Panasonic Australia has expanded its Toughbook lineup of rugged machines for mobile workers with the introduction of the new semi-rugged CF-54 Windows Toughbook, said to be one of the thinnest and lightest semi-rugged laptops available, and the durable and highly configurable FZ-B2 Android Toughpad tablet, designed to stand up to challenging environments.
The Toughbook CF-54 was designed for mobile workers in sectors from government to field service, utilities and sales – users who are involved in areas such as repairs and maintenance, and spend time on the road as well as behind a desk.
The Toughpad FZ-B2, portable and configurable with a fully-rugged dust and water resistant design, was on the other hand produced for driving workforce automation in tough environments such as logistics and warehousing.
The CF-54 is equipped with the 5th Generation Intel Core vPro Processor, with increased performance and lower power consumption. The 14.0” display can be supplied in either Full HD (1920×1080), or Full HD with capacitive multi-touch touch screen. It has the Windows 8.1 Pro Update operating system with an option for Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro).
A semi-rugged device, the CF-54 has magnesium plating used on all four-sides, full keyboard and display area spill protection, and a honeycomb-style bonnet to provide maximum protection from impacts. The device can survive drops of up to 76cm, and comes with its own integrated carry handle. The unit offers up to 11 hours of battery life, and up to 18 hours with an optional hot-swappable second battery.
With its rugged design, long battery life, daylight viewable display and flexible configuration options, the 7” Android FZ-B2 is compatible with the same accessories as Panasonic’s 7-inch Windows powered Toughpad FZ-M1 tablet. It has a fully rugged MIL-STD-810G sealed IP65 dust and water-resistant design, and comes with a 7-hour standard battery and a 14-hour high-capacity battery.