The Panasonic Toughpad range of smartphones are incredibly tough and robust. They’re certainly not phones for the average consumer!
There is a huge list of specifications that make the Panasonic Toughpad series suitable for various businesses and industries. We’ve already covered the built-in barcode scanner. One of those that is almost unique among smartphones is a hot-swappable battery.
Not sure what that means? Well for a short period of time the phone will run, even if you take the main battery out.
There is a small internal backup battery. Depending on your use at the time, this can run the Panasonic Toughpad from between 30-120 seconds. This gives you enough time to install a brand new fully charged cell.
Remember, the Panasonic Toughpad phones are not meant for the average Joe. If a business is deploying them, then they likely have a specific set of requirements only these phones can meet.
Workers may be collecting important on-site data. Perhaps this is being fed back to control for real-time analysis. Even a 30 second interruption could prove disastrous for data integrity.
If an experiment or mission requires detailed management and synchronisation, setting everything up again due to a battery failure could be very costly.
Panasonic make several items in this range. There are 10 inch tablets and laptops as well as these smartphones (which Panasonic refer to as small tablets). Here at Clove we currently focus on the FZ-N1 Android and FZ-F1 Windows 10 units.