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The newly Launched Panasonic Toughbook CF 55


The new Panasonic Toughbook CF 55 Semi Rugged Laptop

Panasonic one of the leaders in the rugged computing industry has released another exceptional device that can be operated in the field without getting the device damaged or broken. The device has a clever and original modular design which makes removal and replacement of components seemingly easy. The name of the device is Panasonic Toughbook CF 55  it has a durable body and a bright display with a built-in stylus for the capacitive touch screen. The device is tested to endure a 3-foot drop, water sprays, and some dirt ingress. The Panasonic Toughbook CF 55 is a 'semi-rugged' laptop unlike its cousin 'Toughbook 31' which is fully-rugged.
 
Performance & Design

The Panasonic Toughbook 55 is meant to be a 'semi-rugged' laptop which can handle a three-foot drop and is MIL-STD-810H certified. The Panasonic CF 55 accessibilities like USB 3.1, Ethernet port, a microSD card slot, and an audio jack. The ports are protected against the elements by a lid. The device has a rare and unique built-in slot for the stylus. Other ports like the HDMI and a Nano-SIM card slot are also included. The device weighs at about 4.6 pounds and has a thickness of around 1.3 inches, with a screen size of 14 inches. The CF 55 is also able to withstand small water splashes as the rating if the device is IP53. The versatility of the device allows modules like RFID readers and Blu-ray drives to be configured. The flexibility also allows the keyboard to be swapped out if required.
 
Just like the other modules on the device that are easily swappable, The SSD module is positioned at an effortlessly accessible way on the bottom of the PanasonicToughbook 55. This improves data security as it allows the drive to be stored at a different location. The Toughbook 55 offers a range of post-purchase swappable components and docking-slots that are compatible with police-cruiser mounts. The magnesium-alloy case allows resistance against vibrations and guarantees operation in extreme altitudes and temperatures.
 
Unlike its predecessors, the Panasonic Toughbook 55 uses a far more proficient and profitable 8th Generation "Whiskey Lake" Core i5 or Core i7 processors which brings significant performance and adaptability improvements to the Toughbook. Other cutting-edge improvements include a webcam and infrared sensors with Windows Hello face recognition support. The webcam has a 1080p resolution as the other laptops that offer 720p tend to be of lower quality.  The 14-inch display has a Full HD 1920x1080 pixel panel which has a maximum of 1000 nits of brightness (and a minimum of 2 nits for night vision). These features make it fit to be operated outdoor and if the customer notices any significant glare due to sunlight Panasonic provides anti-reflective solutions as configurable choices.
 
Features like Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity come standard as a staple in any Panasonic device. Besides, Toughbook 55 with GPS and LTE connectivity work better for emergency communications between first responders when networks are overloaded. The Panasonic Toughbook 55 is also fitted with an Intel Core i5 processor with vPro support (upgradable to Core i7-8665U), 256GB SSD and 8GB of memory. The two RAM slots can accept up to 64GBs of RAM and the two heated drive bays can each accept up to 1TB SSDs.
 
Applications in the Field:

The Semi Rugged Panasonic CF 55 is an ideal product for mobile work in challenging environments since the device can operate all day without running out of battery which is considerably important for workers on the field. Due to the device's 20-hour battery life when accompanied by the additional second battery can extend the capacity to up to 40hrs. The Ingress Protection Rating (IP53) on the Panasonic 55 protecting it from dust particles make it tougher than its predecessors while being slimmer(32.8mm) and lighter(2.08kg).
 
The Panasonic Toughbook 55 can also be applied in a data secured workplace where protection against digital and physical attacks are prominent. While the rugged features of the device allow falls from up to 91cm which acts as a resistance against physical fall damage. Otherwise, the Toughbook 55 is one of the first notebooks to have an advanced security platform. The Toughbook 55 also offers secondary protection against security threats like the optional fingerprint reader, smart card reader, contactless smart card reader and Windows Hello facial recognition support.
 
Application of the Panasonic Toughbook 55 in the Public Safety sector makes it essentially inseparable because of all the device's compatible features. Choosing a consumer-grade notebook over a Toughbook 55 would not do justice to the tax-payers. The guaranteed protection and rating of the device acts as an insurance against potential hardware and software failures. Keeping it simply the Toughbook 55 would be a worthwhile investment for sectors like the Police, First responders and firefighters due to features like Shock resistance, waterproofing and Security.

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