Lightweight, Fully Rugged Windows 8 TabletFZ-G1

Panasonic recommends Windows 8 Pro.

 

Introducing the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1, the thinnest and lightest fully rugged Tablet running Windows 8 Pro.

Not every tablet can take the bumps, knocks, drops and spills that come with extensive mobile use. And if you want a ruggedised tablet with a Windows® operating system, you need look no further than the FZ-G1. Engineered to not only withstand the hard knocks of life on the road, the FZ-G1 is built to operate flawlessly in every environment, from intense heat and sunlight, to pouring rain and freezing temperatures.

With more than 24 years of experience designing, testing and building the most reliable professional tablet solutions, Panasonic is unrivaled in offering a Windows 8 Pro tablet that combines data and device security, seamless connectivity, enterprise grade technology and worry free operation.

  

Toughpad FZ-G1 Features 

  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Intel® Core™ i5-3437U 1.9GHz - Turbo boost 2.9GHz
  • Magnesium alloy case
  • Ultra-bright 10.1" WUXGA TFT colour L.C.D display
  • 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • Shock resistant 128 GB Flash Memory Drive
  • Integrated wireless LAN (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth® v4.0
  • H.D.M.I video port
  • USB3.0 x1
  • Ambient light, Magnetic, Gyro and Acceleration sensors
  • Long battery life of up to 8 hours with standard battery. 16 hours with larger optional battery
  • Capacitive 10 finger touchscreen
  • Front and rear facing cameras
  • 120cm drop tested
  • IP65 dust and water resistance
  • Ultra lightweight at only 1.1 kg
  • Interface connector for Docking Port

Integrated options:

  • Ericsson™ 3G Wireless High-speed module - Telecom XT and Vodafone NZ compliant 3G Mobile Broadband
  • GPS

 

The fully rugged FZ-G1. 

Toughbook from Panasonic is engineered to meet the demands of doing business on the road or in the office. The biggest obstacle mobile workers face is downtime.

With Toughbook's integrated Wireless, Long Battery Life and Extremely Rugged Construction downtime is kept to an absolute minimum. Designed using stringent testing procedures to survive the challenges your mobile PC will face everyday, Toughbooks durability means more uptime and greater Return On Investment.

It all adds up to an extended working life, in any environment and condition you can throw at it, and a record-breaking low Total Cost of Ownership. Which adds up to the smartest business decision you can make.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

The purchasing decision of notebook PCs must go beyond the upfront cost of the device and into the Total Cost of Ownership taking into consideration the revenue lost due to downtime, failure rates, costs for technical support and reduced customer service.

In a case study undertaken by IDC sponsored by Panasonic - failure rates of non-Ruggedised devices were found to be 25% per annum over a four-year period compared with a failure rate of just 1.5% for Ruggedised devices.

Take just a moment and consider what costs might apply to your organisation in the event of hardware failure from a broken data-card, display or hard drive. Consider:

  • The direct hardware replacement cost. For example $1000 and more for a new display is not uncommon.
  • Any user time with IT trying to identify or resolve the problem. For example, supporting the connection of an external Bluetooth device which won't pair or trying to resolve an error message at power on of the notebook.
  • Any travel time back to the office to get a loan or replacement unit
  • The value of any lost data and the cost to recapture this data. Recapturing data may be reliant on more than one person.
  • IT time to configure a loan unit with software and repair the old unit
  • Effected customer perception if a job has to be delayed. Also consider whether this effects any organisational service level agreements or key performance measures used for contractual remuneration.

Toughbooks are physically more durable than other mobile PCs. With over 15 years of experience working with customers and analysing what components fail Panasonic has developed a mobile PC solution that will deliver truly lower TCO across its life.

Better Return on Investment

A Panasonic Toughbook may be one of the most expensive mobile PC's your organisation ever purchases but it will also be the cheapest one you will ever own. Not only does its Ruggedised technology ensure the longest service life with minimal if any downtime, but a Toughbook will also deliver time and motions savings which add up across it's operational life to deliver an even better ROI. (Return on Investment).

A Practical Example

Consider an organisation which services and maintains part of the local power lines network. Imagine a service operator has to work on a piece of equipment 50m from the side of the road where they must park their van. The technician uses their notebook to access job details, record service data and refer to technical documentation.Unfortunately on a bright sunny day the technician can't easily read the screen while outside so the notebook is left in the van where it can be more easily read. They may only need access to this information twice but that means a couple of minutes walking back to the van each time.

