Panasonic today announced a new 10-inch rugged Windows 10 tablet that has been certified for use in potentially explosive environments. This ATEX certified tablet now offers 14-hours of battery life with support for hot swappable batteries. Unfortunately, Panasonic has decided to pack this device with an old 6th generation Intel Core i5-6300u vPro CPU processor, but it claims that this processor offers wide ranging compatibility and connectivity options when combined with Windows 10 Pro.
Like other Panasonic fully rugged devices, this tablet is also tested to stand up to extreme conditions with its MIL-STD 810G and IP65 ratings. It can be configured with a 2D barcode reader, GPS, micro SD, 2nd USB 2.0, wired LAN or a smart card reader.
“Panasonic has been designing and building ATEX compliant rugged mobile computing devices since the safety standard was introduced 14 years ago,” said Jan Kaempfer, General Manager for Marketing at Panasonic Computer Product Solutions. “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.”
The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 ATEX tablet will be available for order from February 2018 starting at €3,028.