FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PANASONIC ENTERPRISE-GRADE, RUGGEDIZED TOUGHPAD™
FAMILY OF TABLETS NOW AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Ten-inch Windows 8 Pro and seven and ten-inch Android tablets offer customizable
form factors, along with the durability and functionality required by business and government

MISSISSAUGA, ON (June 14, 2013) – Panasonic Canada Inc., an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile and tablet computers since 1996, today announced the Canadian availability of three enterprise-grade Toughpad tablets, including the FZ-G1, a ten-inch model using the Windows 8 Pro operating system (or Windows 7 Pro through downgrade rights), and two Android-based tablets; the seven-inch JT-B1 and the ten-inch FZ-A1. The tablets are designed for those who need mobile access to mission-critical data even when working in adverse conditions.

“These new models of the Toughpad fully establish Panasonic’s leadership role as the maker of the most rugged and reliable mobile computing devices available in today’s business marketplace,” said Susan Black, Director Sales and Marketing, Computer, and AV solutions, Panasonic Canada Inc. “Whether you are working in the field or managing a fast-paced logistics centre, Panasonic Toughpads are the ideal solution for mobile staff.”

The FZ-G1, FZ-A1 and JT-B1 are fully customizable tablets, with options to add integrated 4G LTE mobile broadband, and barcode reading technologies. The Windows 8-based FZ-G1 also includes the option to add an additional USB port, a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, a smart card reader, a serial port (key for field service applications), or a larger solid-state drive. Hardware encryption, root protection and FIPS compliance are available in various configurations of the Toughpads for enterprise level security.

All three Toughpads have industry leading MIL-STD-810G durability certification, and have been tested for drops, fluid ingress and temperature to assure it delivers reliable performance under circumstances that render typical tablets non-operational. They also feature daylight viewable screens, replaceable batteries, and multiple options for peripheral connectivity.

“For more than 15 years, Panasonic has been the industry leader in engineering the most reliable and rugged mobile computing devices available to Canadian businesses,” Black said. “We believe the combination of Panasonic’s market knowledge, R&D and engineering capabilities, the low total cost of ownership, and our reputation for producing reliable field-proven technology will result in these Toughpads becoming the leading B2B tablet solutions in Canada.”

Key Features


Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1:
  • Operating System: Windows 8 Pro (or Windows 7 Pro through downgrade rights)
  • Processor:3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3437U vPro™ 1.9GHz up to 2.9GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
  • Memory: 128-256GB SSD, 4-8GB RAM, optional micro SDXC
  • Rugged: MIL-STD-810G, 4’ drop, IP65, 14° to 122°F (operational temp range)
  • Display: 10.1”, sunlight viewable, touch screen and active digitizer, 800nit, WUXGA (1920x1200)
  • Camera: Front – 720p webcam with mic, Rear: 3MP camera with auto focus and LED light
  • Battery: 8.0 hours (user replaceable)
  • Dimensions: 10.6” x 7.4” x 0.75”
  • Weight: 2.43lbs
  • Wireless: Bluetooth V4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional embedded 4G LTE
  • I/O: Full size USB 3.0, HDMI, and choice of one additional port: micro SDXC, Full size USB 2.0, wired LAN, or true serial
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1:
  • Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Processor: Marvell 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • Memory: 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, micro SDHC
  • Rugged: MIL-STD-810G, 4’ drop, IP65, 14° to 122°F (operational temp range)
  • Display: 10.1”, sunlight viewable, touch screen and active digitizer, 500nit, XGA (1920x1200)
  • Camera: Front – 2MP webcam with mic, Rear: 5MP camera with auto focus and LED light
  • Battery: 10.0 hours
  • Dimensions: 10.5” x 8.4” x 0.7”
  • Weight: 2.1lbs
  • Wireless: Bluetooth V2.1 +EDR (Class2), 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, embedded 4G LTE
  • I/O: Micro USB-2.0, Micro-HDMI, micro SDHC
Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1:
  • Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Processor: TI OMAP4460 1.5GHz Dual core
  • Memory: 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, micro SDHC
  • Rugged: MIL-STD-810G, 5’ drop, IP65, 14° to 122°F (operational temp range)
  • Display: 7”, daylight viewable, 500nit, WSVGA (1024 x 600)
  • Camera: Front: 1.3MP with mic, Rear: 13MP with auto focus and LED light
  • Battery: 8.0 hours - Large 5,720mAh battery (user replaceable)
  • Dimensions: 8.7”x 5.1” x 0.7”
  • Weight: 1.2lbs
  • Wireless: Bluetooth V4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional embedded 4G LTE
  • I/O: Micro USB

Pricing and Availability
The FZ-G1, FZ-A1 and JT-B1 are available now, starting at an MSP of $1,250.

Requests for more information or sales inquiries for Panasonic’s Toughpad family of tablets should be directed to ToughpadMarketing@ca.panasonic.com or by calling 1-866-413-3099.

The Toughpads come standard with the industry's most comprehensive 3-year warranty. For more information please visit the Toughpad microsite: http://panasonic.ca/toughpad/

About Panasonic Canada Inc.
A subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc. provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions to meet consumer, business and industrial needs. Consumers seeking more information on the company’s products can visit Panasonic’s home page at www.panasonic.ca.

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