Panasonic Announces Upgrades to Toughbook H2 Tablet PC

Panasonic has released an upgraded version of its Toughbook H2 tablet PC featuring expanded storage to 500GB and twin, hot-swappable batteries capable of providing 7 hours of uninterrupted work.

Panasonic Toughbook H2 Tablet Pc

Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, today announced upgrades to the Panasonic Toughbook H2, the industry’s most rugged handheld tablet PC. The MIL-STD-810G- and IP65-certified device includes a faster processor, expanded storage and other improvements, while retaining critical features to enhance usability and durability – including the ability to survive a 6-foot drop. With these upgrades, the Toughbook H2 delivers an improved return on investment for businesses with mobile workforces and greater performance for clinicians, field service workers, first responders and other mission-critical mobile professionals.

Panasonic Toughbook H2: Key Improvements

  • Upgraded processor: Intel Core i5-3427U (up to 2.8GHz) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
  • Expanded storage: 500GB 7,200 rpm hard drive (shock-mounted flex-connect with hard drive heater) with optional 128GB SSD
  • Improved battery life: Twin, hot-swappable batteries deliver 7 hours of uninterrupted work per MobileMark 2007 testing 
  • Enhanced connectivity: Intel Advanced-N 6235 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.0 + EDR (Class 1) standard on all models. Integrated wireless broadband options include 4G LTE or 3G Gobi and dedicated GPS

“With its versatility, portability and sheer toughness, the Toughbook H2 is a critical tool for workers in diverse industries,” says Kyp Walls, Director of Product Management, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “The improvements we’re announcing only serve to increase its value in helping these workers stay efficient and productive, no matter where their jobs take them.”       

Flexible Functionality, Rugged Durability 

The 3.5 lb. Toughbook H2 handheld tablet PC runs the Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32-bit or 64-bit) operating system and includes optional integrated technology such as barcode, fingerprint, insertable or contactless SmartCard/RFID readers. Further, with standard USB 3.0, serial, and Ethernet ports, connectivity is unparalleled in its class. Its 10.1-inch XGA LED transflective touchscreen with Panasonic CircuLumin technology allows for full circle viewability from the brightest sunlight to pitch darkness, and screen brightness can be adjusted from 6,000 nits to as low as 1 nit for concealed nighttime use for the safety of military and public safety users.

The Toughbook H2’s polycarbonate-encased magnesium alloy chassis is built with an IP65 certified sealed all-weather design, and is  MIL-STD-810G certified for drops up to 6 ft., shock, vibration, rain, dust, sand, altitude, freeze/thaw, high/low temperature, temperature shock, humidity and explosive atmospheres. A MIL-STD-461F certified model for electromagnetic compatibility is available.

Healthcare-Compliant Design

For healthcare environments, the Toughbook H2 has a fully-sealed design, with no fan vents or exposed ports, for easy disinfection, reducing the risk of potentially pathogenic microorganisms being spread from patient to patient. The device is a secure and intuitive platform for barcode medication administration (BCMA), vitals capture and electronic medical records (EMR) capture and review.