Panasonic upgraded the CPU for two of it’s tough, fully rugged Toughpads, the FZ-G1, and the FZ-M1. Both lightweight tablets now have much faster processors and offer a wide range of configuration options for those working in extreme environments and dangerous weather conditions.
Panasonic Upgraded Toughpad FZ-G1
The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 now runs off an Intel Core i5-7300 vPro processor, as opposed to the i5-6300U or optional i7. The base model features a 256 GB SSD, and 8 GB RAM. As an optional extra, storage can increase to a whopping 1TB.
The upgrade also includes an infrared sensor that improves security using the newly released ‘Windows Hello’ facial recognition that allows users to login biometrically.
There are two cameras, a 2 MP front camera and an 8 MP rear camera that now features an LED flash. It can also be equipped with a thermal camera if required.
Concerning connectivity, the FZ-G1 previously had an optional 4G LTE Multi-Carrier with satellite GPS. Now Panasonic has introduced an external pass-through antenna that lets users access 4G LTE and GPS at the same time, which is ideal for those working in the field including military, EMS, fire, and law enforcement agencies.
Of course, users continue to benefit from military-standard testing for adverse weather conditions, extreme temperatures, drops and spills, and vibration. Like all military-standard Panasonic Toughbooks and Toughpads, the FZ-G1 also has a daylight readable, touchscreen that is glove sensitive. It also sports a 26-hour hot-swappable battery.
It’s not just perfect for outdoor use, but also for point of sale as it now has a payment sleeve that integrates the Verifone e355 so it can accept EMV, MSR, and NFC payments.
It is still the thinnest, lightest, fully-rugged 10.1 inch Windows 10 Pro tablet available.
Panasonic Upgraded Toughpad FZ-M1
The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 now runs off an Intel Core i5-7Y7 vPro processor as opposed to the previous m5-6Y57. Like the FZ-G1, the base model of the FZ-M1 offers a 256 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM.
Smaller in size, this 7-inch tablet has an 8 MP rear camera with various options that target many different industry sectors. For instance, it is available with an Intel RealSense camera, ideal for architectural imagery, and another with a thermal imaging camera. This FLIR Lepton 3 is a good option for fire responders, law enforcement, and the military.
Another new FZ-M1 model features an optional “real-time kinematic” device that can identify your location within 10-50 cm of accuracy. This technology is exactly what those in construction and road building need for precise measurements. It is also good for law-enforcement officials running vehicle plates and doing on-scene crash reports.
Like the FZ-G1, the FZ-M1 is tested to military standards. It’s lightweight and incorporates a 16:10 aspect ratio capacitive touchscreen for use with a stylus. The touchscreen can be read in bright daylight and is certified for use in extreme weather conditions.
It has a hot-swap bridge battery that allows continuous use without having to turn the device off.
Atlanta-based Mooring Tech is an authorized Panasonic reseller and now stocks the new upgraded Toughpads. Contact us to upgrade your tablets today.