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Panasonic Toughpad Line Gets Smaller, Tougher with Rugged Handheld Tablets
Five-inch handheld tablets with voice and data connectivity withstand 10-foot drops and are
submersible, meeting the most demanding enterprise requirements
NEWARK, NJ, June 23, 2014 – Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile
computers since 1996, today announced the U.S. launch of its fully-rugged, 5-inch handheld tablets. The
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Toughpad FZ-E1, powered by Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld, and the Toughpad FZ-X1, running the
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Android 4.2.2 operating system, are enterprise-class handheld tablets — with voice and data
connectivity — designed for mission-critical mobile workers. With 14-hour hot-swappable batteries, FIPS
140-2 Level 1 security, and sunlight-readable HD touchscreens that work even with gloves, the Toughpad
FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 are purpose-built to improve efficiency and productivity for mobile
professionals such as first responders, military servicemembers and those in transportation and logistics,
utilities, manufacturing, retail and field services.
The Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 represent a significant expansion of Panasonic’s Toughpad
line, the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of enterprise-focused tablets. Like Panasonic’s market®
leading Toughbook laptops and convertibles, Toughpad tablets are engineered to deliver performance,
security and reliability in extreme operating environments where consumer devices would fail. They are
also built for easy integration into existing IT infrastructures and for smooth deployments and ongoing
support, and provide organizations with longer life cycles, translating to lower total costs of ownership.
“An always-connected workforce is only as strong as its weakest link, and this is true whether on the shop
floor or the battlefield,” said Rance Poehler, President, Panasonic System Communications Company of
North America. “Our Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 build on the legacy of nearly two decades of
rugged devices from Panasonic to accomplish the mission of keeping professionals in the most
demanding work environments connected to the data they need to do their jobs, to one another and to the
customers they are supporting.”
With the broadest range of configuration options available in their class, industry-leading reliability and
enterprise-grade feature sets, the Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 are ideal tools for a host of
usage scenarios, including delivery and routing, inspections, inventory management, field service and
sales, work order management, public safety evidence collection and facility management. Both the
Toughpad FZ-E1 and the Toughpad FZ-X1 are supported by an ecosystem of accessories — such as
holsters, vehicle mounts and chargers — and best-of-breed vertical market specific application solutions
from leading vendors.
Fully Rugged, Secure and Enterprise-Ready
With resistance to drops of up to 10 feet to concrete, the Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 go
beyond MIL-STD-810G specifications to assure in-field reliability. Both devices are fully sealed against
dust and are submersible in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes, meeting IP65 and IP68 certification
requirements. The devices carry an operating temperature range of -4° F to 140°F thanks to a built-in
heater, and are also tested for resistance to impact, shock, vibration, altitude and extreme humidity.
Both the Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 are FIPS 140-2 Level 1 compliant, with OS-based
enhanced security features to meet the needs of government and enterprise customers.
The devices’ numerous unique enterprise-grade features include a sunlight-readable, anti-reflective HD
(1280x720) 10-point capacitive multitouchscreen that works even with heavy gloves, with a rain-sensing
feature that allows for single touch use even in pouring rain. In addition to 8.0MP (rear) and 1.3MP (front)
cameras, configuration options such as an integrated 1D/2D barcode reader and attachable magnetic
stripe reader allow enterprises to customize the ideal tool for their workforces.
Voice and Data Connectivity
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The Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 are the first devices in the Toughpad line to offer optional
voice connectivity. Both models will be available with dual SIM slots and certified on leading mobile
carrier networks, 4G LTE/3G/GPRS/CDMA2000 mobile broadband for voice and data. Push-to-talk
service also will be available on specific networks and depending on service contracts. Standard on both
models is Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, near field communications (NFC), standalone GPS and Bluetooth®
v4.0 (Class 1).
Clear Voice Communications
To ensure clear voice communication above engine or construction noise, the devices are equipped with
intelligent noise cancelling and dual front speakers reaching an astounding maximum volume of 100
decibels — about as loud as the average home stereo system.
Industry-Leading 14-Hour* Battery Life
A major requirement for enterprise mobile solutions is strong full-shift battery performance. With a
6200mAh battery providing up to 14 hours of continuous use based on Panasonic test conditions, the
Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 are purpose-built to enable workforce productivity. A quickcharging feature allows for a 50% charge in just 1 hour and Hot Swap functionality allows a depleted
battery to be swapped out for a fresh one without powering down the device, providing for virtually
unlimited use.
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Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1: Key Features
 Operating System:
o Toughpad FZ-E1: Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld
o Toughpad FZ-X1: Android 4.2.2
 Processor:
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o Toughpad FZ-E1: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series 2.3GHz Quad Core
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o Toughpad FZ-X1: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series 1.7GHz Quad Core
 Rugged Durability: MIL-STD-810G certified; tested for 10-foot drops to concrete; IP65 and IP68
certified fully sealed design (sealed against dust and submersible in water), operating
temperature range of -4° F to 140°F
 Handheld Portability: 15 oz., 1.2” thin (standard configuration)
 Industry-Leading Battery Life: Up to 14 hours of continuous use depending on usage
conditions. Hot Swap functionality allows the main battery to be swapped without powering down
 Enterprise-Grade Display: 5-inch sunlight-readable, anti-reflective HD (1280x720) LCD with
high-sensitivity 10-point capacitive multitouch input. Glove-touch and rain-sensing features are
included
 Storage and Memory: 32 GB flash memory with 2GB RAM; and micro SDXC card slot
 Connectivity & I/O: optional 4G LTE/3G/GPRS/CDMA2000 (voice and data); standard Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, near field communications (NFC), standalone GPS, Bluetooth® v4.0 (Class 1),
USB 2.0; optional integrated 1D/2D barcode reader; optional attachable magnetic stripe card
reader; expansion area for peripheral connectivity
 Camera: 8MP rear camera with auto focus and LED light; 1.3MP front camera
 Security: FIPS 140-2 Level 1 compliant
 Warranty: The Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 are backed by the industry’s most
comprehensive 3-year warranty and U.S.-based customer support
For a full list of specifications and more detailed information, visit http://www.PanasonicToughpad.com.
Pricing and Availability
The Toughpad FZ-X1 with WiFi or mobile broadband data connectivity will be the first to hit the market in
August 2014 at a list price of $1,799 (WiFi-only) or $1,849 (mobile broadband data). The Toughpad FZE1 with WiFi-only connectivity will also be available in August 2014 at a list price of $1,899, followed by
the telephony and mobile broadband-enabled version with a target date of October 2014 at a list price of
$1,999. The Toughpad FZ-X1 enabled for telephony and mobile broadband data will have a target date of
January 2015 at a list price of $1,899. All Toughpad devices can be purchased through authorized
Panasonic resellers.
Sales inquiries for Panasonic’s Toughpad family of tablets should be directed to
sales.psc@us.panasonic.com or 877-803-8492.
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* Battery life measurement conditions: Wireless LAN connection enabled; continuous access to the server
while browsing; swipe every 1 second; page change every 30 seconds, communication every 30
seconds.
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About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products
and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American
subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding,
marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand's 2013 Annual "Best Global Green Brands"
report, the Panasonic brand rose to number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report
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America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent
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