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The Panasonic Toughpad A2 can handle whatever you throw at it and much more

Panasonic announces the newest addition to the Toughbook family the new fully rugged 10.1” FZ-A2 Android Toughpad. Equipped with powerful enterprise class features, the FZ-A2 comes with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and Android for Work’s enterprise security built-in.

At just under two pounds, the FZ-A2 tablet is light weight for easy portability and has been certified by an independent third party testing lab to meet MIL-STD-810G certification to ensure unmatched durability. The FZ-A2 offers protection from drops of up to five feet and has achieved an IP65 rating for protection from dust and water.

Equipped with an 800 nit, 10-point capacitive touchscreen display, the FZ-A2 tablet provides bright, crisp imagery in any condition whether workers are using their mobile devices in an indoor hospitality environment or outdoors in the field. Additionally, its screen can be used with or without gloves to capture signatures or other annotations in direct sunlight or even in the rain. The FZ-A2 tablet is also equipped with an 8MP rear camera for high-quality, professional image capture.

“Our customers rely on mobile technology to make their jobs easier and more efficient,” said Brian Rowley, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “We are continually innovating to develop rugged tablets and laptops that can meet the needs of today’s increasingly diverse mobile workforce. The FZ-A2 is the ultimate tablet for mobile field work that will continue to evolve with our customers’ needs and work requirements.”

The fully rugged tablet is powered by an Intel Atom Processor with software encryption for enterprise-grade security and management features, the highly secure platform is ideal for use in home health and other environments that must meet HIPAA requirements for enhanced data and privacy protection.

Designed with enterprise class features such as an end-user changeable, hot-swappable battery, the FZ-A2 delivers more performance hours per shift. Its thin, powerful form factor with multiple interfaces is ideal for such applications as kiosk in retail environments. Programmable front facing buttons make daily tasks more efficient. The FZ-A2 tablet provides greater expandability with Panasonic’s industry leading reliable connectivity for mobile workers who need dependable and fast access to data or the ability to process documents in the field for guided selling and direct store delivery.

Users can select one of three integrated configurations each equipped with optional features, including an integrated barcode reader for retail kiosk or warehouse and distribution applications, a Smart Card Reader for enhanced security, and an additional USB port for increased peripheral device connections. The optional forklift or vehicle mount and desktop cradle accessories, combined with the tablet’s thin, portable form factor, provide the flexibility for workers to use the tablet as a handheld or mount the device for delivery and route driving.

For more on the Panasonic Toughpad A2 visit Buy.GovDirect.com or call 888-TOUGH-31.

Rugged tablets for First Responders on FL State Contract

Several of our first responder customers are running EMS software on rugged tablets in the back of their vehicles. As your GovDirect account manager, I wanted to make sure you have the latest spec information on Panasonic’s Android A2 tablet and the convertible CF-20 2-in-1 laptop. These have been our most popular sellers among Fire and Ambulance customers as they are fully rugged and small enough to fit comfortably in cramped workspaces.

I will be at the upcoming “First there, First Care” conference in June and hope to share demos of these devices with you there.  If you would like to discuss setting up a demo or seeing budgetary pricing in the meantime, please give me a call. I would be glad to discuss rugged devices and the other technology that is available to you on the FL state contract from GovDirect.

MIL-STD- 810G TAA Compliant Technology from a WOSB

What percentage of your capital purchases need to go through a Diverse Business? GovDirect is a Woman Owned Small Business that can assist with providing industry standard technology solutions for Federal agencies.  Some of our most popular technology offerings in this sector are listed below:

  • Panasonic’s latest fully rugged and semi-rugged solutions, the A2 tablet and the Q2 semi-rugged detachable laptop.
  • Fujitsu TAA Compliant U745 Ultrabook and WWAN Series laptop and tablets
  • Charge mobile devices while they are securely locked up in the Bretford StoreCharge cabinet.

We offer these solutions on contracts such as CHESS- ADMC2, NETCENTS-2, and the GSA.  To schedule a demo or consultation, please reach out to sales@govdirect.com.

Review the Latest Public Safety Technology as you prepare budgets

What technology takes the forefront as you prepare budgets for upgrades to your equipment?  GovDirect is here to provide free product demos and support as you plan for the year ahead. We specialize in high-level technology for public sector agencies, such as the following:

  • There are two new devices out from Panasonic- the 10.1″ Android A2 rugged tablet, and the 12.5″ semi-rugged detachable Q2 laptop.
  • We offer GPS Asset Trackers specifically for Law Enforcement- you can see more details here. These allow you to see real time tracking information on fleet vehicles!
  • Rugged mobile routers from Cradlepoint, and persistent connection technology from NetMotion improve field connections and reduce downtime.
  • Talk with one of our body worn camera specialists if you are looking to add or implement body worn technology. See how our customers at Greenville County are using Arbitrator cameras here.

We offer technology solutions on several state contracts as well as National IPA, PEPPM, NASPO and others.

GovDirect Fleet Technology check in

GovDirect wanted to touch base and make sure you have the latest information on our rugged camera and laptop solutions:

  • We offer GPS Asset Trackers specifically for Law Enforcement- you can see more details here. These allow you to see real time tracking information on fleet vehicles!
  • There are two new devices out from Panasonic- the 10.1″ Android A2 rugged tablet, and the 12.5″ semi-rugged detachable Q2 laptop.

We offer a free demo program, project consultation, and financing options. If you have any questions about how GovDirect can assist with your technology projects, email sales@govdirect.com.

NEW Rugged devices for Airport Maintenance!

Panasonic has recently announced two NEW  form factors that we wanted to share with you for evaluation:

– The 10.1″ Android A2 rugged tablet is designed for field-based workforces with sunlight viewable display, quick-charging, and replacable batteries.

– The semi-rugged detachable Q2 is ideal for workers who need more than the standard consumer tablet and features a long life battery and optional 4G LTE multi-carrier mobile broadband.

Looking to replace devices this year but torn on how to spend budget? The short whitepaper here addresses the failure rates of rugged vs. non-rugged devices and total cost of ownership. 

GovDirect offers consultation a free demo program, and leasing options. Please reach out to sales@govdirect.com or visit www.govdirect.com to find out more about our technology solutions.