Panasonic updates the Toughbook CF-H2 Field and Health tablets
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In addition to upgrading its market leading Toughbook laptops earlier this month, the Japanese tech corporation, Panasonic, has announced that it is now launching updated versions of the Toughbook CF-H2 Field and Health fully rugged tablets. The former is apparently designed for utility and field service engineers working in all weathers and conditions, whereas the latter is aimed at healthcare professionals. Panasonic claims that both slates will become commercially available in Europe from August 2012.
According to a press release issued by the manufacturer, the Field and Health mobile devices are compliant with the IP54 and MIL-STD-810G military-grade standards for toughness, which means they are resistant to vibration, shock, water and dust.
Furthermore, the tablets will be powered by a third generation ultra-low voltage Intel Core i5-3427U vPro processor, which offers two cores clocked at 1.8GHz – 2.8GHz, the integrated Intel HD 4000 video card, 3MB of L3 cache and 17W max TDP (Thermal Design Power). Users can also take advantage of the 10.1-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen display with Panasonic’s Transflective Plus Technology that “delivers just the right level of brightness for optimum viewing”.
Reportedly, the slate computers come equipped with DDR3L low voltage RAM, a 320GB mechanical hard drive (raised from 160GB) or an optional 128GB SSD. Connectivity features presumably include a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, optional 3G radio, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 802.11 a/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 modules complemented by optional RFID, Barcode and SmartCard readers.
Panasonic’s Health rugged tablet weighs 1.58kg and comes with an easy to disinfect surface, fanless design, and meets UK’s Hospital Safety Certifications. Based on a Windows 7 Professional operating system, both slates offer dual hot swappable batteries (up to 7 hours of runtime) and an optional built-in 3MP web camera for video calls.