Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is the new fully rugged fanless tablet announced at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. It’s equipped with Thermal Imaging technology, a 7-inch screen with Windows 10 Pro operating system differs from the previous model because it has been expressly designed to simplify the procedures of acquisition and processing of thermal images – especially if in mobility – through the micro Lepton FLIR thermal imaging camera.
The tablet is effective in various fields: industrial, utility, maintenance and repair, oil/gas, aviation, automotive and construction. There are two software options available, Standard and Pro, the latter available as an optional license. Both can detect high or low-temperature points, get images and videos and add metadata (including QR codes). The thermal resolution of 160×120 has a temperature detection range of -20° to +400° (accuracy of ± 5°).
Toughpad FZ-M1 integrates an Atom Core processor or Intel Core 6th generation. It has a touch display (also usable wearing gloves) perfectly readable under direct sunlight and guarantees a battery life up to 8 hours. Alternatively, you can also double the battery capacity by adding extra battery life which is sold separately), bringing up to 16 hours.
Being rugged, the tablet is resistant to falls up to a height of 1.8 meters and is IP65 certified. In addition, the customization is maximum, as it is possible to configure it (on request) with barcode readers, serial port, 4G connectivity, and Smartcard.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 Specifications
- Touch Display of 7 inches, 500 cd/m2
- Resolution of 1200 x 800 pixels
- Windows 10 Pro operating system
- Intel Core / Atom Core processor
- Fanless Design
- Resistance to falls from 1.8 meters
- IP65 certified against water and dust
- Battery life up to 8 hours
- Configurable port (serial, LAN, 2D barcode reader, NFC)
- Embedded expansion module (RFID, RDID UHF, smartcard, RealSense)
- Weight: 540 grams
- 3 years standard warranty
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 will be available from the end of February, while the thermal camera will be available as an option for other products by the end of 2018.