Panasonic Introduces Windows 10 IoT Tablet: The FZ-F1

Introducing the slim, fully-rugged Panasonic Toughpad® FZ-F1 — the all-in-one handheld you’ve been waiting for. Dirt, drop and water resistant, it’s the choice for unrelenting conditions. With a quad-core processor, angled rear-facing barcode reader, optional stylus pen and warm-swappable long-lasting battery, you won’t miss a beat. The Toughpad FZ-F1 comes with the latest Windows 10 IoT with enterprise-grade security, manageability and native device interoperability that enables the Internet of Things.

Plus, with built-in multi-carrier 4G LTE, voice capabilities, and dual SIM cards, the FZ-F1 is ready to go where business takes you. And if it takes a six-foot drop, don’t worry — the FZ-F1 can handle it, so you can work in unrelenting conditions. So get to work.

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Xplore XSLATE D10: Powered by Android

When your line of business demands the flexibility of Android™, choose Xplore’s XSLATE D10 Fully Rugged Tablet. Driven by Android 5.1, Lollipop and powered by Intel’s Atom™ CPU, this bigger, stronger, and more secure tablet will win at every workplace challenge. The 10.1” C1Z2/ATEX compliant D10 enables HAZLOC productivity, and it has more connectivity and performance capabilities than any other Android mobile PC. This rugged tablet proves that Android can mean (tough) business.

With Intel’s x86 ATOM™ CPU and the rare advantage of 4GB RAM at your fingertips, the D10 works harder and faster without expending more energy. This 2.4 lb., 64GB SSD powerhouse saves your battery’s power and gives you twice the storage space of other Android devices – rugged or not – while easily executing your most data-heavy workflows. With a single fully rugged tablet and up to 20 hours of battery life, we’ve just doubled your mobile productivity potential.

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Panasonic Introduces the CF-20 Detachable Tablet

The Panasonic Toughbook® 20 is a fully rugged, lightweight laptop that easily detaches to become a 10.1″ tablet. And it only takes one hand. The detachable laptop features a durable MIL-STD-810G and IP65 design along with a magnesium alloy chassis, so it can take the abuse of most any job site. At only 3.9 pounds, this 2-in-1 machine is good on the go. The clever built-in handle also functions as a kickstand, providing on-the-job flexibility. And even as the workday gets longer, power won’t be a problem. The optional bridge battery allows hot swap battery replacement without disruption. The gloved multi touch display is sunlight-viewable, making this hybrid laptop perfect for rugged outdoor environments. With this detachable laptop tablet at your side, you can handle anything the workday throws at you.

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Xplore Release the XSLATE B10 Rugged Windows Tablet

This may seem like a random question, but when was the last time you weather-proofed your work? I mean really shielded, even physically sealed, the valuable critical data you input into your mobile computing device every day despite your device’s exposure to rain, snow, ice or dust?

And no, slapping a rugged case on your “tough” mobile computing device doesn’t count. We both know that this quick fix is not impenetrable by any means and just as vulnerable to damage from the environmental elements they’re meant to guard against anyways.
I’m talking about protecting the integrity of the data that drives your daily productivity by protecting the integrity of the rugged mobile PC that’s central to your organization’s livelihood. I’m talking about physically sealing the I/O ports most critical to your workflows in the same way you seal the doors and windows critical to the security of your personal livelihood at home; building in safeguards against device failure during extreme temperature fluctuations; and making your mobile computing device immune to the harsh work environments typical to daily manufacturing, telco, transportation and distribution operations.

When was the last time you weather-proofed your work to this extent?

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PC Mag on the R12: Rugged design. Strong performance

PC Magazine recently reviewed the Motion R12. An excerpt from the review:

The Motion Computing R12 rugged Windows tablet ($2,899 as tested) is a PC for people on the move, whether they’re responding to an emergency call, repairing equipment in the field, or working on a factory floor. It offers a sturdy construction and a highly mobile, usable design. With features like a stowable digitizer pen, a hot-swappable battery, and a slew of helpful accessories, the Motion Computing R12 isn’t just a great tough system; it also replaces the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1($1,749.00 at Amazon) as our Editors’ Choice rugged tablet.

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Panasonic Toughbook: Rugged Tablets & Laptops

Panasonic Toughbook® rugged laptops and Toughpad® durable tablets are engineered with enterprise-grade security to withstand drops, spills, dust and grime, and to perform in the harshest environments. Rugged reliability, low cost of ownership and accolades from reviewers are just a few of the reasons why Panasonic keeps winning over the world’s toughest users.

In today’s business environment, staying connected is no longer a luxury. It’s the new standard for doing business. That’s why more mobile professionals are turning to the reliability and world-class wireless performance of Panasonic Toughpad tablets and Toughbook computers that feature embedded Wi-Fi and optional embedded wireless mobile broadband, delivering the “always on” connectivity demanded by the hectic, mobile lifestyles of today’s workforce.

Havis Announces Panasonic CF-54 Dock

With the release of the Panasonic Toughbook 54, Havis is building on our reputation as a designer of the industry’s best mobile computing solutions. Maximize your productivity with this lightweight and strong design that is built with theft deterrence, longevity and stability in mind.

  • Accommodates all Toughbook 54 models, providing access to bottom SmartCard reader while computer is secured in the docking station
  • Full port replication and integrated strain relief provide simple, safe and secure connectivity to essential peripherals
  • Dual Pass-Thru Antenna for connectivity inside your mobile workplace (DS-PAN-421-2 & DS-PAN-422-2 models only)
  • Bundled Power Supply with customized cord length and connector tip (DS-PAN-422 & DS-PAN-422-2 models only)
  • Integral mounting provided for the addition of a Havis Rugged Communications Hub (DS-DA-602), which allows user to expand connectivity to a total of five USB ports and two Ethernet ports
  • Safe and secure connectivity is maintained with a guided, floating Docking Connector
  • Low profile design maximizes available space inside of vehicle
  • Rounded corners and edges are ideal for your safety in accidents and airbag deployment
  • Supplied mounting bracket designed to fit all Havis mounting equipment and most competitors’ mounting equipment
  • Easy-to-use latching handle makes certain your computer is safe and secure inside your vehicle
  • Lock and key supplied for peace of mind theft deterrence
  • Optional Accessories: USB Powered Map Light, Power Supply Mounting Kit, Side Mounted Screen Support and Rugged Communications Hub

Mount Your Devices with RAM Tough-Claw

The RAM® Tough-Claw™ is the perfect mounting base for quick and easy tool-less installation and removal on round, square, odd shaped rails and bars. Ideal for mounting tablets, action cameras, smartphones, rod holders for rod storage and much more in a wide variety of applications. Perfectly suited for mounting on the yoke of an aircraft, handlebars and seat posts of bicycles, kayak rails, roll bars and much more, the RAM® Tough-Claw™ will soon become another essential RAM® component in your collection of mounting options.

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Ada County Sheriff’s Office Purchases Motion F5 Tablets

Motion Computing today announced that the Ada County Sheriff’s Office in Idaho has armed its more than 155 deputies with Motion F5 tablets, in-vehicle docks and desktop mounts to allow for more frequent and successful use of e-citations and other emerging criminal justice applications. Intended to replace older, end-of-life mobile computers that long denied law enforcement officers access to their most frequently used field applications, Motion’s technology provides both easy, out-of-vehicle use as well as increased data processing speed for faster situational analysis capabilities during incident response.

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