Rugged laptop computer with facial recognition for military and first responders introduced by Panasonic

June 17, 2022
The TOUGHBOOK 40 is more than a pound lighter than the previous generation, and has 14-inch FHD touchscreen display for increased readability.

NEWARK, N.J. – Panasonic Connect North America in Newark, N.J., is introducing the TOUGHBOOK 40 rugged modular laptop computer for military users, mobile workers law enforcement, federal agencies, and utilities to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs.

TOUGHBOOK 40 is more than a pound lighter than the previous generation. It has 14-inch FHD touchscreen display for increased readability for military personnel who need to decipher precise and intricate plans.

The TOUGHBOOK 40 comes with 11th Gen Intel vPro processors, with optional AMD dedicated graphics or Intel Iris Xe Graphics boosting computing power to process large amounts of data, images, and video feeds in real-time.

The TOUGHBOOK 40 also has a 5-megapixel webcam, privacy cover for security, and infrared capability to support Windows Hello facial recognition. It also has several cellular and connectivity options, including a 4G or 5G modem.

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The 4G modem supports LTE, LTE-A and speeds as fast as 2 G gigabits per second. The 5G modem supports 4G (LTE, LTE-A) as well as 5G (mmWave, C-band, Sub6) and speeds to 5.5 gigabits per second.

It connects to the best available network without any disruption or intervention by the user. Both 4G and 5G modems support FirstNet (band 14), CBRS Private LTE (band 48) and have dual SIM (physical SIM + eSIM).

The rugged TOUGHBOOK 40 provides advanced docking support, and quad pass-through connectors. Additionally, it offers 4x4 MIMO, faster USB and Ethernet ports, and software selectable pass-throughs for each antenna.

The TOUGHBOOK 40 provides voice accuracy with its tetra array microphones and class-leading 95-decibel speakers, and offers improved screen brightness, a color-selectable backlit keyboard, and backlit power button and keyboard icons for easy night viewing in low-light.

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Programmable buttons enable fast access, a redesigned interface, and a reengineered resistive touchpad that is 60 percent larger while still being usable in the rain or when wearing gloves.

The TOUGHBOOK 40 comes standard with encrypted OPAL SSDs (FIPS is optional), the choice of five different authentication xPAKs, TPM 2.0 and Intel Hardware Shield. It also is a certified Microsoft Secured-core PC, and offers Secure Wipe that wipes the contents on the drive in a matter of seconds.

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