Panasonic announced the 12.5” Toughpad® FZ-Q1, the latest member of its Toughpad family of enterprise-grade ruggedized tablet devices. With an Intel processor and running Windows 8.1 Pro, this business-grade tablet is designed for the highly mobile field worker, who needs a device more durable than a consumer tablet.
Applications include code enforcement, home health, transportation, POS retail environments, small business applications and more. To meet varying market needs, the device will come in two configurations, a performance version featuring an Intel® Core™ i5-4302Y vPro™ processor and a standard model with an Intel® Celeron® processor N2807.
The Toughpad FZ-Q1 provides the ideal level of durability for light duty field work. With a shock absorbing case and a magnesium alloy chassis, the device can withstand drops, comes with a fanless design and is resistant to dirt and dust. It is the perfect mobile computing companion for the highly mobile worker who needs a semi-rugged device.
This purpose-built device features a Full High Definition, 350 nit, 10 finger touch, screen with an anti-reflective (AR) screen treatment. Other usability features include an easy grip bottom cover, integrated stylus, fast charging battery that outperforms consumer grade tablets.
When it comes to connectivity, the Toughpad FZ-Q1 offers a broad selection of options, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an optional 4G LTE multi carrier with satellite GPS. The device also features USB 3.0, MicroSDXC, a 2MP webcam, 8MP rear facing camera. Unlike consumer designed tablets, the Toughpad FZ-Q1 has integrated options for insertable or contactless SmartCard readers, a must for many Government and healthcare users.
A broad selection of accessories will be available for the Toughpad FZ-Q1, notably a spill resistant, backlit keyboard with carrying strap. The Panasonic designed keyboard uses a direct, not wireless, interface with the device, for reliable connectivity. Other accessories include a full desktop cradle with multiple I/O options.