Panasonic-Toughpad800[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Panasonic has expanded its Toughpad line of enterprise-grade tablets with the introduction of the Toughpad FZ-G1, a 10″ tablet featuring Windows 8 Pro, and the availability of the Toughpad JT-B1, a 7″ Android powered unit. Both devices follow the original 10″ Android-powered Toughpad FZ-A1 which became available late last year.

Hide Harada (Director, IT Products Business Unit, Panasonic): The goal for Panasonic is to achieve 50% market share in the ruggedized tablet space by 2015.

Toughpad tablets are designed for mission-critical and highly mobile workers in fields such as the military, oil and gas, construction or healthcare.

The Toughhpad tablets are built with security features like encryption, IPsec VPN, trusted boot, root protection,  and are FIPS compliant.

The 10″ Windows 8 Pro-based Toughpad FZ-G1 will be available in late Spring. The 7″ Android-powered Toughpad JT-B1 will ship in March.