Panasonic has named the Toughbook FZ-A3 its most powerful Android™ rugged tablet to date. Panasonic is making it easier for businesses to move away from Windows Embedded Handheld mobile operating systems with support for migrating to Android™.
The A3 has been a welcome addition to a worker’s busy day in a range of industries including warehousing, logistics, transportation, and retail. Weighing in at 900 grams, it’s considered a lightweight tablet suitable for any worker to hold and carry around all day long.
The 10.1-inch full HD resolution display is one of the Toughbook’s main selling points. Unlike most rugged devices, its screen is glossy allowing for crisper text and images so it looks more like what you’d see on a consumer iPad. Except its bright 500-nit (800-nit max) backlit and anti-reflective screen treatment makes it more user friendly in the outdoors compared to any consumer product. The high contrast ratio is 1500:1.
Its 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen has rain and glove mode sensors to tailor to most conditions and users.
The device has a rear 8MP camera and a rear 5MP camera which is better than some laptop webcams.
The Toughbook FZ-A3 features an octa-core Qualcomm® processor, 4GM of RAM, and 64GM of built-in storage. There’s also the option of a microSDXC card slot for more storage, if required. The operating system is Android™ 9.0 (Pie).
The Toughbook FZ-A3 has built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, and NFC support. It can also be equipped with an optional 4G LTE network card.
The corners of the unit are rubberised to help it survive drops of up to 5 feet (1.5m) onto concrete. The chassis meets the latest MIL-STD810H rugged standards for protection against foreign objects, water and drops. Its IP65 certification means it is protected against water jets from any angle and protected against dust and vibrations. The unit can operate in extreme temperatures.
Being a fully rugged device, all the ports have the added protection of flaps. The case has a removable barcode reader called the Panasonic Gadget. There is also a handy recess to keep your stylus pen secure.
The battery life is an impressive nine hours but users can hot swap batteries to extend the life or plug into a power outlet if in the office, without the need to power down.
The accessories make the A3 suitable for a variety of work settings. Choose from the Panasonic AC Adapter 65W, Panasonic tether, shoulder strap, 5-day battery charger and desktop cradle.
The usability is further enhanced with a stylus pen, insertable card reader, a second USB and 1D/2D barcode reader.
Availability & Support
Roaming Technologies stocks the Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3 and optional accessories in our Perth warehouse. Larger orders may need to be ordered from our distributors, but this rarely takes more than a few days.
Free Overnight Delivery
Most orders are sent with FREE overnight delivery. Large orders or bulky items may be sent using an off-peak service, also free of charge. We will advise you if your order is being sent off peak. If you have any questions about availability and delivery times please phone us or get in touch on our Contact Us page.
Local Australian Support
We provide local support for all products at our Perth office. Panasonic offers a 3 year warranty. Roaming Technologies will be your local point of contact for the life of your device. We’ll manage the warranty or repair process to make sure your device works exactly as it should and is returned to you as soon as possible.
Want to know more about the Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3 and how it can work for your business? Talk to one of our rugged hardware experts on 1300 131 933 or contact us online.