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Tough tablets handle industrial operations

Panasonic's Toughpads withstand harsh environments and boost shop floor mobility.


LAS VEGAS—Panasonic has expanded its line of enterprise-grade tablets, which will be offered in 10 in. Windows 8 and 7 in. Android powered versions.

The Toughpad tablets, Panasonic says, are built to withstand more harsh environments, and to boost mobility and efficiencies in supply chain, logistics, manufacturing and maintenance operations. The devices can be used for a host of usage scenarios, including inventory control, eForms, field sales, field service, route delivery, eCitations, electronic medical records, inspections, mobile point-of-sales and GIS.

Both news models, the FZ-A1 and JT-B1, are Bluetooth and 4G LTE compatible, and are MIL-STD-810G tested for drops, fluid ingress and temperature.

Security features include encryption, IPsec VPN, trusted boot, root protection and FIPS compliance are available in various configurations of the Toughpad FZ-A1 and Toughpad JT-B1. Compatibility with Mobile device management (MDM) tools are also available to allow IT managers to manage applications, secure devices from unauthorized use and perform many other tasks. The tablets are supported by an ecosystem that includes an enterprise-focused app store, developer tools and deployment support.

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