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Enhanced Panasonic FZ-G1 and FZ-M1 Tablets Deliver Customized Choices for Evolving Needs of Mobile Workers in Demanding and Extreme Environments

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Both fully-rugged tablets come equipped with a new CPU, additional
camera support and unparalleled customization options

Panasonic, an industry leading manufacturer of mobile computing
solutions that are purpose-built for the way people work, announce the
launch of the latest version of its acclaimed FZ-G1 and FZ-M1 tablets.
These fully-rugged tablets are both leaders in their categories: the
FZ-G1 remains one of the world's bestselling 10.1" tablet and the FZ-M1
is one of the lightest and thinnest in its class at just 1.27 pounds.
Together, they offer the industry's broadest range of configuration
options for maximum flexibility, improved safety and greater performance
for workers in demanding and extreme environments.

"The newly enhanced FZ-G1 and FZ-M1 address the evolving needs of mobile
workers in rapidly changing industries, including construction,
logistics and utilities," said Brian Rowley, Vice President of Marketing
and Product Management, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North
America. "When work calls, Panasonic is answering – what it means to be
mobile and get business done. These two devices empower customers with
the competitive edge they need to work smarter and achieve more on the
job today, tomorrow and well into the future."

The FZ-G1 and FZ-M1, powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i5-7300 vPro™
and i5-7Y57 vPro™ processors respectively, come standard with 8GB RAM
and 256GB SSD. The FZ-M1 is equipped with a MIPI 8MP camera, while the
FZ-G1 features an integrated USB camera, both offering flash
capabilities to provide better value, easier ordering and shorter lead
times for customers. The tablets also come standard with Windows 10 Pro.

FZ-G1 Enhanced Features
In addition to the processor
upgrade, the updated FZ-G1 includes several improvements that enable
enhanced mobility and security. For more secure data protection, the new
infrared sensor supports Windows Hello for face, to help protect
sensitive and proprietary information. With a dual pass-through external
antenna, mobile workers are able to access GPS and 4G LTE Advanced data
simultaneously. A payment sleeve is available for integration with the
Verifone e355 device, which allows for EMV, NFC and MSR payment
acceptance and is specifically targeted for point of sales use.
Additional upgraded, standard features include a 2MP front camera and
newly added LED Flash for the 8MP rear camera.

FZ-G1 Configuration Options

  • Seamless, wireless connectivity is imperative for the mobile
    workforce, and the new WWAN EM7455 module with upgraded antenna
    ensures unprecedented LTE speeds, bandwidth and network performance.
  • For mechanical technicians, electrical maintenance and field
    technicians, a thermal camera enables temperature analysis (light
    edition standard, pro upgradable).
  • While 256GB storage is standard, the FZ-G1 offers up to 1TB optional
    storage.

FZ-M1 Enhanced Features
The new FZ-M1 now includes several
premium features to ensure that customers have a device that adapts to
the way they do business. With a growing number of users relying on
stylus inputs for signature capture, every FZ-M1 model now includes a
capacitive touchscreen. Additionally, the FZ-M1 tablet now comes with a
MIPI 8MP camera, 16:10 aspect ratio to offer enhanced brightness and
clear AR film on all new models.

The FZ-M1 also offers a standard "bridge battery," making it possible to
hot-swap charged batteries, with no need to shut down or hibernate.
Additionally, the device comes with a wide variety of accessories,
including desktop docks, hand straps and carrying cases.

FZ-M1 Options
The FZ-M1 is a highly configurable unit and is
available in six models, each with specific features designed for mobile
professionals based on industry application.

Intel® RealSense™ Model

  • Includes Intel® RealSense™ Camera with 3D technology for multiple use
    cases such as facial recognition, architectural design and wound
    management
  • Measurement analysis of depth and multi-surface areas in extreme
    environments, offering the smart and precise measurement needed for
    warehousing, utilities, manufacturing and public safety professionals

Thermal Imaging Model

  • Equipped with a FLIR Lepton 3 Camera that offers infrared
    analysis to catch invisible thermal sources, ideal for detecting heat
    sources from a utility pole, power facility malfunctions or heat
    anomalies from different devices
  • Connects with existing operation systems easily

Real-time Kinematic Model

  • Provides location within 10-50 centimeters of accuracy, similar to GPS
    tracking
  • Ideal for professionals in road construction, building construction
    sites and precision farming and agriculture

MRZ Model

  • Offers a passport reader with smartcard capacity and MSR functionality

Black Cabinet Model

  • Offers a design and color option with the trusted ruggedness
    capabilities as other models
  • Ideal for retail professionals looking for a sleeker design for
    in-store use

Built for Connectivity
All tablets are ready out-of-the-box
to connect to Panasonic P.180 connectivity service network – a seamless
end-to-end platform designed for organizations that rely on global
connectivity. Using eSIM technology, users can enjoy pricing
predictability and no roaming fees across a globe‐spanning network of
more than 180 countries and nearly 25 mobile operator partnerships, with
60 fully integrated networks around the world.

Warranty and services
Every device comes with a
comprehensive 3-year manufacturers hardware warranty covering all
defects in materials or workmanship. With US-based engineering, help
desk and repair services, devices have an average turnaround time of 48
hours once received at the Panasonic National Service Center. Also, all
overnight freights are paid both ways for all in warranty repairs.
Additional upgraded services are available, including Premier Deployment
services, 24 hour devices exchange programs, Extended Product Warranty
(4th/5th year), Ultimate Care and Protection Plus (Accidental Damage
Warranties), and HDD/SSD no return Warranties.

Pricing and availability
The latest FZ-G1 and FZ-M1 is
available from authorized Panasonic resellers starting at $2799 for
FZ-G1 and $2749 for FZ-M1.

Sales inquiries for Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers and tablets
should be directed to sales.psc@us.panasonic.com
or 877-803-8492.

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Panasonic Corporation of North America, delivers reliable technology
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organizations, creative professionals and SMBs. Learn more at https://na.panasonic.com/us/.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark,
NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology
partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers
across the region. The company is the principal North American
subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and leverages its
strengths in Immersive Entertainment, Sustainable Energy, Automated
Supply Chains and Connected Solutions to provide secure and resilient
integrated solutions for B2B customers. Panasonic was highlighted in
Forbes Magazine's Global 2000 ranking as one of the Top Ten Best
Regarded Companies for 2017. The ranking is based on outstanding scores
for trustworthiness, honesty with the public and superior performance of
products and solutions. Learn more about Panasonic's ideas and
innovations at Panasonic.com.

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