Shunal DokeApr 16, 2013 08:50:39 IST
Panasonic has launched new devices in India that are primarily aimed towards the Indian enterprise market. The company has launched new additions to both of its Toughpad and Toughbook line-ups. The devices included are the Toughpad FZ-G1, the Toughpad JT-B1, the Toughbook JT-H300HT, and the Toughbook JT-H320HT.
The Toughpad FZ-G1 is set to run on Windows 8 and is set to be ruggedised in the same way that other devices in the Toughpad line-up are. The JT-B1 is a 7-inch Android tablet that the company claims is designed for one-handed operation.
With an MIL-STD-810G design for mission-critical and highly mobile workers in fields such as the military, construction, healthcare, public safety, utilities, retail, maintenance, supply chain logistics and insurance. Thhe company claims that the Toughpad tablets perform under circumstances that render typical tablets non-operational like drops, fluid ingress and exposure to extreme temperature. The Toughpads also sport LCD displays and user-replaceable batteries.
The JT-H300 and JT-H320HT rugged handheld computers are based on Panasonic’s “TSA (Total Shock Absorbing) design”. The company claims that the handheld computers can withstand tough working conditions. These are also said to be designed for one-handed use.
Panasonic's new additions to the Toughpad and Toughbook line-ups
Speaking on the launch Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India, said, “Having done extremely well in the consumer business, Panasonic India now has a renewed focus on the B2B and B2G business. Today’s launch of mobile computing devices is a significant stepping stone towards our aim of doubling the contribution of B2B segment to Panasonic’s overall revenue by 2015.” He further added, “The Indian industrial devices market is in sync with the global market and is growing at an accelerated rate owing to the dynamics of businesses and work life of consumers. Panasonic range of industrial devices has created its own niche in the world of mobile technology and the products unveiled today truly showcase our wide portfolio of innovative and cutting-edge technology products which will meet the varying demands of Indian enterprises for increased workforce mobility and productivity.”
“Tablets and handheld computing devices are going to be significant drivers of enterprise mobility globally. Businesses can expect to benefit from the efficiency and increased productivity as a result of the anywhere, anytime access offered by these devices. All Panasonic mobile computing devices are designed with enterprise-grade features such as a ruggedized build to withstand the harshest business environments, sunlight-readable screen for outdoor viewing, connectivity options for always-connected access and long battery life for uninterrupted usage on the go. With our engineering reputation for reliability and durability, Panasonic is well-positioned to meet this increasing business need and we aim to achieve 50 percent market share in the ruggedized tablet space by 2015.” said Hide Harada, Director of IT Products Business Division, Panasonic Corporation.
Toru Hasegawa, Managing Director, System Sales Division, Panasonic India, said, “As localization is a key aspect of Panasonic’s growth strategy in India, these devices launched today have been designed keeping in mind the challenges and requirements of various industries. Extremely durable and secure, our products are ideal for mobile workers and highly mobile workers in fields such as the military, construction, healthcare, public safety, utilities, retail, maintenance, supply chain logistics, manufacturing and insurance. Fully utilizing our know-how of this category, we aim to cultivate and create a market for these products in India and we are confident that this new range will aid the rapid pace of urban life developments as well as demands from various businesses.”