Panasonic Computer Solutions Co. has introduced a new rugged handheld tablet computer, the Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field. According to the vendor, the device increases mobility and productivity for field sales personnel, first responders, supervisors, inspectors, maintenance workers and other mobile professionals. It device is certified to meet IP65 and MIL-STD-810G standards, with a six-foot drop rating. Options include SmartCard, radio frequency identification and barcode readers, a camera, GPS capability and Qualcomm's new Gobi2000 mobile broadband technology. Panasonic claims a battery life of six hours for the Toughbook H1 Field, which is equipped with a 1.86 GHz Intel Atom processor. Also included are twin hot-swappable batteries which extend usage and virtually eliminate downtime, Panasonic said. Weighing 3.4 pounds, the model has a 10.4-inch, dual-touch display which offers both tablet and touchscreen functionality. The display includes a circular polarizer and anti-glare screen treatment.
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