World Leader in Rugged Laptops & Tablets
Whatever's in your way, it won't be our technology
Over the last 30 years there have been huge developments in the world of mobility, and Panasonic TOUGHBOOK, the #1 rugged Mobile Computing Solutions brand in the world, has led the way in making sure your teams can work anywhere, anytime. Providing the perfect balance of rugged durability and performance, TOUGHBOOK is truly rugged from the inside out, so is comfortable being the workhorse when docked in one of our specialist vehicle mounts, through to getting constant bumps, knocks, and drops from those on the frontline.
PRODUCTS & ACCESSORIES
Dust. Drops. Knocks. Extreme weather. Whatever the challenge, TOUGHBOOK is built for lasting performance. The Panasonic range of rugged mobile computing products and accessories are designed with you and your workforce in mind, and to overcome mobile computing challenges in diverse and hostile environments. Our products are subject to rigorous testing during development and our local team work with you to ensure your workforce can work effectively for you and your customers, wherever they may be. The TOUGHBOOK range is comprised of the most secure Windows laptops on the market, modular 2-in-1 notebooks and the toughest tablets on earth. A complementary range accessories ranging from vehicle docks and mounts to smart card readers and hot-swap batteries have also been purpose built to ensure your TOUGHBOOK is adaptable to any working environment.
From the warehouse to the warzone, field work to emergency services, TOUGHBOOK is engineered for every industry. With custom engineering, amazing add-ons and modular designs available, our rugged devices offer solutions for every industry, environment and role – whether you’re a forklift operator or a firefighter.
WHAT MAKES TOUGHBOOK THE WORLD LEADER IN RUGGED LAPTOPS & TABLETS?
Staying strong in mission-critical moments
We believe in helping businesses across the country perform to their very best – unstoppable and equipped for every mission critical situation. We’re setting a new gold standard for rugged mobile technology.
Staying connected when it matters most
Raising the bar for efficiency, security and connectivity. Making work smarter, easier and faster across the board, in every industry. For over 30 years, Panasonic TOUGHBOOK has been redefining technology for the most challenging environments, with a dedicated range of ruggedised laptops, tablets and handheld devices.
Withstanding the harshest conditions
TOUGHBOOK sets the industry standard for ruggedised devices that are customisable for the needs of your mobile workers. Proven to operate in extreme environments so the weather never becomes a problem for your mobile teams, our technology is tested to its limits and capable of withstanding everything from dust, water, vibration and drops.
Be at the heart of the action
Don’t let extreme conditions hold you back. Our rugged mobile IT solutions ensure you’re always ready to work – come rain, hail or shine. TOUGHBOOK was built resilient, reliable, and rugged both inside and out.
Stay connected and in control
Whether you’re on the move, in the field or on-site, TOUGHBOOK keeps you connected. Manage your device remotely, keep your data safe, and put your trust in tougher security.
Adapt and go the distance
TOUGHBOOK devices are lightweight and customisable to help you go the extra mile. Full-shift battery life, hot swap options and flexible configurations mean you can put the hours in without delays.
The lowest industry failure rates in rugged mobile computing
It pays to think long term
Yes, rugged devices initially cost more than commercial and traditional consumer offerings. But the extremely low failure rates and tailored productivity-enhancing features of Toughbook mobile devices mean an altogether lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for your business.
Research undertaken by industry analyst firm IDC, shows that many organisations would significantly benefit by investing in rugged notebooks, tablets and handhelds for their workforce. Studies show that Total Cost of Ownership savings could be as much as 15% over a five-year period using rugged mobile devices through reduced failure rates and extended periods of use.
The challenge is convincing IT decision makers to invest now in order to save in the long term.
Engineered by Panasonic specialists, for sector specialists
TOUGHBOOK rugged notebook PCs and tablets are no ordinary devices. Our specialist engineers and production professionals design and build every part of every model. So each form, feature and function is purpose built with you in mind.
And how do we know what’s needed? Since our earliest days, we’ve embodied an ethos of ‘voice of the customer’, listening to what you want before delivering truly breakthrough technology in many areas. In this way, we’re constantly striking the perfect balance between optimum performance in all areas and the ultimate customer experience at all times.
The most secure PCs ever built
Data and device security is paramount.
Microsoft has partnered with Panasonic to develop a new class of secure PC. Designed with deep integration between hardware and software and featuring the most advanced CPUs available, Secured-core PCs are intended to handle mission-critical data in some of the most data-sensitive industries. A Secured-core PC is a modern Windows device that comes with the highest level of hardware, software and identity protection ready right out-of-the-box.
