Panasonic tablets for extreme conditions
The Japanese electronics brand, Panasonic Corporation, has created a line of “ultra-resistant” products designed for extremely complex situations where a normal electronic device should not work. Unless you want to take the risk of destroying the device or, worse, getting hurt due to, for example, a battery exploded because of very high temperatures.
The Toughbook range features a series of “rugged” technology products, which include cutting edge handhelds, tablets and notebooks, built with materials that make them suitable to be used in sectors such as the public sector, transport, utilities, logistics and construction. All areas whose environments seriously test the sturdiness of electronic devices. From firefighters who work close to the fire to doctors and builders. This line is made especially for them.
All products meet IP specifications for water and dust resistance and comply with MIL-STD-810G standard for drops. They are covered with a magnesium frame that protects the internal components from bumps and drops, while the outer cover is made of elastomer, useful to protect the display and limit the impact force. They are also equipped with anti-reflective screens, in order to be perfectly visible even in direct sunlight.
The latest gem of the range is the Toughbook FZ A3. It is a fully rugged tablet with a 10.1 inch display and a resolution of 1920×12000, with a disegn very similar to that of its predecessors: gray and black with an integrated protective cover. It features two cameras, a 5mp front camera and an 8mp rear one. It weighs 890 grams and it has a thickness of 16.8 mm. It has an input for the audio jack, one for USB 2.0 and USB-C, a special space for storing the pen to be used on the screen, two slots for nano SIM and different keys, some of which can be customized.
But what makes it special and different from previous tablets of the range is not so much its exterior as its hardware. Unlike the Toughbook A2 which had an Intel Atom CPU with 4GB of RAM, the A3 has an 8-core Qualcomm SDM660 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of memory. It lasts up to 9 hours with standard batteries and 15.5 hours with double capacity batteries. It can connect via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5 and even NFC.
As for its super ruggedness, the tablet is certified by the MIL-STD-810G military standard, which means it can withstand drops from as high as 1.5 meters. The IP65 certification guarantees its resistance to liquids. It can be safely used in temperatures ranging from -20 to 50 degrees and the display works even in the rain. Lastly, it is also up to date on data security, with an Enterprise-level security system.