Panasonic launches new Windows powered Toughpad

Panasonic has announced the launch of its latest Windows powered handheld touchpad with a barcode reader. 

Powered by Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise, the device offers further choice for customers following the release of its Android counterpart in the first half of the year. 

“It’s no surprise that the rugged mobile market is expected to continue its steady growth,” says Marc Amelung, General Manager, Mobile Solutions, Panasonic Australia.

“Australian companies are realising consumer-grade products do not provide the necessary value or sophistication required to address business needs. This has resulted in thousands being lost in repair costs and days being lost each year in productivity.”  

With the average handheld tablet repair costing over $3,850AUD and 6 hours in lost time, many businesses are seeking out ruggedised technology to reduce IT costs and lost productivity associated with damaged devices, as well as increase efficiency and provide better service for customers.  

Businesses are also mindful of staff health issues like Repetitive Strain Injury. According to Marc Almelung, “The FZ-F1 will help slash field failure rates, raise productivity and reduce work-based injuries thanks to its innovative design.”  

The Toughpad FZ-F1 is one of the thinnest and most lightweight tablets in the 4.7” category and is intended to support those who are exposed to tough and high-risk work environments, due to its fully ruggedised design.  

It has 3-in-1 capabilities combining a mobile barcode reader, phone and tablet into one device with a long-lasting battery that provides up to eight hours of continuous use, perfect for the mobile workforce. The rear barcode reader allows users to scan items easily while the multi-touch display can be accessed even with gloves on, making the device ideal for transportation and logistics, manufacturing and retail industries.  

The Toughpad FZ-F1 will be available in September from $2799

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