Panasonic Introduces Powerful New Fully Rugged TOUGHBOOK® S1 Tablet to Enhance Flexibility and Reliability for Mobile Workers

TOUGHBOOK S1 is designed for mission-critical enterprise applications and another powerful addition to the industry-leading TOUGHBOOK lineup of Android™ products, solutions and services

May 18, 2021 8:00 AM EDT

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NEWARK, N.J., May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, announced today the launch of the TOUGHBOOK® S1, an all-new, fully rugged 7-inch Android™ tablet that offers the functionality, performance, power and flexibility mobile workers need when capturing and accessing critical information in the field. The device is supported by productivity+, a comprehensive Android ecosystem that enables customers to develop, deploy and sustain the Android OS environment in the enterprise.

As enterprises move operations closer to the edge, they require a powerful, connected solution capable of optimizing speed, security and connectivity at the point of service. The TOUGHBOOK S1 tablet's compact, rugged and lightweight body is made for portability and reliability for workers who move from place to place across the manufacturing, transportation and logistics and field services industries. With a 14-hour battery life and warm swap battery, warehouse workers and truck drivers can use the device across multiple shifts without having to stop and charge.

"The TOUGHBOOK S1 is purpose-built for mobile workers in the most challenging environments and conditions, especially in transportation and logistics, manufacturing and field services where efficiency and reliability are essential for getting the job done," said Craig Jackowski, GM of Product Management, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America. "Building on the TOUGHBOOK legacy of productivity and ruggedness, the TOUGHBOOK S1 comes at a time when our customers demand reliable technology solutions to support digital and mobile operations."

Featuring a high-powered long-term chipset, the TOUGHBOOK S1 is the only 7-inch enterprise-grade tablet that enables both landscape and portrait modes so users can view applications in an orientation that best suits their needs. Screen visibility and touch are not an issue for workers in challenging outdoor environments with its sleek outdoor-readable anti-reflection screen, patented rain mode and multi-touch performance whether using a stylus, finger or glove. These features are especially helpful for mobile workers who find themselves inspecting outdoor facilities, managing a lot of data or delivering packages that require signature proof. The back of the device is designed with a functional ergonomic grip to support ease of use; requested by field workers, logistics professionals and technicians. 

Further elevating user experience and optimizing workflows, the addition of an optional barcode reader provides workers with integrated barcode scanning options in landscape or portrait modes, enhancing the efficiency of order processing and fulfillment. Other optional accessories include an extended life battery pack and a second USB-A port for added functionality.

TOUGHBOOK S1 Key Features and Highlights:

  • 7" display with Android™ 10 OS
  • Qualcomm® Octa-core SDM660 Chipset 2.2Ghz
  • MIL-STD-810H certified and 1.5m (5') drop onto concrete
  • 4GB Memory 64GB Storage
  • 13 MP Rear Camera
  • Extended-life battery rated at 5580 mAh
  • Optional USB-A host
  • Optional barcode scanner available in landscape or portrait configuration
  • IP65/67 dust & water resistance
  • Able to operate in extreme cold, -20°C (-4°F) and extreme heat, 50°C (122°F)
  • Built-in NFC
  • LTE and GPS availability

The new TOUGHBOOK S1 is available for purchase now, starting at $2,499 (SRP). For complete product details and to learn more about the device, please visit our website.

Panasonic's productivity+ offers 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. For complete product details, please visit www.TOUGHBOOK.com/Android.

Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

Follow the TOUGHBOOK BrandThe Panasonic TOUGHBOOK family of laptops, 2-in-1's, tablets and handhelds can be followed on various social media channels including, FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube and our blog, Rugged Mobility for Business.

About Panasonic System Solutions Company of North AmericaPanasonic System Solutions Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, delivers game-changing technology solutions that deliver customized experiences to drive better outcomes—for our customers and our customers' customers. Panasonic designs and manufactures reliable, flexible and dependable products and solutions to help create, capture and deliver information of all types, especially where, when and how it is needed. The complete suite of Panasonic professional solutions for government and commercial enterprises of all sizes addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, audio and visual systems (projectors, displays & digital signage) and professional video production.

About Panasonic Corporation of North AmericaNewark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is committed to creating a better life and a better world by enabling its business-to-business customers through innovations in Sustainable Energy, Immersive Entertainment, Integrated Supply Chains and Mobility Solutions. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation. One of Interbrand's Top 100 Best Global Brands of 2020, Panasonic is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. Learn more about Panasonic's ideas and innovations at www.na.panasonic.com/us.

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