Panasonic has recently launched a new version of its rugged tablet, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1. Claimed to be the world’s most secure fully rugged Android tablet, the FZ-A1 is currently available in Australia for cost $1,499. It will be followed by South Korea, Canada, and UK in the end of the month.
The first Toughpad A1 model was unveiled in November 2011 and designed for use in emergency services, construction to field sales, public sector, or working in extreme environments.
Fits the MIL-STD 810G and IP65 compliant, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1 Android tablet is also brings security features such as Marvell hardware assisted storage encryption, AuthenTec Mobile Security, Marvell Trusted Boot, and more. The Toughpad FZ-A1 can works well at extreme temperatures (-10 to 50 degree Celsius), and 4ft drops, as well as water and dust resistance.
Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, new Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1 rugged tablet boasts a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It packs a 10.1-inch anti-glare / reflection film TFT display with a resolution of XGA 1024 x 768 pixels, ambient light sensor, capacitive multi-touch, and 500cd/m2 of brightness.
For shooter, this tablet offers a 2MP front-facing camera and a 5-megapixel camera on the back with LED flash.
In connectivity term, there is Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, micro USB 2.0, micro HDMI port, and GPS. Other features are a Micro SDHC card slot (up to 32GB), and a SIM card slot (3G model only).
Its replaceable Li-Ion 33.9 Wh battery is enabling up to 10 hours of use. Dimensions of Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1 are 266.3 x 17.5 x 212 mm (D x W x H) and weighs 0.993 kg.
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