Panasonic’s ToughBook – Inspired Tablets are making their way by presenting robust and secured series of Android tablets. The 10.1″ ToughPad A1 and 7″ ToughPad B1 are expected to hit the market in spring 2012 and later part of 2012 respectively. Even though specs, pricing and launch dates are available for A1 it will take more time for B1 (to get a more realistic picture). The robust high security featured android tablets are creating much hype in tech circles. Even though Panasonic didn’t have enough share in tablets market, with the launch of new tablets it can fare well especially with the support likely to receive from business and government users.
ToughPad A1 offers Android 3.2 Honeycomb Operating System. The toughpad features 1.2 GHz dual-core Marvell processor, 1 GB RAM and RAM that can be extended up to 16 GB. With 5 MP rear end camera and 2 MP front shooter connecting to both LTE and WiMAX, A1 Toughpad is priced at $1299. Even though the pricing is not quite competitive, it appears that Panasonic might have clinched some robust business and military deals.
Compared to Apple, Panasonic might have targeted the tablets to a small segment of customers. Apple’s launch of tablets had brought a real change in the lives of millions of people around the world. It seems that Panasonic is following the path of Lenovo in selling androids to government and business users. Both A1 and B1 will deliver enterprise supported tools like app store, developer tools and additional technical support.
There is a requirement for security enhanced tablets in the business world. Panasonic promptly addresses this need by launching security rich tablet for commercial use. For example, Panasonic’s A1 gives security at hardware level also. It offers encrypted technologies both at hardware and software levels and dual factor authentication. Trusted boot, device management features and enhanced VPN makes A1 sought after tablet in the business segment. With enhanced security measures embedded in A1, the toughpad becomes FIPS 140-2 compliant for usage in Government circles and HIPAA ready for clearance in healthcare sector.
With the custom level of control that can be leveraged by administrators, greater control is achieved on the new tablets. Corporate can prefer these tablets for field level usage instead of going for consumer grade tablets which cannot offer business level of security. The day light viewable screen enables usage in the field, supply chain logistics and government departments. The stylus and active digitizer lets users help enter text in broad day light and capture signature from customers. The extended battery life and integrated cameras help you carry on the work which aptly fits for the entire day.
The device has also got good ratings for drops, water and dust protection. It can be used in a wide range of temperatures. Field staff productivity is optimized with enhanced reliable features. Besides robust features, the device also offers full set of accessories which makes it easy to connect with various devices it supports. If you want more of Panasonic’s new tablet news, you can follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
Do you think the Toughpads will be able to handle really rough treatment? Check out the Promo Video Below: