Panasonic redefines the semi-rugged notebook category with its latest Toughbook CF-54 notebook
Increased performance and functionality combined with endurance in a business PC
BRACKNELL, UK. 23rd MAY 2017
The latest version of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 notebook is set to redefine the semi-rugged market. The increased performance, flexibility and functionality of the 3rd generation device is contained in a stylish and lightweight business notebook that is tough enough to withstand the challenges that any mobile worker can throw at it.
Powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i5-7300U vPro™ Processor and with flexible configuration and port areas, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 with its 14 inch display is the ideal device to replace the outgoing Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 notebook, which has been one of Panasonic’s most popular ever devices. All three of the Toughbook CF-54 notebook models (Entry, Mid and Premium model) now offer as standard the same DVD player, alongside VGA and True Seriel ports and at the same price point as the outgoing Toughbook CF-53 device.
Automotive to business executive
“This Toughbook sets a new industry standard with a light weight, slim and attractive looking notebook with high end computing power and graphics performance making it ideal for the mobile business worker,” said Jan Kaempfer, General Manager for Marketing at Panasonic Computer Product Solutions. “Whilst its durable design, highly flexible configuration options and multiple ports make it appropriate for blue collar and outside workforces. It is perfect for the R&D and diagnostic needs of the automotive sector and the maintenance and repair requirements of field service workers, alongside the needs of mobile professionals such as claim adjusters in insurance, architects in construction and government and public safety personnel.”
Flexible and modular configuration
The flexible configuration area of the latest generation device offers DVD or 2nd battery or Smartcard reader or PC card. The flexible configuration port can be a 2nd LAN or d-GPS or 4th USB 2.0 or rugged USB.
Crystal clear display options
The 14” display comes in HD (1366x768), Full HD (1920x1080) or Full HD with capacitive multi-touch touchscreen to offer the clarity and visual detail required by different operatives. All devices come with Windows 10 Pro operating systems.
For mobile workers moving from one location to another, the versatility to connect when on the move is also an important consideration. The latest Toughbook CF-54 notebook comes with the complete range of interfaces including a VGA and HDMI for data projectors and displays, a True Serial port for connection to legacy systems, LAN port, USB 3.0 ports and a SD card slot. The device comes with a docking connector for vehicle or desktop mounting and an option for 4G LTE, dual pass through antenna, Contactless Smart Card Reader and Fingerprint reader.
The Entry model (HD without Touchscreen) comes with 4GB of RAM (Max. 32GB) and 500GB HDD as standard (128GB /256GB SSD optional), the Mid model (Full HD without Touchscreen) comes with 4GB of RAM (Max. 32GB) and 256GB SSD as standard (128GB SSD optional), and the Premium model (Full HD with Touchscreen) comes with 8GB of RAM (Max. 32GB) and 256GB SSD as standard (128GB SSD optional). Camera options include a 2 megapixel webcam ensuring video communications can be carried out in any location or environment. The device also has an optional backlit keyboard for easy operation in the dark.
The best of semi-rugged durability
Although a semi-rugged device, the Toughbook CF-54 is the best protected in its category with magnesium plating used on all four-sides, full keyboard and display area spill protection, and a honeycomb-style bonnet to provide maximum protection from impacts. The device can survive drops of up to 76cm. For ease of use, the device comes with its own integral carry handle and as an option can be easily branded with a company logo. Thanks to its ruggedness, CF-54 could also be vehicle mounted with the help of Panasonic approved 3rd party vehicle mount accessories.
With a single battery life of 10 hours*1, this workhorse can keep pace with the requirements of today’s busy mobile workers and comes with a hot swappable battery option, which means the device can continue working and the battery changed without switching off the device. There is also a possibility to have an optional 2nd battery delivering a total battery life of up to 17 hours*1.
Peace of mind
Every Toughbook comes with a 3-year warranty covering hardware failures for systems used as designed and a 5-year spare part guarantee with a 96-hour repair commitment. Additional upgraded services are available including: Extended Product Warranty (4th/5th year), Accidental Damage Warranty, Battery Warranty (3/4/5 years) and HDD/SSD Warranty.
The Toughbook CF-54 is available from the end of August 2017.
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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 organisations’ efficiency and performance. We help organisations 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, rugged mobile PCs and fire alarms solutions. With around 400 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets.
PSCEU is made up of four product categories:
Communication Solutions, including professional scanners, multifunctional printers, telephony systems and SIP terminal devices.
Visual System Solutions, including projectors and professional displays. Panasonic offers the widest range of Visual products, and leads the European projector market with 28% revenue share. (Futuresource B2B market tracking, Q1/2014)
Professional Camera Solutions, including Broadcast & ProAV products, security, fire alarm systems and industrial medical vision (IMV) technology. Panasonic is one of the top two professional camera vendors in Europe.
Computer Product Solutions helps mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, Toughpad business tablets and electronic point of sales (EPOS) systems. As European market leaders, Panasonic Toughbook had a 66% revenue share of sales of rugged and durable notebooks and Panasonic Toughpad held a 59% revenue share of sales of rugged business tablets in 2015 (VDC Research, March 2016).
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