Panasonic Toughpad Tablets Star In Vauxhall Crime Busting Police Cars On Trial With Hertfordshire Police; Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May wowed by technology
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BRACKNELL, UK -- The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 is playing a starring role in the latest Vauxhall crime busting police cars to go on trial at Hertforshire Police. The fully rugged touchscreen tablet with Windows 8 Pro can be used on the move or docked into the glove box of the 10 Vauxhall Astra police cars currently on trial at Herfordshire Police.
Pending the success of the trial, senior officers at Herts Constabulary are due to fit 50 Vauxhall Astras already in service with the new technology.
Hertfordshire Constabulary is the first force to use this ground breaking technology, which offers everything officers could want from a mobile police station. The futuristic Vauxhalls even caught the eye of Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May when they viewed prototypes of the cutting-edge Astras earlier this year.
Sam Burrows, Panasonic Toughbook Emergency Services specialist, said: "Our emergency services need technology that is fast, simple and intuitive to use but at the same time built to stand up to the rigours of everyday life on the frontline. The Toughpad FZ-G1 is the perfect tablet to meet these needs and we are delighted that Vauxhall has included the technology at the heart of its latest Astra police vehicles."
As well as the Panasonic Toughpads, the cars also feature an 8.4-inch high resolution, multi-touch touchscreen monitor developed by KME and a 4G compatible broadband router enabling high-speed internet connectivity.
Launched in January 2013, the Toughpad FZ-G1 is Panasonic's first fully rugged Windows 8 Pro tablet, which has been designed for mobile workers who spend much of their time working outside or in vehicles. The thin and lightweight device, weighing only 1.1kg, has been designed to take full advantage of the new functionality offered by the Windows 8 Pro. operating system and offers two-way touch input with its capacitive 10-finger multi-touch screen and digitizer pen for tasks such as recording signatures.
The first fully rugged device to use the latest IPSa Panel technology, developed by Panasonic, the FZ-G1 provides new levels of viewing quality for tablet users working outside. Offering extra wide viewing angles, strengthened glass, high contrast ratio and 800cd/m2 high brightness paired with a Panasonic anti-reflection layer, the 10.1" over Full HD (1920x1200) Resolution screen is purpose built to perform in any light conditions.
The Toughpad family is designed to meet the same incredible durability standards as Panasonic's Toughbook laptop product line. The Toughpad FZ-G1 will have a MIL-STD-810G rating for 120cm drops as well as an IP65 ingress protection rating for resistance to dust and water. The device also will be rated for use in extreme temperatures.
With built-in battery saving technology such as its ambient light sensor, the Toughpad FZ-G1 can operate for 8.0 hours on its standard 6-cell battery and with an optional 9-cell battery can run for 16 hours.
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About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU
PSCEU is the European branch of Panasonic Systems Communications Company, the global B2B division of Panasonic. PSCEU's goal is to improve the working lives of business professionals and help their organizations efficiency and performance. We help organizations capture, compute and communicate all sorts of information: image, voice, and textual data. Products include PBX telephone switches, document printers, professional cameras, projectors, large visual displays and rugged mobile PCs. With around 500 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets.
The new PSCEU is made up of four business divisions:
Communication Solutions including professional scanners, multifunctional printers, telephony systems and HD video conferencing systems.
Visual System Solutions including projectors, interactive whiteboards, presentation aids and displays. Panasonic is the European market leader in projectors with 28% revenue share.
Professional Camera Solutions including professional audio visual, security and industrial medical vision (IMV) technology. Panasonic is one of the top two professional camera vendors in Europe.
Computer Product Solutions including the Toughbook range of rugged notebooks, Toughpad business tablets and electronic point of sales (EPOS) systems. Panasonic Toughbook had 63.3% unit share of the European rugged and durable notebook market and a 29.2 unit share of the rugged business tablet market in 2012 (VDC, March 2013).
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.30 trillion yen (68 billion euros) for the year ended March 31, 2013. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at http://business.panasonic.co.uk/computer-product/products-and-accessories/introducing-the-full-toughbook-range#
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