Panasonic unveils Toughpad FZ-A1 tablet

Panasonic Computer Products Europe, the continent’s leader in rugged mobile computing, today unveiled the Toughpad FZ-A1, the first in its Toughpad family of professional-grade Android-powered tablets.

The 10-inch Toughpad FZ-A1 is ideal for highly mobile outdoor workers in challenging conditions like aviation, construction, field service and public safety. The range will be supported by an eco-system that includes a wide range of work accessories, such as vehicle mounting and ergonomic hands-free holsters. Panasonic and its partners can also provide professional services such as project management, imaging and kitting.

Panasonic will add a 7” tablet to the Toughpad range in the second half of 2012.

“Consumers have enjoyed tablet computing for a number of years now with almost no uptake in the workplace due to fundamental design limitations. Now users in business and industry can also benefit from the ease of use and portability of tablet computing. Toughpad takes all the Toughbook experience of rugged computing we have gained since 1996 and focuses it into tablets designed for the workplace.” said Hiroaki Sakamoto, Managing Director, Panasonic Computer Products Europe.