Panasonic Preps Business-Focused ToughBook Tablet for Upcoming Debut

Panasonic Solutions Company on Thursday announced plans to introduce an enterprise-grade Android tablet in the fourth quarter.

The Toughbook tablet is geared for a wide range of users, including mission-critical government personnel, mobile field forces, small and medium-sized businesses, IT managers and chief financial officers, the company said.

The vast majority of tablet devices regardless of the OS are engineered for consumers and dont offer appropriate levels of security and durability or the functionality needed for business use,” said Rance Poehler, president of Panasonic Solutions Company. Like all Toughbook products, our Toughbook tablet will be designed and constructed with the mission-critical mobile user in mind.”

Panasonic said the device will feature a screen that will enable mobile workers to easily view critical data and operate the device regardless of the lighting conditions. The Toughbook tablet also will include an active stylus, allowing employees to capture signatures on the devices 10.1-inch XGA multi-touch display.

Other features will include satellite-based GPS, full-shift battery life, professional-grade accessories and optional embedded 3G/4G mobile broadband connectivity, according to the company.

Panasonic Solutions Company is displaying the device this week at the InfoComm 2011 trade show in Orlando, Fla.

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