With businesses facing more challenges to streamline their workflow, the usage of rugged computing products like rugged tablets has increased gigantically over the last few years. With a majority of computer-savvy people buying these devices, contemporary industries prefer rugged (such as oil, automobile) and government bodies (such as police, firemen) and have contributed to their sales. After all, a rugged device can be operated smoothly, surviving strong vibrations, extreme temperatures and those odd wet or dusty environments.

Rugged work conditions demand rugged devices

While a conventional tablet is likely to cause the trauma due to frequent damage, a rugged tablet ensures no loss of productivity and data. Such rugged tablets can withstand hard knocks, sudden drops, spills, dust and grime to perform in the toughest conditions – something which oil and automobile plant workers along with the police force need. With no risk of losing data owing to the dependence on cloud services for data management, now businesses have to invest in the least repair and support.

Engineered for today’s extreme embedded & industrial applications

With drop shock protection, Panasonic is the undisputed leader in the fully-rugged category. A known name in rugged computing, Panasonic too has come up with a few rugged tablets that meet the military standards of dealing. A wide variety of tablets is designed by Panasonic to survive the rigors of the real-life business world.

Low cost of ownership and great customer feedback are a few USPs of the brand’s exclusive series of rugged mini computers – Toughpad. While the high Ingress Protection (IP) Rating ensures the safeguarding against solids and liquids, a durable frame, shielded connectors and reinforced corners add to the strengthening features. Panasonic’s reliable Windows® and Android tablets offer the highest performance in their category along with a competitive rugged design. The powerful processor of these tablets packs a punch to deliver desktop-class performance. The Toughbook offers a brilliant touchscreen, an integrated webcam and amazing battery life.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 among Rugged Tablets

Toughpad FZ-G1 may not be a very cost-effective device, but with low maintenance, less downtown and long life span it becomes a long-term investment for businesses. The device ensures fewer lost data hours (thanks to a 28-hour battery backup) and fewer repairs. Toughpad FZ-G1 also lets businesses discover that they need not compromise with the ease-of-use, mobility or economy. Whether you’re an engineer in an automobile manufacturing plant, or police personnel writing an urgent FIR, the FZ-G1 provides you a powerful, mobile computing experience.

Rugged Tablets

Source: Panasonic Toughpad

FZ-G1 features the embedded Wi-Fi to meet 24×7 connectivity demand in the hectic, mobile lifestyle of the workers in oil and automobile industries. The tablet’s small frame and durable hardware make it mobile and operational even in difficult and challenging conditions.

Apart from police, oil and automobile workforce, a rugged tablet like FZ-G1 is a perfect device even for warehouse and logistic workers (who often drop their handheld from 4 foot on the concrete floor), surveyors (who work outdoors in all sorts of weather) and food processors (whose devices need to withstand high-pressure water). The 10.1-inch Toughpad FZ-G1 is equipped with the latest sixth-generation Intel® Core™ i5 vPro and the Windows 10 Pro platform. It also hosts many unique features, such as, a glove-sensitive touch screen, hot-swappable battery and an integrated RFID.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1

Be it intense heat, pouring rain or freezing temperature, the Toughpad FZ-X1 can withstand all odds as it meets IP65 (high-pressure jet spray) and IP68 (submersible up to 5ft. for 30 minutes) standards. The world’s most rugged tablet, with the desired combination of military-grade toughness and enterprise-class mobile computing power, helps oil and automobile professionals work under the most demanding environments. Powered by Android-powered 4G data and voice services, the device is also compact enough to fit in a pocket.

Built on Android 4.2.2 OS, the FZ-X1 can survive for thirty minutes underwater along with ten-foot drop onto solid concrete and weather as harsh as -4° F. The device can handle whatever comes its way, letting businesses leverage their existing investments without sacrificing performance. Delivering rugged performance in only 0.94 lb weight, now the police force too can have a computer that would go the distance with them anytime, anywhere with 14 hours (hot swap Li-ion) battery pack, which charges up to 50 percent in only an hour. Flawless wireless connectivity (IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 4G LTE, HSPA+, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, CDMA 1x, EVDO Rev.A), Built-in NFC and USB 2.0 port (micro USB) ensure no loss in productivity and smooth workflow management.