Do more with Windows 11 and TOUGHBOOK
Powerful. Secure. Reliable.
Microsoft's new Windows 11 operating system offers faster load times, enhanced security features and improved battery life, making it easier for your workers to connect with their TOUGHBOOK on the go. Get ready to experience best-in-class speed, power, and security.
Engineered by Panasonic specialists, for sector specialists
Rugged is where TOUGHBOOK made its name. And it's where we remain the world leader today. So every aspect of a TOUGHBOOK is designed from the inside out to be rugged – rather than a standard product being converted to give the appearance of ruggedisation.
For example, all components in our devices are flexibly mounted for greater durability. The cabinets and chassis are designed with great torsional strength and we use gold-plated connectors in our products to avoid rusting. Even our AC adapters and USB connections are tested and specially made to deliver the ultimate rugged experience.
Of course, there are also the certifications our products carry. Our devices achieve as high as IP68 ratings for water and dust resistance, and MIL-STD810H certifications for drops.
The screen technology found in TOUGHBOOK devices is a finely tuned combination of rugged capabilities and maximum user convenience. So, to withstand the bumps and bruises of working life, our screens are flexibly mounted in magnesium-alloy, rather than screwed rigidly to the cabinet, allowing them to absorb shocks far more readily than other PC notebooks and tablets.
The touchscreen technology found in our products also meets the twin challenges of premium utility and rugged durability. Panasonic capacitive screens are ideal for performing accurately and responsively in all conditions, while proprietary technology allows users to operate them even when wearing heavy industrial gloves. Signature-recognition technology adds to their in-field capabilities, while polished-down, outdoor readable screens make TOUGHBOOK easy to use outdoors, on the move.
Finally, where compromise needs to be found, the needs of the customer again come first. In some instances, for example, ultra-high brightness isn’t a critical requirement, whereas efficient power consumption is. So the saving we make in terms of screen brightness is balanced out in the device’s use of power.
It’s no surprise that battery technology is a key component of our specialist engineering. Panasonic is, after all, the world’s biggest battery manufacturer. So we’re better placed than anyone else to deliver the mobile battery technology that’s so critical to successful in-field performance.
Our devices feature long-life batteries, often with hot-swap and exchangeable/replaceable capabilities – some models also have an optional second battery. And unlike many competitors, we optimise our product design in line with the system reference design we receive from our chip/resistor manufacturing partners, to extend battery life.
Business Interface Technology
When configuring our TOUGHBOOK devices, we can include almost everything a customer can think of. That includes all standard industry ports, as well as all legacy ports (True Serial, etc), and support for HDMI, VGA and full-size USB (Type C).
Basing our devices on a ‘modular’ concept, the additional levels of configuration we can deliver turn the products into vertically focused solutions, fit for very specific purposes. And certainly far from the inefficiency of non-specialist notebook PCs and tablets that demand unstable, unwieldy add-ons.
World-leading rugged design is nothing if you can’t stay connected to data, applications and business-critical systems. We are the only wireless mobile computer manufacturer that designs and produces its own antennae.
The embedded wireless functionality in every TOUGHBOOK is tested to the limit in Panasonic’s very own anechoic chamber – the largest in the world, and completely unique in the field of notebook and tablet manufacturing.
Using embedded, integrated wireless technology means we can eliminate external interference in communications, staying connected in the field in more extreme situations, for longer, at higher speeds.
Dynamic Performance Technology
You need the highest-performing device possible, in the most appropriate form factor. We’re specialists in finding that balance. In terms of thermal characteristics, for example, our products are finely tuned. In some instances, fanless design keeps weight and power consumption to a minimum, and rugged protection at its highest. In others, where a fan is necessary to ensure optimum performance, it is managed (rather than simply ‘on’ or ‘off) so that ruggedisation isn’t compromised.
The way heat is managed through our devices also ensures the best possible user experience. A ‘thermal vapour chamber’ transfers heat away from high-temperature modules to non-user-intensive areas, meaning the user never encounters hot spots when using the device.
Keeping weight to a minimum makes users’ working lives easier – especially when you might find yourself working with a TOUGHBOOK for eight hours or more in the field.
So every aspect of our products is designed to keep weight down. Injection molding of magnesium alloy allows us to create very detailed, complex but extremely light bodies; while careful structural analysis means we can bore holes into the devices to reduce overall weight without reducing ruggedness (an approach we share with the aircraft industry).
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