Panasonic Launches Toughpad JT-B1 for ASEAN Market

Mr Satoshi Mizobata holding up the Panasonic 7" Toughpad JT-B1

Mr Satoshi Mizobata holding up the Panasonic 7″ Toughpad JT-B1

At CommunicAsia 2013 in Singapore today, Panasonic have officially launched the 7″ Toughpad JT-B1 for the ASEAN(Association of South East Asian Nations) market. The Toughpad JT-B1 comes hot on the heels of the 10″ Toughpad FZ-A1. While the FZ-G1 is powered by Windows 8 Pro, the JT-B1 is powered by Android 4.0. Both Toughpads have followed the signature Panasonic Toughbook series which are designed for mission-critical and highly mobile workers in the logistics, utilities, telecommunications, construction, healthcare, and the military.

The Toughpad JT-B1 incorporates security features embedded physically into the device and offers hardware and software encryption, IPsec VPN, root protection, trusted boot as well as device management. This ensures the Toughpad JT-B1 will be compliant with FIPS 140-2 or use in government departments and regulated industries like financial and healthcare institutions.

The Toughpad JT-B1 offers as standard, Bluetooth(R) v4.0 + EDR(Class 2), 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, optional integrated 3G mobile broadband, and NFC. It is able to run for 8 hours continuously and the battery is replaceable.

The Toughpad JT-B1 will be available in Singapore in August. All Toughpad tablets can be purchased through authorised Panasonic resellers. For further information, please visit

All products in the Toughpad family come standard with the industry’s most comprehensive warranty.

Check out the technical specifications and a drop test video below.

DURABILITY MIL-STD-810G, 5-foot drop and all-weather IP65 dust and water resistant design
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE Android™-powered tablet with software encryption for enterprise-grade security and management – Dual Core 1.5Ghz processor
DISPLAY 7-inch, daylight-readable, four-point multi touch screen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2
INTERFACE AND EXPANSION Micro-USB port and MicroSDHC card slot for maximum connectivity, expansion for barcode and magstripe readers attachments*
WIRELESS Dedicated GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth® and optional 4G LTE
POWER High-capacity-user replaceable battery
WARRANTY 3-year warranty with business-class support


Panasonic Toughpa Competitive Comparison Chart 1

Panasonic Toughpad Competitive Comparison Chart 1

Panasonic Toughpad Competitive Comparison Chart 2

Panasonic Toughpad Competitive Comparison Chart 2

Panasonic Toughpad Competitive Comparison Chart 3

Panasonic Toughpad Competitive Comparison Chart 3




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