Panasonic today announced its latest Toughpad FZ-G1 ATEX rugged tablet with upgraded specifications. It runs on Windows 10 Pro operating system.
The tablet is IP65 rated for water and dust resistance. It has ATEX Zone 2 certification and is sturdy enough to withstand 180 cm drops. It is light weight, weighing at about 1.55 Kg.
The ATEX Zone 2 rating, combined with MIL-STD 810G compliance allows it to be used in potentially explosive environments, ranging in chemicals, oil and gas industries.
The Toughpad FZ-G1 ATEX specs include 10.1-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) display that delivers up to 800cd/m2 high brightness. The screen also multi-touch and digitizer pen for added functionality. The touch screen display even works with gloves or in rainy condition.
This rugged Windows Tablet is powered by Intel Core i5-6300U vPro processor and offers wide range of connectivity options. The battery inside is claimed to offer up to 14 hours of usage. Moreover, the battery is swap-able.
The tablet can be configured to include 2D bar-code reader, GPS, MicroSD, 2nd USB 2.0, wired LAN or smart card reader.
The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 ATEX price starts at €3028 + Vat and will be available from February 2018.
Jan Kaempfer, General Manager for Marketing at Panasonic Computer Product Solutions. said –
Panasonic has been designing and building ATEX compliant rugged mobile computing devices since the safety standard was introduced 14 years ago. This latest rugged tablet is our most versatile ATEX mobile device to date, ensuring mobile workers in these safety sensitive industries have access to the same levels of computing power, functionality and design that other workers have. This is an intrinsically safe device without having to compromise on functionality and flexibility.