our family of rugged tablets with its compact size, ergonomic design, high durability, and advanced security features.”
The JT-B1 is one of the lightest Panasonic mobile computers around and comes with a back strap that allows for one-handed use, ideal for a host of usage scenarios, including inventory control, eForms, field sales, field service, inspections, route delivery, and mobile point-of-sales.
Proven standards of ruggedness and durability
The ToughpadTM family is designed to meet the same durability standards as Panasonic’s Toughbook laptop product line. The ToughpadTM JT-B1 has a MIL-STD-810G rating for 150cm drops as well as an IP65 rated for resistance to dust and water. The device is able to operate reliably in extreme conditions that render typical tablets non-operational.
Addressing enterprise security
Enterprise-class mobile computing requires an enhanced level of device security that is not available in today’s tablet market. To address this need, the ToughpadTM JT-B1 incorporates security features embedded physically into the device and offers hardware and software encryption, IPsec VPN, root protection, trusted boot as well as device management. This ensures the ToughpadTM JT-B1 will be compliant with FIPS 140-2 for use in government departments and regulated industries like financial and health-care institutions. Compatibility with world-class Mobile Device Management (MDM) tools are also available to allow IT managers to manage applications, secure devices from unauthorised use, and perform many other tasks.
All-day connectivity on the move
The ToughpadTM JT-B1 offers as standard Bluetooth(R) v4.0 + EDR (Class 2), 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, optional integrated 3G mobile broadband, and Near Field Communication (NFC) capability. The device allows 8 hours of nonstop computing and the battery is replaceable, ensuring mid-life battery upgrades. The ToughpadTM JT-B1 has daylight viewable screens, allowing mobile workers in markets like supply chain logistics and utilities, to clearly see critical data under bright sunlight.
The ToughpadTM JT-B1 will be available in Singapore in August. All ToughpadTM tablets can be purchased through authorised Panasonic resellers. For further information, please visit www.panasonictoughbook.asia
All products in the ToughpadTM family come standard with the industry’s most comprehensive 3-year warranty.
About Panasonic Toughbook
Built to enable productivity, efficiency and innovation, Panasonic’s Toughbook series of rugged, reliable handheld and tablet computers have been changing the way Asian companies do business since 1996. Engineered to perform, the Toughbook series is the tool of choice for highly mobile workers who execute mission-critical tasks which require enhanced security, advanced device management and superior connectivity. Whether it’s a government looking to stop illegal logging in a rainforest, or a hospital that needs to improve the accuracy of information being captured at the point of care or even an enterprise where service advisors need access to information in the field, more and more organizations are turning to Panasonic to create a truly mobile enterprise. For more information, please go to www.panasonictoughbook.asia
About Panasonic Systems Asia Pacific
Panasonic Systems Asia Pacific (PSY) is a business division of Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte Ltd; Regional HQ for the Asia Pacific region for Panasonic Corporation. Panasonic Corporation is one of the only manufacturers today that directly controls the process of design, manufacture and quality assurance of its notebook PCs. Many key components, including LCD panels, Lithium Ion batteries, DVD and CDROM drives, and board-level electronics are the products of its divisions. The products, people and business of Panasonic Systems Asia Pacific are entirely dedicated to the needs of the professional user, including Fortune 1000 business and government professionals. Panasonic also supplies ruggedized computing solutions for military and heavy industry usage in Asia Pacific.