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The latest Panasonic TOUGHBOOK G2 and 33 set a new standard for rugged tablets, “Alder Lake” processing power, security, and modularity.

Bracknell, UK. 5th March 2024 – Panasonic Connect today announced the latest iterations of its TOUGHBOOK G2 and 33 detachable rugged tablets. The 10.1-inch G2mk2 and 12-inch 33mk3 deliver market-leading ruggedness, battery life, customisation, connectivity and performance that provide the modern mobile worker with a balanced solution, regardless of the task, application or environment.

Unrivalled performance for any application

Panasonic’s TOUGHBOOK G2mk2 and 33mk3 devices feature market-leading performance, enhanced connectivity and increased modularity to adapt to different mobile worker requirements.

The G2mk2 and 33mk3 both utilise the 12th generation Intel® Core™ (Alder Lake) i5 processor range, with Intel vPro® Technology, helping to run the most demanding applications on Windows 11 Pro. For those requiring unmatched performance for the most demanding applications, the optional new Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Intel vPro® Technology delivers an additional boost in computing power.

Both new devices feature Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics technology, enabling superior graphics performance. This is of particular significance in the emergency services sector, where the TOUGHBOOK 33 is used as a Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) for fire services, such as Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, enabling its officers to access detailed mapping and point of interest data in the vehicle, where precise and real-time updates are key. When detached from the vehicle’s dock, data such as hydrant location, building plans, risk cards, operating guidance, home fire safety checks, and detailed vehicle information – all of which are dependent on superior computing performance – can be accessed simultaneously when at an incident.

Increased modularity for flexibility and security

The latest TOUGHBOOK G2 is the most customisable rugged tablet available, with Panasonic taking the modular design to new levels, alongside increased security in mind for any application. The device’s rear expansion area can now be fitted with a fingerprint reader, ideal for users such as in defence that need to authenticate secure access to sensitive or mission critical data.

Furthermore, the G2mk2 Top Expansion Area – already customisable with five peripherals – is now compatible with a MicroSD Memory Card Slot. This enables personnel to quickly access and transfer important data between devices when in the field.

5G-ready connectivity

Panasonic has seen an increased demand for devices that can connect to 5G (SA) standalone networks, with the G2mk2 ready to connect to 5G private networks straight out of the box. This enables sectors such as transport and logistics, manufacturing, and the emergency services, to take advantage of a dedicated, fully customised private 5G network, delivering ultra-low latency, faster response times, and enhanced data transfer and communication for mobile workers.

Both the G2mk2 and 33mk3 utilise the powerful, best-in-class Thunderbolt™ connectivity standard, enabling high-bandwidth data, power, and video transfers. The devices also include the latest Wi-Fi (Intel® Wireless 6E AX211) that selects the optimum bandwidth to save battery power.

Market-leading ruggedness for varied mobile worker personas

The military-grade ruggedness and IP65**-rated water and dust capabilities of the G2mk2 and 33mk3 allow users to continue working in any environment, without any fear of drops, knocks, vibrations, and extreme temperatures affecting productivity. 

This is ideal for those working in the transport and logistics sector, where the multi-purpose design of the 33mk3 enables it to be mounted in forklifts when required, and simply detached from the dock when required for additional applications around the warehouse. This provides increased flexibility and efficiency over fixed in-vehicle devices.

Increased transparency and usability on battery life

The battery life of the TOUGHBOOK G2mk2 and 33mk3 remains the same, but the means of measuring performance and battery life has evolved, and now matches the typical usage profile of today’s modern worker, especially for those using power-hungry applications.

“Both the TOUGHBOOK G2mk2 and 33mk3 provide a fantastic balance of market-leading performance, cost-efficiency, and battery life for today’s mobile worker, who are increasingly utilising a range of demanding applications in the field,” said Dirk Weigelt, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Panasonic Connect. “These latest iterations demonstrate Panasonic’s intimate knowledge of its customers’ requirements, regardless of industry, and what they need to consistently perform at their best in the field.”

For more information on the TOUGHBOOK G2mk2 and 33mk3, visit www.toughbook.eu

*Tested by an independent third-party lab following MIL-STD 810H.

Panasonic Press Contact
Dirk Weigelt
Senior Product Marketing Manager,
Mobile Solutions Business Division
[email protected]

Panasonic Press Contact
Jim Pople
C8 Consulting
[email protected]

About the Panasonic Group

Founded in 1918, and today a global leader in developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, industry, communications, and energy sectors worldwide, the Panasonic Group switched to an operating company system on April 1, 2022, with Panasonic Holdings Corporation serving as a holding company and eight companies positioned under its umbrella. The Group reported consolidated net sales of 8,378.9 billion yen (ca. 59.4 billion Euro) for the year ended March 31, 2023. To learn more about the Panasonic Group, please visit: https://holdings.panasonic/global/ 

About Panasonic Connect Europe

Panasonic Connect Europe began operations on October 1st, 2021, creating a new Business-to-Business focused and agile organisation. With more than 400 employees, the business spearheads operations with its major new B2B solutions initiative called “Gemba Process Innovation”, supported by its wide business product range. 

Panasonic Connect Europe is headquartered in Wiesbaden and consist of the following business units: 

  • The Mobile Solutions Business Division helping mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, business tablets and handhelds.
  • The Media Entertainment Business Division incorporating Visual System Solutions offering a range of high brightness and reliable projectors as well as high quality displays; and Broadcast & ProAV offering Smart Live Production solutions from an end-to-end portfolio consisting of PTZ and system cameras, camcorders, the Kairos IT/IP platform, switchers and robotic solutions that are widely used for live event capture, sports production, television, and xR studios.
  • Business and Industry Solutions delivering tailored technology solutions focused on Retail, Logistics and Manufacturing. Designed to increase operational efficiency and enhance customer experience, helping businesses to perform at their best, every day.
  • Panasonic Factory Solutions Europe selling a wide range of smart factory solutions including electronics manufacturing solutions, robot and welding systems and software solutions engineering.

For more information please visit: https://eu.connect.panasonic.com

Please visit Panasonic Connect Europe’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/panasonic-connect-europe/

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