Panasonic Announces Toughpad FZ-B2 7-inch Android™ Tablet Upgrade

To meet the increasing demands of field based workers this fully-rugged tablet is equipped with an enhanced processor and improved connectivity

Panasonic, an industry leader in exceptionally reliable and innovative mobile computers, today announced new updates to its Panasonic Toughpad® FZ-B2 rugged 7-inch tablet powered by Android™ platform. The enhancements of a faster processor, improved wireless connectivity and touchscreen capabilities make the next generation Toughpad FZ-B2 a high performance, versatile tool for professionals in healthcare, utilities, retail and enterprise environments who need a mobile computing solution that delivers business grade features in a reliable and rugged device.

In addition to a faster processor and enhanced Wi-Fi chipset, the new Toughpad FZ-B2 is equipped with the latest Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) operating system. A new ten-point capacitive multi-touch screen with water sensing and glove touch modes allows for easy operation in any weather conditions.

“Field service workers find their consumer devices lack the performance and functions needed for business use on the job,” said Brian Rowley, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “With the Toughbook FZ-B2, the customer has a durable and fully-rugged 7-inch tablet that delivers user productivity with expandable interface options, a sunlight viewable screen and a rich line-up of accessories.  


Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2: Key Updates:

  • •    Faster Processor: Intel® AtomTM x5-Z8550 Processor (2M Cache, 1.44 GHz up to 2.4 GHz)
  • •    Operating System: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 
  • •    Enhanced Wireless: Intel® Dual Band® Wireless-AC 8260, Bluetooth v4.2 (Class1), GPS on all models
  • •    Improved Capacitive Touchscreen: 10 finger touch recognition display (2 finger touch in water sensing mode)
  • •    Rear Camera Upgrade: 8MP (3264 x 2448 pixels) still, 30 fps (1920x1080 pixels) video capture with auto focus and LED Flash
  • •    A New Product Configuration: Stand-alone USB Type-C port with On-The-Go capability is available

For a full list of specifications and more detailed information, visit us.panasonic.com/toughpad/B2.  

*Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

Pricing and Availability 

The latest Toughpad FZ-B2 will be available in August from authorized Panasonic resellers at an estimated street price starting around $1,399.

Sales inquiries for Panasonic’s Toughbook and Toughpad product lines should be directed to sales.psc@us.panasonic.com or 877-803-8492.

Besides offering the market leading Toughbook and Toughpad brands, Panasonic helps customers reduce the complexity of deploying and managing mobility projects through its ProServices suite of engineering consultations, premier disc imaging and device deployment services, training, mobility applications and break/fix depot support.

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