 

A Toughbook solution with its antiglare coating, polarised screen and high bright display would mean they could avoid wasting time travelling back to the van. And if it starts to rain, Toughbook's IP65 rating means they will not need to find shelter on the Toughbook's account.
If this type of scenario only occurs once every 5 jobs and only saves 4 minutes each time, across multiple technicians and a three or four year deployment this small increase in efficiency will add up to a lot of increased productivity. This productivity delivers a better customer experience and may mean more jobs can be completed in a given time. More jobs completed or a faster turnaround time for this contractor means more work that can be invoiced out or even a greater performance bonus from the client.

This is just one example of Toughbook Technology dramatically increasing the ROI on your IT investment. There are many more efficiency benefits, including carry straps, special RF antennas and world renown battery performance. See the Toughbook Technology section for more information. Or talk to us about a customised ROI analysis for your organisation.

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System
OSWindows 8 Pro
Hardware
CPU/Secondary cache memoryIntel® Core™ i5-3437M 1.9GHz - Turbo boost 2.9GHz, Intel® Smart Cache 3MB)
ChipsetMobile Intel® QM77 Express Chipset
Main Memory4GB DDR3L SDRAM
Video MemoryIntel® HD Graphics 4000, UMA (max 1664MB)
Hard Disk Drive128GB Flash memory drive
CD/DVD driveNA
Display Method10.1" WUXGA (TFT) Digitiser and Touchscreen, Anti reflective, 800cd / m2 brightness, Aspect ratio 16:10
Internal LCD65,536 / 16,777,216 colours (1920 x 1200 dots)
External Display65,536 / 16,777,216 colours (1920 × 1200 dots)
Wireless LANIEEE 802.11 a / b/g / n compliant
Bluetooth™V4.0 + LE, Class 1 (100 mW)
Wireless WANEricsson™ 3G mobile broadband (HSPA+, up to 21Mbps). Option
GPSx1 dedicated GPS module. Option
LANIEEE 802.3 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX, IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T (Only for model with LAN port.)
ModemNA
SoundWAVE and MIDI playback, Intel® High Definition Audio subsystem support, Monaural Speaker (built-in), Microphone arrays (built-in)
Security ChipTPM (TCG V1.2 compliant)
I/O
DockingYes
AccelerometerYes
Gyro sensorYes
Magnetic sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes (Used for auto LCD back light control)
PC Card SlotNA
ExpressCard SlotNA
SD/SDXC Memory Card Slotx1 SD / SDHC / SDXC compatable (optional, configuration port)
Contact Smart Card Slotx1 (Only for model with Smart Card slot.)
RAM Module SlotNA. On board RAM only
InterfaceUSB port x 1 / LAN Port (optional, configuration port), Serial (optional, configuration port), Microphone Jack: Miniature jack 3.5 DIA / Headphone Jack: Miniature jack 3.5 DIA, External Display Port: HDMI output connector, Docking station interconnector
Keyboard / Pointing DeviceDigitiser + Multi touch (Capacitive), Digitiser pen (included)
Fingerprint ReaderNA
Camerax2, Front HD 720p video (still picture: 1.3Mpixel), Rear 3Mpixel with autofocus and LED light, Built-in Microphone
Power SupplyAC adaptor or Battery pack
Battery PackStandard battery: Li-ion (10.8V, Typical 4400 mAh / Min 4100mAh)
Operation
Operating TimeApprox. 8 hours (Std battery). Optional hi-capacity battery approx 16 hours
Charging Time (Power On)Approx. 3 hours (Std battery)
Charging Time (Power Off)Approx. 2.5 hours (Std battery)
Power ConsumptionApprox. 30 W / Approx. 60 W (maximum when recharging in the ON state)
Physical Dimensions (W x D x H)270 mm × 188 mm × 19 mm
Weight (including the carrying handle)1.1 kg
Environment Operating Temperature-10°C to 50°C
Environment Operating Humidity30% RH to 80% RH (No condensation)
Storage Temperature-20°C to 60°C
Storage Humidity30% RH to 90% RH (No condensation)