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Panasonic Australia introduces CF-08 Toughbook Wireless Display

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The CF-08 Toughbook Wireless Display is a lightweight and ruggedised wireless tablet device, unique in the Australian market. Designed specifically for industries that require a high level of portability or face to face customer interaction, the CF-08 provides workers from retail food service, to healthcare, warehousing and manufacturing with an increased interaction and productivity by taking them away from stationary portals and putting them beside the customer.

The Toughbook CF-08 is an ultra portable display that empowers users to access corporate computing resources wirelessly. The Toughbook CF-08 can be integrated into a multi-client WLAN system or used for peer to peer communications. Because there is no hard drive, there are no issues about security or information sharing.

According to Panasonic , the Toughbook Wireless Display complements its Toughbook line-up of durable, reliable, mobile computing devices. The CF-08 offers an optimal combination of size, weight and functionality for applications where traditional PDAs offer limited functionality or tablet PCs may be too heavy and cumbersome for constant use.

The CF-08 weighs in at only 1.2 kgs and is equipped with a 10.4” clear, sharp XGA LCD touchscreen with a brightness of 460 cd/m² that enables it to be read easily, even in bright daylight conditions. A hand strap makes it easy to carry and the high-performance battery lasts for up to 14 hours.

According to Panasonic, Toughbook, the CF-08 is designed to be hard wearing for constant use. CF-08 has an impact-resistant magnesium casing that protects the CF-08 against drops from up to 120cm on to a concrete surface, while a special seal protects all ports against dust or water penetration.

For security and added robustness CF-08 has no internal storage, all data is transmitted from the host system for processing and storage, so highly sensitive data is protected against loss or unauthorised access.

The CF-08 is a thin-client wireless solution that has no local software applications and, instead, wirelessly connects to management applications which reside on a local server, workstation or other computing resource. The solution works with Citrix Metaframe, Windows Server or Web servers accessible via Local Wireless Area Networks (802.11 b+g), providing instant and secure access to applications.

CF-08 can support multiple users connected to a single server or wireless infrastructure, or in a peer-to-peer configuration. CF-08 also supports wireless access to external devices through an integrated Bluetooth module.

According to Panasonic, the CF-08 could be used by staff in food service to take orders in customer queues, so their order is supplied as soon as they reach the counter, reducing waiting time and congestion in areas such as food courts. In the healthcare industry, doctors in busy hospitals can make their rounds with information on each patient at their fingertips, and update patient data on the move. CF-08 is also robust enough to stand up to the dust and vibration of the factory floor, allowing workers to securely update production data.

Like all Panasonic’s rugged Toughbook notebooks, the Wireless Display has been fully tested to military specifications to resist drops, shock, vibration and liquids. Its reliability and low failure rate maximises the customer’s investment in technology over time, reducing the total cost of ownership to the organisation.

Availability

The CF-08 will be available in March through Toughbook resellers.

Key features and specifications

  • Display client for P2P and server connections
  • Data transfer via WLAN (802.11b+g) or LAN cable
  • Integrated Bluetooth and WLAN
  • Robust magnesium-alloy casing
  • Sealed port and connector covers
  • Vibration and shock-resistant (MIL-STD 810F)
  • Water and dust-resistant (IP54, MIL-STD 810F)
  • 1.2 kg wireless display
  • 10.4", 460 cd/m² high brightness XGA LCD touchscreen
  • Up to 14 hours battery life
  • SD card slot
  • Standard accessories: AC adaptor, battery pack, stylus pen and touchscreen protector film
  • Optional accessories: desktop cradle, additional touchscreen protector films
  • Dimensions (WXHXD): 267mm x 208mm x 36mm

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