It might be a tough choice to make. Both Toughbooks and Toughpads manufactured by Panasonic meet the needs of a multitude of industries, particularly those that require employees to be constantly on the move in both dirty and dangerous environments. But there are differences in terms of the tough technology different models of laptop (Toughbook) and tablet (Toughpad) offer.
Winning Features of Panasonic Toughbooks and Toughpads
Toughbooks and Toughpads are rugged mobile devices. Toughpads are generally not as rugged as Toughbooks but they are smaller and therefore more portable.
Both laptops and tablets offer superior connectivity, though Toughbooks offer more options and have more ports.
Some devices are fully rugged, others are semi rugged, and some are just business rugged. The toughest of the lot are tested to the very highest military grade specifications. This makes them impervious to the very worst conditions including rain, wind, dust storms, severe bumps, and drops from considerable height – up to 1.8 m. They also operate fully at very high and very low temperatures.
How to Choose The Best Toughbook or Toughpad
Rugged Panasonic laptops and tablets are made with different industries, environmental conditions, and individual needs in mind. Knowing what the intended use of each model is makes it that much easier to choose the right device.
In general, rugged Toughpad tablets perform exceptionally well in extreme environments that are constantly changing. They continue to work when exposed to all kinds of adverse conditions and are particularly suitable for use in the construction, aviation, field sales, and public sector industries.
There are a number of different options available including the tough, rugged FZ-E1 that combines the best tablet and smartphone technology. This model and the FZ-X1 offer voice connectivity making them ideal for defense, public safety, and emergency workers. They are also perfect for mobile operators in logistics and transportation.
Semi rugged Toughbooks can be dropped from the same height and they are also water resistant. They are the perfect solution for police officers who need to record witness statements in the field as well as business travelers who have to deliver presentations using “flip screen technology.”
The CF-53 is a standard model semi rugged Toughbook that was developed for a range of mission-critical industries. The CF-54, available in three different models, takes semi rugged design to a new level. Incredibly thin and light, the CF-54 is intended for use by those undertaking automotive diagnostics as well as various field service workers.
Full rugged Toughbooks are the toughest of the lot and suitable for demanding, hostile conditions from underground excavations to the most challenging emergency scenes. They are ideal for military and police use as well as for the airline maintenance industry, and emergency services.
For more information and even more options contact the Panasonic experts at Mooring Tech.