Panasonic recently announced a new 10-inch rugged Windows 10 tablet. This Panasonic Toughpad is ATEX Certified and can be used in Potentially Explosive Environments. One of the main highlighting features of this tough tablet is its support of 14-hours of battery life. It is also hot-swappable. This means, that the battery can be swapped even when the power is still connected to mains.
Here, what is disappointing is the fact that it has a 6th generation Intel Core i5-6300u vPro CPU which is literally very old now. They could have made it better by gearing it up with an 8th generation CPU.
But, with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed, this tablet is highly compatible with a range of hardware and software. This device is tested to MIL-STD 810G and IP65 ratings. It can be geared up with a 2D barcode reader, GPS, micro SD card, 2nd USB 2.0, wired LAN or ethernet and a smart card reader.
Jan Kaempfer is the General Manager for Marketing at Panasonic Computer Product Solution. In a statement, he said,
“Panasonic has been designing and building ATEX compliant rugged mobile computing devices since the safety standard was introduced 14 years ago. This latest rugged tablet is our most versatile ATEX mobile device to date, ensuring mobile workers in these safety sensitive industries have access to the same levels of computing power, functionality and design that other workers have. This is an intrinsically safe device without having to compromise on functionality and flexibility.”
This device comes in a rugged leather case for boosting its durability and according to Panasonic, it can work at several places with respect to its build quality. It can give high computing power to the workers at Chemical workers, oil workers and gas workers and more.
This tablet is modelled as Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 ATEX Tablet and will be available for order from February 2018 and will be starting at 3,028 Euros + VAT.