Panasonic Introduces Comprehensive Android Platform Support: Productivity+™ Featuring New Toughbook FZ-A3 Tablet

Furthering Panasonic’s commitment to Android mobile solutions, productivity+ offers broad support including hardware, software, professional services and a robust support partner ecosystem

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK has announced productivity+™, a suite of Android support solutions to futureproof rugged mobile deployments for existing and new customers transitioning to the Android operating system. Productivity+ is a multi-faceted offering that features hardware, software, and professional services, including an extensive support partner ecosystem to capitalize on the modernization and digitization of rugged mobile devices. Adding to this Android offering, Panasonic announced today the newest addition of the TOUGHBOOK FZ-A3 device to the Panasonic family of rugged devices for Android, which builds on a long-running history of durability and reliability of the TOUGHBOOK product family.

Panasonic’s line of Android solutions provides customers across industries – whether existing Android users, or those considering a replacement for legacy operating systems – the support and services to futureproof their operations by leveraging the capabilities of modern mobile devices. Android, the top operating system for rugged mobile deployments following Windows CE’s end of life, gets real time information in the hands of decision makers in the field to drive better business outcomes.

“Panasonic is fully committed to customers transitioning from Windows CE to Android. Whether enterprise, federal government, public sector, utilities or manufacturing, industries built upon the support of the mobile workforce likewise need support to modernize mobile devices,” said Susan Black, General Manager, Enterprise Solutions Division, Panasonic Canada Inc. “The technology ecosystem that powers these industries is complex, but Panasonic provides comprehensive support tailored to the needs of our customers and current market demands, which allows them to seamlessly transition to Android and update their rugged mobile device deployments.”

Designed to address the demands of today’s diverse mobile work environments, the new TOUGHBOOK FZ-A3 offers features that are tailored to the needs of the mobile workforce, including outdoor viewable screen, glove touch and Panasonic’s patented rain-touch functionality. With a 10.1 inch screen and 5 foot drop rating, the TOUGHBOOK FZ-A3 is suited for users across industries to tackle the toughest jobs and mission-critical applications. The TOUGHBOOK FZ-A3 joins Panasonic’s suite of devices for Android – offering customers a diversity of form factors. The full family of Panasonic TOUGHBOOK rugged mobile devices for Android include:

  • TOUGHBOOK FZ-A3 – 10.1” Tablet (new)
  • TOUGHBOOK FZ-L1 – 7” Tablet
  • TOUGHBOOK FZ-T1 – 5” Handheld
  • TOUGHBOOK FZ-N1 – 4.7” Handheld

Panasonic’s productivity+ features software solutions for mobile device development, deployment and sustainment for customers, whether existing Android users or those considering the transition. Productivity+ offers the ability to rewrite applications, configure device settings and define user access for Android devices. The platform supports mobile deployments across industries with features that enable IT managers to seamlessly configure, deploy and sustain devices, while preserving legacy applications. Additionally, end-users are able to operate devices securely to protect proprietary data and ensure devices are always updated and ready for work, wherever and however tough the job may be.

Panasonic’s support partner ecosystem is comprised of highly qualified partners that offer exclusive support to customers and have been specifically selected for their industry expertise. This network enables collaboration with independent software vendors, resellers and third-party accessories built to support a technology stack that brings multiple technologies together to meet customers’ complex needs. By working with software vendors proactively both pre- and post-deployment, Panasonic creates value for customers by ensuring software integrates flawlessly with various devices and provides customized solutions tailored to the mobile workforce’s specific job requirements.

Panasonic ProServices offer the support needed to power Android solutions at every stage of the customer’s journey. Panasonic’s long-term Android service support also features consultation, replacement services as well as multi-year, global warranties with expeditious turnaround times.

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About Panasonic Canada Inc.

Mississauga, ON based Panasonic Canada Inc. is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. Panasonic is an industry leading manufacturer of mobile computing technologies that supports customers’ digital transformations with smart answers to tough problems. Panasonic Corporation leverages its strengths in Immersive Entertainment, Sustainable Energy, Integrated Supply Chains and Mobility Solutions to provide secure and resilient integrated solutions for B2B customers. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at Panasonic.com/ca.

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