MWC 2018 | The ToughPad FZ-M1 is a rugged outdoor tablet from Panasonic with an integrated FLIR thermal camera
Panasonic has added a new ruggedized tablet to the ToughPad lineup. The FZ-M1 is a relatively compact 7-inch (1280 x 800) tablet running Windows 10 Pro and a dual-core/four-thread Intel 6th generation processor. There is a ‘value option’ which includes an Atom processor, but this isn’t showing in the spec sheets or on the website, only in the press material.
The headlining feature is the integrated FLIR thermal imaging camera which has a thermal resolution of 160 x 120 pixels and can measure temperatures between -20 and +400 Celsius ( -4 to 752 Fahrenheit). The FZ-M1 is intended for the assessment and capture of thermal imaging data in areas such as utilities and cool chain.
As a ruggedized device, it is rated IP65 (dust tight, water jets) and can withstand drops from 180cm (71 inches). Battery life is reported at 8 hours and is user swappable for extended use on the go.
The MSRP for the ToughPad FZ-M1 Core M5 6Y57, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD starts at US$2749, with availability from the end of February.
Panasonic press material