Rugged Toughbook laptop computer for harsh military outdoor environments introduced by Panasonic

Sept. 17, 2019
Often mounted in vehicles for indoor and outdoor environments, this Toughbook can work all day on a charged battery for users in the field.

SECAUCUS, N.J. – Panasonic Solutions Co. in Secaucus, N.J., is introducing the FZ-55 EM7511 Toughbook 55 rugged mobile laptop computer for military, aerospace, public safety, and other government applications that must operate in harsh outdoor environments.

The Toughbook 55 offers modular expansion packs and accessories that can accommodate many different rugged work environments and personal preferences.

The Toughbook 55's expansion packs offer features such as I/O ports, a fingerprint reader, dedicated graphics, and a second storage drive. The main storage drive and optional second storage drive are quick-release for easier installation and access to the drives. The RAM and keyboard are both user-upgradable.

Often mounted in vehicles for indoor and outdoor environments, this latest Toughbook has the ability to work all day on a charged battery, which is among the most critical needs for users out in the field.

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The Toughbook 55 has the longest battery life of any Panasonic Toughbook to date with the ability to hot-swap an optional second battery without powering down or other interruptions.

The Toughbook 55 offers a thin lightweight design; the Intel 8th Gen quad-core i5 and i7 vPro processors and optional AMD discrete graphics; optional 1000 nit touchscreen; as much as 2 terabytes of data storage and 64 gigabytes of RAM; tetra-array microphones for speech recognition; USB Type-C port, HDMI 2.0, and Bluetooth 5.0; loud speakers, enhanced brightness, and a color-selectable backlit keyboard; and backward compatibility with existing Toughbook 54 vehicle and desktop docks.

The Toughbook 55 is certified to work on P.180, which provides global coverage for 180+ countries with no roaming fees and enables personalized shared data plans based on actual customer usage.

Additionally, the Toughbook 55 is certified and approved for use on FirstNet - the nationwide, wireless communications platform dedicated to America's first responders and public safety community.

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It supports the FirstNet Band 14 spectrum and gives public safety subscribers access to the dedicated, physically separate FirstNet network core.

FirstNet is built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) - an independent agency within the federal government. It's designed for first responders and those critical to their emergency response.

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