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 http://www.panasonictoughbook.asia.
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|
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