Panasonic announces its lightest fully-rugged Toughpad – the JT-B1 – Aug 28, 2013– Sydney, Australia  (Techreleased) – Panasonic today launched the JT-B1 Toughpad, the lightest, fully-rugged mobile computer the company has ever built. This 7-inch Android tablet combines data and device security with seamless connectivity and enterprise-minded technology.

Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1
Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1

The Toughpad JT-B1 is a lightweight rugged solution that is ideal for one-handed use, and fits in a coat pocket or on a belt. The JT-B1 gives mobile workers all the integrated features they require, as well as the convenience and mobility of a tablet computer.

The JT-B1 is designed to be more durable and rugged than consumer-grade tablets, and offers professionals in the field a number of unique security, functionality and reliability features, including a 7-inch daylight-readable touch screen, sealed all-weather design, and a security processor to protect confidential data. The Toughpad JT-B1 will be available through authorised Panasonic Toughbook distributors and resellers from late September 2013.

Jason Lee, Toughbook Product Marketing Manager, Panasonic Australia said: ““The JT-B1 has been developed in response to the needs of mobile workers in industries such as logistics and warehousing, hospitality, and retail merchandising. They are looking for a tablet device that fits seamlessly into their workflow; and provides access to mission-critical data, anywhere, at any time.

“Panasonic rugged computers are an industry benchmark when it comes to toughness and dependability. Combined with 3G broadband connectivity, the JT-B1 will offer customers quick access to applications and data to significantly improve field workers’ ability to make critical decisions which enhance customer service, service delivery and response times.”

Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1 features

DURABILITY

  • MIL-STD-810G design
  • IP65 sealed all-weather design
  • Magnesium alloy chassis encased with ABS and elastomer corner guards
  • Adjustable hand strap
  • Raised bezel for LCD impact protection
  • Port covers
  • Withstands up to 5 foot drop

SOFTWARE

  • Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Calendar, Clock, Gallery, QuickSearchBox, Google Play™, Gmail™, Calendar Sync, Contacts Sync, Google Maps™, Google+™, Google Talk™, Google Voice Search™, YouTube™, IPSec, Over-the-Air Update Client, Adobe Reader
  • Panasonic Utilities (Dashboard, User Button Manager, Device Management, Online Manual)

CPU

  • TI OMAP4460 1.5GHz Dual-Core

STORAGE & MEMORY

  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB flash – Up to 32GB with additional microSD card

DISPLAY

  • 7″ WSVGA LCD 1024 x 600
  • 4-point capacitive multi touch daylight-readable screen – 500 nit – Direct bonding technology – Anti-reflective screen treatment – Ambient light, accelerometer, digital compass and proximity sensors – Automatic screen rotation

AUDIO

  • Integrated microphone
  • Integrated speaker
  • On-screen volume and mute controls

KEYBOARD & INPUT

  • 4-point multi touch – Supports bare hand touch and gestures
  • 4 tablet buttons (programmable) – Short press: Power, Back, Home, Menu – Long press: Silence mode, Concealed mode, Dashboard
  • Key combinations: Presentation mode, Screen shot
  • On-screen QWERTY keyboard

EXPANSION SLOTS

  • MicroSD

INTERFACE

  • Docking connector 7-pin
  • Micro-USB 2.0 4-pin
  • Headphone and microphone Mini-jack stereo

WIRELESS

  • Optional integrated 3G LTE mobile broadband
  • Dedicated GPS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi hotspot router (up to 5 devices)
  • Bluetooth® v4.0 + EDR (Class 2)
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) – ISO/IEC21481 Type A, Type B, Felica

POWER SUPPLY

  • User-replaceable Li-Ion battery pack (3.7V, 5720mAh)
  • Battery operation: Approx. 8 hours
  • AC Adapter: AC 100V-240V 50/60Hz

POWER MANAGEMENT

  • Sleep Mode

SECURITY FEATURES

  • Native software encryption, trusted boot, root protection, FIPS 140-2 (Level 1), IPSec VPN, software security support, network
Model RRP Availability
JT-B1 Starting from $1349 September 2013

The Toughpad JT-B1 will be available through authorised Panasonic Toughbook distributors and resellers from late September 2013.